1. Thank You: From A Boy In a Bell Jar

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

just wanna' thank you

just wanna' thank you

just wanna' thank you from the bottom of my heart

just wanna' thank you

just wanna' thank you

just wanna' thank you from the bottom of my heart

just wanna' thank you

just wanna' thank you

just wanna' thank you from the bottom of my heart

 

and for listening to my treasured songs from the start

and though they may be trashy, some of it is classy and full of heart

the reason why I share this part of me

is so that everyone I love can share this part of me with me

so come and take my hand

we're off to Neverland

I'm sorry that my voice gets flat

but I'm lookin' and I'm thinkin' and I'm prayin' and

I'm hopin' to solve all of that

so thank you for your time

and the open frame of your mind

I'd like to thank you for going to Second Base with me

but even if ears bleed,

I hope that you'll believe in me

I hope that you will sing with me,

no matter how silly you think it sounds -

it sounds fine - don't worry, it's all in good fun

so here's to chilling out and seeing what my music is all about

forget your problems, forget your troubles, forget your drama

I want you to sing with me

I want you to sing with me

even if it sounds like shit,

I want you to sing with me.

 

2. Oatmeal Creme Pies

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

oatmeal creme pies,

makes me wanna' sit around and try to eat them all day on the couch.

oatmeal creme pies,

you know I'm just waitin' for that creamy surprise, deep into the center.

oatmeal creme pies,

you know I'm sittin' pretty with my baby tonight,

i'm gonna' getcha' then i'll eatcha'

oatmeal creme pies,

baby you have given me the time of my life, you a sweet-ass honey, baby.

(so sweet to me)

Let's Jam!

3. Invitation to a Pussy Party

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

it's a pussy party and ev'rybody's invited!

I want you to see my pussies!

they are going to live in 200 sq. ft. for the rest of their lives

but that's okay - they don't know no better, anyway

they are lucky to eat, my friends

these cats is lucky that they ain't out on the streets, okay?

they are lucky that I decided to pick up a couple of cats.

they are so, so lucky

they are so, so happy-go-lucky that

I decided to pick up all the poop out of their litter box

you have to do it ev'ry day, or your house is gonna' stink

runnin' all over my face at night -

you know that makes me scared!

makes me wonder why I decided to pick up a couple of cats.

but then I remember it was I who wanted to have a family

and I want you to help me welcome them to their new home, my friends,

pussy party and ev'rybody's invited!

4. Chains of Wichita

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Vocals: Jeffrey Alan Bennett, Paul Michael Escalante, and John Paul Sharp

Improvised Rap: "Rachel"

 

yo - yo, I'm testin' tha' beat and I like it

can you hear me? can you hear me!

I'm not gonna' be sorry anymore, I'm tellin' you, so you better listen to me.

I'm throwin' away those chains you have on me

you're not in control of this

I'm a woman - hear me roar - roar

do you like this? you can't have it, it's all mine,

baby-baby, it's all mine, ooh yeah

I'm in the room with three hot guys

and they all think I'm just fine and

I'm hangin' out and I'm havin' fun and it's about freakin' time

'cause I'm sick of Wichita

nothin' but chains and work

takin' off those gloves and I'm partying - I'm chillin'

5. 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.

6. Fishing for Compliments

Music by John Paul Sharp

7. The Missing

Music by John Paul Sharp

Audio Recording: Uncle Don, Grandmother and Grandfather (1970s)

8. Curvy Crossroads

Music and Lyrcis 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)

9. Perhaps Just Maybe

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

when it feels so cold, I can make you warm,

I could make it go away, perhaps just maybe today

if you love me so, would you then forgive me

for the things I never meant to say?

perhaps just maybe today?

 

army dreamers never really last

army dreamers never really last

they always die so fast

they always die so fast

I'm one of them, I'm one of them!

 

when it feels so cold, I can make you warm,

I could make it go away, perhaps just maybe today

if you love me so, would you then forgive me

for the things I never meant to say?

perhaps just maybe today?

10. First, Go Final

Music by John Paul Sharp

11. From Summer To Fall

Music by John Paul Sharp