Book of Life: Chapter 1; Drifting

by Vocal B

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released September 14, 2005

All songs written by Bradley Voorhees (Formerly Vocal B). Except track 3 lyrics written by SAFYRE, and track 4 co-written with Rashawnna Whitted.

Guitar-track in track 1 performed by Kevin Murry.
Bass-line in track 10 performed by Kevin Murry.

All songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Murry & B. Voorhees @ Twin Tears Audio, in Breesport, NY.

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Track Name: Can't You? No.
YOU TOLD ME TO EXPLORE MYSELF
YOU OPENED THE DOOR TO SOME WHERE ELSE
WHERE PEOPLE CAN MEET THEIR SOULS
I LOVE THE LIGHT THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN
I TURNED YOU DOWN I TOLD YOU NO SAID
MY SOUL IS MINE AND HAD TO REMAIN HIDDEN
YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO GET IT AND STRANGLE IT
AND I TREATED YOU LIKE SHIT

CAN'T YOU SEE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU HEAR ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU LOVE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU WANT ME? NO.

EVEN IF I WAS I'D NEVER TELL NOT ANYONE
AS FOR THE ONE I LOVE MAN THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS
I OFTEN WONDER WHAT WOULD HAVE BECOME OF US
IF I'D TOLD YOU YES

CAN'T YOU SEE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU HEAR ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU LOVE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU WANT ME? NO.

I REALIZE NOW THAT MY BODIES IN A SOUND-PROOF CASE
WHERE NO ONE CAN HEAR ME
MY BRAIN LIKE ANYONE ELSE'S CONTROLS MY ACTIONS
BUT MINES MORE LIKE MY PROTECTOR FROM THE WORLDS FUCKING ASSES

CAN'T YOU SEE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU HEAR ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU LOVE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU WANT ME? NO.

MY TONGUE WORKS LIKE A MACHINE THAT SCRAMBLES UP MY
SENTENCES WHEN I'M TALKING TO SOMEONE
PROTECTING ME FROM THEM SEEING MY "REAL ONE"
WHICH I'M AFRAID THEY DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOVE

CAN'T YOU SEE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU HEAR ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU LOVE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU WANT ME? NO.

CAN'T YOU SEE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU HEAR ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU LOVE ME? NO.
CAN'T YOU WANT ME? NO.
Track Name: Drifting
WHY DON'T PEOPLE LISTEN TO ME AM I THAT HARD TO COMPREHEND
I JUST NEED YOUR ATTENTION SLIGHTLY THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING
I FEEL LIKE I AM SHOT DOWN EVERY DAY BY THE WORDS OF SOCIETY
I USED TO LOOK UP TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO NOW WANT TO HURT ME

AND I AM DRIFTING EVERY DAY WITH YOUR GUNS TO ME
AND I AM DRIFTING EVERY DAY WITH YOUR KNIVES IN ME
AND I AM DRIFTING EVERY DAY WITH A BOMB THREAT IN ME
I AM

AND IT'S TOO BAD FOR ME
YOU'VE ALREADY CRUSHED MY DREAMS
AND IT'S SORRY TO SEE ME NOW
SO UNDELIGHTING WHAT'D YOU DO TO ME

WHY DON'T YOU JUST REASON WITH ME AM I REALLY ALL THAT BAD
I'M NOT ALL THAT I AM CRACKED UP TO BE I'VE REALLY NOT GONE MAD

AND I AM DRIFTING EVERY DAY WITH YOUR GUNS TO ME
AND I AM DRIFTING EVERY DAY WITH YOUR KNIVES IN ME
AND I AM DRIFTING EVERY DAY WITH A BOMB THREAT IN ME
I AM

AND IT'S TOO BAD FOR ME
YOU'VE ALREADY CRUSHED MY DREAMS
AND IT'S SORRY TO SEE ME NOW
SO UNDELIGHTING WHAT'D YOU DO TO ME

AND IT'S TOO BAD FOR ME
YOU'VE ALREADY CRUSHED MY DREAMS
AND IT'S SORRY TO SEE ME NOW
SO UNDELIGHTING WHAT'D YOU DO TO ME
Track Name: Bradley Voorhees, Feat. SAFYRE - Endless Lies
YOU SAID YES YOU SAID NO
COULDN'T DECIDE WHICH WAY TO GO
AND NOW I'M THE ONE FEELING LOW
ENDLESS LIES IS WHAT YOU TOLD

ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
ENDLESS HEART ACHE I HOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES IN MY HEAD

NOW YOU SAY IT'S ME NOT YOU
EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT TRUE
YOU WERE THE ONE THAT ACTED SO BOLD
WITH ALL THOSE ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD

ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
ENDLESS HEART ACHE I HOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES IN MY HEAD

I LOVE YOU WERE THE WORDS LOUD AND CLEAR
THAT'S WHAT I HEARD
YOU WITH ALL THAT NERVE ACTING BOLD
ENDLESS LIES IS WHAT YOU TOLD

ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
ENDLESS HEART ACHE I HOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES IN MY HEAD

NOW YOU SAY THAT YOU WANT TO BE FREE
LEAVING ALL THE BROKEN PIECES UP TO ME
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MEAN YOU COULD BE
WITH ALL THOSE ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD ME

ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
ENDLESS HEART ACHE I HOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES YOU TOLD
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
ENDLESS LIES IN MY HEAD
Track Name: I Don't Know Why
I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU AND I CAN'T STAY ALIVE
I TRY MY BEST TO REACH INSIDE AND FIND OUT WHY
AND I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES AND I SEE
THE BEAUTIFUL LOVE THAT YOU HAD FOR ME OH OH

I WANT TO HAVE OUR LOVE FROM THE PAST ONCE AGAIN
THE LOVE THAT WE SHARED NO ONE COMPAIRED TO OUR LOVE

WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THE LOVE THAT I NEED
BABY CAN'T YOU SEE ME DOWN ON MY KNEES
CAN'T YOU SEE THE LOVE THAT I FEEL
THE LOVE THAT I FEEL FOR YOU OH OH

I WANT TO HAVE OUR LOVE FROM THE PAST ONCE AGAIN
THE LOVE THAT WE SHARED NO ONE COMPAIRED TO OUR LOVE
Track Name: Bradley Voorhees, Feat. SAFYRE - It's the Worst Thing I Could Do
IT'S ALWAYS YOU WHO I WANNA STAY, WHO I WANNA STAY FROM
BUT IT CAN BE YOU WHO I WANNA SEE, WHO I WANNA SEE MORE OF
YOU ARE SO CUTE YOU ARE SO FINE, BUT YOU'RE NEVER REALLY NICE
YOU TAKE UP MY TIME WHEN I'VE GOT OTHER THINGS TO DO, WHEN I JUST WANNA DO YOU

PUNCH ME IN THE EYE
KICK ME IN THE ASS
IF I EVER FALL FOR YOU AGAIN
YANK MY BALLS OFF
SHAVE ALL MY HAIR OFF
THROW ME A RUBBER CUNT
IF I FALL IN LOVE AND TELL YOU
IT'S THE WORST THING I COULD DO
THE HELL WITH YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU

MAYBE SOME NIGHT WHEN WE'RE ALL ALONE, I'LL GET YOU TO UNDRESS ME
YOU ACT LIKE SOMETIMES THAT YOU CARE ABOUT ME, IT IS WRITTEN ON YOUR FACE
SOMETIMES YOU WANNA THROW ME DOWN, YOU GIVE ME SO MUCH MISERY
WHY AM I YOUR SLAVE OF LOVE WHEN YOU SAY MEAN THINGS TO ME, I CRY SO MUCH

PUNCH ME IN THE EYE
KICK ME IN THE ASS
IF I EVER FALL FOR YOU AGAIN
YANK MY BALLS OFF
SHAVE ALL MY HAIR OFF
THROW ME A RUBBER CUNT
IF I FALL IN LOVE AND TELL YOU
IT'S THE WORST THING I COULD DO
THE HELL WITH YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU

SHOW ME INNOCENT LOVE CAUSE THAT'S ALL I'M SHOWING YOU
JUST STOP THE ACT AND YOUR FRONT
OH BABY BABY GIVE ME YOUR LOVE

PUNCH ME IN THE EYE
KICK ME IN THE ASS
IF I EVER FALL FOR YOU AGAIN
YANK MY BALLS OFF
SHAVE ALL MY HAIR OFF
THROW ME A RUBBER CUNT
IF I FALL IN LOVE AND TELL YOU
IT'S THE WORST THING I COULD DO
THE HELL WITH YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU
Track Name: I've Been Without
I'M JUST A POOR UNFORTUNATE GUY AND I SLEEP ALL ALONE AT NIGHT
I'VE GOT A FULL-SIZED BED ALL TO MYSELF EMPTY-NESS ON THE OTHER SIDE

AND I TRY OU OH I TRY
NOT TO CRY AT NIGHT

I'VE BEEN WITHOUT THE ONE OF MY DREAMS FOR SO LONG
SO WONT YOU PLEASE JUST HOLD ME SOME
CAUSE I'M TELLING YOU I CAN'T GO ON WITHOUT YOU
BY MY SIDE TONIGHT

I'VE BEEN WITHOUT LOVE GOING ON MY WHOLE LIFE LOTS OF TEARS SWARM MY EYES AT NIGHT
CHILLS RUN DOWN MY SPINE EVERY TIME YOU COME AROUND I WONDER WHY I'M LIKE THIS

AND I TRY OU OH I TRY
NOT TO CRY AT NIGHT

I'VE BEEN WITHOUT THE ONE OF MY DREAMS FOR SO LONG
SO WONT YOU PLEASE JUST HOLD ME SOME
CAUSE I'M TELLING YOU I CAN'T GO ON WITHOUT YOU
BY MY SIDE TONIGHT
Track Name: Like I Did For You
Verse 1:
I’m a failure in my mothers eyes
I’m a distance from my lovers thighs
Thanks to you
Thanks to you
I spend every day chasing after you
Did everything you ever fuckin' asked me to
And now I'm screwed
Without you babe

Hook:
And I'm seeking alternate ways
To get you back
To my place

Chorus:
Can't you say anything right
Can't you do anything nice
Can't you build your anger up on the inside
Like I did for you so many times

Verse 2:
Tried to play it cool with you day and night
Caused myself major damage on the inside
All for you
All for you babe
Can't say you even give a fucking damn
Lying there with all that blood on your hands
Oh you
It's all you

Hook:
And I'm seeking alternate ways
To get you back
To my place

Chorus:
Can't you say anything right
Can't you do anything nice
Can't you build your anger up on the inside
Like I did for you so many times
Track Name: Love Story
IT WAS YOUR EYES THAT ATTRACTED ME SENT A TOTAL ECLIPS OVER MY FACE
SET A BURDEN OF STEEL OVER MY FACE AND NOW I'M IN DEEP
YOU SHED INNOCENT BLOOD YOU'RE A BAD DOG AND YOU SPEAK OF ME LIKE I'M THE BAD ONE
I'VE COME TO REALIZE I NEVER KNEW WHAT PAIN WAS UNTIL YOU
AND NOW YOU TELL ME IT'S ALL IN MY HEAD AND THAT I NEVER REALLY STOOD A CHANCE
AND WHAT I HAVE TO SAY TO THAT IS YOU'RE A COWARD YOU SCOOPED REAL LOW
AND NOW THE SUN SHINES ALL OVER THE PLACE SHOWS ME EVERY THING I NEEDED TO SEE
YOU'RE EXPOSED FOR WHAT YOU REALLY ARE AND THAT'S ME

IT WAS MY LOOKS THAT OVER-TOOK YOU SOMEHOW MY SMILE HOOKED INTO YOUR HEART
AND NOW YOU'RE IN LOVE FOR WHAT I NEVER TRIED TO LEAD YOU ON
MY KINDNESS BROUGHT YOU TO YOUR KNEES AND I'D BROUGHT YOU SOMETHING YOU'D NEVER SEEN
AND FOR THAT YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME
AND WHEN I TOLD YOU THAT I LOVE YOU YOU TOOK IT UPON YOURSELF TO ADLIB
YOU'D ALWAYS SAY I LOVE YOU TOO YOU MISUNDERSTOOD WHAT I MEANT BY IT
AND WITH ALL THIS FALSE HOPE IN YOUR HEAD YOU'RE FAILING TO WAKE UP FROM YOUR DREAD
NOT REALIZING WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO HIM

YALL STARTED HOT AND HEAVY THE FIRST NIGHT THEN YALL STARTED TO DRIFT APART AND
DON'T TELL ME THAT IT WAS HIM YOU WERE STILL STUCK ON MY LOVE THEN
HE BEGGED TO HAVE YOU BACK AND IGNORING HIM YOU TURNED YOUR BACK
DON'T DEVOWER MY NAME WHEN ALL THESE THINGS ARE THE SAME
AND NOW HE SITS ALL ALONE WHILE YOU'RE TELLING ME I WAS WRONG
WHAT A THING YOU DID LOOK AT HIM JUST LOOK AT HIM
AND YOU ARE SO SELFISH AND YOU ARE SO CONCEETED
AND ALL HE CAN THINK ABOUT IS YOU AND ALL YOU THINK ABOUT IS ME OH ANNOYING ME
Track Name: Must be Cause I Love You
WHAT'D I EVER DO TO YOU
WHEN'D I MAKE YOU FEEL ABANDONED
AND WHY WAS I NEVER CRUEL OR RUDE TO YOU
MUST BE 'CAUSE I LOVE YOU
AND HAD I EVER CAME TO YOU AND GAVE YOU AN ULTIMATUM
WOULD MY LIFE HAD BEEN ENOUGH FOR YOU

AND YES I LOVE YOU
AND I LONGED TO SEE MORE OF YOU
I'D HAVE DONE ANYTHING FOR YOU
AND IT'S SO HARD TO COMPREHEND
IF IT'S THE END THEN IT IS THE END

SO WHAT DO YA THINK?
IS IT OVER
20 YEARS A WASTE OF YOUR TIME
BACK WHEN YA HELD THE BABY
DID YOUR CREATION THAT LIFE MEAN NOTHING
NOTHING AT ALL TO YOU

AND YES I LOVE YOU
AND I LONGED TO SEE MORE OF YOU
I'D HAVE DONE ANYTHING FOR YOU
AND IT'S SO HARD TO COMPREHEND
IF IT'S THE END THEN IT IS THE END
Track Name: Ou ah You Thought
I DON'T WANNA GO BACK TO THAT LONELY LIFE

YOU'RE A HEAD ACHE
YOU'RE A NO GOOD HAZORD TO MY HEALTH

YOU YOU
GET FULL CREDIT GET FULL CREDIT
FROM MY MISERY FROM MY MISERY
PAIN AND SUFFERING PAIN AND SUFFERING
YOU YOU
I'LL PUT YOUR NAME UP ON THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR BREAKING PEOPLES HEARTS AND TREATING THEM LIKE SHIT
AND YOUR NAME GOES UP THERE FOR EVERYTHING IMMAGINABLE IN A BAD BAD RELATIONSHIP

OU AH YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BAD ONE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT I WAS THE SAD ONE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE
OU AH BUT I GOT ANOTHER LOVE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT IT WOULDN'T LAST LONG
OU AH BUT WHO'S STILL STANDING THERE ALONE
OU AH OU AH

I GUESS THE ONLY REAL REASON I STAYED WITH YOU IS CAUSE I HAD NO PLACE TO GO
AND YES I GUESS I USED YOU LIKE THAT AND HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN IT'S BACK AT YOU BABY THREE TIMES FOLD
WHEN YOU'RE THE ONE KNOCKING ON MY DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BEGGING TO GET IN FROM THE COLD
I DON'T PLAY A DAMN BIT OF SENSE WITH YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW ME LIKE YOU THOUGHT YOU DID YA FOOL
AND I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU THE TRUTH IS I NEVER HAVE OH

OU AH YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BAD ONE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT I WAS THE SAD ONE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE
OU AH BUT I GOT ANOTHER LOVE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT IT WOULDN'T LAST LONG
OU AH BUT WHO'S STILL STANDING THERE ALONE
OU AH OU AH

AND YOU THINK YOUR LOVE'S THE LOVE OF LOVES
YOU REALLY THINK I FEEL CRUSHED
DO YOU THINK YOU MESSED ME UP
CAUSE YOU WALKED OUT THE DOOR

OU AH YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE BAD ONE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT I WAS THE SAD ONE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE
OU AH BUT I GOT ANOTHER LOVE
OU AH YOU THOUGHT IT WOULDN'T LAST LONG
OU AH BUT WHO'S STILL STANDING THERE ALONE
OU AH OU Ah
Track Name: Responsibility
DON'T ASK ME HOW'S MY DAY OR ANYTHING DON'T SPEAK TO ME IN THAT WAY
I'M NOT HERE TO ANSWER IT I'M HERE BUT STUCK SOME PLACE FAR AWAY
IN THE ARMS OF THAT SOMEONE WHO STOLE MY HEART PLEASE DON'T CONFRONT ME OR I'LL SAY

WO OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH

I JUST WANNA BE ABLE TO GET UP AND LEAVE
INSTEAD I'M STUCK BEGGING TO BE FREE
I JUST WANNA BREAK OUT WHEN I DAMN WELL PLEASE
I'M BEGGING SOMEBODY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME ON

LET ME GO LET ME GO PLEASE
HELP ME OUT HELP ME OUT BABY
OH I DON'T WANT THIS RESPONSABILITY
I'M BEGGING SOME BODY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME ON

I CAN'T TAKE IT NO MORE I JUST WANT TO GO
FEELING LONELY I JUST WANNA HIT THE ROAD
ON A BAD NIGHT I COULD JUST LEAVE AT ANY TIME
WHY MUST YOU ALWAYS TELL ME WHY WHY

LET ME GO LET ME GO PLEASE
HELP ME OUT HELP ME OUT BABY
OH I DON'T WANT THIS RESPONSABILITY
I'M BEGGING SOME BODY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME ON

UP IN A FLASH I'M GONE WITH THE WIND
HELPLESS FROM THE OBLIGATIONS I HAVE OH
UP IN A FLASH I'M GONE WITH THE WIND
HELPLESS TO THE OBLIGATIONS I HAVE OH

LET ME GO LET ME GO PLEASE
HELP ME OUT HELP ME OUT BABY
OH I DON'T WANT THIS RESPONSABILITY
I'M BEGGING SOME BODY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME ON
Track Name: The Years
I GAVE YOU A CHANCE CAUSE WE'VE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH
I GAVE YOU A FAKE DANCE SO YOU COULD HAVE FUN
I PLAYED THE GAME GOOD
SOMETIMES IT WAS SO HARD I ASK MYSELF WHY SHOULD I PLAY WITH YOUR HEART

THE GOOD TIMES ARE GONE THE BAD TIMES ARE HERE
ALL OF MY FUN WENT AWAY THROUGH THE YEARS

YOU CAN LOVE ME IT'S TRUE
BUT CAN'T YOU SEE SHOULDN'T I LOVE YOU TOO
THE SKY IS UP HIGH THE GROUND IS DOWN LOW
AND IF IT WAS TURNED UP-SIDE-DOWN WHICH WAY WOULD WE GO

THE GOOD TIMES ARE GONE THE BAD TIMES ARE HERE
ALL OF MY FUN WENT AWAY THROUGH THE YEARS
AWAY THROUGH THE YEARS
Track Name: What About Last Night
WHAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT WHEN YOU TOLD ME THAT I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT YOU WERE WITH
WHAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT WHEN YOU TOLD ME THAT I WAS YOUR RIGHT
WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE YOU DID WAS WRONG YOU TOLD ME THAT I KEPT YOU STRONG
WHAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT WHEN YOU HEALD ME IN YOUR ARMS IN YOUR ARMS

MUSHY MASHY PEOPLE
LEFT AND RIGHT PEOPLE
UP AND DOWN PEOPLE
BACK AND FORTH PEOPLE
MUSHY MASHY PEOPLE
LEFT AND RIGHT PEOPLE
UP AND DOWN PEOPLE
BACK AND FORTH PEOPLE

WHAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT WHEN YOU PLACED A KISS ON MY LIPS
AND THEN THINGS HEATED UP AND IT BEGINS WOE OH OH OH
YOU PUT IT ON ME THEN THE AIR GOT SO THICK AND THAT MUST HAVE BEEN IT
YOU SPOKE YOUR SHIT JUST TO HIT IT HIT IT

MUSHY MASHY PEOPLE
LEFT AND RIGHT PEOPLE
UP AND DOWN PEOPLE
BACK AND FORTH PEOPLE
MUSHY MASHY PEOPLE
LEFT AND RIGHT PEOPLE
UP AND DOWN PEOPLE
BACK AND FORTH PEOPLE

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