Second Base (2004)

1. Thank You: From A Boy In a Bell Jar
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

just wanna’ thank you, just wanna’ thank you, just wanna’ thank you from the bottom of my heart
just wanna’ thank you, just wanna’ thank you, just wanna’ thank you from the bottom of my heart
just wanna’ thank you, just wanna’ thank you, just wanna’ thank you from the bottom of my heart

and for listening to my treasured songs from the start and though they may be trashy,
some of it is classy and full of heart
the reason why I share this part of me
is so that everyone I love can share this part of me with me

so come and take my hand, we’re off to Neverland, I’m sorry that my voice gets flat
but I’m lookin’ and I’m thinkin’ and I’m prayin’ and I’m hopin’ to solve all of that
so thank you for your time and the open frame of your mind
I’d like to thank you for going to Second Base with me

but even if ears bleed, I hope that you’ll believe in me I hope that you will sing with me,
no matter how silly you think it sounds – it sounds fine – don’t worry, it’s all in good fun

so here’s to chilling out and seeing what my music is all about
forget your problems, forget your troubles, forget your drama
I want you to sing with me, I want you to sing with me, even if it sounds like shit,
I want you to sing with me.

2. Oatmeal Creme Pies
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

oatmeal creme pies, makes me wanna’ sit around and try to eat them all day on the couch.
oatmeal creme pies, you know I’m just waitin’ for that creamy surprise, deep into the center.
oatmeal creme pies, you know I’m sittin’ pretty with my baby tonight, i’m gonna’ getcha’ then i’ll eatcha’
oatmeal creme pies, baby you have given me the time of my life, you a sweet-ass honey, baby.
(so sweet to me)
Let’s Jam!

3. Invitation to a Pussy Party
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

it’s a pussy party and ev’rybody’s invited! I want you to see my pussies!
they are going to live in 200 sq. ft. for the rest of their lives but that’s okay –
they don’t know no better, anyway
they are lucky to eat, my friends
these cats is lucky that they ain’t out on the streets, okay?
they are lucky that I decided to pick up a couple of cats.
they are so, so lucky, they are so, so happy-go-lucky that

I decided to pick up all the poop out of their litter box
you have to do it ev’ry day, or your house is gonna’ stink
runnin’ all over my face at night –
you know that makes me scared!
makes me wonder why I decided to pick up a couple of cats.
but then I remember it was I who wanted to have a family
and I want you to help me welcome them to their new home, my friends,
pussy party and ev’rybody’s invited!

4. Chains of Wichita
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp
Vocals: Jeffrey Alan Bennett, Paul Michael Escalante, and John Paul Sharp

Improvised Rap: Rachel Reed

yo – yo, I’m testin’ tha’ beat and I like it
can you hear me? can you hear me!
I’m not gonna’ be sorry anymore, I’m tellin’ you, so you better listen to me.
I’m throwin’ away those chains you have on me
you’re not in control of this
I’m a woman – hear me roar – roar
do you like this? you can’t have it, it’s all mine,
baby-baby, it’s all mine, ooh yeah
I’m in the room with three hot guys
and they all think I’m just fine and
I’m hangin’ out and I’m havin’ fun and it’s about freakin’ time
’cause I’m sick of Wichita
nothin’ but chains and work
takin’ off those gloves and I’m partying – I’m chillin’

5. 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 though of you and me I was dreaming of places
I was hoping to go before I die.

6. Fishing for Compliments
Music by John Paul Sharp

7. The Missing
Music by John Paul Sharp

Audio Recording: Uncle Don, Grandmother and Grandfather (1970s)

8. Curvy Crossroads
Music and Lyrcis 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)

9. Perhaps Just Maybe
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

when it feels so cold, I can make you warm, I could make it go away, perhaps just maybe today
if you love me so, would you then forgive me for the things I never meant to say?
perhaps just maybe today?

army dreamers never really last, army dreamers never really last, they always die so fast
they always die so fast, I’m one of them, I’m one of them!

when it feels so cold, I can make you warm, I could make it go away, perhaps just maybe today
if you love me so, would you then forgive me for the things I never meant to say?
perhaps just maybe today?

10. First, Go Final
Music by John Paul Sharp

11. From Summer To Fall
Music by John Paul Sharp

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