Raptors

Raptors

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"Basically, Raptors perform songs that speak for themselves through creativity and pop sensibility. Strong song writing and impressive musicianship are the backbone of this project."

Biography

RAPTORS ARE SCARY!

Most recently Raptors song “Last Train” has been played extensively on Sonic 102.9FM Edmonton’s Modern Rock Station. As part of the “Band of the Month” program “Last Train” received over 100 plays during October, 2008 and the song has remained in steady rotation since. Furthermore, during the fall of 2008 Raptors sold out venues for their Western Canadian Music Awards and Sonic Band of the Month Showcases.

Following up on the local success of their 4 song "Owl" E.P released in July 2007. The Raptors released the full length "Deer" LP in June 2008. Taking a departure from the lighter sounding E.P., the new album is loud and goes balls out, while still retaining the pop sensibility and songwriting amongst the three band mates.

The sound has been best described by one listener as "Raptors is what would happen if Tom Petty and Queens of the Stone Age got drunk together at a party and started jamming, and then continued drinking".

Opening for such bands as People in Planes, Pride Tiger, Mother Mother, Carpenter, and The Dudes, and , crowds always seem to dig on their unique blend of classic rock and alternative... even when they decide to delve in to more funkier style jams it all seems to come together in a cohesive package of aural pleasure for the listener.

2008/2009 Will see the band playing all over Canada. Check out there new kick ass website www.raptorsarescary.com for constant updates, blogs, pictures, and even book reviews!

We hope you enjoy!

"4 STARS" - Sandra Sperounes, The Edmonton Journal (in reference to Raptors "Deer" LP)

“Raptors are all over the musical map, at times moody, brooding and spaced-out, at times kicking out the rock grooves like it's nobody's business. And they've got the pedigree required for the making of a solid rock outfit.” - Francois Marchand, Staff Writer, The Edmonton Journal

If you want to book Raptors for anything including, but not limited to, bar gigs, hall shows, BBQ’s, kid parties, stadium tours, please contact:

Gord King
BluePrint Beginnings Management Inc.
(780) 721-2340
5 Spruce Cr.
St. Albert, AB
T8N 0H4
gord@raptorsarescary.com

Find more information at:
http://www.raptorsarescary.com

Lyrics

Hal E. Looyah

Written By: Jon Lovell

So it's come to this
Time to Cut the line
Never saw it coming
you knew all the time

But you look oh so pretty
and I look oh so scared
we both came to this fight
oh so unprepared

Hal E Looyah
I can't be the only one
Hardly Knew Ya
Life will change

Should have seen it coming
You gave me all the signs
Wish I would've known
Not to take the time

But you already ready know
the words to this here song
and you try much to hard
not to sing along

So it's come to this
Time to Cut the line
Never saw it coming
you knew all the time

But you look oh so pretty
and I look oh so scared
we both came to this fight
oh so unprepared

Hal E Looyah
I can't be the only one
Hardly Knew Ya
Life will change

Can't take the time to
Hear me out know you
Hear this song Playing
All the time

Kind of funny how it
Falls apart right here
One more verse and then
Were out of time

Won't look back in anger
Won't look back at all
I'll just keep on grinnin
and sing this little song

But you don't look that pretty and
I don't look that scared
No more need for fighting
Were even square is square

So it's come to this
Time to Cut the line
Never saw it coming
you knew all the time

But you look oh so pretty
and I look oh so scared
we both came to this fight
oh so unprepared

Hal E Looyah
I can't be the only one
Hardly Knew Ya
Life will change

Running Away

Written By: Raptors

So you don't want it
Then why did you take it
(Now you're running away)

What's your plan to
Make the girls understand
(Now you're running away)

You got to be crazy
If you don't believe me
(Now you're running away)

What's your plan to
Make the boys understand
(Now you're running away)

In the meantime
One foot in to your grave
You can take my
One foot in to your grave
You won't Stop my
One foot in to your grave

Beautiful Baby
Your life is a maybe

What's your plan to
make your girls understand

Life don't come easy
You got to believe me
(Now you're running away)

What's your plan to
make the boys understand
(Now you're running away)

In the meantime
One foot in to your grave
You can take my
One foot in to your grave
You won't Stop my
One foot in to your grave

Where did you go?
What did you do?

Don't look back now
You won't make it through

Life Begins
On the street again

You get what you take and you take what you get

In the meantime
One foot in to your grave
You can take my
One foot in to your grave
You won't Stop my
One foot in to your grave

Paint By Numbers

Written By: Raptors

So you want to paint by numbers
But you aint got no design
All you know is I be workin
Every week from 9 to 5

So if you want to hang out baby
But you're working all the time
If you workin for the weekend
Then you best be off by Nine

Doot Doodle ah Doo Doo

C-L-A-R-E This just aint what it's
Supposed to be
You lovely girl
Just let me know

I want to
F-U-C-K-Y...Oh-yoU
Got it going on
You lovely girl just let me know

I want to give your
love to somebody else

I'll be painting by numbers till I'm sitting with the devil in hell

So if you want to hang out baby
But you're working all the time
If you workin for the weekend
Then you best be off by Nine

If you want to hang out baby
But you still got no design
get ready for the pleasure
cause I'll paint over your lines