"Hollyann" as written by and Tom Scholz....
In my mind
I can see reminders of a past decay
So far behind
Like the shadows linger at the close of day
And we could see
We were timeless dreamers of another day
And we were free
In a dawning age we had so much to say

Oh, the nights you came to me
A blue jean lady so eager to be free
And the wind in your long hair blowin' as we stood for the band

Oh, Hollyann

Hollyann
We made the dark into light
We saw the wrong and the right
We were for life
And we would never concede it

Hollyann
We left the world behind
A million hands gave the sign
We held the line
Can you believe it?
Hollyann
Hollyann

We could live
Just to turn the world into our fantasy
And we could give
Aquarius was really meant to be

You and I we were there to see the dawn
Side by side we had love to carry on
And I still hear guitars in the air as we sat in the sand

Oh, Hollyann

Hollyann
We made the dark into light
We saw the wrong and the right
We were for life
And we would never concede it

Hollyann
We left the world behind
A million hands gave the sign
We held the line
Can you believe it?
Hollyann


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"Hollyann" as written by Tom Scholz

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    General CommentAfter years of vague lyrics, Boston wrote something specific with Hollyann. The song is nostalgia for being a 60's hippie. Corporate rock flower power!
    DarkPooon July 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment>_< I suppose this song is okay. I never really liked it because I was named after it.
    this confessionon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMG!!! my dad wanted to name me after this song!!! XD itz kinda kool 2 find sumone who was named after it lol
    evil_angel6969on April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm just relieved that the line in the song is, "We were for life and we would never concede it," instead of, "We were pro-life and we would never concede it." Can you imagine the difference that one little change would have made?
    formeaton August 25, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst of all, one word in the lyrics written above is wrong. The word Decay is wrong it should read " I can see reminders of a past Decade. This makes more sense, Since the song is about a couple who attended the Woodstock festival in 1969. Either Tom or Brad Delp wrote the lyrics. I strongly believe the song is about Tom or Brad and a girl he knew by the name of Hollyann and their Woodstock experience together. It could be Brad's lyrics as well. I'm in favor of Brad, I guess because he's the one singing it. And he looked more of the Hippie type that would have gone to Woodstock while Tom strikes me as one who was in College studying and inventing.
    "In a dawning age we had so much to say" Is referencing the late sixties hippie- freedom movement.
    "The wind in your long hair blowin' as we stood for the band" refers to them standing on the grounds at Woodstock as one of the bands performing took the stage.
    "A million hands gave the sign" refers to the Peace sign. There were estimated 500 thousand people at Woodstock, 500K Times two, it's a no-brainer folks.This sign became the symbol of the Make Peace not War movement that fueled the Hippie, freedom, love, flower power era.
    So many more parts of this song strongly reference the Late Sixties and Woodstock.
    This is a beautiful song, My favorite part is when Brad sings Hollyann at center of the song and sustains the note into the stratosphere, absolutely Stellar! What an amazing voice Brad Delp had. R.I.P. brother.
    There is my two cents. agree or disagree?
    RockWizardon March 15, 2015   Link

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