The Fool (2013)

 

1. This is Our Time

2. We Are the Fool

3. My Night

4. Strain

5. Clear Your Mind

6. Fresh Start

7. The Bunny Hip-Hop

8. Momz

9. Play

10. Oh, My Goodness!

11. Turn It Around

12. Love, Abstract

13. Landing

14. The Magician

15. F on a Rocket Ship

16. Arcturis

17. Play (Yet-to-Come Mix by Tony Gavilanes)

1. This is Our Time

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time ...

Break out your gayest friend and get 'im real high

'cause he'll get married on the square with marijuana there

And we all know which way the wind blows

It's gonna' be merry!

Say goodbye to all that jive of livin' in the past -

livin' in the past! Sistren 'n Brethrn' - ain't it 'bout time!

Ain't you so glad to feel free in this life?

It's just a shame it had to be in this economy

Where folks are poor - hope our freedom brings fortune!

It's a little bit scary!

Say goodbye to all that jive of livin' in the past -

livin' in the past! I want to be serious for a moment of your time

I want you to know I'm so glad to be alive

this is it, precious time,it's our time, this is it,

it's our moment, there's no time to time

(this is a new age, a new age of love, oh, woah.)

this is our time, precious time, it's our time, this is it

it's our moment, no time to waste, oh, woah. Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time ...

Break out your gayest friend and get 'im real high

'cause he'll get married on the square with marijuana there

And we all know which way the wind blows

he's a little bit scary! ;D

Say goodbye to all that jive of livin' in the past -

livin' in the past! livin in the, livin' in the past,

the past, the past, the past, the past, this past!

2. We Are the Fool

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

You are so sad like me

Hold out your hand, let's see

... marching t'ward the cliff ...

for all of eternity ...

oh, look! we are the fool

 

we don't see it when we fall,

we tumble like a rock into the ocean

suffocatin' ev'ry thought

and ev'ry breath we take,

drownin' in emotion

 

just when we think our time is over

we come to find we're startin' over

and we always come to fall again.

 

You are so sad like me, oh

Hold out your hand, let's see!

... marching t'ward the cliff ...

for all of eternity ...

oh, we are the fool

3. My Night

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

productive day, amazing night

i have to say, it was just right

it was a time i will look back on for many years,

many years to come

 

but when you approached me with such disregard

such disrespecting, you really caught me off-guard

passive-aggressive, you just stormed off

you just stormed off ...

 

there was a time that kinda' talk

used to get me, used to set me off

but today, i'm glad to say,

i've come a long, long way from those toxic, bitter days

 

even still, i must admit, you got to my soft spot

your petty pill i had to swallow cannot be forgot

you must be jealous

take a bow, you had your time

but last night was not your night

'cause it was mine.

4. Strain

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I heard something pass your lips - what was that you said?

I can barely hear your voice from all the trash coming out of your head.

Hark, the herald angels sing, what was that you said?

Competition is a healthy thing unless you're second best, oh!

You know I'm sure I've seen your kind a hundred million different times,

When I was your age, not long ago, and there's something you should know:

You're not runnin' the show alone. Oh, no.

 

Confidence is measured in the little steps we make,

and I'm not confident you know where you are, because you're steppin' on my shoes,

all over my truth. Oh, baby, don't you lie to me,

Oh, baby, baby, don't you lie to me.

Don't you know, I can see, I can see, I can see what you be.

 

But I won't let you conquer my thoughts,

I won't let you fall alone.

I won't let you fall

I won't let you fall

I won't let you fall alone.

 

I've been dealing with you every day

You're a strain on my heart every day

And my wish for you from this moment on:

Just get out of my way.

5. Clear Your Mind

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I know that you're hurting

It's not all that bad

take some time to clear your mind.

 

Think of it as learning how to rearrange your mind in different parts

one for every heart, one for every heart, so

 

When you get hit and you don't even know, sometimes, you know

you'll never be completely alone, oh, you know

take some time to clear your mind

 

certain stares and shady side-ways looks never did us any good

i don't wanna' feel this way, so suspicious every day, hey-hey, yeah

 

I know that you're hurting

It's not all that bad

take some time to clear your mind.

 

Think of it as learning how to rearrange your mind in different parts

one for every heart, one for every heart, so

 

When you get hit and you don't even know, sometimes, you know

you'll never be completely alone, oh, you know

take some time to clear your mind

6. Fresh Start

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

gonna' put my hair up tight

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

make sure it all look right

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

gonna' put my

make sure it

put on my pretty clothes

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin', yeah.

gonna' see what it's all about

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

c'mon, we gotta' get out

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

feel the sunshine, feel the rain clouds

feel it all upon your face

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'

don't matter what you did

don't matter don't matter don't matter don't matter

don't matter what you said

don't matter don't matter don't matter don't matter

it's a clean slate, it's a clean break

to break off from what was yesterday

don't matter don't matter don't matter don't matter

don't matter don't matter don't matter don't matter

think of all the fun (think of all the fun)

we would come along (we would come along)

all the people in the show that we will get to know (get to know)

 

it takes a lot for us to start again

it takes a lot to lose control

it takes a lot to lose our hearts again

fresh start ...

fresh start ...

fresh start ...

fresh start ...

7. The Bunny Hip-Hop

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Rabbit 3: Yeah, this one goes out to all those REAL rabbits out there!

 

Rabbit 2: No fake bunnies in our crib, that’s right, yeah!

 

Rabbit 1: One

 

Rabbit 2: Two

 

Rabbit 1: One

 

Rabbit 2: Two

 

Rabbit 3: Three!

 

Rabbit 1: Yo, I’m Rabbit One.

 

Rabbit 2: And I’m Rabbit Two!

 

Rabbit 3: And I’m Rabbit Three and we bring good news!

 

Rabbit 1: There’s a new dance there’s a new chance

 

Rabbit 2: To get off your back feet and hip-hop to the beat

 

Rabbit 3: Not to worry, we’ll show you how but first

 

Rabbit 1: Get up and get out and get yourself ready to

 

Rabbit 2: Get your groove on, it’s time to dance

 

Rabbit 3: And here’s how you do it with a bit of class!

 

Rabbit 1 & 3: X2

Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, To the Hop-Hip

All the bunnies don’t stop, all the bunnies don’t stop,

‘cause when you’re real that’s all you got

 

(SIMULTANEOUSLY)

Rabbit 2: Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop, Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop

 

Rabbit 2: GURRRRL

 

Rabbit 3: Well if ya’ got confused, don’t get the blues

 

Rabbit 2: We’re about to show you how to do all the moves

 

All Rabbits:

Now, slide to left and slide to the right

 

Rabbit 1: And hip-hip-hippity-hop-hop-hop and let your troubles drop

 

Rabbit 2: And get healthy, get happy,

 

Rabbit 1: get your bones in a shake

 

Rabbit 3: And let your right foot quake Let everyone know you got somethin’ to say

 

Rabbit 1: It’s easy to do once you get the hang

 

Rabbit 2: And if you don’t quite get it, don’t be ashamed

 

Rabbit 3: We’re gonna’ do it again so get your game face on

 

All Rabbit: Even if you must stay still, you can sing along!

 

Rabbit 1 & 3: X4

Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Do the Bunny-Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, To the Hop-Hip

All the bunnies don’t stop, all the bunnies don’t stop,

‘cause when you’re real that’s all you got

 

(SIMULTANEOUSLY)

Rabbit 2: X2 Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop, Hop, do the Bunny Hip-Hop

 

8.  Momz

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Thank you, mom.

Your support means the world

And I support what you want in your world.

My wish for you is to follow your heart.

 

And no matter where you are,

You will always be my mom, so,

I will always and forever love you.

 

--Mom's Voice Mail--

"Well, I waited all day, it's 10 o'clock here,

so I figured it was 8 o'clock there.

 

♫ Happy birthday to you,

happy birthday to you,

happy birthday dear Johnny,

happy birthday to you ...

and many more ♫

 

Hope everything's going well,

hope you got the card in the mail,

if you don't get it today, try to tomorrow, anyway,

talk to you later, bye-bye."

 

And no matter where you are,

You will always be my mom, so,

I will always and forever love you.

9.  Play

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I don’t want to go outside

Rather stay in here and hide

The darkness feeds my soul

I love the solitude, love the cold

Get out the vices; here we come

Reclaim the throne of fun

If only just for a few

though I’d rather have the afternoon

I want the sun to stay away

I like the rain and clouds this way

It gives me a good excuse

And the lighting gets me in the mood to play

 

And I’m wantin’ to play

 

It doesn’t matter what you’ve got goin’ on,

You just keep on playin’ your favorite song

 

I’m not doin’ it for them

I’mma’ do it for myself

and if they like what they feel

it’s a bonus not a requisite

Never perfect all this time

Never polished to that shine

but look at all that I’ve done

just imagine what has yet to come

So predictable, so same

I don’t want to play that game

but even if it’s all true

it’s okay with me, I’m in the mood to play

 

And I’m wantin’ to play

 

If you come back for me,

I promise I won’t let you down

i’ll never leave you high and dry

and when you’re feelin’ blue,

I promise you, ya’ won’t regret it

just sing yourself this little song:

 

It doesn’t matter what you’ve got goin’ on,

You just keep on playin’ your favorite song

You just keep on playin’ your favorite song

You just keep on playin’ your favorite song

10.  Oh, My Goodness!

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I'm not afraid of much of anything,

anything that I can see is fine with me-

it's when I'm in the dark that I lose control.

I love a hold of reality,

seeing things I should not see

hearing things that are strange to me

hearing things that are strange to me

 

oh, my goodness, my imagination gets the best of me!

I'm so silly shaking in my boots, but it's so scary out!

 

my mother always told me not to be afraid of what's unknown

but I can't help to wonder what is out there

and is it safe to be alone in the dark all by myself,

lookin' around - I should have some help here

I don't like this one bit at all

not one bit at all

 

oh, my goodness, my imagination gets the best of me!

I'm so silly shaking in my boots, but it's so scary out!

11.  Turn It Around

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

even when you think that no one's listening

even when you think they are wrong

even when you think the tide is turning out their way,

no matter what you say, hey,

 

and even though you thought

everyone you loved was fighting on your side

even though you think the world is out to get you

even though you think you're all alone

 

even though you think it's hopeless,

I want you to know

you can turn it around

turn it around

turn it around

you can turn it around

turn it around

turn it around, if you want ...

 

turn it around (turn it around)

turn it around (oooh, hooo)

you can turn it around

you can turn it around

12.  Love, Abstract

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Vocals by Saya Jean Burchfield

 

Ghost of Suzanne:

These bitches never change.

They keep on fighting about the same old thing.

It ain't that hard to figure out.

If they just listened to each other, they could work it out -

 

But then again, what's the use?

No one never heard me, so I just cut myself loose.

 

And now that I'm gone, now that you can hear me

sing my song, oh, my little baby,

I'm so glad to have you near.

13.  Landing

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

everyone has a means,

everything has an end

a'somethin' tells me

we are about to land ...

 

and i'm so glad

to have had you as my friend, ho

so let's enjoy the last few minutes

we have left,

please ...

 

(scat)

 

i love you and you love me

i love you and you love me

 

everyone has a means, everything has an end

a'somethin' tells me we are about to land ...

14.  The Magician

Music and Melody by Paul Michael Escalante

Lyrics, Vocals, and Production by John Paul Sharp

 

gettin' tired of falling like a stone

gettin' tired of landin on the road

gettin' tired of ev'rything that's whole

gettin' tired of ev'rything that's pure

 

just then a spirit formed from out of nowhere

with just a chuckle he arrived, and then

he bellowed, "I know what it is that ails you -

You need a home to call your own.

And with a wave of my wand, I can shelter your heart.

It's okay - what say you - do you want to learn?"

 

I know I may not ever mend these bruises,

but if I do not do a thing,

I may not make it to another season,

so I've got nothing to lose!

And with a wave of my wand, I can build up a wall

at the edge of the cliff, so we will never fall again!

 

And with that, he raised his hat, nodded goodbye,

"Until next time," he said, "whatever you do, keep it up

and you will have a house up in the sky, high up in the sky!"

15.  F on a Rocket Ship

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Intro Launch Audio:

10, 9, ignition sequence starts, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, all engine running,

lift off! we have a lift off! 32 minutes past the hour

tower cleared (thank you)

(gave us a magnificent ride)

 

Oh, God, I can't wait to get out there

so I can sneak me a hit

'cause I just can't catch a break girl, oh,

and I'm tired of all their talkin' shit.

 

And they say I'm just a fag on a rocket ship

Just along for the ride, well,

let me tell you this old fag on this rocket ship, oh,

is tired of all the lies

and i'm ready to bring them down to size, oh, ho!

 

So, let me tell you 'bout this guy I work with -

his name is Jeremy -

he's always talkin' 'bout his bitches

when we're supposed to be concentrating on our training

for Material Discovery.

 

And then he said, "I bet you want to sleep with all the guys,

including me - is that why you enrolled?

HA HA, HA HA, HA HA, HA HA!

 

*ugh* ... God ...

 

I am not some fag on a rocket ship, oh,

I have feelings too!

And let me say before you opened your mouth, you sucked.

Even then, I knew you were open for a hate fuck.

Well, I might just hit you up!

16.  Arcturis

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Vocals by Saya Jean Burchfield

 

Music and Lyrics by Paul Escalante

Backup Vocals by John Paul Sharp

 

animal attractions set a chain reaction

feelin' the beat that's so me

feels like I"m gonna' make it happen

finally enactin' what I wanna' be exactin'

feeling the beat that's so me, so me, oh yeah,

I'm gonna' make it happen

 

what of it, anyway? and what of it, if anything at all?

 

wildly exciting, totally inviting, filling the need that's so me, so me

feels like I might be delightin'

finally igniting what I wanna be fighting

filling the need that's so me so me, oh yeah

I'm gonna make it happen

 

what of it, anyway? and what of it, if anything at all?

i'm not that anymore i'm not that anymore

 

you can do it if you hold on tight

don't give in to get it right

you're the caption of your own ship

the course it set, so let it rip!