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 though 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, naturally

naturally, naturally

naturally, 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