2012 Demos

by Jesse Shepherd-Bates

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released December 31, 2012

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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: Little White Lies
It'd be nice if I could listen to
All the advice I give you
About moving on and letting go
Cause I need to, lord knows

Little white lies, I keep saying them
Little white lies, I can't stop sayin them

I don't wanna want you back, but I want you back
I don't wanna want you back, but I do
Don't you come crawling back. Come crawling back
I don't wanna want you back, but I do

I paste this grin onto my face
While within is a bitter taste
It lingers there, hidden from view
Cause I need to want to forget you

Little white lies, I keep saying them
Little white lies, I can't stop sayin them

I don't wanna want you back, but I want you back
I don't wanna want you back, but I do
Don't you come crawling back. Come crawling back
I don't wanna want you back, but I do

It's so hard to not confuse
A true love with a muse
But upon this thought I cannot dwell
Cause I need to get out from under your spell
Track Name: Scaredy Cat
If you ever considered yourself through my eyes
You'd see you as a boxer with two fists made to fly
But it's not fists you're throwing as you throw me away
While your panic is growing with each day

If you weren't so scared we could be anywhere
If you weren't so scared we'd already be there

You say you don't need saving from this water you tread
Are you happy evading evolution you dread?
Are you searching or slaving to your comfort zone?
Are you craven or craving a new unknown?

If you weren't so scared we could be anywhere
If you weren't so scared we'd already be there
Track Name: Be On Your Way
You made a tough call, don't mind me at all
Consider me gone, be on your way

You got to me good, but this boy's turning back to wood
Consider me gone, be on your way

Don't give me those puppy eyes, they melt this heart of mine
Hang on to those puppy eyes for the next guy in line

I don't mean to seem cold, but I can't return what you have sold
Consider me gone, be on your way

Don't give me those puppy eyes, they melt this heart of mine
Hang on to those puppy eyes for the next guy in line

Sometimes you just know you've got to cut your losses and go
Consider me gone, be on your way
Track Name: Chameleon Eyes
Waking alone can't compare to the dawns that we share
So far away on holiday, it's only miles from your face
So wide, chameleon eyes
So light, hold them in mine

Words on the phone can't convey all things we don't have to say
So far away on holiday, it's only miles
So wide, chameleon eyes
So light, hold them in mine
Track Name: Talking To Shadows
There's a little moment frozen in time
A few seconds on the last night that she was mine
She fell asleep with a hand on my knee while I played notes so sweet that she placed in my mind
There's a little moment frozen in time

I'm talking to shadows, I'm talking to ghosts
I talk to the shade of a woman I've known
We talked in the garden, I looked at my toes
I talk to the shade of a woman I've known

There's a little moment frozen in time
Eyes wide as oceans poured into mine
We fell asleep after reaching the peak with my heart in my teeth and my chest on her spine
There's a little moment frozen in time

I'm talking to shadows, I'm talking to ghosts
I talk to the shade of a woman I've known
We talked in the garden, I looked at my toes
I talk to the shade of a woman I've known
Track Name: Duane The Downward Facing Dog
Duane the downward facing dog was waiting at the door
His sniffing snout and furry face were firmly on the floor
His waist wiggled as he weaved his way from patio to porch
Up several spiral staircases to yodel with the yogi

Duane the downward facing dog was barking for a bone
Though truly he was trying for a tranquil type of tone
But barking was the best that he could muster on his own
Which is why he waited wistfully to yodel with the yogi

Duane the downward facing dog, how happily he howled
Mouth making moving melodies while hooting like an owl
A much less patient puppy wouldn't sit still sans a scowl
But he jumps for joy and waits all week to yodel with the yogi
Track Name: Stay An Hour Or Two
I was put here in your path
To turn you on dear, to make you laugh
You've made yourself clear that your past
Is very present, don't let it last

Please don't go I want you so, stay an hour or two
If you go I don't know what I'll do

I've thought it over, it's okay
If the heart that drives me drives you away
But it's not your heart dear, it's your brain
That leaves you lonely and betrayed

Please don't go I want you so, stay an hour or two
If you go I don't know what I'll do
Track Name: Annabelle I Should Go Home
Annabelle, I should go home
I tried to leave you alone, I can't leave you alone
I should go home

Annabelle, I should have known
I tried to call your phone, you turned off your phone
I should have known

When you let down your guard it tears me apart
It turns me to shards, I need CPR
Before it gets dark, Annabelle I should go home

Annabelle, I screwed this up
I tried to not give a fuck, but I give a fuck
I screwed this up

Annabelle, I should go home
I tried to leave you alone, I can't leave you alone
I should go home

When you let down your guard it tears me apart
It turns me to shards, I need CPR
Before it gets dark, Annabelle I should go home
Track Name: Kamikaze Girl
Why do you listen to the devil on your shoulder?
His advice is acidic, why do you heed it?

I'm not out to get you, but you're out to get you, my kamikaze girl
How can you focus on impending loss with your head on my shoulder?

Your defense mechanisms can be muted
You've gotta replace them with the song that you're hearing
Track Name: Things I Won't Forget
Love-making eyes, chess playing words
Lips lit by moonlight, giving in to any urge
These are things I won't forget, ever

Saying yes all day to every random though
Naysayers giving chase, we can't be caught
These are things I won't forget, ever

The way you made my bed before we'd mess it up
The way you turned your head the first time I puckered up
These are things I won't forget, ever
Track Name: Southpaw
Southpaw, don't take my hand if the other one holds another man
It's the last straw I can stand
It's the last straw

Keep your clothes
Keep your door closed
I'll close mine