Raized

Raized

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The music is pop/rock based, lots of guitars,slightly retro synths, the lyrics are powerful and the choruses are hook laden. A good mixture of radio and album tracks.

Biography

The Raized concept is the creation of Ray Murphy, a Cork city based musician who works with a number of successful bands. The material on his site is a work in progress and the songs on the music page are all original compositions. The music thus far has been in the making for a year.A professional musician for the past number of years he has performed on stages all over Ireland, England, Sweden and Germany. During recent years Ray has played bass with many well known musicians such as Donovan and Micheal o Suilleabhain and also as a side man for many well known jazz musicians at the Cork Jazz Festival. A fully qualified musician he has a Batchelor of Music degree from University College Cork and has also completed a masters course in Multi-media at U.C.C. While this musician is known mainly as a player of both double and electric bass his musical instrument arsenal includes Euphonium, Guitar, Piano and a wide range of ethnic instruments.

Lyrics

Radio

Written By: Raized

What I think is what you see
Though these words abandon me
Shouldn’t let you strike out alone
Another face another time
Not so sure of what is mine
You find yourself far from home
Ice blue eyes and other lies
So many signs of sweet goodbyes
And guys who knew what to say
But any night of any day
You know you’ll have to find a way
Can’t find that reason to stay
Chorus
You’ve got the radio on it plays your favourite song
It’s got this memory for you now
Let the sunshine through let it shine on you
Push away your sad and sorry frown
You got the radio on you got the top pulled down
You’ve gone too far now to turn around
Nothing left to prove
Do what you do to get you through
It’s not too late to make a start
Or find a place within your heart
Some days they don’t seem to end
Sit around and think out loud
Could it be your just too proud?
Those words you never would send
Couldn’t see that you were free?
Didn’t know who held the key
And took so long to believe
Another road another turn
Nothing left for you to learn
You find that reason you leave
Chorus
Bridge
She got to move along
She got to move along
She got to move along
She got to move along
Chorus

She got you

Written By: Raized

Turn yourself to look in her eyes
She says I deserve better
Easy to see through all those lies
Cause that’s what you did

Empty words she’s starting to leave
And you should know better
It’s yourself you try to deceive
Cause that’s what you did

Now that silence
Hurts like violence

It’s not the things that you said
Could be your simply misled

Chorus
Look at you running –feet don’t touch the ground
She got you falling – to where you won’t be found
Look at you begging – she’s got you on your knees
She got you crawling – Do anything to please

Can’t avoid that look on her face
Don’t make you feel better
What she was without a trace
See that’s what you did

How her words will knock you down
Know you don’t deserve better
Take much more than you have found
See that’s what she did

Now that silence
Hurts like violence

It’s not the things that she said
Could be your simply misled

Chorus

Bridge
She is all that you can see now
She is all that you could need now
Now she knows
She knows that she got you

Chorus

Hand me down

Written By: Raized

Verse
If I shed my skin to see the state I’m in, it’s clear
I need to tear this down I want to give it up, right here
I kinda think your hot I kinda know I’m not, it’s true
In my best laid plan I’m just an also ran, like you

Pre chorus
Just wana be myself, don’t wana be somebody else
I can’t help myself, don’t let me be nobody else

Chorus
I’m just a face in the crowd wont let you push me around
I know I’m not your hand me down
I’m out of sight out of mind, I feel I’m falling behind
Don’t let me be your hand me down

Verse
I shut my eyes so tight in case that it just might, be true
I hope I’ve had enough of dirty tricks and stuff, with you
You kinda think your cool, I kinda know I’m cruel, just now
We plan and scheme you’re never what you seem, anyhow

Pre chorus
Don’t wana be yourself, just wana be somebody else
You can’t face yourself, won’t let you be nobody else

Chorus
I’m just a face in the crowd you’d never push me around
I know I’m not your hand me down
I’m out of sight out of mind, I know I’m falling behind
Don’t let me be your hand me down

Bridge
Im just a face, a face you see in your crowd
I know I’m not gona let you be your hand me down
I’m out of sight I’m out of mind and you might finf
I’d never let me be your hand me down

Pre chorus
Just wana be myself, don’t wana be somebody else
I can’t help myself, don’t let me be nobody else

Chorus
I’m just a face in the crowd you’d never push me around
I know I’m not your hand me down
Your out of sight out of mind, I know I’m falling behind
Don’t let me be your hand me down

Discography

Ep Due for release in August 2006

Set List

Radio
Letting Go
Whats it to you
She got you
Headspace
Run to the light
Hand me down
Angel child
Talk about it
Just like me
Wrong
Take me home
All it takes is time