2016's Epic Songs

by Bradley Voorhees

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    25-track album containing Bradley's 2016 best-received songs along with some of his personal favorites. The bundle comes with not only 25-tracks, but with a digi-booklet containing pictures, lyrics, album credits, and a short album bio.

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How ‘bout that shocking title change? So unexpected and last minute, I know, but after all these years I concluded I wasn’t actually releasing “hits” so much as releasing pretty much my favorites and/or songs that were well-received on social media. And there you have it: same release date as all of my “GH” collections, but with a new name. This year there were so many great songs, and so many albums that weren’t included during this album’s track-selection process. Don’t worry though, I will be telling you why: Give ‘em Hope: For this album I only selected songs that I had released in 2016. None of the the songs released prior to 16 were included in the track-selection process. Obviously (with the exception of “Give ’em Hope”) I don’t typically include tracks from compilation albums on other compilation albums, so the 2016 albums “60” and “2015 Greatest Hits” weren’t included during track-selection. The album “Self Love” that I released as WeAreThem was released digitally in 2015, and physically in 2016. I included it in last year’s track-selection, and there’s no need to do it twice.

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released April 8, 2017

All tracks written, performed, and recorded mixed and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios. Except:
Track 12, additional vocals performed by Joshua P. Kennedy.
Rap co-written with Vance Stroman.
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Track 13, Lyrics co-written with Jeannie.

©2017 Bradley Voorhees. All rights reserved.

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Track Name: Your Heaven is My Hell (Auto-Tuned Demo)
Verse 1:
I didn’t even notice
You weren’t still tailing me
Just thought that you should know this
Boy ‘cause this I’m promising

Chorus:
You won’t be my purpose
You wont be my daylight
My sun on a cloudy day
No more tears will fall down my face
No you will not define me
For I have broken out
I’m no longer in your cell
Now I will live without
Your heaven, aka my hell
Your heaven is my hell
Your heaven is my hell

Verse 2:
I didn’t deserve that treatment
As if there were something wrong with me
But I couldn’t control my feelings
I should have known there was no we

Chorus:
You won’t be my purpose
You wont be my daylight
My sun on a cloudy day
No more tears will fall down my face
No you will not define me
For I have broken out
I’m no longer in your cell
Now I will live without
Your heaven, aka my hell
Your heaven is my hell
Your heaven is my hell

Bridge:
Your heaven is my hell

s-Chorus:
You won’t be my purpose
You wont be my daylight
My sun on a cloudy day
No more tears will fall down my face
No you will not define me
For I have broken out
I’m no longer in your cell
Now I will live without
Your heaven, aka my hell

s-Chorus:
You won’t be my purpose
You wont be my daylight
My sun on a cloudy day
No more tears will fall down my face
No you will not define me
For I have broken out
I’m no longer in your cell
Now I will live without
Your heaven, aka my hell

Chorus:
You won’t be my purpose
You wont be my daylight
My sun on a cloudy day
No more tears will fall down my face
No you will not define me
For I have broken out
I’m no longer in your cell
Now I will live without
Your heaven, aka my hell
Your heaven is my hell
Your heaven is my hell
Track Name: You're Not Gonna Miss Me
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da

Verse 1:
Well I told you how I felt
So I guess I just can’t sell
I’m sad if you can’t tell
My words should have made your heart melt
But my, my pleading it didn’t help
So as this song begins to swell
I hope that you hear bells
And crawl out of your shell

Chorus (x2):
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’re not gonna miss me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’ll never think about me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’ll never even see me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’re never gonna call me

Verse 2:
And well you know that I loved you so
And I think it really showed
And yet you left me in the cold
So that we couldn’t ever grow
So I have got to go
though I know that means you’ll never know
what more I could have brought to the fold
I guess my heart was far too bold

Chorus (x2):
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’re not gonna miss me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’ll never think about me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’ll never even see me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’re never gonna call me

[Break]

Chorus (x4):
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’re not gonna miss me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’ll never think about me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’ll never even see me
Ut-oh, Ut-oh, Ut-oh-oh-oh
You’re never gonna call me
Track Name: Nick Jonas' Junk
Verse 1:
Yo Nick I wanna touch ya
Yeah then I’d even suck ya
And maybe even fuck ya
all night yeah that’s right
But first I would undress ya
Then rub oil all up on ya
Hell even make your ass lasagna
Cancel all your plans with Tonya
‘Cause you’re mine tonight

Hook:
Beefin’ up take it off
Hit me up get me off
Sport your schlong and hit this bong
Then sing this fuckin’ song
And if we get along we may just get it on
Hit me with your magic wand
Shoot me with your wad what

Chorus:
Nick you’re such a cock tease
Grabbin’ your junk up in magazines
And made my pants the next tsunami
Oh oh oh oh Yes you did
Then you beefed up to play on Kingdom
Hot Hart Jessup’s got a gay son
Quick someone call my agent oh oh oh oh
To play Nick’s boyfriend next season

Verse 2:
It’s true, I objectify ya
But only ‘cause you’re hot like molten fire
Your the object of my desires
Oh oh oh oh Yes you are
I broke the springs in my bed thinkin’ boutcha
You’re gonna have to buy me a new one
And then come help me break it in some
Oh oh oh oh I’m requesting you

Hook:
Beefin’ up take it off
Hit me up get me off
Sport your schlong and hit this bong
Then sing this fuckin’ song
And if we get along we may just get it on
Hit me with your magic wand
Shoot me with your wad what

Chorus:
Nick you’re such a cock tease
Grabbin’ your junk up in magazines
And made my pants the next tsunami
Oh oh oh oh Yes you did
Then you beefed up to play on Kingdom
Hot Hart Jessup’s got a gay son
Quick someone call my agent oh oh oh oh
To play Nick’s boyfriend next season

Bridge:
Role play with me
Boxer gloves and all
Lets play dirty
Enough with all the talk
We’ll play nasty
Yo my shirts already off
You’re my sweet sweet fantasy
Now show me your the boss

Chorus:
Nick you’re such a cock tease
Grabbin’ your junk up in magazines
And made my pants the next tsunami
Oh oh oh oh Yes you did
Then you beefed up to play on Kingdom
Hot Hart Jessup’s got a gay son
Quick someone call my agent oh oh oh oh
To play Nick’s boyfriend

Chorus:
Nick you’re such a cock tease
Grabbin’ your junk up in magazines
And made my pants the next tsunami
Oh oh oh oh Yes you did
Then you beefed up to play on Kingdom
Hot Hart Jessup’s got a gay son
Quick someone call my agent oh oh oh oh
To play Nick’s boyfriend next season
Track Name: The Price
Verse 1:
A stop at windowpanes
Shower number 17
Wonder what I’ll have to eat
Jesus look at me
What is happening

Chorus:
Ahh
Ahh
The price for peace was you (was you)
Ahh
Ahh
The price for my sanity was you (was you)

Verse 2:
The outside world
Yeah I know it’s not far away
But no harm can come to me
Inside all day anyway
I’m not missin’ anything

Chorus:
Ahh
Ahh
The price for peace was you (was you)
Ahh
Ahh
The price for my sanity was you (was you)

Bridge:
Go outside that’s what they say
It’s beautiful you’ll have a great day
They don’t get that I’m really okay with life this way
I’ve grown accustom to life this way

Chorus:
Ahh
Ahh
The price for peace was you (was you)
Ahh
Ahh
The price for my sanity was you
Track Name: Paint
Verse 1:
They’re just incapable of seeing
Everything - When they tell me got-damn brad you’re so mean
So I don’t take offense and I’m not running
They don’t see all the parts that I edit
They fill-in the void with what they wanna see
It’s no surprise that I’m my own discredit

Chorus:
Paint
Paint me a new life
One where I am always fine
And where I never cry
And where I can feel free to be myself all the time
Paint
Paint me in a light
One where I live undisguised
And where I’m never shy
Where I don’t have this obsessive need to hide
Paint me in a...

Verse 2:
I’m just incurably unable
to show myself for what I am inside
So I wont hold a grudge over your blindness
You can’t see what I haven’t revealed
So you chalk it up to “Brad is so unkind”
It still stings though with all of this time I’ve spent, wasted

Chorus:
Paint
Paint me a new life
One where I am always fine
And where I never cry
And where I can feel free to be myself all the time
Paint
Paint me in a light
One where I live undisguised
And where I’m never shy
Where I don’t have this obsessive need to hide
Paint me in a...

Chorus:
Paint
Paint me a new life
One where I am always fine
And where I never cry
And where I can feel free to be myself all the time
Paint
Paint me in a light
One where I live undisguised
And where I’m never shy
Where I don’t have this obsessive need to hide

Chorus:
Paint
Paint me a new life
One where I am always fine
And where I never cry
And where I can feel free to be myself all the time
Paint
Paint me in a light
One where I live undisguised
And where I’m never shy
Where I don’t have this obsessive need to hide
Paint me in a...
Track Name: String of Ends
Verse 1:
I bared my soul to you
When you didn’t have things to do
Then I started to care for you too
Things were running along quite smooth
But you never planned to see it through
Then you showed me that attitude
And here I thought that we were cool
Leave it to me to play the sad love fool

Hook 1:
This can’t be my life
Men always on the fence
How can this be right
This constant string of ends

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because it’s sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And I’m the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Verse 2:
Look what I continue to
Put myself through
And this so isn’t new
I go through this with every dude
Each time I think we’re singing the same tune
I slowly figure out the truth
How many more time can I lose
Before I realize all men are noobs

Hook 2:
Story of my life
Men always play defense
Something isn’t right
This constant string of ends

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because it’s sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And I’m the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Bridge:
I Shamelessly brand myself a hopeless romantic
Cause helplessly I’m high strung and oh so frantic
Try to play it cool but then I can’t help that I panic
Blame it on my smooth, smooth life that’s so, so manic

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because it’s sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And I’m the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because it’s sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And I’m the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine
Track Name: Your Girlfriends
Verse 1:
At first I didn’t even know he existed
And afterwards he was always so distant
So ya see I never even really knew him
Time spent together it was always so hectic
hurried or crowded yo not at all private
So the few words that were spoken had to be worth it
And what’d I get?

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
You’ve got to stop moving
One day you’ll run out of places to live
I’ve got a wife and kids
So no you can’t move in
That’s what he said

Verse 2:
At 35 I decided it was time
To reach out again to give he and I one more try
I should have known “all or nothing” wouldn’t fly
And I started to care for the guy mmm
Don’t know why I freakin’ even attempted
After hearing things like “you’re built like a woman”
I might have guessed I wouldn’t be worth his time again
And that was just once

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
You’ve got to stop moving
One day you’ll run out of places to live
I’ve got a wife and kids
So no you can’t move in

Bridge:
Even now as I write this
Know always that to me you’re still worth it
And you’ll always be flawfully perfect
I love you pops even thought right now I’m hurtin
But you can’t call the shots and actually expect
Me to roll along with it like some folks have
You ain’t a god man you’re just a man
So show your son some got-damn respect
I never knew you you were just some man
While you played house and became other kids dad
Got time run your mouth but ain’t got time for Brad
What the fuck pops that’s just downright sad
And don’t think I’m weak just cause I ask
For 5 fuckin minutes to spend with my old man
“But the girls don’t need my attention like you do”
“Yeah but that’s cause they always fucking had you”

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
You’ve got to stop moving
One day you’ll run out of places to live
I’ve got a wife and kids
So no you can’t move in
That’s what he said…

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
You’ve got to stop moving
One day you’ll run out of places to live
I’ve got a wife and kids
So no you can’t move in
Track Name: Teardrops Off the Floor
Verse 1:
I told you goodbye
Then wiped 3 teardrops off the floor
Then turned off my phone and began writing this song
Emotionally worn

Hook:
You don’t have the heart for me
You don’t have no room for me
You made it pretty clear to me
You didn’t have the time for me

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Verse 2:
I figured you’d try
A little more this time around
To make this thing work between us but you haven’t
Why’m I not surprised?

Hook:
You don’t have the heart for me
You don’t have no room for me
You made it pretty clear to me
You didn’t have the time for me

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Bridge:
Hey Brad it’s your mean dad
I was pretty hard on you
I handled that bad
The way I spoke wasn’t cool
And I’m sorry that
I had that attitude
And I promise not to have
another awful mood
when I speak to you again

Is that all I’m worth?
Is this your defense?
A couple pointless words?
voicemails are a.,.

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad
Track Name: Worms in the Lake
Verse 1:
This was my last resort
You were only a phase
Now I’ll be slamming the door
Right in your bloody face
I’m throwing this can of worms
Right back in the lake
Tied to a brick with a letter that reads:

Chorus:
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
I won’t carry your name
Not while it’s tainted with shame
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
I won’t carry your name
Not while it’s
Not while it’s tainted with shame

Verse 2:
You really broke my heart
With your loveless and empty eyes
Don’t know how to love me with warmth
And I can’t help you out this time
These issues are foreign to me
Dunno why I even tried
It’s neglectful and tiring
But now I have made up my mind
I’m throwing this can of worms
Right back in the lake
Tied to a brick with a letter that reads:

Chorus:
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
But I won’t carry your name
Not while it’s tainted with shame
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
But I won’t carry your name
Not while it’s
Not while it’s tainted with shame
Track Name: The 'Mean Boyfriend' Song
Intro Chorus:
I wont give a shit ‘cause I’ll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I don’t give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I don’t give a shit if I hurt you it’s not my problem

Verse 1:
You said you’d love me
Until the bitter end
But what you meant was
I’ll really play with your head
I’ll make you believe the words I say are genuine
But I’ll torment you for fun by stringing you along and then

Chorus:
I wont give a shit ‘cause I’ll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I don’t give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I don’t give a shit if I hurt you it’s not my problem

Verse 2:
You said you couldn’t
Imagine life without me
But that’s only ‘cause
You found my pain entertaining
I’ll use you as a punching bag My stress relief
Might as well have shared your master plan for me by saying

Chorus:
I wont give a shit ‘cause I’ll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I don’t give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I don’t give a shit if I hurt you It’s not my problem

Bridge:
There’s one way I’m different now
And it happened after you
My yearning to seek a love out
Is no longer an issue
Cause I can’t love anymore like holy cow
Guys should come with tissues
Or maybe have less issues
Okay you can bitch now
You can take this song out

Chorus:
I wont give a shit ‘cause I’ll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I don’t give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I don’t give a shit if I hurt you it’s not my problem

Chorus:
I wont give a shit ‘cause I’ll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I don’t give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I don’t give a shit if I hurt you it’s not my problem
Track Name: Gays on the Radio
Verse 1:
Hello sirs, would you like some gay matrimony with that?
And would you like to adopt some children, ma’ams?
Yes, we’ll teach your children their gay history!
And yes queen bee, you can now join the military!

Hook 1:
And this isn’t happening because we waited by idly
We had to fight for equality in order to be heard by democracy

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

Verse 2:
Yo girl, would you like assurance you can’t get fired for eating snatch?
And gay families, how bout avoiding eviction proceedings?
Would you like your sports figures to like man on man action?
And fellas, would you like your cheerleaders to grab each others butts?

Hook 2:
All of this wont be happening if we just wait by idly
We’ll have to fight for equality in order to be heard by democracy

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

Bridge:
I hope this makes you smile
I hope to give ‘em hope
I hope that you get wild
While you Listening to this dope song I wrote

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes
Track Name: WeAreThem - I Forgive You
Intro:
Mmm, give ‘em hope

Verse 1:
No more stories no more “sorrys”
They just don’t understand me
I don’t got to defend my right to live
You’ve got to see me for who I am

Sometimes I look inside of myself and I thank you God

Verse 2:
You can criticize me for how I act
Or how I speak of different things
You just go ahead make me out that way
I will prove it to you some day

Chorus:
Sure I know that you’ll never become my best friend
But you’ll remain in my memories
Sure I know that I’ll probably never see you again
But you’ll remain in my memories

Verse 3:
You thought you knew how I really was
You made fun of me throughout my life
When I turned out this way I saw the look on your face
But I forgive you

Bridge:
I forgive you
Hey, I forgive you
I forgive you
I forgive you
I forgive you
I forgive you

Falling to the ground
Disappear without a trace
Never make a sound down
You’ve lost your place
And when no one knows that you’re around
They can still kick you in the face
Until your superhero’s found
He gives you hope, gives you his cape

Chorus:
Sure I know that you’ll never become my best friend
But you’ll remain in my memories
Sure I know that I’ll probably never see you again
But you’ll remain in my memories (My memories)

Link:
I was lost but now I’m found
The cool people they always put me down
I grew up and I found out
I didn’t need their love I just needed to be myself

Chorus:
Sure I know that you’ll never become my best friend
But you’ll remain in my memories
Sure I know that I’ll probably never see you again
But you’ll remain in my memories

Chorus:
Sure I know that you’ll never become my best friend
But you’ll remain in my memories
Sure I know that I’ll probably never see you again
But you’ll remain in my memories
Track Name: Give 'em Hope You Double Slash
Intro:
Ahem Give ‘em hope double slash
Give ‘em hope double slash

Verse 1:
I was physically abused by you
Not to mention mentally disturbed by you
I was inhumanly misused by you
So all my insecurities are because of you

Hook:
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really can’t explain the way you treated me
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really can’t explain the way you treated me

Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)

Link:
And I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away

Verse 2:
I was metaphorically laid down by you
Not to mention the victim of your attitude
I was stripped thoroughly of my dignity
You’re the main cause of my difficulty

Hook:
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really can’t explain the way you treated me
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really can’t explain the way you treated me

Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)

Link:
And I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away

Bridge Rap:
You never once thought about how your words affected me
How your curses were torturous and deafening
Scratch that, slash that maybe you wanna be
The same kinda man as your sworn enemy
Your own dad your old man
with his name-calling alcoholic fad
His belt-licking sucker punching “gotta beat his ass” bad
His mother fuckin “pass the evil to his kid” kinda dad

Chorus/Link (Simultaneously):
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)
And I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away


End Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
I’ve got hope again
Track Name: Pulsating Hope
Verse 1:
Hate
It happens every day in every nation
But love
Also happens every day in many ways and

Hook 1:
One doesn’t cancel the other out
It’s times like this where I just wanna pout
And it tends to make me lose myself

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Verse 2:
Fear
It dwells in everyone across planet
And tears
They aren’t only caused by things like death and sadness

Hook 2:
“Joy” is one thing that comes to my mind
And it’s sad that it’s not that all the time
Like at Pulse we were forced to say goodbye
So, so long you’ll be remembered

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Bridge:
Tragedy strikes again
And it hit close to home, this, I’m in
And I wonder will it ever end
Religiously-driven, hate-filled violence

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe
Track Name: Matthew & Brandon
Matthew Verse:
His name was Matthew.
Perhaps you knew him.
He’d have his head down as he passed you,
on his way to Economics.
He’d receive swirlies in the bathroom,
while you and your girl made out in empty classrooms.
And he’d stand frozen like a statue,
as peers cut him in line in the lunch room.

Matthew Hook:
And although his life was cut too short, one night on a fence,
his spirit, it still soars. A sort of means to an end.

Matthew Chorus:
Although he’s gone,
he’s not forgotten.
He still lives on.
Little bit of him in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like Matt gave their lives for the cause.
Guys like Matt give us hope; Make us strong.
So guys like Matt live on through this song.
Guys like Matt, they are not what’s wrong.
It’s Guys like Matt who taught us to love.

Brandon Verse:
His name was Brandon,
but he was born as Teena.
He grew up in a trailer out in Nebraska,
and attended a small-minded, religious institution,
where the staff and students, they’d all make such fun of him.
Turned away by Army for checking “male” on his application.
And his filthy mother was -and still is- a bigot,
who lacks an education in trans-gender relations.

Brandon Hook:
And although his life was cut too short, one night, after his rape,
his spirit it still soars. I know he’d love how much we’ve changed.

(Message to...) [Sue me, bitch!]

Brandon Chorus:
Although he’s gone,
he’s not forgotten.
He still lives on.
A little bit of him in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like Brandon gave their lives for the cause.
Guys like Brandon give us hope; Make us strong.
So guys like Brandon live on through this song.
Guys like Brandon, they are not what’s wrong.
It’s Guys like Brandon who taught us to love.

Bridge:
And it’s so nice to know that whenever we look back they’ll always be there.
Still, sad though, that in a world where we’ve come so far, they’re not here, though they’re in our hearts.
So we’ll just have to let them know when we see them in heaven.

Their Chorus:
Although they’re gone,
they’re not forgotten.
They still live on.
Little bit of them in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like them gave their lives for the cause.

Link:
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!

Their Chorus:
Although they’re gone,
they’re not forgotten.
They still live on.
Little bit of them in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like them gave their lives for the cause.

The End:
Guys like Brandon give us hope; Make us strong.
So guys like Matt live on through this song.
Guys like Brandon, they are not what’s wrong.
It’s Guys like Matt who taught us to love.
Track Name: You're Supposed To
Verse 1:
Sorry I can’t hang out today
Today’s a family day
Well what do you consider me
Last I know we were family

Link 1:
Sorry you must have a lot on your mind
Trying not to get caught in lies
Damn it I’ve gotta stop prying
Give you time to recite

Hook:
Maybe we took too long apart
To ever get back to a fresh start
But one things for sure
You were never my hero
Like you’re supposed to be

Chorus:
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through the darkness too
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through

Verse 2:
What the fuck can I say
I didn’t matter to you anyway
What am I supposed to think
When you didn’t give me the time of day

Link 2:
I’ve got so much on my mind
Sorry for wasting your time
Maybe if I had a dime
You’d have had a look twice

Hook:
Maybe we took too long apart
To ever get back to a fresh start
But one things for sure
You were never my hero
Like you’re supposed to be

Chorus:
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through the darkness too
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through

Bridge:
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be no
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be no
Not what you’re supposed to be oh
Not what you’re supposed to be
You’re supposed to save me
You’re supposed to shield me
You’re supposed to fight for me
You’re supposed to guide me through
You’re supposed to save me
You’re supposed to shield me
You’re supposed to fight for me
You’re supposed to guide me through
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be

Chorus:
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through the darkness too
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through
Track Name: Mother's Mistake
Verse 1:
“Woe is me” is my sacred place
Instinctively I run there where I feel safe
And I’m there now Yes I’m here now
I let you go but I’m not alone
I’ll never want you back so you can just let go
I think it’s safe to say I didn’t need you anyway

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Verse 2:
Explain to me how your logic works
When you say powerful things then claim they’re just words
How could I let them hurt when I’ve already learned
The things you say no longer work on me
So please keep your voice off of my machine
And just let me go Turn around and just go home

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Bridge:
I never asked you for a dime
All I asked you for was your time
But it seems that you have made up your mind
A long time ago when you left me behind
‘Til I showed up offering you one final try
And you stringed me along ‘til you could decide
Whether I’d be a worthy part of your life
Well father am I?

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain
Track Name: It's Not Fair
Verse 1:
Here you come again
I thought I locked you out
I latched my locks up when I saw you around
Must have been unprepared
Or I didn’t see you this time

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair

Verse 2:
Beat myself up ‘cause of you
Every day and night
I visit you and your kind every night in my mind
I’ve been so undisturbed
Up until now that is

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair

Bridge:
Why did I drive myself through a detour
And get swept up in your misleading allure
When a deflated heart is all I’d procure

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair
Track Name: The Way I See It
Verse 1:
The way I see it you never cared
The way I see it you weren’t really there
I get the feeling you grew tired long ago
And just held on ‘cause you didn’t have any other place to go
The way I see it you thought not of my welfare

Chorus:
I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
(You were not in love, you were not in love)
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough
(No I was not enough, no I was not enough)

Verse 2:
The way I see it I’m not done healing yet
The way I see it I’ve lost my faith in men
I don’t think I’ll ever trust another guy
And it’s so sad ‘cause that thought used to make me wanna cry
The way I see it I’m just not sure that I can

Chorus:
I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
(You were not in love, you were not in love)
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough
(No I was not enough, no I was not enough)

I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough

Chorus:
I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
(You were not in love, you were not in love)
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough
(No I was not enough, no I was not enough)
Track Name: Crossed a Line
Verse 1:
I can’t believe it took me 6 whole years to get over something that only lasted 4
The up and down ride was so torturous I shouldn’t even be mentioning it all anymore

Hook 1:
‘Cause you were so unkind
You were so unwise
Your heart was not mine
Your words were a lie
What a waste of my time
Even though now I’m fine
And I no longer cry
You still crossed a line

Chorus 1:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time

Verse 2:
Our ways of life were so opposite we had no business lighting them up like playing with fuel
The shit you would spew was so ugly and only cemented my feelings of ill ‘bout you

Hook 2:
‘Cause you were a meany
You were so deadly
Didn’t think of my needs
Didn’t know how to think “we”
All you did was smoke weed
And go out and cheat on me
Why’d it take so long to see
You and I ending

Chorus 1:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time

Bridge:
A line was crossed again
again, again, again, and again
And you can’t come back from that
You can’t, you can’t, you can’t, you can’t

Chorus 2:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time
For the duration of my life

Chorus 2:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time
For the duration of my life
Track Name: Alleged Victim
Verse 1:
There’s not a thing you could say now
That would ever erase how
You made me feel down and out
(And then reveled while I was down)
My ambition might be unfound
But at least my soul is still unbound
Guys like you are still not allowed
(Though that doesn’t stop them from coming around)

Hook:
I think I wanted love a little more than I wanted you
(In love I feared that you could never be - at least not with me and)
I think that a big part of me actually hated you too
(I think it was the idea that we lacked any sort of normalcy)

Chorus:
No need to surrender
I’m not coming for you
So go out on your bender
And get yourself a likeminded dude
There’ll be no more needless pressure
Your depts are forgiven
Now go clear out your dresser
You’re no longer my alleged victim

Verse 2:
There’s not a whole lot of love left
When you split I became less
You left a hole deep in my chest
(And now my eyes are always wet)
And now my head is such a mess
Dunno why I never fled
It’s not like you and I ever wed
(guess I liked the pain that you’d inflict instead)

Hook:
I think I wanted love a little more than I wanted you
(In love I feared that you could never be - at least not with me and)
I think that a big part of me actually hated you too
(I think it was the idea that we lacked any sort of normalcy)

Chorus:
No need to surrender
I’m not coming for you
So go out on your bender
And get yourself a likeminded dude
There’ll be no more needless pressure
Your depts are forgiven
Now go clear out your dresser
You’re no longer my alleged victim

Bridge:
How did I live that whole time
With doubts of our life nearly every night
When inside I fought myself until I died
And all of my fears and self-loathing how are you the victim and not I?

Chorus (x2):
No need to surrender
I’m not coming for you
So go out on your bender
And get yourself a likeminded dude
There’ll be no more needless pressure
Your depts are forgiven
Now go clear out your dresser
You’re no longer my alleged victim
Track Name: Metamorphosis
Verse 1:
I know I’m not the first one to take this journey | and I won’t be the last
I only wish there was help for me | but there is no one or anything, alas

Hook 1:
And the fact is I’m already gone now
I'm not the man who once made you so proud
And although it's sad, trust you won’t want me around no more
'Cause it happens so fast

Chorus:
Don't remember me as all this
Remember me when I wasn't split
or being forced to dig this grave I’m in
or being forced into this metamorphosis
“Reminisce,” sure, but try not to “miss”
I’m no longer “him”
Now I’m counterfeit
There’s no escaping it
A bottomless pit
where no light omits
in metamorphosis

Verse 2:
I never did expect I’d understand the final words of Tim
I’d like to think I could handle it, but just look what it did to him

Hook 2:
And what sucks is I’m already half way there
As I write this, I’m glad you stay unaware
‘Cause I’d die if I brought you into my nightmare
And it happens in a flash

Chorus (x2):
Don't remember me as all this
Remember me when I wasn't split
or being forced to dig this grave I’m in
or being forced into this metamorphosis
“Reminisce,” sure, but try not to “miss”
I’m no longer “him”
Now I’m counterfeit
There’s no escaping it
A bottomless pit
where no light omits
in metamorphosis

Chorus:
Don't remember me as all this
Remember me when I wasn't split
or being forced to dig this grave I’m in
or being forced into this metamorphosis
“Reminisce,” sure, but try not to “miss”
I’m no longer “him”
Now I’m counterfeit
There’s no escaping it
A bottomless pit
where no light omits
in metamorphosis

Bridge:
Traveling for a long, long time
Knowing that once I get there I will die
But I sail along
I sail alone
I sail along

Chorus:
Don't remember me as all this
Remember me when I wasn't split
or being forced to dig this grave I’m in
or being forced into this metamorphosis
“Reminisce,” sure, but try not to “miss”
I’m no longer “him”
Now I’m counterfeit
There’s no escaping it
A bottomless pit
where no light omits
in metamorphosis

Don’t remember
Reminisce, sure

Chorus:
Don't remember me as all this
Remember me when I wasn't split
or being forced to dig this grave I’m in
or being forced into this metamorphosis
“Reminisce,” sure, but try not to “miss”
I’m no longer “him”
Now I’m counterfeit
There’s no escaping it
A bottomless pit
where no light omits
in metamorphosis
Track Name: The Scale Tips
Verse 1:
I took you for granted
Assumed you’d be mine forever just to have
Kind of funny how it all happened
It was a fear of mine that outlasted

Hook 1:
The rational me (I hate myself)
The remorseful me (I hate myself)
From within I plead (I love myself)
But to no avail it’s still bleak (I hate myself)

Chorus:
I watch as the scale tips
Dumbstruck
But I stay fastened in
And I don’t get up
I hate that I’m fascinated
Think that I’ve lost touch
Maybe I’m emasculated
This is more than bad luck
Yes it is

Verse 2:
You saw but you didn’t know
We fought cause I didn’t know how to let you go

Hook 2:
What a waste of me (I hate myself)
Not an ounce of humanity (I hate myself)
No light left to see (I fear myself)
No good left of me (I loath myself)

Chorus:
I watch as the scale tips
Dumbstruck
But I stay fastened in
And I don’t get up
I hate that I’m fascinated
Think that I’ve lost touch
Maybe I’m emasculated
This is more than bad luck
Yes it is
I’m done

Chorus:
I watch as the scale tips
Dumbstruck
But I stay fastened in
And I don’t get up
I hate that I’m fascinated
Think that I’ve lost touch
Maybe I’m emasculated
This is more than bad luck
Yes it is
I’m done

Bridge:
How many days ‘til I’m full-on unhinged
How many ways have I predicted this

Chorus:
I watch as the scale tips
Dumbstruck
But I stay fastened in
And I don’t get up
I hate that I’m fascinated
Think that I’ve lost touch
Maybe I’m emasculated
This is more than bad luck
Yes it is
I’m done

Chorus:
I watch as the scale tips
Dumbstruck
But I stay fastened in
And I don’t get up
I hate that I’m fascinated
Think that I’ve lost touch
Maybe I’m emasculated
This is more than bad luck
Yes it is
I’m done
Track Name: What I Found
Verse 1:
It didn’t happen when I was young
Yet they all seem to think that it does
It only happened when I grew the fuck up
This is what it looks like. Is this too much?

Hook 1:
So I shut off all the music and I just sat there in silence until the answers started to pour in. And boy did they pour.

Chorus:
And this is what I found
I found out why I’m all alone
Because no one’s ever made me whole
And ‘cause no one’s ever cared to know
And so this is what I found, bae
And why I now have to go
And what exactly made it so
And what turns somebody’s heart to stone

Verse 2:
I should be dead now I should be gone
Yet here I sit like I’m growing young
And every day’s like
“Isn’t it about time?
I put in enough right?”
Now I’m feeling outside

Hook 2:
You don’t wanna know how
I went from most promising to blackout
Well join the fucking crowd
I’m thinking you wont like what I found out

Chorus:
‘Cause this is what I found
I found out why I’m all alone
Because no one’s ever made me whole
And ‘cause no one’s ever cared to know
And so this is what I found, bae
And why I now have to go
And what exactly made it so
And what turns somebody’s heart to stone

Chorus:
And this is what I found
I found out why I’m all alone
Because no one’s ever made me whole
And ‘cause no one’s ever cared to know
And so this is what I found, bae
And why I now have to go
And what exactly made it so
And what turns somebody’s heart to stone
Track Name: Fem Boyfriend
Verse 1:
So many guys like ‘em rough
They say things like “Don’t want no woman”
You think that you’re manly but dude you still take it up the butt
Maybe spend less of your time with acting
You know, frontin’ like you’re really manly
And ponder how to make your guy happy, instead
That’s why I gots to have me

Chorus:
A fem boyfriend
Yes fem boyfriend
A guy with compassion
Wont you be my fem boyfriend
A guy who listens
My fem boyfriend
A guy who reasons
I want you as my boyfriend

Verse 2:
Why waste your time trying to act “straight”
When it isn‘t cute it’s kind of annoying
It’s the cause of every headache guys like you and I have ever had
Feminine guys still have pecs
And biceps for miles on end
Every bit as much of a man
Only they’re competent
That’s why I gots to have me

Chorus:
A fem boyfriend
Yes fem boyfriend
A guy with compassion
Wont you be my fem boyfriend
A guy who listens
My fem boyfriend
A guy who reasons
I want you as my boyfriend