Afflatus Animus (2005)

1. Jack-In-The-Vox
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

when I turn the music wheel, I feel a big surprise, another guise starts coming out of me
jack-in-the-vox!

when I feel so sad I find the machine to be so intricately devoted to me, making me feel so fine
jack-in-the-vox!

if you want to feel so happy sing a song with me take my hand and help me turn the music wheel
jack-in-the-vox!

2. Paranoia
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

he said, this world is full of crazy people and you’re nothing like me
soon you’ll see what’s been happening to me
(i know that you want to get inside of me)
those secrets found in my underground
you know that you’ll always keep a special place for me
I know that you want to, you want to get inside of me
I know that you want to, you want to get inside of me
until there’s nothing left of me and you are well on your way
where did you go when I was in danger again?
maybe if I were grateful for sorrow, I would not feel scared anymore for the rest of my life.
dear God, if you’re listening, dear God, if you’re listening, hear my prayer

3. Intuition
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

did you ever think that you could change? rearrange your life?
I bet tomorrow’d come and you’d think twice: wasn’t yesterday so nice?
think about it, baby, you’ve got time but don’t forget the face that we die

I had a dream of you and me we were walking in Kansas
we were making our plans the best we could
and I was in love, I was in love, I was in love with you.

I never thought of you and me, I was dreaming of places I was hoping to go before I die
now why would I lie to you? why would I lie? I was hoping you’d come I was hoping you’d come
I was hoping you’d come I was hoping you’d come I was hoping you would –

lemme get my notebook, lemme get my, lemme get my
lemme get my notebook, lemme get my, lemme get my

I had a dream we were walking in Kansas
we were making our plans the best we could
I was so in love with you …

I never thought of you and me I was dreaming of places ,I was hoping to go before I die.

4. Hang Upon These Lips
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

I ask you the same questions, time and time again – you don’t even look me in the face.
you never seem to listen, time and time again – just what makes you better?
just what makes you better than me?

well open your eyes and hang upon these lips because if you – if you don’t get it –
I won’t get it for you anymore! and that’s the score right now
and I’m placin’ my bets on what you’ll do next, yeah-yeah

you, the kind that skates by, won’t win in the end, you won’t even know what you have done
thinking other people aren’t as good as some just ain’t gonna’ cut it – just ain’t gonna’ cut it today!

well, open your eyes and hang upon these lips because if you – if you don’t get it –
I won’t get it for you anymore! and that’s the score right now
and I’m placin’ my bets on what you’ll do next, yeah-yeah

you better listen to me when I’m talkin’ to you – you better listen to me when I’m talkin’ to you

5. The Curvy Crossroads
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

driving all night to find just a little more peace of mind
I was driving all night to find just a little more peace of mind
did you notice that turn in the road? do you see how it turns just so, taking off again?
well I thought I’d make it right at 24, ’cause I died, yes I died at 23
black and blue at 22, so much fun at 21, Jesus Christ – where to now?
now that life has slowed it down?

well, I’d just like to say that I’m glad I’m drivin’, glad to be okay.
I want you to know that I wouldn’t have it any other way
and I’d like you to sing with me – GO!

(vocalizations)

I woke up this morning to a heavy phone call from someone who had said
they knew my friend who died long ago he died long ago (until today) long ago
don’t let it haunt you, forget the past, don’t let it harm you, embrace the changes

(I was driving all night just to find a little more peace of mind)

6. Skydiver
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

sometimes I wish that I could fall from the sky and just by tugging on my parachute, oh
but here we are, face to face, facing up and letting each other know, just how it is and how it should go
(you don’t need to wait) for he said, why should I stay if it makes me feel this way?
i feel so tangled up inside, all I want to do is run and hide away from all the pain of my mistakes

unapologetic, you know I try to forget it, forget about the shame on my face
to erase the error of my ways
oh, but it doesn’t work all the time, you can find me brooding down the line
for days and nights and nights and days, and just like my good ole’ friend said
that you will plan it in the end

and I’m so tired of bein’ the hypocrite and I think that next time I’ll let you try for awhile
and by shutting my mouth we can allow for, the depths of silence, the depths of silence

but then again, you know I can’t just do that, no, you know I am too vocal

7. Someday
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

I have a friend of mine, he’s truly good and kind, he has saved my life oh so many times
and I remember when we used to play and plan our future revolution

maybe someday we’ll be things that our parents never dreamed of bein’
only because of you I am the cause of me

if you could read my mind then you would know I try, but I say too much when I’m out of touch
and I remember when we used to play and plan our future revolution

maybe some day we’ll be things that our parents never dreamed of bein’
only because of you, I am the cause of me and I love him to the nth degree

as we get old in time, we draw on separate lines which define ourselves and confine ourselves
and I remember when we used to play and plan our future revolution

maybe some day we’ll be things that our parents never dreamed of bein’
only because of you, I am the cause of me

8. Naturally
Music and Lyrcis by John Paul Sharp

you can seek some strength in the dying of the leaves, if you’re feeling cramped, just listen to the wind
life goes on and on, seasons come and go and then, before you know it, you are facing death, naturally.

so face the day with open arms and know tomorrow never comes
with a price to pay for love, success, or anything you want, you better get yourself in line this time

think about what it means just to be loved, loved – think about what it means just to be loved, loved
think about what it means just to be loved, loved – naturally.

9. Dance of the Earth
Music by The Wimshurst’s Machine
Vocals and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

where the earth meets the sky, in about a thousand years from now, will we be asking ourselves:
“where did our Mother go?” oh, no – no, no, no – no, no, na-no,
for She will be grieving for Her children who have somehow gone beyond Her control.

in about a thousand years from now will we be asking ourselves: “where did our Mother go?”
oh, no – no, no, no – no, no, na-no

10. Dear God
Music by John Paul Sharp

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