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The Fool

by John Paul Sharp

A fantastical vocal journey through the eyes of the fool, these songs blend classical, pop, rock, and soul into one voice.
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1. This Is Our Time
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2. We Are the Fool
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3. My Night
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4. Strain
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5. Clear Your Mind
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6. Fresh Start
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7. The Bunny Hip-Hop
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8. Momz
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9. Play
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10. Oh, My Goodness!
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11. Turn It Around
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12. Love, Abstract (feat. Saya Jean Burchfield)
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13. Landing
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14. The Magician
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15. F On a Rocket Ship
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16. Arcturis (feat. Paul Michael Escalante)
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17. Play (Tony Gavilanes Remix) [feat. Anthony Patrick Gavilanes]
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Fool is an epic, thoroughly composed album of musical experiences referencing the 0 card in tarot, birth and new beginnings, as well as random subjects you've come to love and expect from the uniqueness of John Paul Sharp's craft of songwriting and recording simultaneously. Fantastical and full of feeling, these vocal songs are difficult to sing, but wonderful to hear as he blends classical, pop, rock, and soul into one voice.

1. This Is Our Time

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

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. 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

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. 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

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

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

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

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 (x3)

10. Oh, My Goodness!

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

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 (with 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

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 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 *Bonus Track

(***THIS RHYTHM IS RATED R***)

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 *Bonus Track

Music & Lyrics by Paul Escalante
Backup Vocals and Mastering 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!

17. Play (Tony Gavilanes Remix) *Bonus Track

See Lyrics for 9. Play



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