New Year, Same Life

by John Paul Sharp

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This is John Paul Sharp's brand new EP for 2012! The music is imaginative, colorful and fantastically orchestrated. The lyrics are personal and exude sensitivity, power, and playfulness.

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released December 27, 2011

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John Paul Sharp Seattle, Washington

John Paul Sharp is a singer/songwriter, actor and writer living in Seattle, Washington. He has published over twenty albums of music and written and produced three musicals for the stage. You can also see his work as a composer and actor on LeighAnn Gould's short film, Three Sister's Laundry. ... more

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Track Name: Blow Away
Let the world blow away
I'm gonna' make me some music today, hey -
Put your troubles aside, leave your pride at the door,
Time to give 'em s'more ...

Let's make it up as we go along,
Whatever feels good -
Ain't that the point? Do whatever feels good,
Good to you ...

Let the world blow away
I'm gonna' make me some music today.
Put your troubles aside ...
Track Name: New Year, Same Life
i get up i go out and I do what I've done most every single day
i do what i can, i do what i say
i know if I keep working hard, life'll go where it's s'posed to go
somehow, though how, I don't know

I try to take it day by day
how else could I make it one more day, so
all your hopes for the new year, your resolutions
you can keep them all to yourself,

new year same life, just another day, just another day, so
keep truckin', good luck with whatever broken promise you want to harvest
even though you've every moment to make your dreams come true

i'm not tryin' to bring you down, not tryin' to make you sad
i'm just tryin' to keep you from fallin' into that old trap
'cause if you save all your hopes and dreams for just one night
you'll never realize what you were meant for.

new year same life, just another day, just another day, so
keep truckin', good luck with whatever broken promise you want to harvest
even though you've every moment to make your dreams come true
Track Name: High-strung
Some people like to think that they try,
But in the end, their time was misspent, oh yeah.

But not like you and I,
We like to do it all night.
And we don't worry if we get no sleep, no, no, no!
Because we might be high-strung, but we're never outrun when we're under the gun!

It's never easy when we're doing our thing
And after all we been through, all of our pain
Oh, just remember when our bodies are gone,
We'll be remembered for the things we have done.

Let's take it all the way.
Jump off a cliff, take a dive, it'll be okay!
Forget the haters, because they wish they were you.
When someone hates it, then you know someone loves it too!

And that's the reason why we're doin' our thing,
'Cause after all we been through, all of our pain,
Oh, just remember, when our bodies are gone,
We'll be remembered, we'll be remembered for the things we have done!
Track Name: Minor Outburst
Try not to publish animated gifs of animals or people really gettin' hurt
No social statistics of consumer behavior
No politicians eating corn dogs at the fair ...

If I could show you anything, I'd show you love and peace.
There is not much time to waste,
Let's celebrate all the years,
Talk about our hopes and fears.

I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but I
Got these feelin's and I keep 'em to myself
But every now and then, I let it out and then
Some winner's scoldin' me about the Power of Positivity.

Time got the best of me, got the best of you and you know it's true
When you look at the things that you do.
Your negativity is makin' me wanna' be alone in the dark, alone in the dark,
All by myself.

If I could show you anything, I'd show you love and peace ...
Track Name: A Sigh of Relief
Why don't you rest - go and get some sleep.
You should be naked - let that body breathe.
You can see where you're headed, it's not that good
We can tell that you care and it's understood,
But can't you see? This is the place where we are free to be
You and me, you and me.

Not a solid, fluid and alive.
You can't contain it, so why would you even try?
And it's so much bigger than you or me
For the sake of the future, just let it be!
And get some rest - you have earned a sigh of relief
And we thank you for everything.

Ya' did a good job, everyone's just fine.
These changes are good ones, you shall see in time.
And it's so much bigger than you or me
For the sake of the future, just let it be and get some rest
You have earned a sigh of relief
And we thank you for everything,
And we thank you for everything,
And we thank you for everything,
And we thank you for everything.