2006 Demos

by Jesse Shepherd-Bates

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Jesse's demos, recorded throughout 2006

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released December 31, 2006

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Jesse Shepherd-Bates Detroit, Michigan

This is the home for all recordings that fall under the JSB Squad Umbrella - These include D'Orchestra, Jesse and The Gnome, The Satin Peaches, Jesse Shepherd-Bates, JSB Squad, and various other endeavors. Music music music!

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Track Name: Hanging Upside-Down
She’s decided indecision is the path to take
As she buries her funeral gown in the ground
And she puts on her glasses to distort your face
As she plays falsetto on the bass

Thursday will never be Monday
As Tuesday will not be a year before
So why dwell on an year old mishap
That has mis-guided your conscious compass

An expanded brain will upset the balance of the head
And you will fall upwards into a cloud of dandelions
That was truly the ground all along
Track Name: Tennessee
Going down to Tennessee
I’ve got a tank full of gas and a trunk full of tea
I’ve got a whole lot of road time waiting for me
Going down to Tennessee

Kentucky is the prettiest place to see
The hills and trees greet me
With open arms like I’ve never seen before

Going down to Tennessee
I’ve got my best friend riding shotgun with me
We’ve got twenty hours worth of CDs
Going down to Tennessee

Saying bye to Tennessee
The trip home will be long, I can guarantee
My brains already overflowing with memories
Saying bye to Tennessee

Coming back to Michigan
We give Tennessee our final amen
I close my eyes and give the wheel to my friend
Coming back to Michigan
Track Name: Christmas
Christmas day is marked up on my wall
A dozen times or so so
I don’t forget to get you a gift
I’ve got my savings up to a hundred- and six

There you go, now remember this
Last year on December 25th
I know I didn’t remember it
I know I didn’t remember it

The calendar is checked off every two weeks
Before this Christmas day
With a big red circle on the second week
So I don’t let time get in the way
The calendar has a big red dot on the day I’ve come to dread
Cause every time I drive to the store I end up somewhere else instead
Track Name: Building Blanks
If we don’t stop now we’ll keep adding pound by pound
More weight to the nails that keep us tied to the ground
If we get along we may just obey the sound
The sound the sound the sound the sound
Everything we live for may soon be found
If we take off the weight that keeps us tied to the ground

Like I’ve got laser eyes I can see through it all
Like I’ve got laser eyes I can see through it all

If we don’t stop now we’ll keep on hitting blow by blow
Away at the boards that cover up the windows
In a house in a town that nobody knows
Nobody knows body knows body knows body knows
There’s so much that I have to show
If we take off the boards that cover up the windows

Like I’ve got laser eyes I can see through it all
Like I’ve got laser eyes I can see through it all
Track Name: You Said You Saw Red
I feel like you’ve known me long enough now
That you should be able to sense when I’m being sarcastic
You really didn’t have to act so drastic

What with the “how could you say”s and “it hurts me to hear”s
It’s like peroxide being poured in my ears
Oh come on don’t start up with those fake tears

You said you saw red when I showed up
What was it that I said that caused you to blow up?
You said you saw red

Yell yell yell yell yell some more
It’s going to solve everything I’m sure
Go throw some plates and slam some doors
Threaten me with a broken bottle Coors
Just look me in the eye
I’m going to tell you straight up, friendomine.

This is nonsense, this pretense of hospitability
We can get over this hump is you just act sensibly
And don’t go off on one of your tangents about how I’m so damn mean

You said you saw red when I started to speak
You could have smiled instead of gritting your teeth
You said you saw red
Track Name: Automation Alley
Welcome to Automation
The Alley that we love
People may think you’re down with them
But you’ll really be above

Yeah Automation Alley
Is the place where I reside
You can come visit me baby
But you’ll never meet my mind

Being one with Automation
Is more fun than living well
Come join the celebration
And leave the living to your shell
Track Name: New Year's Eve
I’m not one who’ll chase through manipulation
But I’ll submit my case for contemplation
When it comes time to make your nominations
Mmmmmm la dee da dee da da dee da

What I need
May be to roll up my sleeves
And take this New Year’s Eve
As a chance to get back on track

Brains and tact may not add up to six feet
But when you’ve got a flat who’ll speed down the streets
Just to have your back and keep things discreet
Mmmmm la dee da dee da da dee da

What you need
May not be me
But this New Year’s Eve
We’re going to find out if this is this or if that is that

What you need
May be what I need
And this New Year’s Eve
We’ll have all the answers we’d ever want, and some more at that
Track Name: Tennessee (drum loop)
Going down to Tennessee
I’ve got a tank full of gas, and a trunk full of tea
I’ve got a whole lot of road time waiting for me
Going down to Tennessee

Kentucky is the prettiest place to see
The hills and trees greet me
With open arms like I’ve never seen before

Going down to Tennessee
I’ve got my best friend riding shotgun with me
We’ve got twenty hours worth of CDs
Going down to Tennessee

Saying bye to Tennessee
The trip home will be long, I can guarantee
My brains already overflowing with memories
Saying bye to Tennessee

Coming back to Michigan
We give Tennessee our final amen
I close my eyes and give the wheel to my friend
Coming back to Michigan