The Demo Tape

by James Roseman

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The debut 3-song demo by James Roseman.

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released October 20, 2014

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James Roseman Boston, Massachusetts

Raised in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, James Roseman ties together musical roots across a variety of genres to produce a unique blend of indie-pop, rock, and alternative. 2014 marked a new style, seen in his 3-song demo "The Demo Tape".

James attends Tufts University. He lives in Medford during the school year, and is always looking for gigs around the Boston area.
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Track Name: Wasting My Time
I know you and you know me
And I ain't got the time
Or the sympathy

'Cause I know what you are
And I know what I'm not
So for my sake of sanity
It's better forgot

That you're wasting my time

You said you'd be a friend
Well all you've been is afraid
You said you'd be my rock
well show me how that rock gets made
'Cause I think that you're scared
'Cause you know that I might be
That single thing you need
A truth in possibilities

Have you suffered the cost?

Or are you wasting my time?
Track Name: Jack Rose
Jack Rose wanted a dynasty
He wanted something to protect
When in the end he's a middleman
When in the end he's got nothing left

Get it off, get it off, get it off
Get it off, get it off your chest

The name on the paper's not the same as the test

Oh Jack Rose, I think there's something
Everyone else knows about you

Jack Rose wanted a legacy
He wanted something to protect
Nothing above him and nothing below
Yeah in the end he's got nothing left

He says his prayers and goes to bed
At night and says he'll be a king
But I know him and you know him

Jack your rattle's not so loud
That I could find you in a crowd
But I know him and you know him

He says Daddy where've you gone
And I don't know how to respond
'Cause I know him and you know him

He says Daddy where've you gone
And I don't know how to respond
'Cause I know him and you know him

Get it off, get it off, get it off
Get it off, get it off your chest

The name on the paper's not the same as the test

Oh Jack Rose, I think there's something
Everyone else knows about you
Track Name: Croesus Curse
Spending the dollar to fall on the dime
Searching for all the time
That we wasted all of our lives

When the Midas touch of your greenest thumb
Defaults into an alternate state
Will you bend or will you break

I don't want to be the one

Hang your shackles on the wall
They won't support you when you fall
It's a Croesus Curse

You check your wallet I'll check my watch
Searching for all the time
That we wasted all of our lives

Does the absence of riches enrich your health
Or is it in fact the wealth
Of the absence itself that helps
I don't know why you're frightened