1. Round and Round

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

in life, there are no ups and downs

life only goes round and round again

just when you think you've seen it all

you haven't seen anything just yet

God gives us the power in the repetition

stairs to help us get to heaven

the ferris wheel does not stop

we make the choice

we make the choice

we make the choice

we make the choice

do you rock, do you roll, or just sit still?

which one do you choose?

which one do you choose?

which one do you choose?

2. Damaged Goods

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

sure don't care what you say

damaged goods are okay with me

'cause I know what you mean

I understand - it's why I am your man

 

Oh, does anyone really know just how long we have to live?

 

say goodnight to myself

save my thoughts for somebody other than me

because I cannot see

you cannot share because I am not there

 

Oh, does anyone really know just how wonderful you really are to me?

 

I don't ever wanna' wait another moment

because I'm living on borrowed time myself

and there's nobody else I'd rather spend it with

I don't ever wanna' wait another moment

because I'm living on borrowed time myself

and there's nobody else I'd rather spend it with

spend my whole life kissing you

 

don't be afraid - I am right here

you will never have anything to fear with me

I'm who you're supposed to be with

I am your man - it's why I understand

 

Oh, does anyone really know just how long we have to live?

 

I don't ever wanna' wait another moment

because I'm living on borrowed time myself

and there's nobody else I'd rather spend it with

I don't ever wanna' wait another moment

because I'm living on borrowed time myself

and there's nobody else I'd rather spend it with

spend my whole life kissing you

3. Ballad of a Rollerskater

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I remember better days when I was but a child

I'd rollerskate and sing aloud for miles

I had no worries, I had no trials

well, it's been 20 years and I am not so bold

I'm more like overwhelmed and feeling very old

I feel so far away, lost in time

and now I find

 

I used to believe in beauty of dreams

I used to believe a fine future for me

and then I lost it

 

woke up this morning, heard knocking on my door

when I went to answer it, found something on the porch

a pair of rollerskates and in my size, before my very eyes

 

and now I believe in beauty of dreams

and now I am free, a fine future for me!

and now I have it!

 

ev'ry chance I get, especially when down

I get out my rollerskates and I sing all over town

people laugh at me and I laugh back

'cause I know where it's at!

 

I'll always believe in beauty of my dreams

I'll always be free, a fine future for me!

and now I have it!

4. Perfect Fourth

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Thank God, there's gonna' be some new blood up in the white house.

Hopefully, this time there won't be a bad taste in my mouth

when my vote went south, to the Midwest, then came to rest,

poor little vote.

 

George said a lot of things to leave out my people and I.

We may not be portion of the majority, but we out to try -

get someone in who has a heart for equal rights.

 

All I'm saying is we're waitin' for a perfect fourth,

for the sound of those wedding bells will be our just desserts,

beautiful, natural, and it is just about that time we got our share.

 

We all watched Will & Grace for a decade - give me a break!

Ellen was host of the latest Oscars - why must we stay in the 2nd class?

Less than the rest?

 

I've got a feelin' like things are lookin' up somehow.

It's so important that we do not give up or give in now.

Let's become a force to be reckoned with - require our wish!

 

All I'm saying is we're waitin' for a perfect fourth,

for the sound of those wedding bells will be our just desserts,

beautiful, natural, and it is just about that time we got our share.

 

All I'm saying is we're waitin' for a perfect fourth,

for the sound of those wedding bells will be our just desserts,

beautiful, natural, and it is just about that time we got our share.

5. Lazy Sunday

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

living in the valley of bones doesn't mean a thing

not until you've been so alone

never like this when I'm on my own

trapped in a cell of negativity

 

I don't you really know how to make this up to me

you're a man who lives by his words

I am just a man with needs and deeds

so, if you please, will you hear me?

 

maybe it ain't that bad, maybe

these are the best days we'll ever have, baby

it's a shame that we can't enjoy a lazy Sunday, woah

 

words of glitter, words of gold

disingenuous

i don't know just what should be done

all because I'm hoping you will change, sweeten with age

 

maybe it ain't that bad, maybe

these are the best days we'll ever have, baby

it's a shame that we can't enjoy a lazy Sunday, woah

 

maybe it ain't that bad, baby

these are the best days that we'll ever have

it's such a shame that we can't enjoy a lazy Sunday

6. Intermission

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

in 27 years, I've been around

I've seen the rise and the fall of my peace

and the stall of my dreams.

 

some days are good and then some days are bad

I sometimes wonder if these are the best of the years I will have?

 

how can it be that I've worked this hard

and yet I haven't gotten anywhere

what kind of beef does God want with me?
I do my best to release the scars

and yet they aren't going anywhere

what does it take to pull in a break?

 

some days are good and then some days are bad

I sometimes wonder if these are the best of the years I will have?

 

how can it be that I've worked this hard

and yet I haven't gotten anywhere

what kind of beef does God want with me?
I do my best to release the scars

and yet they aren't going anywhere

what does it take to pull in a break?

 

I won't give up, but I can't help to think

what if it's too late to teach this old dog new tricks?

 

how can it be that I've worked this hard

and yet I haven't gotten anywhere

what kind of beef does God want with me?
I do my best to release the scars

and yet they aren't going anywhere

what does it take to pull in a break?

7. Streaker Boy

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

you go so fast and yet, your presence lasts

I think of you like I do when I think of the past

belle of the ball, you really give me your all

you make me crumble, like the time I saw you run at the mall

 

streaker boy, you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone

streaker boy, you'll always have a home,

you'll always have a home in my heart

for you've gotten me so high, I think I might just die without you

 

turned on the news, I got the streaker-boy-blues

I saw you skating at the rink in your birthday boy suit

I want to run with you - be your sidekick for life

so save me some speed and I'll be there just to follow your lead

 

streaker boy, you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone

streaker boy, you'll always have a home,

you'll always have a home in my heart

for you've gotten me so high, I think I might just die without you

 

streaker boy, you'll never walk alone, you'll never walk alone

streaker boy, you'll always have a home,

you'll always have a home in my heart

for you've gotten me so high, I think I might just die without you,

without you

8.  Have a Happy Christmas (Without Me)

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

December breezes bring me to my knees

how could you do this to me two days before Christmas?

so maybe I gained 15 pounds

why do you think it's okay to sleep with strangers - I hope you

 

have a happy Christmas (without me)

have a happy new year

and please enjoy the rest of your life

 

I have my principles; first time I always forgive

twice is my fault and that is why I must leave you to your devices

 

it was no secret that we weren't good

no good together but I was

so faithful and true and I hope you

 

have a happy Christmas (without me)

have a happy new year

and please enjoy the rest of your life

9.  Las Mesas

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

your secret is safe with me

consider it history

this is the last time we meet

 

been over a thousand times

for this kind of compromise

never has come so very cheap

 

but i'm on the beat

yes, i'm out pounding the street

these cracks are making it hard to get very far

but i'm makin' it

i'm not - i'm not fakin' it

whatever will be will be just fine

 

if I could just get through this

if I could just deal with this

nothing would ever bother me

 

but i'm on the beat

yes, i'm out pounding the streets

these cracks are making it hard to get very far

but i'm makin' it

i'm not - i'm not fakin' it

whatever will be will be just fine

 

yes, i'm on the beat

i'm out pounding the streets

these cracks are making it hard to get very far

but i'm makin' it

i'm not - i'm not fakin' it

whatever will be will be just fine

10.  Reality

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

i've been thinkin' about a way to give my life a jump-start

i've been lookin' for a place where I can follow my heart

this reality was fun, but I think i'm done for now

 

I wanna' be on a reality show

I wanna' see what's really goin' on with me

 

love a challenge while the world is watching, living in rooms

get off balance to see if I am truly capable too

this could really be my thing - this could be my new dream for now

 

I wanna' be on a reality show

I wanna' see what's really goin' on with me

10.  Just Gettin' Started

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

gee, I really hate to end the show

'cause we've had a lot of fun, ya' know?

don't you worry that we have to go

'cause I'm just gettin' started

 

we shared a lot of laughs and cried some too

i'm so sad that i'll be leavin' you

but there's no reason to be feelin' so blue

'cause I'm just gettin' started

 

i'll be back in no time, baby

ev'rything will be fine

until then, I hope you don't mind

this goodbye

 

I don't think that I'll be gone for long

i'll cope the distance with some brand new songs

and when I'm back then you can sing along

'cause i'm just gettin' started

 

i'll be back in no time, baby

ev'rything will be fine

until then, I hope you don't mind

this goodbye

 

I will try not to cry much tonight

'cause I know this wonderful show will not be the last

 

i'll be back in no time, baby

ev'rything will be fine

until then, I hope you don't mind

this goodbye

 

gee, I really hate to end the show

'cause we've had a lot of fun, ya' know?

don't you worry that we have to go

'cause I'm just gettin' started