This album was recorded live on July 29, 2018 at Gallery1412. This was part of my free monthly concert series where I performed songs from my anthology, as well as many brand new duets. Singers on this album include Kay Baily, Jack Tusk, Saya Jean, Emma Wilkinson, EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!, and CarLarans. Carlos Snaider on acoustic guitar. Storm Benjamin on drums. JP on piano, of course, except for “Smile,” which had CarLarans on piano.

1 The Beginning

2 Happy Birthday to Me
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Guitar by Carlos Snaider
Drums by Storm Benjamin

Well, what can I say about getting this old?
I keep forgetting my story isn’t told.
I’ve gotten better with time and space,
But I’m still that kiddo’ with that smile on that face.

Time’s fine when you’re not paying attention
That’s the key to life.

It’s so much easier said than done
Regrets come from wisdom and joy from love
I want to be better at being a friend
So I’ll just keep loving you ’till the bitter end

Time’s fine when you’re not paying attention
That’s the key to life.

There’s so much more that I want to achieve
But Time’s going faster than I can live my dreams
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me
It’s a pleasure to be living, happy birthday to me.

3 Kay Bailey

4 Make Time
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Sung by Kay Bailey and John Paul Sharp
Guitar by Carlos Snaider
Drums by Storm Benjamin

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I am depressed
I’m just here, tired, and wond’ring what comes next?
Going through the motions, living every day
Doing my thing. But what is my thing?

Don’t you know you gotta’ make time?
If you wanna’ live a great life!
It’s gotta’ be a straight line, define what’s best for you
And those you love too.
That’s all it takes, that’s all it takes.

Just don’t forget, you shouldn’t go it alone.
You need your friends to help you answer your call
There is such potential in each one of us
So let’s get out there and have ourselves some fun!

Don’t you know you gotta’ make time?
If you wanna’ live a great life!
It’s gotta’ be a straight line, define what’s best for you
And those you love too.
That’s all it takes, that’s all it takes.

5 Jack Tusk

6 Cry n’ Make Out
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Sung by Jack Tusk and John Paul Sharp
Guitar by Carlos Snaider
Drums by Storm Benjamin

How in the world did we get here?
Where in the world are we going?
We are overwhelmed …

Our childhood taught us lies.
Role models are monsters in disguise.
We are overwhelmed …

Let’s cry and make out simultaneously.
So wet, so warm, so wild, wash our pain face with our love.
Let it all come crashing down, make the world go away.
For just one day with you.

We’re so tired of being strong for the strong.
Now is the time to be weak for the weak, who can’t sleep at night.

Let’s cry and make out simultaneously.
So wet, so warm, so wild, wash our pain face with our love.
Let it all come crashing down, make the world go away.
For one more day with you.

7 Saya Jean

8 Love Abstract
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Sung by Saya Jean and John Paul Sharp

These bitches never change,
They keep on fighting about the same old things.
It ain’t that hard to figure out,
If they just listen to each other they could work it out.
But then again, what’s the use?
No one ever heard me, so I just cut myself loose.

And now that I’m gone, now that I can hear you
Sing my song, oh, my little baby,
I’m so glad to be near you.

9 Emma Wilkinson

10 Shine Our Light with Love
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Sung by Emma Wilkinson and John Paul Sharp
Guitar by Carlos Snaider
Drums by Storm Benjamin

Open your heart to the ones you love to hate the most.
There is something there,
something you need to address within yourself.
Anything less is wrong, if you want the best, and move on,
we could use your help, ah, to shine our light with love.

It’s not too late to fight hate with our devotion.
We are the same souls in pain, swimming in emotion.
Learn to forgive and move on, even though it feels so wrong,
That is what it takes, ah, to shine our light with love.

11 Big Girl Powers
Words by Saya Jean
Music by John Paul Sharp
Back up Vocals by Jason Dooley and John Paul Sharp

buckle your seat belt and hold on tight
i’m muthafuckin’ Saya and I’m rockin’ the mic
I’m a cutie with a booty and the baddest bitch
so listen up all im’a tell ya right quick
paint your face all pretty, make your hair so nice
throw biddies off porches like I’m rollin’ the dice
you betcha as I can work, take that trash out and twerk it
hoochie-coochie, hoochie-boochie, hood rat hoochie-mama

(big girl powers)

everybody asking me how I be so fabulous
skinny bitches beggin’ me, “will you make me glamorous?”
yes I will, for a price, get me high, twice or thrice,
fill me up, don’t be a hater, get my fuckin’ baconator!
yeah, i said it, no I don’t regret it
I can sniff a Mickie D’s anytime, when I please
I am the H. B. I. C.
“Yeah, the original bitch!”

(big girl powers)

they wanna be like me but they cannot you see
cause they be so tiny, that’s enough of me!
I’m large and I’m muthafuckin’ in charge –
don’t you muthafuckin’ come for me!
yummy yummy bubble gum in my tummy tummy tum
I like to keep it fun – you want to get you some
I like to keep it fresh – no hot-ass mess
big girl powers are in effect!

(big girl powers)

“fuck – nope, that’s it” — Jason Dooley

12 EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!

13 Fortnite
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Sung by EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! and John Paul Sharp
Guitar by Carlos Snaider
Drums by Storm Benjamin

Life is hard and then you die.
Tbh, idk why I try.
Stupid people ev’ry where are responsible for my grey hairs!
Ev’ry day is like a chore.
Days forgotten when I wanted more.
Then I found this little game with rewards that I can claim!

You can talk to me on Fortnite.
That’s where I’ll be from now on.
Traveling along, killing ev’ry single one, until my time’s up.
Return to lobby!!
You can catch me at the Loot Lake,
Or being Salty at the Springs.
Snatching whores in Snobby Shores,
Gettin’ Shifty in the Shafts, in the Lucky Landing.

Fuck this stupid fucking earth.
Ev’ry body is a fucking fake.
Taking ev’rything they can.
Always calling me out of my name.
I have had it with this place.
You can fuck yourself you fuck-face fuckerheads.
I so badly need a lay, but instead I’ll play this game.

You can talk to me on Fortnite.
That’s where I’ll be from now on.
Traveling along, killing ev’ry single one, until my time’s up.
Return to lobby!!
You can catch me at the Loot Lake,
Or being Salty at the Springs.
Snatching whores in Snobby Shores,
Gettin’ Shifty in the Shafts, in the Lucky Landing.

There is no thing so sweet as your first trap kill.
No thing so sweet as killing five in a round.
I think we’ve found our home!

You can talk to us on Fortnite.
That’s where we’ll be from now on.
Traveling along, killing ev’ry single one, until our time’s up.
Return to lobby!!
You can catch us at the Loot Lake,
Or being Salty at the Springs.
Snatching whores in Snobby Shores,
Gettin’ Shifty in the Shafts, in the Lucky Landing.
You can talk to us on Fortnite!

14 Privileged White Women

15 God, What a Bitch!
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Sung by John Paul Sharp
Backup Vocals by LeighAnn Gould and Stephanie Zissimos

I get to see this lady every single day!
She treats me like a piece of shit and that’s okay.
I just remember that I used to be that way.
But it still bugs me and I want to set her straight,
And I hesitate to say, What I really want to say!
But on a day like today, I might just do it any way!

God, what a bitch! What’s her fucking problem?
She makes me sick! Always gets her way!
She does what she wants to regardless of our feelings
She acts like her shit smells so much better

Judge not, lest ye be judged is what I try to do.
I’ve tried to give this bitch a second chance or two!
But every time I think she’s gonna’ be less rude,
She fills me to the brim with all her attitude,
And I hesitate to say, What I really want to say!
But on a day like today, I might just do it anyway!

God, what a bitch! What’s her fucking problem?
She makes me sick! Always gets her way!
She does what she wants to
Regardless of our feelings
She acts like her shit is so much better!

Someday soon, she will learn,
She can do what she wants to do,
But if she keeps it up, surely someone will spit in her food!

God, what a bitch! What’s her fucking problem?
She makes me sick! Always gets her way!
She does what she wants to
Regardless of our feelings
She acts like her shit is so much better, but she’s just a bitch!

16 CarLarans

17 Smile
Words and Music by CarLarans and John Paul Sharp
Piano by CarLarans

He smiles like a summer’s day, I’m laying in the sun.
Smile warms me up inside, I feel the heat from your gun
Smiles like a Reese’s cup, you know I can’t have just one.
The last thing on my mind before the day is done.

Is your smile looks as good on you as your underwear
It should be illegal the way you flash it everywhere
Smiles like the rush I get playing Truth or Dare
Gets me higher than a kite in open air when you

Smile, I can see the heavens staring at me
‘Cause those lips and then you had me at hello when you
Smile, all my troubles melt like butter or a Popsicle in summer,
So let’s go no where, don’t mind if I stare at your …

The one who makes me smile, each and ev’ry day, boy,
You make me feel alright.
The way you look at me makes me feel like I’m alive,
For the first time, baby, this will always be your

Smile, I can see the heavens staring at me
‘Cause those lips and then you had me at hello when you
Smile, all my troubles melt like butter or a Popsicle in summer,
So let’s go no where, don’t mind if I stare at your …

The way you look at me, it makes me feel so fine …
Smile … smile … smile … smile … smile …

Smile, I can see the heavens staring at me
‘Cause those lips and then you had me at hello

18 Before the End

19 Thank You
Words and Music by John Paul Sharp
Guitar by Carlos Snaider
Drums by Storm Benjamin

I just wanted to thank you for all you’ve done,
You’re the one who brings me hope and joy and you know I love you.
You’re the reason I get up every single day and be my best version of
Who I wanna’ be and you’re the one I wanna’ be around.

You put up with my nonsense, you laugh at my jokes.
You’re always there to remind me how to love me the most.
Just being there shows that you care.
I’m aware and I’m grateful for you, what you do, and how you do it.

We’ve been here at this Party of Life and you know, it makes me smile
When I think of the times we shared.
I could not live without you here by my side, ready to fight for the lives
We’ve always wanted and you’re the one I wanna’ be around.

No matter where I’m goin’, I’ll remember your love,
And it will make me better, make me fit like a glove.
Just being there shows that you care.
I’m aware, and I’m grateful for you, what you do and how you do it.

There will always be a place for you,
in my home, my heart and my life too.
If ever you need someone to be there, you can call me,
Knowing how I care.
You’re the one I wanna’ be around.

I just wanted to thank you for all you’ve done,
You’re the one who brings me hope and joy and you know I love you.
You’re the reason I get up every single day and be my best version of
Who I wanna’ be and you’re the one I wanna’ be around.

20 The End