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Get Raw (Midnight Mix)

from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM) 2008 by Robert James

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Get Raw (Midnight Mix). The song that started it all. It's not really that the CD is an offspring of the video, it's just that the video presented itself first. What the hell, I've never really stopped recording after Lizard and this song was stolen anyway. An earlier number I penned called RADIO CITY is actually where I lifted the opening bass pattern from. Ironically, I was writing a third and final verse for 'Radio City' when I entered the wrong tempo and pattern on the drum machine. Way slow and sexy. Baby, I jumped in. There are three versions of this song, the video edit that accompanies our DVD release, and of course, the extended mix. The extended version is languishing in the vault ... the seven minute songs seem to have had their day in the sun. The original demo, however, is an absolute scream. My manager Malcolm popped over with his girlfriend one Friday night. I had just recorded the scratch vocal track and was about to add some backing vocals. So Uncle Mal shows up with his friend Stacy Bestard. We have a few bevies and he proceeds to talk her into adding a few vocal lines. You can hear him coaching in the background. Priceless. Sadly, she passed on the studio sessions. Meori would step in, leaving Stacy off the hook. In the end we got our Midnight mix. Good enough. All’s well that ends … well ... xoRJ


You’re so in fashion
Outshine a brilliant diamond
My every dream revolves around your style
Oh so delicious
You’re tops upon my wish list
Something very vicious in your smile

Out on a mission
Just a step outside your eight ball
I don’t suppose it’s rainbows all the time
I’ll climb the ladder
Find the closet where you’re nesting
I’m best at bringing little flaws to light

I’ve got a camera
Let’s have sex
I’ll take some pictures

So get raw - then we get off
C’mon baby, get raw - then we get off

I look around me
See the devastation
Men are entertaining with their eyes
Some apparition
The dangers I envision
In a heart that never listens to the mind

Enough with the fanfare
I only want to go where
Your warfare’s hot and sweaty every night
Hours would be dreamless
The tortures would be seamless
Black fades into grey then into white

I’ve got a camera
Let’s have sex
I’ll take some pictures

So get raw, then we get off
C’mon baby, get raw, then we get off
Get raw - get off

I’ve got a camera
Let’s have sex
I’ll take some pictures

So get raw, then we get off
C’mon baby, get raw, then we get off
So get raw, then we get off
C’mon baby, get raw, then we get off
Get raw, get off

Lyrics & Music (c) 2008 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2016


from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (RM) 2008, released December 1, 2008
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Kevan Van Keith: Drums & Percussion
Mark Gordon: Bass Guitar
Sid Perez: Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Walter Fuschetto: Electric Guitars
Meori: Guest Female Vocalist
Backing Vocals: RJ, Kevan, Walter & Sid

Recorded & Mixed @Mainline Sound, Vancouver, Canada
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez
Assistant Engineer: Robert James
Original Master by Sid Perez 2008
Remastered by Robert James & Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2008

A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media

Special Thanks to:
Pro Tools and Landr … a worthy righteous combination …
The usual suspects: Fender, National, Gibson & Ovation guitars.
Amplification by Fender, Traynor, Marshall & Gretsch.
Special Thanks to Malcolm Summersby. MAS design.
Walter & Meori for sitting in. Truly appreciated!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
Which reminds me … Uncle Mal, I still have your camera.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …


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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

As 2024 rolls along we hope to leave you a few more single releases xoRJ

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