2009 Demos

by Jesse Shepherd-Bates

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Jesse's demos, recorded in 2009

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released December 31, 2009

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tags: rock Detroit

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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: JSB Squad - After the Other
We've been climbing, climbing up a hill
It seemed so simple, but we're climbing still

It's one foot after the other, one foot after the other one
It's one foot after the other, one foot after the other one

Oh God I'm trying but this last straw broke this back of mine

We've been running for twelve hours a day
But where we started, it's only yards away

It's one foot after the other, one foot after the other one
It's one foot after the other, one foot after the other one

Oh God I don't see you trying half as hard as I am
Track Name: Buckley
Underwater breathing's harder
Your lungs in trouble, cling to the last bubble

Try to swim or you'll be old news
Try to swim or you'll be fish food

Buried treasure in the deep sea
That's your heaven, that's where you sleep

Try to swim or you'll be old news
Try to swim or you'll be fish food
Track Name: Hands and Scarves
I was in my room nursing a cold I was alone, I was alone
My friend called on the telephone, he said hello, come brave the snow
I left close to one o’clock, I could barely walk, I could barely walk
Within two hours I was in shock, I was in shock, I was in shock

We traded hands, we traded scarves
And as we danced beneath the stars
She blistered my brain like a sun
And just like that, the night was done

I spent a day staring into space, seeing her face, seeing her face
And every circle that I paced wrapped around like her embrace
I told everyone I saw, about the girl and her sunk-in claws
All I got were gruff guffaws, I was at a loss, I was at a loss

We traded hands, we traded scarves
And every glance left me starved
She froze my facts like an ice age
She turned my mind into a blank page
We traded hands, we traded scarves
Oh girl of sand, oh boy of dark
We traded hands, we traded scarves
Oh yes we did, oh yes we diiiiiiiiiiiiid
Track Name: No Regrets
I always treated your feathers fine
So why'd you have to go and ruffle mine
I kept leaving you behind
But I came back to you every time

I have no regrets
But I meant what I said
So don't forget my words
Cause I won't repeat them, I won't repeat them again

It's hard to hear the way you laugh
When it's so so so far in the past
I wonder if you hear me sing
Every time the telephone rings

I have no regrets
But I meant what I said
So don't forget my words
Cause I won't repeat them, I won't repeat them again
Track Name: Opinionless
I went to a show where a guy played guitar with a pedal-board he used
To loop and loop and loop
Well my date she fell in love with him and before I knew what was what
She was swiftly swooped

And I said wait a minute here, shouldn’t I care
That my girl is dancing over there with Mr. Pedals & Guitar now?

I guess I’m opinionless

So I went on the town with my pockets full of air and lint
And I made my way to the bar
And who should I see at the other end with a beer at hand
Well none other than Mr. Pedals & Guitar

And I said wait a minute here, shouldn’t I wanna go
Drag Mr. Pedals & Guitar right into the snow and give him a taste of my fist?

I guess I’m opinionless

Well there might be something broken in me
But I don’t mind
Cause when I stop to think about the way I think
It really cuts into the good times

And I say wait a minute here, am I out of my mind
Maybe I’m fine, maybe it’s a sign of the times well thank God for Obama!

I guess I’m opinionless