Nat Osborn + The Free Radicals

Nat Osborn + The Free Radicals

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Songwriter Nat Osborn has assembled a group of very versatile and diverse musicians to accommodate his eclectic writing style. Tight, catchy songwriting is coupled with ambitious mixing of styles. Often within one song multiple styles and genres are mixed and explored, to great effect!

Biography

Nat Osborn has always spanned many musical worlds. Equally at ease as a pop songwriter, classical composer, and jazz pianist he has found interesting ways of combining these three interests. He hit the NY scene very young and celebrated his 18th birthday by playing a solo show at famed NYC club The Bitter End. His band Midnight 30 made it to the final round of the Emergenza International Festival and played to a packed house at Webster Hall.
Midnight 30 broke up and Osborn spent four months in India writing an entirely new repertoire, open to any and all sounds. Upon his return he assembled the Free Radicals from a group of musicians with backgrounds as diverse as his interests: a soul singer, a classical oboist, a back-up singer/trumpeter/keyboard player, a clarinet playing drummer with perfect pitch just to name a few. The band released their first recording, a self-titled EP, on their own in the early spring of 2008, which has been selling rapidly on iTunes and at shows. Since the release, they have been selling out shows at colleges in the Northeast and clubs in New York.

Lyrics

Yours Alone

Written By: Nat Osborn

Stand your ground
Keep your line
Give your flesh for the sake of your own kind

Your given name
Don’t mean shit
All you are is a gun in an outfit

All you have is yours and yours alone
Don’t let them take it far from your home

Shave your head
Ink your skin
Beat the sweetness out from within

Green and black
Cursed like gold
Drive the greed that forged the mold

All you had was yours and yours alone
You let them take it far from your home

Good ol’ boy
How you’ve grown
Got some skulls for the shelves back in your home

Cold blooded killer
With a hot steady hand
Sacrificed humanity to feel more like a man

All they had was theirs and theirs alone
You went and took it right from their home

Finally
You get leave
Fly back home to your girl and your family

They just don’t
Understand
You look the same but now you’re a shattered man

All you had was yours and yours alone
And now they’ve taken you from your home

War Mongers

Written By: Nat Osborn

War Monger's have your name now
They're in your picture frame now
Watching you through your own two eyes

Go buy your cigarettes
They'll pay for foreign deaths
You smoke a stranger's breath away

Peace was a fleeting dream
Conquered by TV screens
Can't even read between the lines

Chorus
How did we get here
When did we get here
What’s happened to my home
Where now will I go?

Here form the feudal farms
Who used us as their arms
Their charms distract us from their plans

Now watch the lords and ladies
Their dance is captivating
You wish you knew the steps as well

Chorus

The sheep were promised freedom
Then found a wolf to lead 'em
Into the his dark and sulfurous den

But he won't even eat 'em
He'll roar and maybe bleed 'em
Just so those little lambs stay scared

Claire

Written By: Nat Osborn

Late one night in Spain I was lying on a beach, buzzing five or six drinks deep, captivated by the starlight.
When something approaching from the water got me scared, but it as just a gorgeous girl, she introduced herself as Claire.
We spent the next few days lying in that spot and that Spanish sun was hot but I'll tell you she was hotter.
She wrote my name out with her finger in the sand and she was quick to reprimand me when I wiped it with my hand

Chorus:
Oh Claire, oh Claire, you came from somewhere special and I'd love to find out where
Oh Claire, Oh Claire, you came from somewhere special and I'd love to join you there

There are fourteen cages kept inside her mind and in each one you will find a different type of creature (thats what she said)
When she opens up cage to set one free, her personality becomes reflective of the creature (thats what she told me)
Next to the bear above the lemur lies a lynx and he looks just like a sphynx from my childhood schoolbooks.
She doesn't leash him and she keeps him rarely fed, but she lets him out in bed, needless to say he's my favorite.

Oh Claire, oh Claire, you're living in your own world and I'd love to find out where
Oh Claire, oh Claire, you're living in your own world and I'd love to join you there.

Everything she touched turned to a masterpiece of art and she was effortlessly smart, she could be intimidating.
I took the real world off to spend more time with her, but when it came time to return, I asked her to come with me.
She smiled brightly and said "You know I'd love to, and I came here just for you but I too must be returning."
The next morning I woke up and turned to my sweet Claire, but she'd vanished into air, and I'd kill to find out where..... oh where....

Oh Claire, oh Claire, you came from somewhere special and I'd love to find out where
Oh Claire, Oh Claire, you came from somewhere special and I'd love to join you there
Oh Claire, oh Claire, you're living in your own world and I'd love to find out where
Oh Claire, oh Claire, you're living in your own world and I'd love to join you there.

Discography

Nat Osborn + The Free Radicals EP 2008

www.myspace.com/natosborn
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Set List

War Mongers- 6 minutes
Claire- 4 minutes
Idle Hands- 3 minutes
Changing of the Guard- 5 minutes
Latex and Neon- 4 minutes
Glass Box- 3 minutes
Underneath These Streets- 4 Minutes
Mother Nature's Son- (Beatles Cover) 6 minutes
Give a Fuck- 4 Minutes
I Don't Wanna Fear- 7 Minutes
Fire In The Wind- 4 Minutes