America, I'm Your GAY Son

by Bradley Voorhees

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released February 27, 2009

All tracks written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees @ Ed Harbst Studios (Formerly A Stem From Basement Productions)

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Track Name: Even Ask a Californian
Verse 1:
I as a homo I cannot believe
anything I'm told or anything I see
I have to break rules ‘cause they're always changing
They're trying to make me something that just isn't me

Link 1:
Oh what the hell they voting for
when they've already closed that door
They took it back, now they'll want more
They wont be happy 'til we're too sore
to stand up and fight them in this war
They just can’t get passed the core
of what this country was built on
white man’s greed & fake salvation

Hook:
Lies, lies
Can I ask why you say this is the life
to a gay guy who has no rights
It’s about time you tell me why you get to decide

Chorus:
What’s this with you came so far
and you say you can’t go back
When you know you really can
even ask a Californian
Boy, you look so pitiful
during your contemplation
With all your horrid scars
They run straight up your arms
Go ahead and slit your wrists
‘Cause I can guarantee
that’s what the people want
When in whole, they give me the creeps
I see what they do to you
and I know they do it to me
Yo, they’re trying to make us screwed
and then claim that we’re free

Verse 2:
Say I am a ‘faggot’
Pretend that’s what he called me
Then we’ll both go to court and
he’ll get an attorney
And then he pleads ‘not guilty’
to all of the jury
They’ll slap him on the wrist
And tell him ‘stop teasing’

Link 2:
Then all the country, they can see
the justice the jury showed me
They get free publicity
So everyone will spend money
And all it took was a ‘fag’ like me
The guy gets off so easily
You bet your ass he’ll come after me
The white man’s slave, who’s he really?

Hook:
Lies, lies
Can I ask why you say this is the life
to a gay guy who has no rights
It’s about time you tell me why you get to decide

Chorus:
What’s this with you came so far
and you say you can’t go back
When you know you really can
even ask a Californian
Boy, you look so pitiful
during your contemplation
With all your horrid scars
They run straight up your arms
Go ahead and slit your wrists
‘Cause I can guarantee
that’s what the people want
When in whole, they give me the creeps
I see what they do to you
and I know they do it to me
Yo, they’re trying to make us screwed
and then claim that we’re free

Chorus:
What’s this with you came so far
and you say you can’t go back
When you know you really can
even ask a Californian
Boy, you look so pitiful
during your contemplation
With all your horrid scars
They run straight up your arms
Go ahead and slit your wrists
‘Cause I can guarantee
that’s what the people want
When in whole, they give me the creeps
I see what they do to you
and I know they do it to me
Yo, they’re trying to make us screwed
and then claim that we’re free
Track Name: Freakin' Out
Verse 1:
Research does show me just how some countries continue viewing homosexuality
And it’s really scary to think what they’re doing to people just like me in third world countries
They’ll chop off your head and hang you in public It’s one of the only times I can actually say
I’m glad I’m a US citizen even though I can’t get married at least I’m still alive

Chorus:
I’m freakin’ out

Verse 2:
History tells me just how long it takes to change the mind frame of a society
And it’s such a damn shame I’ll never see change not in my lifetime or probably my baby’s
But we will one day just like slavery It had an ending and so will this gay thing
Even though I can’t serve gaily in the military it’s one of them things “at least I’m still alive”

Chorus:
I’m freakin’ out
Track Name: Half the US Population is Gay
Verse 1:
In times, in times of high hopes for me
I’m deemed unfree
and it’s so unfair. You see,
because I’m gay
you get to vote
And because of the way you vote against me
It leads me to believe

Hook 1:
That you’re acting inhumanely
Yes I see clearly
So very precisely
So extremely exactly
Just how unequally
Some peeps are sadly being
treated here in our society (society)

Link:
And it don’t say much for the stripes and the stars we hide behind
(We hide behind)
And it don’t explain much on your part why you feel the need to be a retard
(be a retard)

Prechorus:
You live life
in a big fat lie
Go ahead and take my rights
Bet your ass you’ll get a fight
Your reprehended lives
and antagonistic tries
Are pathetically divine
Your actions are out of spite
And your ignorance proves stupid
Your silly ass is worthless
You vote yet you are wordless
I’m thinking that you’re clueless
You rednecks are so foolish
Your straight life just ain’t worth it
Half of you and your mothers
Are closeted buttfuckers

Chorus:
The vote in California in 2008
proves that nearly half the US-population is gay
And ‘does that make you feel safe?’ as Jewel would say
That really put things into place

Verse 2:
These days, the steps that we have to take
will, one day, be seen as bigot mistakes
To fight justification of gays
One day gay will actually mean
to live life happily with whoever you please

Hook 2:
‘Cause right now you’re acting inhumanely
Yes I see clearly
So very precisely
So extremely exactly
Just how unequally
Some peeps are sadly being
Treated here in our society (society)

Link:
And it don’t say much for the stripes and the stars we hide behind
(We hide behind)
And it don’t explain much on your part why you feel the need to be a retard
(be a retard)

Prechorus:
You live life
in a big fat lie
Go ahead and take my rights
Bet your ass you’ll get a fight
Your reprehended lives
and antagonistic tries
Are pathetically divine
Your actions are out of spite
And your ignorance proves stupid
Your silly ass is worthless
You vote yet you are wordless
I’m thinking that you’re clueless
You rednecks are so foolish
Your straight life just ain’t worth it
Half of you and your mothers
Are closeted buttfuckers

Chorus:
The vote in California in 2008
proves that nearly half the US-population is gay
And ‘does that make you feel safe?’ as Jewel would say
That really put things into place
Track Name: Our Marriage License
Verse 1:
What a world we live in
What a country we share
A place that was given
To everyone everywhere
We humans should be equal
Cause that’s what we all are
Sexual orientation
Shouldn’t determine if ones barred

Hook:
Who the hell is another soul
To tell me who I can love
Or who I can raise my children with
Or who I can marry later on in our relationship

Chorus:
That’s right, Our relationship
That’s right, that’s right
Our marriage license
That’s right, that’s right
Not yours, our lives
That’s right, that’s right
Our lives

Verse 2:
Why’s the color of ones skin
Have to make a difference
Where individuals rank in
Or who’s worthy of the worlds riches
Why are people so ignorant
Why’s the white man so arrogant
I’ll get married to whom I want to
It shouldn’t be a vote for you

Hook:
Who the hell is another soul
To tell me who I can love
Or who I can raise my children with
Or who I can marry later on in our relationship

Chorus:
That’s right, Our relationship
That’s right, that’s right
Our marriage license
That’s right, that’s right
Not yours, our lives
That’s right, that’s right
Our lives

Hook:
Who the hell is another soul
To tell me who I can love
Or who I can raise my children with
Or who I can marry later on in our relationship

Chorus:
That’s right, Our relationship
That’s right, that’s right
Our marriage license
That’s right, that’s right
Not yours, our lives
That’s right, that’s right
Our lives
Track Name: Straight Mans Land
Verse 1:
Being gay aint what it used to be
Sneaking in the shower-room just for a peak
Of guys you wish you had so sweet
Now it’s “Sweat life over gay rights
And mistrusting straight whites
all those happy voting types
Who will ban your ass from this straight man’s land
Just for living life because you live with a guy”

Chorus:
Hey you, yeah you
I don’t give a fuck about you
Hey you, yeah you
I don’t give a fuck about you
Hey you, yeah you
You’re a close-minded fucking shrew
and I ain’t got no time for you
Hey you, yeah you
I ain’t got no time for you

Verse 2:
Being gay used to be a dangerous thing
And it still is if you visit the wrong place
You can check it out on the web at “MatthewsPlace”
Now it’s “Give rights and then yank them right back
Vote in spite of gay life does that make you feel it’s right?
In this straight man’s land how many have to die
Before you get that through your heads?

Chorus:
Hey you, yeah you
I don’t give a fuck about you
Hey you, yeah you
I don’t give a fuck about you
Hey you, yeah you
You’re a close-minded fucking shrew
and I ain’t got no time for you
Hey you, yeah you
I ain’t got no time for you
Track Name: This is my Gay Life
Chorus:
This is life, this is life, this is my gay life (x8)

Verse 1:
I get up each day, and get some coffee in me.
Then I get my daughter ready for school.
Give her a kiss, and then I drive her there.
Then I come home and get myself ready too.

Hook 1:
Then I kiss my boyfriend goodbye
‘Cause I’m off to campus all day as is he
It is there where we get the same education as the next classmate

Chorus:
This is life, this is life, this is my gay life (x8)

Verse 2:
I drive home. It’s nearly 30 miles away
but I do it at least 2 times a week and I don’t complain.
I arrive home, I’m alone with my boyfriend
for an hour or 2. What more need I say?

Hook 2:
We get it on, make our love
‘cause in our house that’s okay
And the children come home
Then we play the night away
And sometimes I have time to sing

Chorus:
This is life, this is life, this is my gay life (x8)
Track Name: These Are
Verse 1:
To pass the days away I sometimes think of you
And wonder “why did I let you go?”
I think that I’m so often mesmerized by times
That I had so very long ago
I’m in such a bad place now-a-days in life that
Who would blame me for reminiscing?
But I have come so far here in life without you
How could I miss such a bad place?

Chorus:
These are the days that I wish for an “us” forever
These are the times where I picture my past as better
These are the nights where I still like to wear your sweater
These are the things that I like to remember

Verse 2:
To keep myself intact and on track without you
I figure a payoff will come to me soon
But I spend too much time analyzing so much
Sometimes I often forget to live in the day
I’ve gotta get my life right once again this year
Or I simply just cannot be here
I hate that I’m grown up ‘cause that means I can’t give up
Even if I really wanted to

Chorus:
These are the days that I wish for an “us” forever
These are the times where I picture my past as better
These are the nights where I still like to wear your sweater
These are the things that I like to remember
Track Name: You're Not Mine
Verse 1:
Why should I give a fuck about you?
‘Cause you think that I think you’re cute?
Oops your mistake! God you’re such a fool
Why do you think I’m into you?
Have an indicator or 2?
Probably not cause there can’t be proof
Of something that’s not true
Bitch I’ve had enough of you
Trying to hang out with me
Like you’re really that cool
Think you’ve got it like that?
Man you’re a retarded fool
Cause you think you really fit in
And you think you’re really a dish
You ain’t even half of the shit

Chorus:
You’re not mine

Verse 2:
Why should I spend the night with you?
Do you think that I’m desperate?
Do you think you can handle this?
Do you think I’m not consistent?
Haven’t I seen enough of you
Or of guys that are just like you?
Playing you’s like attending grade school
Stay awake enough to coast through
I can’t stand you types of dudes
Thinking that you’re really a man
But a man who drools over fags
Boy you’ve got some weird-ass thinking
Your philosophies are a kook
Shows where your tiny mind’s at
You try to live but we know that you can’t
Like you ever stick to your plans

Chorus:
You’re not mine

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