So I figured I should do some posts about the Raptors Away songs (I’ll be including MP3s with these posts).

All our music was recorded by Gavin @ Superfly Studios and we’re really happy with how it turned out.  PvN (Pirates Vs. Ninjas) was very much the most popular of our songs in Raptors Away I think, and though they can be somewhat hard to hear at times.  Here are the mp3s, and the lyrics for your enjoyment.

www.technoctopus.com/ra/pvn.mp3
www.technoctopus.com/ra/pvninja.mp3

Feel free to redistribute as long as you give Raptors Away it’s mad props.  I’ve had people contact me wanting to know what the chords for the bassline are but Mike OT tears it up too hard and I have no clue. Mad props to the guys in RA, and R.A. Salvatore (no relation), for their help in making this song possible.

PvN (Pirates vs. Ninjas)
Captain Tiggerwillies’ fearless crew had been at sea for 9 long weeks
Merchant ships were scarce and few and the pickin’s were rather meek,
When all of a sudden a crewman shouted “Look a storm is nigh”
But as they all looked up instead of rain… NINJAS FELL FROM THE SKY!

Pirates and Ninjas are having the final fight
Pirates and Ninjas only one walks away tonight
Pirates and Ninjas are having the final fight
Pirates and Ninjas only one walks away tonight

The Ninjas landed on the ship, they had swords and shuriken too
The Pirates looked around and realized that there were quite a few…
But the Pirates hadn’t backed away from a fight in all their lives
So some drew swords and some drew guns and they threw down for the fight

Pirates and Ninjas are having the final fight
Pirates and Ninjas only one walks away tonight
Pirates and Ninjas are having the final fight
Pirates and Ninjas only one walks away tonight

The topsman got his head cut off, by a dude with a kusarigama
And this one Ninja got shot with a cannon and died of severe blunt trauma
The Ninja leader, and the Pirate Captain squared off on the poop deck
And everyone on the ship stopped to watch knowing one would meet their death!

Pirates and Ninjas are having the final fight
Pirates and Ninjas only one walks away tonight
Pirates and Ninjas are having the final fight
Pirates and Ninjas only one walks away tonight

Breakdown, voting and the fate of all mankind occurs here.  When performed live the audiences cheers would determine the winner.  In all our shows, the Ninjas only one once, though that show occured at UCLA.

Raptors Away is/are/was
Nathan Hillen on Vocals
Danny Lampson on Guitar
Kevin Manwarren on Drums
Brendan McGovern on Clarinet
Michael Orton Toliver on Bass