September Sketches

by Jesse Shepherd-Bates

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All these demos were written and recorded during the first week of September 2007, given to a friend for her birthday, then COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT.

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released September 13, 2007

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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: A Plea For Fish's Approval
Perched on his pillow, Fish watches suspiciously
As his girl surreptitiously kisses me
He’s seen it before, he’s got no doubt I’m the same
And now he won’t sleep till I go back from whence I came

I just want him to be on my side

Outraged and acrimonious, Fish ignores the both of us
Preferring to be passive aggressive
He feels that I’m felonious but his attitude’s erroneous
Though don’t think it’s wise to suggest it

I just want him to be on my side

This is a plea for fish’s approval
To try to keep him from wishing removal
Upon me
This is a plea for fish’s acceptance
I’ll do anything at this point for just one chance

I just want him to be on my side
Track Name: Factors of Astrology
Somewhere in between you and the seams of a golden ideal
Lies the reality of distinguishing factors of astrology

You and I, we hide in the shadows
We keep kicking round in the shallows
It’s patience we need to get over this plateau
And where will we go if we keep getting stuck on slow-motion hellos

When virgin and ram decide to hold hands it’s never a walk in the park
But not every cliché can spell out the fates of two nearly broken hearts

You and I, we hide in the shadows
We keep kicking round in the shallows
It’s patience we need to get over this plateau
And where will we go if we keep getting stuck on slow-motion hellos

It’s more than the age that’s evolved us through time
Everyone’s somebody’s something, but our something doesn’t satisfy me, no I’m not gonna lie
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Track Name: What I Know
I’ve been contemplating option after option but I think I’ve got to open this can of worms
There may be slowing but there’s no stopping certain situations from causing concern

And I know you may just let me down easy
But oh at this point I don’t care
And although all those speed bumps precede me
I know what I know

Mmmmm, yet another night of silence, well maybe not silence but words filled with fluff
Mmmmm, I’ve made up my mind to try this new course of action but baby it’s tough

And I know you may just let me down easy
But oh I’m prepared for that
And although people say you just tease me
I know what I know
Track Name: See Saw
How could I leave you, so close to sleep
Well aware of the status you hope to keep
How could I leave you?

How could I walk out, out of that room
When only the night before, everything bloomed
How could I leave you?

When we see saw this time
Go ahead and dilly dally I know
Your side will be mine
And if you try to balance out
It won’t be me that hits the ground
I don’t want to get off the ride

How could I question you when it comes to you
When you kiss like we’re scientists on the verge of truth
How could I leave you?

How could I walk out at two AM
Stuck somewhere in between lover and friend
How could I leave you?

When we see saw this time
Go ahead and dilly dally I know
Your side will be mine
And if you try to balance out
It won’t be me that hits the ground
I don’t want to get off the ride

How could I leave you in a jumbled mess of words
Two very one track hearts on a 6 billion track earth
How could I leave you?
Track Name: Next To Me
I wake up to the sound of rustling in the other room
At 6:14 AM
Burning brilliant, the sun’s relieved the moon
That we left when we went to bed

I must admit it’s quite astonishing
To be completely positive this isn’t still a dream
I must be honest I never thought I’d see
A day that I’d awaken with you lying next to me

I fall asleep for moments before you stir by my side
Fingers reaching for my hand
With the pleasure of two psyches intertwined
Who the hell needs Disney Land?

I must admit it’s quite astonishing
To be completely positive this isn’t still a dream
I must be honest I never thought I’d see
A day that I’d awaken with you lying next to me
Track Name: I'm Gonna Be Gone
If you understood the words that came crashing to a halt
A half a second late, we’d be coasting into fall
If you understood the words that dribbled from my tongue
To mean more than just their English equivalents, we’d already be done

You might not see it right now but believe it
I’m gonna be gone
You say you can’t take it, well babe you’ll have to fake it
I’m gonna be gone

Uh oh, here comes your boy and he’s pissed
Looks like I just rose to the top of his list
Uh oh, he says he’s gonna break my jaw
Guess I was right about him all along

You might not see it right now but believe it
I’m gonna be gone
You say you can’t take it, well babe you’ll have to fake it
I’m gonna be gone
Track Name: Almost Again
It was so close
It was under your nose
But still you ended up almost again
Now you can taste it
You can feel it
But you know you’ll end up almost again

Keep on trying, keep trying
Till you fail
If you keep trying
At least you can say you did

So now you see
Why you can never leave
Even if you end up almost again
Now you can taste it
You can almost feel it
So don’t you worry if you’ll end up almost again

Keep on trying, keep trying
Til you fail
If you stop trying
You’ll never know what could have been
Track Name: August Theme
I’m gonna tie myself up to a willow
And no I will not make a move
I’m gonna cling for dear life to this pillow
And no I will not leave this room

If you try to call me you won’t reach me
I’m just gonna let the phone ring
And if you try to visit you won’t see me
I’m just gonna let the doorbell ding dong ding dong ding

Now you see why not to shake this bottle
Now you get to watch it explode!
Track Name: Hanging Around
It’s getting late and though I’ve seen you five nights straight
I can’t wait till tomorrow comes
I’m quite impressed you’re wearing that white and green polka-dotted dress
On a salvation army run

How long do I have to wait to see you come across my way
Though several signs may separate you from me, you keep me hanging around

My lively love, it’s not just your style that sets you above
All the other people roaming about the room
I know it’s the wrong time, to express all the regrets I’ve tried to hide
But I swear I’m bursting like a balloon
Track Name: Last Night Vs. Today
Last night the second hand of my watch began
Speeding up a storm
And you started to snore after closing the door
So I slept on the floor and called it a day
Woke up to a parade and the breakfast we made
While doggy and bunny laid laughing away

Now today on the beach, romance out of reach
Buried waist deep in sand
We go for a walk, struggling to talk
With unsaid syllables clogging our verbs
The things we said sitting on your bed
Appear to have left with the migrating birds

And oh, it’s a sad state
A love left lying in wait
But I can be patient, just wait and see
I’ve got plenty of practice with that kind of thing
So I’ll sit here waiting till you come around to me
Track Name: Gloves On
I’m at my least satiric
When owls start to wake
Sitting strapped for a lyric
To translate this ache

My automatic adulation
Your hesitance to love
Our impassioned demonstration
Insipid as a sun

I’m used to being boring
But you’ve got me all turned around
So let’s get this drizzle pouring
And say goodbye to the ground