Archive for October, 2010

Under the Flag

Posted by RAW Boswin on 4th October 2010 in Songs and Lyrics
Under the Flag
Music and Lyrics by RAW Boswin
Key : D 4/4 time 72 BPM

Lyrics and Chords

 
Intro:  
D/F# 
G 
D/F# 
G 

 
If I were to  
D/F# 
tell you  
G 
something, I  
Asus4 
haven’t till to
A 
day
 
I would say that  
D/F# 
I’m a different  
G 
person than the one they  
Asus4 
sent 
 
away
A 
 
I have seen  
Bm 
fashion and  
G 
fame, 
 
 
A 
disap
A/G 
pear to be dis
D/F# 
covered 
 
again
 
I have seen  
G 
ordinary 
 
 
D/F# 
days unfold, and  
Em 
towers 
 
 
D/F# 
fall and  
G 
planes 
 
ex
Asus4 
plode
A 

 
So I became a  
D/F# 
sol
G 
dier, 
 
 
Asus4 
09-2k
A 
1
 
And then they sent me  
D/F# 
o—-
G 
ver, oh  
Asus4 
Mama the things we’ve  
A 
done
 
I have seen  
Bm 
pleasure in  
G 
pain, From  
A 
either 
 
 
A/G 
side of this  
D/F# 
war 
 
machine
 
I’ve seen the  
G 
horror in a  
D/F# 
mother’s eyes, When her  
Em 
baby 
 
 
D/F# 
falls and  
G 
angels 
 
 
Asus4 
rise…
A 

Chorus:
 
Under the  
G 
flag, we got here, Under the  
D/F# 
flag, we fought here,
 
under the  
Em 
flag, I’m  
D/F# 
not sure,  
G 
I wanna go  
Asus4 
home.
A 
 
Under the  
G 
sun, we let fly, Bullets and  
D/F# 
prayers, that God won’t buy
Em 
Underneath the  
A7-9 
star spangled  
Bm 
ban
G 
ner,
 
Under the  
D/F# 
Rockets red glare, the bombs  
Asus4 
bursting in  
A 
air

D/F# 
G 
D/F# 
G 

 
Mama, can I  
D/F# 
tell you  
G 
something? 
 
 
Asus4 
Mama, can I con
A 
fess?
 
Even though I  
D/F# 
volunteered,
G 
 
 
Asus4 
didn’t sign up for  
A 
this!
 
I have felt  
Bm 
triumph and  
G 
shame, 
 
 
A 
To get these  
A/G 
oilfields 
 
 
D/F# 
running 
 
again
G 
So Halliburton and  
D/F# 
Chevron, Could  
Em 
fill their  
D/F# 
pipes and  
G 
burst their  
Asus4 
bombs…
A 

Chorus:
 
Under the  
G 
flag, we got here, Under the  
D/F# 
flag, we fought here,
 
under the  
Em 
flag, I’m  
D/F# 
not sure,  
G 
I wanna go  
Asus4 
home.
A 
 
Under the  
G 
sun, we let fly, Bullets and  
D/F# 
tears, that God won’t dry
Em 
Underneath the  
A7-9 
star spangled  
Bm 
ban
G 
ner,
 
Under the  
D/F# 
Rockets red glare, the bombs  
Asus4 
bursting in  
A 
air

D/F# 
G 
D/F# 
G 
F# 
And we all stand to
Bm 
gether, 
 
 
Bm/A 
E/G# 
We’re brothers to the  
A 
bone,
F# 
One way or the  
Bm 
other,
Bm/A 
 
G 
Brothers we’ll get home…
A 

 
Under the  
G 
flag, we got here, Under the  
D/F# 
flag, we fought here,
 
under the  
Em 
flag, I’m  
D/F# 
not sure,  
G 
I wanna go  
Asus4 
home.
A 
 
Under the  
G 
sun, we let fly, Bullets and  
D/F# 
prayers, that God knows why
Em 
Underneath the  
A7-9 
star spangled  
Bm 
ban
G 
ner,
 
Under the  
D/F# 
Rockets red glare, the bombs  
Asus4 
bursting in  
A 
air
 
Under the  
D/F# 
Flag,
G 
, Under the  
D/F# 
Flag,
G 
, Under the  
D/F# 
Flag,
G 
,
D/F# 
Asus4 
A 
D 
Dsus4 
D 


Rob Oswin Changes Name Back to RAW Boswin

Posted by RAW Boswin on 1st October 2010 in News

RAW Boswin, Yep! That’s Right! Ever since I can remember, I have thought of my music as a team effort. Although I am the feedstock and catalyst sytem, I still need a lot of help to make my music. That is why I have always wanted to front my music as RAW Boswin. I feel the music is more an result of an entity, rather than an individual.

I had a buddy, still do (Terry Cooke), who always came to my rescue if someone was trying to put me down. I was always a little bit of an entertainer, and was the brunt of a few practical jokes, One day somebody wrote some graffiti in Center Wing at Ross Shepard Composite High School to the effect of:

R _ _ OSWIN
is a
_ _ CKFACE

To which Terry took notice of and reached for his red felt pen. Without missing a step he reached towards the wall and finished the graffiti…

R A H OSWIN
is a
K I CKFACE

We all roared with laughter and from that day forward, I became known as Kickface. I did not begin using the “RAH” until I became more serious about my music, and once I did I figured “RAW” was better descriptor than “RAH”. I was RAW Boswin from 1988 until 2000 when I released “The Hard Way”. I had actually prepared all of the CD artwork using my pseudonym when I was talked out of it at the very last minute, You should always trust your first instinct when it come to things that really don’t matter that much…

Oh well, I guess that will make the first run of “Rob Oswin – The Hard Way” a collector’s item….

Point Blank (Capot 3rd Fret)

Posted by RAW Boswin on 1st October 2010 in Songs and Lyrics
Point Blank
Music and Lyrics by RAW Boswin
Key : Bb 4/4 time 82 BPM See Actual Chart

Lyrics and Chords

 
Intro: 1-2-
C 
3-
Am7 
4-|
G 
1-2-3-4-|1-2-
C 
3-
Am7 
4-|
G 
1-2-3-4-|1-2-
C 
3-
Am7 
4-|

 
Point  
G 
Blank… Yeah, I  
D/F# 
looked into your  
Em 
eyes, I saw the  
C 
Devil and the Angels switching  
D 
sides.
C 
 
No  
G 
thanks… I could  
D/F# 
live without the  
Em 
pain,
 
So when our  
C 
dance is done please don’t forget,  
D 
My blind-fold and a  
C 
cigarette.

Chorus
G 
You say you’re so afraid to  
G/B 
fa-
C 
all, and I say,  
G/B 
Hey, you’re not the only one who’s hit  
C 
the 
 
wall
G 
So I got  
C 
brave and stood my  
D 
ground, 
 
 
Em 
And Point Blank…You  
D/F# 
shot me  
C 
do-
D 
oo-
G 
own.

C 
Am7 
Point 
 
 
G 
Blank… You let your  
D/F# 
heart beat next to  
Em 
mine, I never  
C 
fell so hard, I never  
D 
flew so  
C 
high.
 
Some  
G 
things… are maybe  
D/F# 
better left un
Em 
said,
 
But since you  
C 
chewed me up and spit me out, You’re  
D 
everything I  
C 
think 
 
about!

Chorus
G 
You say you’re so afraid to fa-
C 
all, and I say,  
G/B 
Hey, you’re not the only one who’s hit  
C 
the 
 
wall
G 
So I got  
C 
brave and stood my  
D 
ground, 
 
 
Em 
And Point Blank…You  
D/F# 
shot me  
C 
do-
D 
oo-
G 
own.
C 
When I got brave and stood my  
G 
ground
C 

Bridge:
Em 
Shots rang  
Am 
out, 
 
 
Am7 
I went  
D/F# 
down, We were  
G 
lost, I was  
C 
found,
 
And we were to
F# 
gether till the  
Bm 
end, ‘Til the  
Am7 
shots rang out and  
D 
then…

 
Point  
G 
Blank… Like a  
D/F# 
bullet to the  
Em 
brain, And the  
C 
lights go down,
 
But  
D 
I will live to  
C 
fight another  
G 
day….

Chorus
 
You say you’re so afraid to fa-
C 
all, and I say,  
G/B 
Hey, you’re not the only one who’s hit  
C 
the 
 
wall
G 
So I got  
C 
brave and stood my  
D 
ground, 
 
 
Em 
And Point Blank…You  
D/F# 
shot me  
G 
down.
 
Yeah, I got  
C 
brave 
 
 
D 
and stood my ground…
Em 
And Point Blank… You  
D/F# 
shot me  
C 
down. 
 
 
C 
G/B 
Am7 
G 


Point Blank

Posted by RAW Boswin on 1st October 2010 in Songs and Lyrics
Point Blank
Music and Lyrics by RAW Boswin
Key : Bb 4/4 time 82 BPM See Capot Chart

Lyrics and Chords

 
Intro: 1-2-
Eb 
3-
Cm7 
4-|
Bb 
1-2-3-4-|1-2-
Eb 
3-
Cm7 
4-|
Bb 
1-2-3-4-|1-2-
Eb 
3-
Cm7 
4-|

 
Point  
Bb 
Blank… Yeah, I  
F/A 
looked into your  
Gm 
eyes, I saw the  
Eb 
Devil and the Angels switching  
F 
sides.
Eb 
 
No  
Bb 
thanks… I could  
F/A 
live without the  
Gm 
pain,
 
So when our  
Eb 
dance is done please don’t forget,  
F 
My blind-fold and a  
Eb 
cigarette.

Chorus
Bb 
You say you’re so afraid to  
Bb/D 
fa-
Eb 
all, and I say,  
Bb/D 
Hey, you’re not the only one who’s hit  
Eb 
the 
 
wall
Bb 
So I got  
Eb 
brave and stood my  
F 
ground, 
 
 
Gm 
And Point Blank…You  
F/A 
shot me  
Eb 
do-
F 
oo-
Bb 
own.

Eb 
Cm7 
Point 
 
 
Bb 
Blank… You let your  
F/A 
heart beat next to  
Gm 
mine, I never  
Eb 
fell so hard, I never  
F 
flew so  
Eb 
high.
 
Some  
Bb 
things… are maybe  
F/A 
better left un
Gm 
said,
 
But since you  
Eb 
chewed me up and spit me out, You’re  
F 
everything I  
Eb 
think 
 
about!

Chorus
Bb 
You say you’re so afraid to fa-
Eb 
all, and I say,  
Bb/D 
Hey, you’re not the only one who’s hit  
Eb 
the 
 
wall
Bb 
So I got  
Eb 
brave and stood my  
F 
ground, 
 
 
Gm 
And Point Blank…You  
F/A 
shot me  
Eb 
do-
F 
oo-
Bb 
own.
Eb 
When I got brave and stood my  
Bb 
ground
Eb 

Bridge:
Gm 
Shots rang  
Cm 
out, 
 
 
Cm7 
I went  
F/A 
down, We were  
Bb 
lost, I was  
Eb 
found,
 
And we were to
A 
gether till the  
Dm 
end, ‘Til the  
Cm7 
shots rang out and  
F 
then…

 
Point  
Bb 
Blank… Like a  
F/A 
bullet to the  
Gm 
brain, And the  
Eb 
lights go down,
 
But  
F 
I will live to  
Eb 
fight another  
Bb 
day….

Chorus
 
You say you’re so afraid to fa-
Eb 
all, and I say,  
Bb/D 
Hey, you’re not the only one who’s hit  
Eb 
the 
 
wall
Bb 
So I got  
Eb 
brave and stood my  
F 
ground, 
 
 
Gm 
And Point Blank…You  
F/A 
shot me  
Bb 
down.
 
Yeah, I got  
Eb 
brave 
 
 
F 
and stood my ground…
Gm 
And Point Blank… You  
F/A 
shot me  
Eb 
down. 
 
 
Eb 
Bb/D 
Cm7 
Bb