1. In These Passing Days

Music, Vocals, and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Spoken Word Performance by LeighAnn Gould

 

Woman: I miss you so much. It seems like a lifetime has passed since we last talked. We sure were different people back then weren't we? We were lost in ourselves, I know that now. But I still think of you from time to time, especially in the months of Winter. Do you ever think of me?

 

Man: In these passing days, Winter brings her snow with her, drifting along, telling the story of her death and her loneliness ...

 

Man: Do you ever think of me? I bet you're busy with your new life now. I'm just sitting here alone, by myself, thinking of you.

 

Woman & Man: Do you ever think of me? I bet you're busy with your new life. I'm just sitting here alone, by myself, thinking of you.

2. Winter

Music by John Paul Sharp

Vocals & Lyrics by Tiffani Marsing

Backup Vocals by John Paul Sharp

 

K ... here we go

Never ever want to go

Never ever never ever please don't make me ever go

Never ever never ever please don't make me ever go

It's cold it's very cold it's too damn cold

Even my coat can't keep me warm 'cause it's so cold

Have you looked outside today?

The snow is deep the sky is grey

There's no way I'm walking out this door no way

I wanna stay

I told you never ever want to go

Let's stay inside I never ever

I'll never ever want to go

If I had a car it wouldn't be a fight

But I wrecked it on a slick and snowy night

Now I ride the bus to work

And I must walk to catch the train

It's not the life of glamour, glitz or even fame.

No one knows my name ...

I just wanna' stay home

It's so cold

Look at all the snow

Grab my scarf

This moment ...

F*&# the bus ... I'm staying home.

3. End of Days / Carol of the Bells

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Hark! How the bells, sweet silver bells,

All seem to say,

"Throw your cares away."

Though, I can't help but to think to myself

What about the End of Days?

What about the End of Days?

Ding dong ding dong

End of Days?

 

Going to war with nothing to fight for

Killing everyone

We just keep on keep on

People die in vain

Dying everywhere

Nothing seems to change

 

Hark! How the bells, sweet silver bells,

All seem to say

Throw your cares away

Though I can't help but to think to myself

What about the End of Days?

What about the End of Days?

Ding dong ding dong

End of Days?

 

All we can do, live the best we can

Try and forget how to be sad

Listen to the trees, listen to the wind

Get down on my knees, pray for Him to bring

 

Bring about the End of Days ...

Bring about The Revelations ...

What about the End of Days?

What about the End of Days?

Ding dong ding dong

End of Days?

4. The Messenger

Music, Vocals, and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Spoken Word performance by LeighAnn Gould

 

Woman on Loudspeaker:

Attention, Attention

It is now 05:00 hours

Attention, Attention

It is now 05:00 hours

 

Rise and greet my voice. Good morning:

Sector 4

Now we shall give our thanks to the Ministry of Truth

Who have shown us the way after the Days of Terror

 

Now we live our peaceful lives under the watchful care

of the Ministry of Truth.

The following are instructions for workers in Sector 4.

 

Sunday, March 18th, 2084

All persons with the red-marked indicator, report to the Communications laboratory by 07:00 hours.

All persons with the blue-marked indicator, report to the Weapons Factory by 07:00 hours.

All persons with the green-marked indicator, report to the Accountability Center by 06:30 for jury selection.

 

Man: Here I go to deliver this old message, though I don't know the meanings of the words, for the message is encrypted, the directions have been scripted, I've enlisted for the underground.

 

Make a song, make a thought and you will get busted by the cops with the sonar instruments who are dropping in on your mind just to see that your thoughts are kind, so I'm going to the other side ...

 

Judge: Excuse me sir, but I will have your attention!

Order in this court! Order in this Court!

Let us proceed with the hearing.

Now here this: Do you understand the charges that are being filed against you?

Ha! Then I say, Then how do you plead?

Order in this court! Order in this court!!

So then .. do you have any last words before the jury convicts you?

5. Legend

Music by John Paul Sharp

6. Mercurial Delight

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Spoken Word performed by LeighAnn Gould

 

Woman:

Frightened, Angry, Happy, Sad

One to Next in Nothing Flat

Mercurial Delight!

 

7. Broke Christmas

Music by Paul Escalante

Vocals and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Yo, I've been thumbing through all the bills

And I don't think I've gotta dime to spill

Shizzats - what am I supposed to do?

It's another broke Christmas

Errr.. paid my rent on December 3rd

Don't need to tell you that that's not so good

What am I supposed to do?

It's another broke christmas

 

Chipmunk Chorus:

Tell ya' honey what I want to do

Is spread some money out for me and you

Tell ya honey, what I want want

Tell ya honey, what I want want

 

I'm workin' hard just to please the man

He says he does just the best that he can

but Shizzats - what is he supposed to do?

Another Broke Christmas

 

Everybody runnin' to those shoppin' malls

Always seem to slip when they begin to tip ya'lls

What am I supposed to do?

Another broke Christmas ..

 

Chipmunk Chorus:

Tell ya' honey what I want to do

Is spread some money out for me and you

Tell ya honey, what I want want

Tell ya honey, what I want want

 

Cash ... cash ... cash ...

I'm so broke!

8.  I Read It In The Paper

Music by John Paul Sharp

Spoken Word Performance by The Squirrel

 

So sad to me that people get that bleeped up

What does the brown mean?

 

There were these people and they had way too many animals

And the animals were all dying.

There were bones under the bed!

And I swear this is true because I Read It In The Paper

And the paper tells you everything

Especially in the United States

 

I love the United States Media

I love America, America's Media?

So accurate ... adequate

Thank God for TV

Thank God for TV

Thank God for TV

 

I love to watch the evening news.

The weather man is the one that matters most

Because he can be like, "Ahh it's that crazy, Colorado weather."

And I've heard it said, I've heard it said many, many times before.

 

It's true.

 

OK, so these people

They lived in a trailer

And this is true, I swear to God

They lived in a trailer

And uhh they probably had -- I don't even know

I can't even name a number

I can't even make up my own number

As to the number of cats they had

And this is true that -

 

There was probably four feet of shizzats

Dude - and the due that checked it out

Thought that ceiling was really low

But it was the four feet of shizzats that made the ceiling look really low

And it's true because I Read It In The Paper!

 

So there was an intact cat skeleton, laying on the bed

Sometimes, they'll do!

They get up there and they just go to sleep forever

And it's true ...

 

150 Schnauzers - what?

I couldn't handle 2 Schnauzers let alone 150, Jesus.

Dude - dude- and the dude

The dude that got most busted

He was talkin' to the reporter when he's in an assisted living facility,

An assisted care facility

And he said that the --

OH -

And I forget to tell you that they found a mama cat and 8 baby cats in the freezer.

And the dude said - he's like 77 and all screwed up

And he said that because it was Winter

He couldn't bury them

So he wrapped them in plastic

And he put them in the freezer

He said

And

It was just an honest mistake and the lady at the state made a big deal out of it

 

And that's what that muther focker said.

So sad to me that people get that bleeped up.

 

9. Winter

Music by John Paul Sharp

Vocals and Lyrics by David Budke

Backup Vocals by John Paul Sharp

 

I feel the call of winter's chill

I feel the softness of the snow

 

Trees are lifeless, stripped and bare

Call to God when no one's there

 

When I was a child here, I'd cry

There's no more places left to hide

 

Hearts are beating where nobody knows

Life is breathing beneath every stone

 

In a place where nobody goes

In a place where the light turns to cold

 

I pull up roots for something green

I cannot bear this white serene

 

When I was a child here, I'd cry

There's no more footprints left to hide

 

Hearts are beating where nobody goes

Life is breathing beneath every stone

 

In a place where nobody knows

In a place where the life turns to gold

 

In a place where no one knows

Making angels in the snow

10. Abandon

Music, Vocals, and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

Spoken Word performance by LeighAnn Gould

 

Woman:

I'm sorry I never meant to hurt you

Things just happened so quickly

I've got a lot of things going on right now

Things on my plate

I just

I just don't have the room right now

Really, it's my problem not yours

I'm sorry I don't have much time now

I have to go but

Don't worry so much, we'll both be fine, you'll see ...

 

Man:

You've been breaking my heart with my mind

And I've mistaken you for a real good time

And I'm so embarrassed; I can't believe that I fell for you

You and my love of Abandon.

Don't you see I tried to love you?

But instead I ran away from you!

And everybody knows that life goes on and so

I'm singin' you this song, help to move along the time

'Till another thing comes by ...

 

Maybe in the next life

I will treat you kind

Maybe start tomorrow

Maybe never mind

Maybe if you knew me when I needed a friend

Maybe if you knew me when the shit hit the fan

Maybe if you knew me again and again

Abandon

 

Don't you see I tried to love you?

But instead I ran away from you!

And everybody knows that life goes on and so

I'm singin' you this song, help to move along the time

'Till another thing comes by ...

 

je taime, mon cheri

11. Snowed In

Music by Paul Escalante

Vocals by John Paul Sharp

12. Interruptions

Music by John Paul Sharp

13. Balm in Gilead

Traditional Gospel Song

Arrangement and Vocals by John Paul Sharp

 

There is a Balm in Gilead

To make the wounded whole

There is a Balm in Gilead

To heal the sin-sick soul.

 

If you can pray like Peter

If you can preach like Paul

Go home and tell your loved ones

He died to save us all

14. Sunflower

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Winter is just about over

And it seems Spring is right 'round that corner

It has been so dry and cold

And lonely to the bone

And I'm so glad it's good and

Gone for about one more year

Only sunshine and friends from point here

No more moping around

Or feeling sorry for myself

It's good to see the see the sun come up!

 

Just seems like every Winter I get so depressed,

Devoid of happiness

Without some one to call own ...

But don't you tell me that I won't find someone -

You could fall in love

Any day

Now

 

So if you need me, I'll be waiting at the place where all things have beginnings ...

Where the light meets the dark

There's a little spark

That is where I start

 

La da da da la dad deed ah

 

(in these passing days, Winter brings her snow with her)