Certified Under Mental (Cum)

by Bradley Voorhees

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released May 31, 2008

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: Down Baby
VERSE 1:
I feel like I’m haunted by every single passing day
I feel like I’m alone on my life’s journey all the way
I’m hoping that by making music I’ve found a way to relate
I’m hoping that one day I get a following that loves me

CHORUS:
Cause I’m
Down baby down baby I’m livin’ in
Down baby down baby that’s what it is
Down baby down baby wish I could change it
Down baby down baby but that’s not gon-happen
Down baby down baby I’m livin’ in
Down baby down baby that’s what it is
Down baby down baby wish I could change it
Down baby down baby that’s not gon-happen

VERSE 2:
I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a fair chance to do what I want
I think that I blame it on me having been so damn hot
Later in life my insecurities kicked in and I became shot
So it’s all a mater of choices and in the end what you’ve got

CHORUS:
Cause I’m
Down baby down baby I’m livin’ in
Down baby down baby that’s what it is
Down baby down baby wish I could change it
Down baby down baby but that’s not gon-happen
Down baby down baby I’m livin’ in
Down baby down baby that’s what it is
Down baby down baby wish I could change it
Down baby down baby that’s not gon-happen

BRIDGE:
Oh Bradley who’s got your back
Oh Bradley’s who is your friend
Oh Bradley’s who is there for you
Oh for you

CHORUS:
Cause I’m
Down baby down baby I’m livin’ in
Down baby down baby that’s what it is
Down baby down baby wish I could change it
Down baby down baby but that’s not gon-happen
Down baby down baby I’m livin’ in
Down baby down baby that’s what it is
Down baby down baby wish I could change it
Down baby down baby that’s not gon-happen
Track Name: Malin Berggren
VERSE 1:
There’s a house inside my heart full of vacancy
There’s a site within a part that everyone can see
Cause you’re too far and you don’t see I was out of energy
All cause you left and hid away behind blurred imagery

HOOK:
You’re forgiven for abandoning
All the folks who made you so wealthy
And with as sad as I now am
I will grow to be a bigger man

CHORUS:
Fix me you brought me up
I’m your obligation
I’m stupid because I saw the signs
Your Strange ways were to leave me behind
Fix me you brought me up
I’m your obligation
I’m stupid because I saw the signs
Your Strange ways were to leave me behind

VERSE 2:
And there’s just no hiding the words written all over me
It is for sure I’ll wont forget the way you had to leave
As if you didn’t hear our “stay with me” begging pleas
12 years is just as bad as an eternity

HOOK:
You’re forgiven for abandoning
All the folks who made you so wealthy
And with as sad as I now am
I will grow to be a bigger man

CHORUS:
Fix me you brought me up
I’m your obligation
I’m stupid because I saw the signs
Your Strange ways were to leave me behind
Fix me you brought me up
I’m your obligation
I’m stupid because I saw the signs
Your Strange ways were to leave me behind
Track Name: Bradley's Ground
VERSE 1:
Why don’t you just call me by my name
You just feel ashamed that I’ve had you fooled that way
Your drama comes around too frequently
And you can’t criticize someone that you want to be

CHORUS:
And ya wanna give up
And ya wanna be down
And ya wanna stay fit
Here on Bradley’s ground
And ya gotta stay tough
And ya gotta be proud
And ya gotta stay fit
To survive on Bradley’s ground
And ya wanna give up
And ya wanna be down
And ya wanna stay fit
Here on Bradley’s ground
And ya gotta stay tough
And ya gotta be proud
And ya gotta stay fit
To survive on Bradley’s ground

VERSE 2:
Why don’t you just save us both the face
Don’t you know exactly how I got my bad streak
Why don’t you bow down and kiss my feet
Before I put you in your place

CHORUS:
And ya wanna give up
And ya wanna be down
And ya wanna stay fit
Here on Bradley’s ground
And ya gotta stay tough
And ya gotta be proud
And ya gotta stay fit
To survive on Bradley’s ground
And ya wanna give up
And ya wanna be down
And ya wanna stay fit
Here on Bradley’s ground
And ya gotta stay tough
And ya gotta be proud
And ya gotta stay fit
To survive on Bradley’s ground
Track Name: To Suit Themselves
VERSE: 1
I've been called too soft I've been called too hard
I've been called too thin I've been called too smart
I've been called a tease, I've been called a prude
even called a pushover, yet some say I'm rude
some say I'm uncaring, some think I'm the sweetest thing
and some people who know me, laugh about that in my face
some say I am dumb as can be, or try to figure out what’s hidden in Bradley

Hook:
I've always been right, but I’ve always been called wrong
and I'm not just saying that because I'm too self-involved
and I know it's cliché, in this song all I say
just hear me out while I try to explain

Chorus:
people try to change me to suit themselves
never letting me be any part of myself
without a hassle of some sort, a fight or a leave
tension builds up all around me

Hook:
I've always been right, but I’ve always been called wrong
and I'm not just saying that because I'm too self-involved
and I know it's cliché, in this song all I say
just hear me out while I try to explain

Chorus:
people try to change me to suit themselves
never letting me be any part of myself
without a hassle of some sort, a fight or a leave
tension builds up all around me

Verse 2:
People've told me I’ve no musical ability
And told me I have no talent and that I can't sing
People've laughed at the huge knocker on my face
They’ve equated my 2 nostrils with flaring flames

People've laughed after seeing no shirt on me
I’ve heard them call me whore too accusations are uncaring
I've had some say I act like a man
whereas others say I act like their girl friends

Hook:
I've always been right, but I’ve always been called wrong
and I'm not just saying that because I'm too self-involved
and I know it's cliché, in this song all I say
just hear me out while I try to explain

Chorus:
people try to change me to suit themselves
never letting me be any part of myself
without a hassle of some sort, a fight or a leave
tension builds up all around me

Hook:
I've always been right, but I’ve always been called wrong
and I'm not just saying that because I'm too self-involved
and I know it's cliché, in this song all I say
just hear me out while I try to explain

Chorus:
people try to change me to suit themselves
never letting me be any part of myself
without a hassle of some sort, a fight or a leave
tension builds up all around me
Track Name: I've Got a Man
Verse 1:
Filthy minds that’s what you’ve got
Checkin’ out my hot pictures like you wanna feel my throb
Get your mind out the gutters yeah unless you can back your shit up

Chorus 1:
Mmm but I got a man and I’m not lookin for another dude
And I gotta man so I’m not lookin for a date with you
Cause I gotta man and I’m not lookin for an attitude
Cause I gotta man and we’re not lookin for a 3sum screw

Verse 2:
Rub yourselves up and down yeah
Oh do what you want to yourselves
But I got a man who knows where to touch me
I don’t need any Twinkies
I got a man who knows where to rub me

Chorus 2:
Cause I got a man who knows exactly where to press & touch
Cause I got a man who knows precisely where to rub & love
Cause I got a man and he knows how I like to be fucked
Cause I got a man and he knows how I like my dick sucked
Track Name: Bradley Voorhees, Feat. SAFYRE - They Done Told Another Lie
Verse 1:
Well I’ve got a thing or 2 to say and I feel pressured in every single way
hope you don’t mind and hope you’ve got time to guide me I’m blind
don’t leave me behind
Well I got a big ego ya see and I don’t take good to faggots pestering me
hindering me
Well I’m hurtin’ to sort my shit out but I can’t seem to forget how you run your mouth

Chorus:
I’m sittin
I’m waitin
you keep judging
you fake and
you aint steppin
I’m done shruggin
I’m debatin
contemplatin
Beatin your fuckin face in

Verse 2:
Well I’ve got mind set don’t ya know on how I feel things in my life should go
I’m feelin’ the crime of your stupid little mind you think you stand a chance next to a faggot who’s sublime I don’t think so
well I’ve got a plan that wont benefit you and look here’s a clue you’ll be black and blue after I do, what I’ve got to do to you it’s true you fool

Chorus:
I’m sittin
I’m waitin
you keep judging
you fake and
you aint steppin
I’m done shruggin
I’m debatin
contemplatin
Beatin your fuckin face in

Bridge
Who said that I couldn’t knock you out
they done told another lie
who said that I hadn’t beat a faggot to the ground
they done told another lie
you just keep your ass on the other side of town
they done told another lie
then maybe you wont have to worry about a pound

Chorus:
I’m sittin
I’m waitin
you keep judging
you fake and
you aint steppin
I’m done shruggin
I’m debatin
contemplatin
Beatin your fuckin face in
Track Name: Alone Now (2008 Version)
Verse 1:
Knowing you’re gonna close your eyes for the last time
Knowing you’re not gonna be by my side
Knowing that it’s going to be over
And I never thought it would end

Chorus:
And so I’ll be so alone now
Why must you go
And it’ll be all down hill from here now
Why must you go

Verse 2:
Knowing that I’m left alone to deal with the world
No longer a team no happy ever after
But each time I lay my head down at night it’s like
It’s like you never left my side

Chorus 2:
And now I’ll be so alone now
Why did you go
And it’s all down hill from here now
Why did you go
I’ll be so alone now
Why did you go
And it’s all down hill from here now
Why did you go
Track Name: Right Here in This Day
Verse 1:
It’s like a bright shiny new day
It’s all done in a new type of way
Things can be grand that were once shame
Things that are accepted drive primer people insane
Ones that are outcasts have somehow been placed
And ones that were uncool are no longer defaced
Ones that were once called cowards are now considered brave

Chorus:
Right here in this day

Verse 2:
It’s like a brighter night or a more homely way
And with no more thoughts of what snooty people say
It’s without a doubt not another phase
The world is out headed on a straightaway
Evolution has crowned a brand-new name
If you do good by someone they’ll do you the same

Chorus:
Right here in this day
Track Name: The Evil One
Verse 1:
You counteracted all my beneficial moments
I began to feel I needed ways around all of it
I almost fell as though my car had been stolen
I’d then suffer walking throughout existence

Hook:
Risen high sorrow with bubbling rage
Gripping clenches caused crippling pain
Carnage were the disciples who melted off stage
In the presence of a peasant who the evil one slain

Chorus:
Somethins’ wrong with everything you do
I just wanna get out I just wanna get out

Verse 2:
You counteracted all my beneficial moments past
Because of some long ago precedence
I almost fell as though my car had been stolen
I’d then suffer walking throughout existence

Hook:
Risen high sorrow with bubbling rage
Gripping clenches caused crippling pain
Carnage were the disciples who melted off stage
In the presence of a peasant who the evil one slain

Chorus:
Somethins’ wrong with everything you do
I just wanna get out I just wanna get out
Track Name: It is my Dream
Verse 1:
I’m not lookin for some kinda guy who can’t love me for me
Or the kinda guy I’m scared to be around and to be who I wanna be
Not everyone has had a passion so deep like me every single day in their life
& not all guys want to get a career solely for the money and luxury
And I’m not looking to be in the shadows for the rest of eternity
I need a guy who loosens the dog leash one without any insecurities

Hook:
Cause I’ve got I’ve got this dream
And it sucks you don’t share it with me
But I wont, I will never leave
This place that holds most of me

Chorus:
It’s my dream
It is my dream
It is my dream
It is my dream

Verse 2:
I guess I should backtrack to a few years ago, when my songs were only heard by my friends
And whore my self around to all of the bars and get my music heard or flat out rejected
Not everyone in their life wants to stay in one place, I think it’s called evolution
And personally I think I’ve come such a long way too far to be held back from my passion

Hook:
Cause I’ve got I’ve got this dream
And it sucks you don’t share it with me
But I wont, I will never leave
This place that holds most of me

Chorus:
It’s my dream
It is my dream
It is my dream
It is my dream
Track Name: Swallow the Load
Verse 1:
I don’t know why Ace Of Base they lost Lynn
New Kids On The Block are back to make more hits
And Madonna’s still kickin’ she don’t take the hint
And Robyn is back to the fuckin’ US
Alanis still talkin don’t know what she says
But all of these people I love them to death
They’ve gotten me through so much strife
and there in my bliss I feel young again

Hook 1:
I’ve got to swallow the load the world dumps on me
And they’re the ones who’re always helping

Chorus:
Swallow The Load
That the world dumps on me
Though I’m on my knees
That he dumps on me
Though I’m unequipped and everything
And remind myself to keep going on
Swallow the load
The world dumps on my
though I’m on my knees

Verse 2:
If when he comes again I’ll have to handle shit
I’ve got to grit my teeth and swing right by it
And smile and nod to this it’s all the love within
It’s why I deal with him It’s how I’ve been buildin
I’ve come this far with heat and yet I’ve shared no bliss
I’ve gotta read the lit so I can get this bitch

Hook 2:
I’ve got to swallow the load that he dumps on me
Swallow it down and keep going

Chorus:
Swallow The Load
That the world dumps on me
Though I’m on my knees
That he dumps on me
Though I’m unequipped and everything
And remind myself to keep going on
Swallow the load
The world dumps on my
though I’m on my knees
Track Name: I'm Scared of This Verse
Verse 1:
Here it is sis it’s January first
bout an hour and a half or so since I first heard
You can’t imagine what I felt when I first heard those words
I was like “Is it really bad? Is she really that hurt?”
It sounded like a drunkin’ joke when Sallee called me at first
Like she was tellin’ me that you had another shot of liquor

Chorus:
When you called me I should have made you come up earlier
Then this wouldn’t have happened man I’m such a jerk
It’s so fucked up how society works
I’m scared to keep writing I’m scared of this verse

Verse 2:
dunno if the phone will ring and bring me more hurt
That the rest of this song would be carried in your hurst
I hope to god surgery fixes you up first
And I hope our mothers throwing you comforting words
And I hope our dad has a bag to cool where it burns
I’d just like to add these last few fucking words

Chorus:
When you called me I should have made you come up earlier
Then this wouldn’t have happened man I’m such a jerk
It’s so fucked up how society works
I’m scared to keep writing I’m scared of this verse
Track Name: Misplaced Lyrics
I’ve started so many things that have failed to take off
It’s like I’ve given up or that I don’t have too long
Too many ideas and not enough time
Fear of the end compared to what is behind
All that once was I’m losing more and more
And I know that it’s because I ignore it once more
20 once mores times 20 a day
equals the mess that I am today
Can’t I say that I have the will to change
Sendin’ myself on a vacation so sweet
I feel like he talks like that fast cause he’s scared of all his insecurities
I think that I feel like him and that I share the same philosophy
I declare to you boy right here and right now that I’ll share every single part of me
I’ll spit it out
And you’ll find a way to pick it out
You should know if it doesn’t work that I’m fine
You should know that I gave all the love, that you cannot deny
If you think that you can do better, then whatever, so long, goodbye
Just make a note of this in retrospect baby so that I can too!
Cause you’re a dreaming if you think I’m not fair
With your pretend weeping you’ve got no time to fucking care
I don’t want a love like this
I don’t want a life like this
I wanna live stressless
I wanna live guiltless
Wanna feel special
Not like I’m mental
Baby will you shadow this
Or stand next to this
Or will you neglect this
Cause I’m feeling restless
Bradley’s getting tired
Bradley’s startin’ to fall asleep
It’s getting hard to explain life lyrically
It’s gonna take a tragedy
To snap me the fuck out of repeat
certified under mental is how one defines me
It’d take a hell of a lot more than a simple mistake to rearrange my fate
I’m slowing down on the output
As I figure out the input
I’m in need of rewiring
Too bad nothings ever concrete
unembedded membrane
Unglamorous and lame
I’ve sighed out unrelieved
How to begin a song now-a-days
When I feel so wrong and latent
Am I still lost in inability to associate
On my wrongfulness that I’ll now marinate
In a swamp of blame whether by them or by me
Lost I am so lost that I can no longer see
What’s been happening to me
The life I love to live is haunting me
And I’m so unhealthy
And the flowers all around me
Are already past the point of withering
Loose peddles waiting to fall off
Branches already broken
I must brush them off
I must brush them off
Intergalactic networking on the electronic tube
I have lost my will to live and my life is my proof
My children are starving while daddy’s aloof
I can only pray that this one day is through
But at the same time this is all only half truth
So once again I’m forced to ask each of you
How do I write a song when it’s all over so soon

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