Jesse David

Jesse David

BandHip HopRock

Hip Hop with Rock influences and melodic hooks.

Biography

My music is honest. It deals with the real life issues that affect us all in one way or another. Music makes you feel a certain way but the proper lyrics help spell out what you may be feeling. It is in this way that I attempt to catch people where they are with my songs. Like a good movie provokes thought, I attempt to do the same with my songs. I do not write vague lyrics with a veiled artistic meaning. I write songs that deal with issues that need addressing. My hope is that if my songs connect with a listener, that their thoughts would take them through a journey that would ultimately end with them making some positive decisions in their life that would lead to a new level of happiness or fulfillment.

Lyrics

Year Of The Gun

Written By: Jesse David Weeks/Doug Romanow

Verse 1

Record setting numbers show a new phase has begun
Breaking news broadcast today deemed this, “The Year of the Gun”
Violence in the streets of our city,
Fearful families stay indoors while the monsters prowl

It’s the Year of the Gun; it’s the Year of the Gun
Duck and run, bullets fly down city streets
Another young life done,
What have we done, to let it get this bad my son

This is a city at its worst, take cover, dodge 9 mil burst
Keep an eye out, streets are watching
The Year of the Gun favours no one

You could be shot at a funeral,
shot in the subway,
shot in a sandwich shop on a Sunday
Shot through your front door,
Shot on your driveway
Hit by a thug holding the gun sideways

Crime pays too much these days
it’s the Year of the Gun

Verse 2

Acts of rage ignited by out lashes of the tongue
Poor young men get carried away, pardon the pun

Repeat Pre-chorus and Chorus into Rap below

Murder and mayhem on the streets these days
Crime can get you 25 but if you’re lucky, crime pays
Live by the gun, risk death by a bullet in the lung
Too bad another dead too young
It’s not the victim’s, it’s the families stung,
Watch out in the Year of the Gun

Violence, Guns and Gangs in our City
Keep your head up it’s the Year of the Gun

Time Waits For No Man

Written By: Jesse David Weeks

Chorus

Time Waits For No Man, time doesn’t stop, time doesn’t care if your coming or not
One minute having a great time, jam was packed, before you know it, it’s time to go X2

Verse 1

There was a man that had twins at 18
but he walked away and turned his back on his dream.
Always wanted kids but they just got in the way,
so he thought he could go and come back another day.
Should have made the choice with the chance that he had,
now his boys have grown up living at home without a Dad.
Now he wants to come back and make it up to them?
Naw, they too busy and Dad really ain’t no friend.
I bet he regrets all the time that he spent
away from his boys while his boys got bent.
Bent that he never took the time to phone.
Bent that he left their Moms all alone to mend a broken home.

Chorus x2
Verse 2

A young man went to travel the globe
Didn’t want to fit in the mold and just do what he was told
Had a fresh start thought, “This is it.
I’m having so much fun with the people I’m chilling with.”
Tried to play the game but got beat too many times
So he got a gun and started doing crimes
Sometimes he won, sometimes he lost
Sometimes he took a risk but this time he paid the cost
Cause the clock keeps ticking as the time goes by
One day your low, one day your high, some days you think you can fly
One day your born then you die, time waits for no man and yet some still try

Chorus
Bridge
You in pain, lost a friend, can’t find a job, give it time it gets better
Your girlfriend left you, your fighting with your fam, stressed out at school
When it seems your life’s in a hurry, the light at the end of the tunnel’s getting blurry
There’s always hope, please don’t you worry, patience give it time to change.
End on repeated chorus

PullOver

Written By: Jesse David Weeks

Hook
When you hear the siren, pull-over to the right
When you see the red lights, pull-over to the right
I’m right behind you, pull-over to the right
Your in my way in my lane so pull-over

Verse 1
It’s my job to serve and protect,
The neighborhood slept as the criminal crept
I’m about to head over and take a look,
If I get there quick enough I may catch the crook
If not that’s ok, I still get paid,
They’ll strike again and get caught another day
Cause if it wasn’t for greed, there wouldn’t be many,
But as it stands now we catch plenty
There’s young kids and teenagers who steal the bling,
Then career criminals who’re just doing their thing.
There’s passion crimes by normal people just living
Burnt to the end of their fuse and made a real bad decision
There’s the homeless and poor who steal to live
Its too bad cause there’s many places willing to give
There’s so many other reasons man, that’s just a few
But I gotta go to a shooting now what’s new

Hook x 2

Verse 2

Out on the street these kids are getting restless,
Out all night up at lunch to eat breakfast
All day clown around here and there without a care,
Getting bored so they snatch that ladies purse over there
That’s when I get upset and gotta put down my food
Try to talk some sense into some kid whose rude
Hey man I’m you age, I’m just like you,
I like girls, cars, bikes and fun things to do
Now you know this is wrong, you know its crime,
It’s too bad cause you didn’t have to cross the line
There’s lots of oppourutnities out there, you gotta look
Why not start your own business or read a book
Now I’ll take you to the station and probably jail
I just hope you smarten up when you get out on bail
I had to lock him up now matter how bad I felt
Put that behind and onto the next call for help

Pre-Chorus

Can you hear me, I said pull-over
Pull-over to the right hand shoulder
Can you hear me, I said pull-over
Get out the way or it’s over

Hook

Verse 3

There’s tons of guns getting strapped,
Tons of guns you gotta watch the way you act
Tons of guns to say the least, there’s no lack
Tons of guns on the streets that a fact
But fortunately for the city’s citizens and civilians,
Good guys on the street got guns by the millions
Don’t wanna use them but we will if we must
That the time we fly by leaving you in the dust
I gotta life to save, I gotta save the day
I gotta soul to pave, I gotta pave the way
I do it for the people, try not to fuss
About actors who play cops and make millions of bucks
I don’t mind that much but you know what sucks
It seems like everybody’s always against us
But forget that, cause this ain’t a serious song
Remember, look to the rear when your driving along

Hook x 2

Discography

"M.I.C" - Arkiteks 5,000 copies
"Trini Girl" Single (not for sale) receieved substantial Am & FM radio airplay summer of 2005 across Canada

Currently #26 on International Charts of
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Currently 4 tracks available for streaming on www.bandspace.com/jessedavid and www.myspace.com/jessedavidmusic

Set List

My typical set is 6-8 songs. I can do a set with just a CD and a mic or I can hire a band and do my songs with live musicians playing my tunes. Both have been done. Live band obviously much more satisfying.