Scattered Leftovers from a Messy Life (2008)

1. Chicago
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

try and relate to you, you don’t hear a thing, you’re not listening
all you want to do is teach
as though I can’t see, as though i’m incapable
all I can say is that we’re wasting our time

and by tomorrow, I’ll be in Chicago, take these sorrows

don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t have faults all of my own
i just thought you had some too
oh what did I do? what makes me incapable?
well, I guess that it will have to wait

’cause by tomorrow, I’ll be in Chicago take these sorrows

everything will be fine, i’ll be back in a week or so
for myself, I must find a better day
i’ll be back in a week, ’cause you don’t care about me
for myself I must find a better day

and by tomorrow, I’ll be in Chicago take these sorrows
and by tomorrow, I’ll be in Chicago
take these sorrows and leave ’em behind

2. Valerie (You Are Loved)
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

she was so popular, she was so cool
she was the best friend of everyone she knew
but things were different in her own mind
she saw the world as cruel and so unkind
how our lives can be a lie
it’s a shame that she was right

Valerie, Valerie, you are loved, you are loved so much by everybody
and everyone that you touched – you are loved, you are loved

she was my sister – she’ll always be
and now, my angel, as she watches over me
so get your drinks up and sing along
so that my sister really knows that she belonged
it’s a shame that she is gone
well, I hope she hears this song

Valerie, Valerie, you are loved, you are loved so much by everybody
and everyone that you touched – you are loved, you are loved
Valerie, Valerie, you are loved, you are loved so much by everybody
and everyone that you touched, you are loved, so rest in peace

3. Determined
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

you can say whatever you want – I don’t care, so give me your best shot
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

you can laugh at my expense – I don’t care – i’m not livin’ with pretense
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

you can say whatever you want – I don’t care, so give me your best shot
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

you can laugh at my expense – I don’t care – i’m not livin’ with pretense
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

4. The Nothing
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

if I drink one more, i’ll be hitting the floor
i’m having a problem chasing these blues away
if it’s not one thing, it’s another, oh boy
tears may fall like rain, but i’ll be back up again and again
I could disappear for good

up all night from hitting the pipe – yikes
i’m having a problem connecting the dots today
if it’s not one thing, it’s a cover, oh boy
try to hide my face, but i’ll get back there again and again
I could disappear for good, for good, for good, good
i’m misunderstood, again

good to be here, though I think it is queer
i’m having a problem – the demons are just at bay
there is The Nothing to discover
nothing to take away, but i’d go back there again and again
’cause I could disappear for, I could disappear for
I could disappear for good

5. These are the Holidays
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp
Vocals by Stephanie Zissimos and John Paul Sharp

the stocks are up, the stocks are down
the stock market’s just a jumpin’ around
the jobs are gone, pollution’s bad
you can’t afford to get a full tank of gas

oh, don’t you worry so, it’s gonna’ be okay
you’ve got your friends and your family
and these are the holidays

talk of change is everywhere
I hate to tell you this, but I don’t care
all I want is a hug and
time to spend with you to give you my love

oh, don’t you worry so, it’s gonna’ be okay
you’ve got your friends and your family
and these are the holidays

let the world come undone
as long as we’re together, we’ll have fun
save those tears ’till next year
and let us celebrate some holiday cheer

oh, don’t you worry so, it’s gonna’ be okay
you’ve got your friends and your family
and these are the holidays

6. Spinning Around
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp
Vocals by Jeffrey Alan Bennett and “Andrea”

baby’s brain baby’s brain spinning around
baby’s brain spinning around baby’s brain spinning around

baby’s brain wrinkle free so are we
baby’s brain wrinkle free so are we
spinning around spinning around

there’s a cleavage factor, yeah
yeah, a big one mmhmmm that’s funny

baby’s brain wrinkle free so are we
baby’s brain wrinkle free so are we
spinning around spinning around

7. 15 Years and More
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

there was no one to blame, it’s all my fault
I knew I was doing it from the start
and yet I sing this song most every single day
I wish I could quit smoking cigarettes
but what else would I do instead?
except be clean and boring or anything at all

I am afraid to take that step
I am afraid to see myself
I am afraid I can’t have fun
no, I won’t do anything at all
but i’ll smoke for 15 years or more

I wish I could quit smoking cigarettes
but what else would I do instead?
except be clean and boring or anything at all

I am afraid to take that step
I am afraid to see myself
I am afraid I can’t/won’t have fun
no, I won’t do anything at all
but i’ll smoke for 15 years or more

8.  Drink it Down
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

you can have your diet pepsi, diet coke, or whatever you want (haha)
you can have your nutrasweet inside your coffee and you know
your going to do some damage

aspartame, know the name before it gets ya, before it gets ya
aspartame, know the name before it bites ya in the butt, it’s gonna’ getcha’

you can have whatever you want
doesn’t it feel so good, doesn’t it feel so good?

I can feel it coursing through my veins
I feel it coursing through my veins

aspartame, know the name before it gets ya, before it gets ya
aspartame, know the name before it bites ya in the butt, it’s gonna’ getcha’
aspartame, know the name before it gets ya, before it gets ya
aspartame, know the name before it bites ya in the butt, it’s gonna’ getcha’

9. Kitty Meds 2
Music and Vocals by John Paul Sharp

mamas
gettin’ high is like, is like a
gettin’ high is like a
gettin’ high is light the sky
gettin’ high is light the sky

yeah, yeah, yeah

gettin’ high is like, is like a
gettin’ high is like a
gettin’ high is light the sky
gettin’ high is light the sky

yeah, yeah, yeah
mamas

10. Variations on a Ho
Music and Vocals by John Paul Sharp

11. Scattered Leftover from a Messy Life
Music by John Paul Sharp

12. Determined (LIVE)
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

you can say whatever you want
I don’t care, so give me your best shot
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day
and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

you can laugh at my expense
I don’t care – i’m not livin’ with pretense
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day
and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

you can say whatever you want
I don’t care, so give me your best shot
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day
and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

you can laugh at my expense
I don’t care – i’m not livin’ with pretense
’cause i’m doing my thing ev’ry day
and I don’t think i’ll stop until I get
exactly what I want

13. The Nothing (LIVE)
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

if I drink one more, i’ll be hitting the floor
i’m having a problem chasing these blues away
if it’s not one thing, it’s another, oh boy
tears may fall like rain, but i’ll be back up again and again
I could disappear for good

up all night from hitting the pipe – yikes
i’m having a problem connecting the dots today
it’s it’s not one thing, it’s a cover, oh boy
try to hide my face, but i’ll get back there again and again
I could disappear for good, for good, for good, good
i’m misunderstood, again

good to be here, though I think it is queer
i’m having a problem – the demons are just at bay
there is The Nothing to discover
nothing to take away, but i’d go back there again and again
’cause I could disappear for
I could disappear for
I could disappear for good

14. This Heavy Life
Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp
Performed by the University of Colorado Denver 9th Street Singers

this heavy life of mine ain’t nice, it’s always gotta’ be a fight
and so i’ve beaten enemies, that’s right
i’ve beaten everyone in sight and that is why I will stay in jail
for the rest of my life if I could change anything at all
i’d live for my kids – instead of them worse than
where I was when this all began
oh, Lord, if I could change the past, I’d hold them tight
I’d tell them, “Listen to your father.
You’ll change the world and you can be anything you wanna’ be.
I believe in who you are.
Never forget just who you are and where you come from.
And I will be with you forever and forever.
You will be my star.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *