2011 Demos

by Jesse Shepherd-Bates

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Jesse's demos, recorded throughout 2011

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released December 31, 2011

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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: Sleepyhead
You say you’re tired now
Are you girl?
You’re nearly expired now
Are you girl?
You say you crave your bed
Don’t you girl?
Why not try mine instead
Won’t you girl?

You’ll see me another day
Why not see me when you wake

Are you in trouble now
Are you girl?
Are you seeing double now
Are you girl?
You say you need your sleep
Don’t you girl?
Why not get your sleep with me
Won’t you girl?

You’ll see me another day
Why not see me when you wake

Oh sleepyhead
Track Name: Erato
I have only met briefly
The woman that is chiefly
In charge of images in my mind’s eye
In charge of images in my mind’s eye

Though I barely know her
I can only write for her
Melodies appear unsolicited
Melodies appear unsolicited

Words could never do her
The justice that she deserves
I could never define her
Words have left me at a loss
Aura like heavenly camouflage
Hits my wits like a sabotage

If I ever approached her
I would surely feel sulfur
Slip from my lips in lieu of a line
Slip from my lips in lieu of a line

So I’ll keep her at pen’s length
Scribbling sonnets and refrains
Irresistible incidents unrealized
Irresistible incidents unrealized

Words could never do her
The justice that she deserves
I could never define her
Words have left me at a loss
Aura like heavenly camouflage
Hits my wits like a sabotage
Track Name: I Remember Playing Games
I remember playing games
Like they were going out of style
Every LEGO had a name
We jumped in every leaf pile
Now I only play
With six strings in my hand
I’ve left behind those days
In favor of a band

Is it strange that I never feel homesick?
Is it weird that away feels like home?
I’ve tried to replace the highs and lows
I’ve tried to replace my youth with the road

I remember lying down
On my bedroom floor
Light covered by a clown
Glow-in-the-dark stars
Now weeks at a time
My bedroom is a car
Am I so different than age five?
The world is my backyard

Is it strange that I never feel homesick?
Is it weird that away feels like home?
I’ve tried to replace the highs and lows
I’ve tried to replace my youth with the road

I will stick to the plan
Designed by a future man
And if I could go back
I would stay
I would stay on the same track
Track Name: Wide Awake
I think it's I leave behind
Leave behind my favorite obsession
But every time I try to try
This leash of mine pulls me in her direction

Wide awake she will tease but she shivers in sleep

I won't I won't be second best
To the boys that she keeps in the meantime
I won't I won't I won't be like the rest
I'm annoyed with these scheduled mealtimes

Wide awake she will tease but she shivers in sleep

She must sense the doubt that's seeping in
I can see the shift in her expression
She must sense as she crawls in bed with me
The pillow she leaves with her impression

Wide awake she will tease but she shivers in sleep
Track Name: Bet On Me
You may have noticed
That you like this
So cut the crap

You say I’m sinning
But you’re grinning
So don’t act like that

You should recognize
That I am wise
To all your games
And I’m not entertained
In the least

You may have noticed
That I am focused
Solely on you

You say I’m stubborn
You give me rug burn
And you like that too

You should recognize
That I’ve compromised
My patience for
All that you deplore
About me

You may have noticed
That you awoke this
And these are the results

You say I’m awkward
Every word doctored
But it’s not my fault

You should recognize
That it’s time to take sides
If it’s me versus you
Then you’d better choose
To bet on me