1. Journey of Souls

Music by John Paul Sharp

2. You and I

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I had a dream last night,

or should I say this morning

I looked for you and

I was blinded the fight we have on life

I wouldn't concede it

and neither would you

you finally came and

we had a quick embrace

and then you were gone again and I was forced to go away

to find my own journey, to face the day alone

but we're never alone, are we?

I know I'll see you again, it's just -

I know I'll see you again, it's just -

I don't feel bad about you

you don't feel bad about me

3. Thirty

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

the hooplah's over

it's said and done

another year and I'll be 31

 

you said I'd be there now

(if you want it you can

get it you don't have to sweat it

you can figure out a way to

get it on your own)

said I'd be there by now

(if you want it you can get it you don't have to sweat it

you can figure out a way to get it on your own)

so what comes next?

so what comes next?

 

and I been thinkin' about my life

about the tears and blood I've shed

 

you said I'd be there now

(if you want it you can get it you don't have to sweat it

you can figure out a way to get it on your own)

said I'd be there by now

(if you want it you can get it you don't have to sweat it

you can figure out a way to get it on your own)

so what comes next?

so what comes next?

 

the hooplah's over

it's said and done

another year and I'll be 31

 

you said I'd be there now

(if you want it you can get it you don't have to sweat it

you can figure out a way to get it on your own)

said I'd be there by now

(if you want it you can get it you don't have to sweat it

you can figure out a way to get it on your own)

so what comes next?

 

you said I'd be there now

said I'd be there by now

so what comes next?

so what comes next?

4. One Day Older

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

one more day of getting dressed

obsessed, upset again

 

whatever - i'll get it together

like I always do

i'll start with a shirt,

then move to my drawers

and then to my pants -

but i'm wearing sandals today

i'm one day older, don't you think?

it certainly feels that way.

I go on each day, gettin' older and older and older and

there's nothing I can do

 

what else is there?

where should I go?

 

whatever - i'll get it together like I always do

i'll start with a shirt, then move to my drawers

and then to my pants - but i'm wearing sandals today

i'm one day older, don't you think?

it certainly feels that way.

I go on each day, gettin' older and older and older and

there's nothing I can do

 

whatever - i'll get it together like I always do

i'll start with a shirt, then move to my drawers

and then to my pants - but i'm wearing sandals today

i'm one day older, don't you think?

it certainly feels that way.

I go on each day, gettin' older and older and older and

there's nothing I can do

6. Stricken

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

time does not bring relief

you have all lied

who told me time would

ease me of my pain?

I miss him in the weeping of the rain

I want him at the shrinking of the tide

the old snows melt from ev'ry mountain side

and last year's leaves are smoke in every lane

but last year's bitter loving must remain

heaped on my heart and my old thoughts abide

there are a hundred places where I fear to go

so with his memory they bring

and entering with relief

some quiet place where never fell his foot

or shown his face

I say, there is no memory of him here

and so stricken, so remembering him

5. Sabrina

Music and Vocals by John Paul Sharp

7. Soothe

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

is there something I can do to help?

you shouldn't be forced to lift that

weight upon your shoulders

is there somewhere that we should go?

'cause livin' right here is

not the way to get us goin'

how can I get you to a better place?

 

soothe, soothe, soothe

can you feel my thoughts?

i'm calling out to you

what do you need me to do?

i'm here to lend my heart

 

is there something I can do to help

you shouldn't be forced to lift that weight upon your shoulders

can you feel my thoughts?

is there somewhere that we should go?

i'm calling out to you

'cause livin' right here is not the way to get us goin'

what do you need me to do?

how can I get you to a better place?

i'm here to lend my heart

8.  everytime (sky)

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

ev'rytime I think about

where I am and where I'm headed

I get a feelin' like I'm disconnected,

undirected, and overaffected

mental projections show me

all the places that I wouldn't go

I just can't shake those worrisome windows

I reach for help and overstep but even so

people are busy with their own lives

and have no ownership of mine

and I don't even know what I want most of the time

 

ev'rytime I get a grasp on how I think the road lays out

some kinda' song or the way the sun shines brings about the doubt

rays of light bouncin' all over my face, hard to concentrate

traffic so noisy, can't hear myself think

the striking question remains

what is it that I have to contribute?

and I don't even know what I want most of the time

 

so I just look up at the sky

so I just look up at the sky

look up look up

sky sky sky sky

you have a choice

you have the choice

at the sky, yeah, yeah, yeah

9.  Come What May

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

come what may

 

no traditions and no routines

are gonna' get me where I wanna' be

in admission, I do believe,

whatever happen gonna' set me free

 

free, free, free

 

God, I will do whatever it takes

God, I will do whatever it takes

come what may

 

i'm conditioned to walk away

when I got nothin' left to say

it's my mission to just not know

whichever way I was meant to go

 

go, go, go

 

God, I will do whatever it takes

God, I will do whatever it takes

come what may

 

come what may

10.  Second Chance

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

i'm honing in to hear within

the frequency that pleases me

and ev'rybody knows the way it goes

ev'ryone deserves a second chance

 

I think I know which way to go

I gotta' fix some things in me

ev'rybody knows that's the way it goes

ev'ryone deserves a second chance

 

maybe if I try real hard

the second time I fall will be much softer

 

i'm here to face my fear

to make it clear again

'cause ev'rybody knows the way it goes

ev'ryone deserves a second chance

 

can't wait to see

who recognizes me

today, out on the street, yeah

'cause ev'rybody knows that's the way it goes

ev'ryone deserves a second chance

 

maybe if I try real hard

the second time I fall will be much softer

maybe if I try real hard

the second time I fall will be much softer

11. Yes, We Love

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

who's the "we" in "yes, we can?"

who's a part of this revolution?

I was there and you were there

and here we are, so what comes next?

 

when will we share

love, kids, and marriage?

tell me if i'm wrong, but aren't we all

a part of one great family?

 

don't you think it's funny how we separate ourselves

to try and try and understand

but see, the problem is, we tear our lives apart

and we will never understand

so why don't you just take my hand

and see if we can

 

love love love love love love love love

love love love love love love love love

 

who's a part of "yes, we can?"

who's a part of this revolution?

tell me if I'm wrong, but aren't we all

a part of one great family?

12. We Simply Can

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

we simply can

no matter what anybody say

we simply can

we can do it if we try

we can do it in style

we can do it  - we can do it in style

we can do it  - we can do it in style

we simply can, we simply can

we simply can

we can do it if we try

13. When We Notice

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

life gets busier with each new day

the world is smaller and the

stars more far away

it seems like there's not enough time to

enjoy the things we love, but

it's up to us to make the change

and make the world a better place

for those who come

 

take the time to smell the roses

take the time to help your family

this is the time to engage

time to embrace the dawn of a new age of love and hope

 

it seems like there's not enough time to

enjoy the things we love, but

it's up to us to make the change

and make the world a better place for those who come

 

take the time to smell the roses

take the time to help your family

this is the time to engage

time to embrace the dawn of a new age of love and hope

 

love, hope, love, hope

 

14. The Story of Jen

Music by John Paul Sharp

15. Positive Correlation

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

a positive correlation exists

between gender self-acceptance

and Diener's subjective well-being,

la la la

and that is why counselors and

educators and

ev'rybody else should be

aware of gender bias in the classroom

 

a positive correlation was found between gender self-acceptance

and Diener's subject well-being, la la la

16. Party (Like it's 2012)

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

they say the end of days are comin

near Christmas of 2012

well I say we put on our party hats

and bring out the ring in our bells

 

we're gonna' party like it's 2012

you can forget about a heaven or hell

'cause when it's over, you can't really tell

we're gonna' party like it's two-thousand-

 

if all we know is somehow changin'

let's enjoy the time that we have

live for today, mend your mistakes

break out your best champagne

 

we're gonna' party like it's 2012

you can forget about a heaven or hell

'cause when it's over, you can't really tell

we're gonna' party like it's two-thousand-

 

if my country stays this way

and my kids' kids will have to pay

I think I can speak for the rest

we are ready for what is next

 

we're gonna' party like it's 2012

you can forget about a heaven or hell

'cause when it's over, you can't really tell

we're gonna' party like it's two-thousand-

 

we're gonna' party like it's 2012

you can forget about a heaven or hell

'cause when it's over, you can't really tell

we're gonna' party like it's 2012

17. The National Anthem

Sung by John Paul Sharp at the Spring 2009 University of Colorado Denver Graduation

Guitar performed by Sean McGowan

 

Oh, say, can you see,

by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hail'd

at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars,

thro' the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watch'd,

were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare,

the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof thro' the night

that our flag was still there.

O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?