New Year, Same Life (EP) (2011)

 

1. Blow Away

2. New Year, Same Life

3. High-strung

4. Minor Outburst

5. A Sigh of Relief

1. Blow Away

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Let the world blow away

I'm gonna' make me some music today,

hey - Put your troubles aside,

leave your pride at the door,

Time to give 'em s'more ...

 

Let's make it up as we go along,

Whatever feels good -

Ain't that the point? Do whatever feels good,

Good to you ...

 

Let the world blow away

I'm gonna' make me some music today.

Put your troubles aside ...

2. New Year, Same Life

Music and Vocals by John Paul Sharp

 

i get up i go out and I do what I've done most every single day

i do what i can, i do what i say

i know if I keep working hard, life'll go where it's s'posed to go

somehow, though how, I don't know

 

I try to take it day by day

how else could I make it one more day, so

all your hopes for the new year, your resolutions

you can keep them all to yourself,

 

new year same life, just another day, just another day, so

keep truckin', good luck with whatever broken promise you want to harvest

even though you've every moment to make your dreams come true

 

i'm not tryin' to bring you down, not tryin' to make you sad

i'm just tryin' to keep you from fallin' into that old trap

'cause if you save all your hopes and dreams for just one night

you'll never realize what you were meant for.

 

new year same life, just another day, just another day, so

keep truckin', good luck with whatever broken promise you want to harvest

even though you've every moment to make your dreams come true

3. High-strung

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Some people like to think that they try,

But in the end, their time was misspent,

oh yeah.

 

But not like you and I,

We like to do it all night.

And we don't worry if we get no sleep,

no, no, no!

Because we might be high-strung, but we're never outrun when we're under the gun!

 

It's never easy when we're doing our thing

And after all we been through, all of our pain

Oh, just remember when our bodies are gone,

We'll be remembered for the things we have done.

 

Let's take it all the way.

Jump off a cliff, take a dive, it'll be okay!

Forget the haters, because they wish they were you.

When someone hates it, then you know someone loves it too!

 

And that's the reason why we're doin' our thing,

'Cause after all we been through, all of our pain,

Oh, just remember, when our bodies are gone,

We'll be remembered, we'll be remembered for the things we have done!

4. Minor Outburst

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Try not to publish animated gifs

of animals or people really gettin' hurt

No social statistics of consumer behavior

No politicians eating corn dogs at the fair

If I could show you anything,

I'd show you love and peace.

There is not much time to waste,

Let's celebrate all the years,

Talk about our hopes and fears.

 

I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but I

Got these feelin's and I keep 'em to myself

But every now and then, I let it out and then

Some winner's scoldin' me about the Power of Positivity.

 

Time got the best of me, got the best of you and you know it's true

When you look at the things that you do.

Your negativity is makin' me wanna' be alone in the dark, alone in the dark,

All by myself.

 

If I could show you anything, I'd show you love and peace ...

5. A Sigh of Relief

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Why don't you rest - go and get some sleep.

You should be naked - let that body breathe.

You can see where you're headed, it's not that good

We can tell that you care and it's understood,

But can't you see? This is the place where we are free to be

You and me, you and me.

 

Not a solid, fluid and alive.

You can't contain it, so why would you even try?

And it's so much bigger than you or me

For the sake of the future, just let it be!

And get some rest - you have earned a sigh of relief

And we thank you for everything.

 

Ya' did a good job, everyone's just fine.

These changes are good ones, you shall see in time.

And it's so much bigger than you or me

For the sake of the future, just let it be and get some rest

You have earned a sigh of relief

And we thank you for everything,

And we thank you for everything,

And we thank you for everything,

And we thank you for everything.