Recover (EP)

by John Paul Sharp

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I recorded all the vocals while I was suffering from Bell's Palsy. This album is dedicated to the man in my life, Lector Morales. I would not have recovered so quickly and rapidly without his love and company.

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released January 31, 2012

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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: Recover
You just don't know when to stop
creeps upon you when you stop
until you slow right down
feel the world come in and stop

so much time to sit and think
think about how to wink
and give a smile that got them on
the kind of smile that turned them on

I used to play him on the stage
the one who stole the freakin' show
this was a place of love
that I called home
where I belong

find a way to spend my mind
same old tricks with a bottle and a dime
is just the thing I need to come undone, unwind

I gotta' demon chasin' me
from right inside of me
and all this time to think and all this time to think
what will become of him?
what will become of me?

(how will I shine? how will I shine? how will I shine?)

When I get up, I check my face
to see if anything is new.
Go to bed, close my eyes and pray for a full recovery.

I used to play him on the stage
the one who stole the freakin' show
This was a place of love that I called home
Where I belonged
Track Name: Prayer
Dear God, thank you for this life.
Thank you for my family, my home and my mind.

Dear God, thank you for the laughs.
Thank you for the memories of times that I had.

I know nothing’s guaranteed;
That is why I make the most of everything.

For I cannot always see what’s right in front of me
And I cannot always hear Your voice through all my fears
But one thing that I know is clear …
I know nothing’s guaranteed;

That is why I make the most of everything.
For I cannot always see what’s right in front of me
And I cannot always hear Your voice through all my fears
But one thing that I know is clear …
I’m still here.
I’m still here.
I’m still here.
Track Name: You
You are so beautiful from the inside out.
You inspire the change within me, oh yeah, oh yeah,
And I hope you’ll stay to watch me grow, to watch me grow.

You are my hero, strong with heart full of gold.
You inspire the change within me, oh yeah, oh yeah,
And I hope you’ll stay lead me on and on –

-it’s not the things you say and do
it’s just the time I spend with you
oh, so lead me on, deal me into what you’re into …

‘Cause you inspire the change within me, oh yeah …
And I hope you’ll stay to lead me on and watch me grow.
Track Name: Real
You’ll have to leave this place sooner or later
And that’s okay; you’ve had terrific adventures.
I know it’s hard not to feel sad, losing your loved ones,
But listen, it’s not all that bad, not all that bad …

Don’t question if you are real – you know the answer.
One little boy that I know will never forget you,
So let’s say goodbye
And let’s do it in style
Take my hand and we’ll just fly right outta’ here ...

(right outta’ here, nothin’ to fear, just you and me,
‘cause we are real, ‘cause we can feel)

I might feel sad, I might be scared, but that’s cause I’m real.
I think I’m ready, I think I’m ready, I know I’m ready ‘cause we are real,
‘Cause we can feel.