Higher Learning Series Volume Three – Third Time’s a Charm (2006)

1. 33 Dreams About 333 Things Plus Fortunes
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

I dreamed 33 dreams about 333 things.
I dreamed 33 dreams about 333 things
In just one night …

What’s this I see? Coming to me? Lord let me breathe, I can’t believe!
Lugubrious Day For the Jeuness D’orre, hey! Carpe diem right to the end!
Fortunes are told and fortunes are sold On the backs of yesterday.
“Keep it quiet, ‘till the spell is broken!” Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Carefully step away from the schadenfreude!
“And even if you didn’t say it right, You got the chance to sing it anyway!”
Laugh and cry and laugh and cry again And laugh and cry and then take of your shirt, again
And just give ‘em a couple more shots Couple more shots, or whatever
And with luck and a couple more Muthafuckin’ kick-ass hits!
“That’s totally hot.”

No grace in this land When you’re coming this fast Nothing but classy gas from here!
‘Cause fortunes are told and fortunes are sold On the backs of yesterday.

2. Keep It Sexy
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Let me tell you this world is full of creeps And the bitter outnumber the sweet
Nobody gives a damn anymore …
Everybody’s so rude and unawares With their cell phones attached to their heads
We could just throw up, We could just throw up

But we Don’t we Have the Antidote we Can’t go wrong … no!

When we be shopping at the grocery store, We keep it sexy, we keep it sexy
We keep it sexy in the name of Love, That’s just what we all about

Even at night you can’t avoid the shitty stares Of the feeling and the caring impaired
They are not alive, they are dead.
So if you are the kind of gal or kind of guy Who’d be willing to give it a try
Come and sing along, Come and sing along, please.

If you dare, we are Almost there, we are Just about to start again …

When we be rubbin’ nubs up in the club, We keep it sexy, we keep it sexy
We keep it sexy in the name of Love, That’s just what we all about

Start again …

When we be rubbin’ nubs up in the club, We keep it sexy, we keep it sexy
We keep it sexy in the name of Love, That’s just what we all about
That’s just what we all about

3. 2 Kool 4 Skool
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

I work hard and I work every day
I make my money in an every day way
I bring the bacon home because I must pay my own way every day,
C’est la vie, it’s okay.

I’m not trying to be better than you
Not trying to be 2 kool 4 skool
Just trying to do the best I can for my friends who content to defend my back end.

So you can pack up your drama you can save it for your mama
I’ve got some problems of my own, it’s true, I really do! buh buh buh!

I likes to mind my own business, you see,
‘Cause sometimes that’s just the best way to go for me
But if you really need me there to be, to be there, there for you
Count to three’s all you do

All I ask is you be real some how
All I ask is you be right here right now
Don’t play the game that plays the players right down to the bone.
It’s the worst way to go, don’t you know?

Pack up your drama you can save it for your mama
I’ve got some problems of my own, it’s true, I really do! buh buh buh!
So you can pack up your drama you can save it for your mama
I’ve got some problems of my own, it’s true, I really do! buh buh buh!
Wa bwa wa bwa bwa wa bwa bwa!

4. A Song for Lydia
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

This song is dedicated to Lydia.

Lydia’s training in the First Platoon
She’s so amazing, she’s gonna fight for our lives, me and you!
I know that she’ll do good, just because I love her.

Lydia’s gaining, would you just look at her go!
She’s not complaining, she’s just facing a nation of woe.
I know how far she’ll go, just because I love her.

Oooh, please come home soon,
‘Cause we miss you and we want you back in one piece, to boot!
Oooh, please come home soon,
’Cause we miss you and we want you back in one piece …

Lydia’s training in the First Platoon
She’s so amazing, she’s gonna’ fight for our lives, me and you!
I know that she’ll do good, just because I love her.

Lydia’s gaining, would you just look at her go!
She’s not complaining, she’s just facing a nation of woe.
I know how far she’ll go, just because I love her.

5. Ghost of an Ex-Boyfriend
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

My ghost of an ex-boyfriend, He knows what’s in the next dimension.
He goes every where I go.
And 1st Corinthians has been with me since the end of his life.
And 1st Corinthians will haunt me ‘till the end of time.
What can I do to cancel this devotion? I’m through with living in slow motion.
I’ve tried to say all my goodbyes!
He follows me around and wallows in the sound of my voice.
He sits atop my bed and watches me undress …
Oh God, come tell this man why he must understand
Oh God, come take this man away as fast as you can
Oh, we are no longer to be!
For I am alive And he is dead.
When love carries over to the other side,
Just be wary of the one who died,
If he can’t let go! Can’t let go!
What can I do to cancel this devotion?
I’m through with living in slow motion.
I’ve tried to say all my goodbyes!
And 1st Corinthians has been with me since the end of his life.
And 1st Corinthians will haunt me ‘till the end of time
End of time, End of Time.

6. Back on the Patches
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

In a desert with my mom, singin’ songs about the rain
Horses gallopin’ along, big as houses on a plain
Whinnying, brilliant, with us.

Cyclones travellin’ across sandy mountains, more like waves
Sand that swallows you right whole, pretty like a face
Wonderful, terrible things

Well, I’m back on the patches again
Patches are my new best friends
And patches will be with me from here to eternity
Oh well, I guess, such is life.

Two gay dads are Daniel’s rents, flirting heavily with me
Want to get me to reveal, want to steal identity
“Just sign in on our calendar, okay?”

See the problem is, I’m lost, been distracted by the sun.
I’ve been looking for my car like I’m living on the run!
In a galaxy, not very far away.

Well, I’m back on the patches again
Patches are my new best friends
And patches will be with me from here to eternity
Oh well, I guess, such is life.

You can say you’re sorry ‘till you cry.
You can say you’re sorry, but you lie.
You can say you’re sorry for the rest of your life.

Life is funny when you think of how we think that
Life is easy to control – I can tell you it ain’t so.
Truthfully, with a splash of Lime.

Confidence is just a trigger for another trick
Lets you slip right through an old trap door, lickety-split!
Blind to see, cliff is just ahead. Woah, woah, woah

Well, I’m back on the patches again
Patches are my new best friends
And patches will be with me from here to eternity
Oh well, I guess, such is life.

Well, I’m back on the patches again
Patches are my new best friends
And patches will be with me from here to eternity
Oh well, I guess, such is life.

7. Using Dreams
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

I had a dream, a using dream, Dreamt like this before.
Smoking things, like cigarettes, Even though I smoke no more.
Couldn’t stop myself, lord you know I tried
All I wanted was a night of sleep with peace of mind

Why Do I cry When I wake up I will be Safe from Me In my –

Smoking dreams are killing me! Why’d I even quit the stuff?
If I can’t escape until I awake Baby, I have had enough!
Maybe this is what I get Get for getting into cigarettes

Why Do I cry When I wake up I will be Safe from Me In my –

Maybe this is what I get Get for getting into cigarettes

Why Do I cry When I wake up I will be Safe from Me
In my dreams, my smoking dreams.

8.  Drama Queen
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

No matter if I scream of if I shout, Nobody listens.
Nobody ever tries to hear me out, To what I’m all about.
I’m feeling so ignored! I’m feeling downright bored with this behavior!

They say the reason why is that I cry, To get attention.
Believe me when I say that I could die! And did I mention,
Two little dreadful words some one said to hurt my feelings even more?

Oh, Drama Queen! Oh, Drama Queen!Drama Drama Drama Drama
Save the Drama for your Mama! That is all I hear from people!
Oh, Drama Queen! Oh, Drama Queen! Drama Drama Drama Drama
Maybe I can save my momma, Only if you’d give me one more chance!

Gimme’ one more chance! I’ll get it right without a fight and
If you don’t let me try, I might just have to cry once more again!
Cry once more again!

9.  Third Time’s a Charm
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Picking over four leaf clovers Seemed like such a good idea until …
I picked them all apart, all apart.
Second glances and second chances Never did much good for me until …
I threw it all away!

Hey, what can I say? Every day is a brand new day!
And what could be the harm? After all, they say,
“Third Time is a Charm!”

Mama told me, rather coldly Don’t expect to truly ‘Get it’ until …
The ‘Got’ is ‘Good and Gone, Good and Gone.”
In my life ma’s my light so I look forward to my failures until ….
The day I get it right!

Hey, what can I say? Every day is a brand new day!
And what could be the harm? After all, they say,
“Third Time is a Charm!”

Hey, what can I say? Every day is a brand new day!
And what could be the harm? After all, they say,
“Third Time is a Charm!”

Hey, what can I say? Every day is a brand new day!
And what could be the harm? After all, they say,
“Third Time is a Charm!”

 

10.  Drama Queen (LIVE)
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp
Performed by the University of Colorado Denver 9th Street Singers

No matter if I scream of if I shout, Nobody listens.
Nobody ever tries to hear me out, To what I’m all about.
I’m feeling so ignored! I’m feeling downright bored with this behavior!

They say the reason why is that I cry, To get attention.
Believe me when I say that I could die! And did I mention,
Two little dreadful words some one said to hurt my feelings even more?

Oh, Drama Queen! Oh, Drama Queen!Drama Drama Drama Drama
Save the Drama for your Mama! That is all I hear from people!
Oh, Drama Queen! Oh, Drama Queen! Drama Drama Drama Drama
Maybe I can save my momma, Only if you’d give me one more chance!

Gimme’ one more chance! I’ll get it right without a fight and
If you don’t let me try, I might just have to cry once more again!
Cry once more again!

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