"One Big Holiday" as written by and Jim James....
Wakin' up feelin' good and limber
When the telephone it ring
Was a bad man from California
Tellin' of a stone he'd bring
And of better days
From this town, we'd escape
If we holler loud and make our way
We'd all live one big holiday
So we listened and up the river
And recorded all the sounds
Was some shakin' and some record playin'
All the leather kids were loud


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"One Big Holiday" as written by Jim James

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    General CommentGood stuff.
    *amanda*on June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood stuff...
    X 2 !
    SMUSER17019091on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits rare you find a band that is so gentle and soft lyrically combined with so powerful instruments.. i love this song. It feels like home
    indie_gofar05on December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"was a bad man from california
    tellin' of a stone he'd bring
    and of better days
    from this town, we'd escape
    if we holler loud & make our way
    we'd all live one big holiday"

    I interpret this to mean a record producer is promising them big money, or "stone" and better days for "hollering and making our way" recording an album, and one big holiday to mean they'd be rich blah blah blah.

    My 2 cents anyways but I'm probably off.
    Coffee and TVon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe way i've always taken it as pretty much as an epic. he gets this mysterious call giving him some insider information into somehting really special that he needs to know about, and thus begins the rock journey. somethin that'll take em far beyond their wildest dreams. so they find this music, stumble upon it almost and get taken away in it.

    the wonderful thing is though, if you look at it, the song doesn't finish itself with the words. it ends halfway through the verse. "all the leather kids were loud...." and then the song almost restarts and then explodes. it's like "we found it....and woah!" it explodes right in front of em. in a way, it's almost the bands theme song, i think, and it could be taken as an anthem, or as a tale of the recording of the album, but either way it's an awesome story.

    very epic.
    eiseyon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti am haunted by this song
    cichon123on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the begining of the song.
    slinkstersarson April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe last half of the song sounds like an escape, like driving off to the horizon and never coming back
    ripelivejamon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful song.. the begininng pulls u in and builds up so u wanna hear more, then it speeds up nd goes a little crazy, then it calms down to a kinda chill song.. kinda like a roller coaster :)
    rhcpzephyr910on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    vtmatton October 15, 2006   Link

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