Righting The Rawngs

by Jan Dark

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In 2008, my label released the 5-track EP "R.A.W.". I thought the mix was much too clean, but I was told my music would be more palatable to the masses this way. Three years later, the masses still haven't reacted. Recently, I sat down and listened to the original demos, and found them very much to my taste: dirty, messy, and, erm, RAW. I also found a bunch of alternate versions which somehow got discarded the first time around. To make a long story short: "Righting the Rawngs" is the new, upgraded "R.A.W.", with five original demos and three alternate versions, absolutely free to download and embeddable. Knock yourselves out!!!

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released January 1, 2008

All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Jan Dark. "I'm On Fire (Caribbean Gothic)" contains a microscopic soundbite of "Agoulou cé lan mo" by Eugène Mona.

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Track Name: R.A.W. (Alternate Version)
R.A.W.

You're right on time, not a second late
We can begin, so let me close the gate
I need you like an orange needs peeling
If it's the last thing I feel
You make me lose my suit

You got me — RAW
Stripped — RAW
Down to the — RAW
Bone — RAW
You got me — RAW
Trembling — RAW
I've been waiting for this for so long

You must forgive if I am out of sorts
For many years Tarot has been my only sport
The knife you wield doesn't leave much room for debate
I might as well stay put and watch the expert operate
I need you if it's the last thing I feel
This orange needs to be peeled
You make me lose my suit

Restless – Anxious – Waiting
In short: RAW!
Track Name: R.A.W. (Original Demo)
R.A.W.

You're right on time, not a second late
We can begin, so let me close the gate
I need you like an orange needs peeling
If it's the last thing I feel
You make me lose my suit
You got me
RAW — Stripped
RAW — Down to the
RAW — Bone
RAW — You got me
RAW — Trembling
RAW — I've been waiting for this for so long

You must forgive if I am out of sorts
For many years tarot has been my only sport
The knife you wield doesn't leave much room for debate
I might as well stay put and watch the expert operate
I need you if it's the last thing I feel
This orange needs to be peeled
You make me lose my suit

Restless – Anxious – Waiting
In short: RAW!
Track Name: Black Daffodil (Original Demo)
BLACK DAFFODIL
She's got them all on a hook
Everybody's got a guess but no-one can tell
She only does her job
But you must admit she does it awfully well
Of all the ones that walk about
She's the one they talk about

Black Daffodil
All dressed to impress and poised to kill
And every boy loves Daffodil
Black Daffodil
At a wave of her hand they all bite the pill
And every boy loves Daffodil

She is an open book
And her story is plain for everyone to read
But they choose to ignore it
It's a message they will never hear
Of all the ones that walk about
She's the one they talk about

Roll up, roll up, roll up!
The most intensely peculiar sparkling Black Daffodil
Will fry the egg-white of your eyes
And paint your face with Kupka stripes
She's the midnight sun you wish you'd never seen
And yet you won't regret a thing!
Roll up, roll up, roll up!

Black Daffodil...
Track Name: War Paint (Original Demo)
WAR PAINT
Great balls of candyfloss
Book of Lies, Book of Laws
Confusion at the shopping mall
And I drive my pink tank through it all
Day-glo camouflage
Sabotaging sabotage
Laughing hard and spitting nails
And the train flies off the rails

Get you war paint on
You don't need to understand
You just slap it on
Get you war paint on
Just dig in with you hands and slap it on

I got disneylandmines
Cherry bombs to blow your mind
Got my troops in a kick line
Ready to strike at showtime
Don't need no combat boots
I'll rather don my velvet suit instead
The only masterplan:
Fuck as many minds as I can

Get your war paint on...
Track Name: Cheap (Original Demo)
CHEAP
So you say you are dying
And you cannot help crying
A little bit of comfort I shall bring
Have this wonderful plastic ring
And your pain is too hard to bear
And you say that you’ve had your share
To let you know that I care
I shall give you this teddy-bear

You make me feel so cheap
Like a VJ on MTV
If you are an opera
I’m a ring-tone melody
You make me feel so cheap
I never get in too deep
If you are an opera
I’m a ring-tone melody

Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Track Name: Cheap (Alternate Version)
CHEAP
So you say you are dying
And you cannot help crying
A little bit of comfort I shall bring
Have this wonderful plastic ring
And your pain is too hard to bear
And you say that you’ve had your share
To let you know that I care
I shall give you this teddy-bear

You make me feel so cheap
Like a VJ on MTV
If you are an opera
I’m a ring-tone melody
You make me feel so cheap
I never get in too deep
If you are an opera
I’m a ring-tone melody

Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Have a kinder egg, have a bubblegum
Track Name: I'm on Fire (Original Demo)
I'M ON FIRE
They’ve built the pyre, they’ve lit the fire
I’m on top of it, waving to the pits
Going to the stake is kind of hard to take
Never thought I'd end as a T-bone steak
You told me I’d be glad
So why does it hurt so bad?
I feel I’ve been had
Look at me I’m melting

I’m on fire
I feel I’m burning, but I’m in the dark
I want to know why

I’ll pay the bill, I’ll do your will
I will be still like a sausage on the grill
I’m burning in this fire if it is your desire
On this pile of wood I’ll lie and I'll be glory-fried
You let me have my say
So I’ll let you have your way
Still I don’t know why I must pay
Look at me I’m melting

Half charcoal, half carrion
What a way to go for a vegetarian
Will no-one see me through the last barbecue
Look at me I’m melting

I’m on fire...
Track Name: I'm on Fire (Alternate Version)
I'M ON FIRE
They’ve built the pyre, they’ve lit the fire
I’m on top of it, waving to the pits
Going to the stake is kind of hard to take
Never thought I'd end as a T-bone steak
You told me I’d be glad
So why does it hurt so bad?
I feel I’ve been had
Look at me I’m melting

I’m on fire
I feel I’m burning, but I’m in the dark
I want to know why

I’ll pay the bill, I’ll do your will
I will be still like a sausage on the grill
I’m burning in this fire if it is your desire
On this pile of wood I’ll lie and I'll be glory-fried
You let me have my say
So I’ll let you have your way
Still I don’t know why I must pay
Look at me I’m melting

Half charcoal, half carrion
What a way to go for a vegetarian
Will no-one see me through the last barbecue
Look at me I’m melting

I’m on fire...