Illusion One Day Fades

by Bradley Voorhees

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released November 16, 2007

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: End up That Way
Verse 1:
It’s been far too long that I’ve
been living without myself
and this love that we give
the illusion of is overrated
And for how long will I ignore
the truth about your absent love
And buy into your I love
you’s and then I just pause
And still all along and
ignore all your flaws

Chorus:
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way

Verse 2:
It’s been so damn hard tryin’ to give up
on something I’ve waited for, for so long
And I can’t tell you how much it hurts
knowing what I’m doing is so wrong
But I can’t help myself you’re
starting to take over all my Songs
It’s getting so hard to concentrate
when I am so in love

Chorus:
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
I don’t wanna end up that way
Track Name: Hey Hey (2007 Version)
Hook:
I know ya wouldn’t lie to me
That’s why you bother me
Singing no hypocrisy
You make my life a mockery
I know you’re catchin’ onto me
But there’s no stopping me
Just your wallowing
On top of me

Verse 1:
Ya know a person once told me
ya gotta be proud of who you are
He said bare yourself and
share yourself to the world
That man is dead now beat down ain’t
got no faith now ripped out of my grasp
Yo where can I find the hash

Chorus:
Hey hey
Dontcha know it we live
in a cruel cold world
Hey hey
Please don’t blow it ya
give faith to that little girl
Hey hey
Just Fuckin’ wear it even
if it makes you hurl
Hey hey
Yeah look at the mask you’re
wearin’ it really looks good sir

Hook:
I know ya wouldn’t lie to me
That’s why you bother me
Singing no hypocrisy
You make my life a mockery
I know you’re catchin’ onto me
But there’s no stopping me
Just your wallowing
On top of me
Verse 2:
Ya know something told me I’d
have to wear a mask for you tonight
It said don’t be yourself or act
like yourself any time in life
And thanks to it I’m still livin’
So to you I’m still sayin’
Just listen to the voices
inside your mind

Chorus:
Hey hey
Dontcha know it we live
in a cruel cold world
Hey hey
Please don’t blow it ya
give faith to that little girl
Hey hey
Just Fuckin’ wear it even
if it makes you hurl
Hey hey
Yeah look at the mask you’re
wearin’ it really looks good sir

Hook:
I know ya wouldn’t lie to me
That’s why you bother me
Singing no hypocrisy
You make my life a mockery
I know you’re catchin’ onto me
But there’s no stopping me
Just your wallowing
On top of me
Track Name: Hey You my Friends
Verse 1:
Hey you
My friends
Ya got wrapped up in something you shouldn’t be involved in
Hey you
My friends
Ya got knowledge in the wrong sort of happenings

Chorus:
I think it’s time ya got out of the life
You’ve built for yourself
Your running out of time
I don’t know if I can help

Verse 2:
Hey you
My friends
I got wrapped up in something I shouldn’t be involved in
Hey you
My friends
I’m quickly turning into 07’s version of my mother

Chorus:
I think it’s time I got out of the life
I’ve built for myself
I’m running out of time
I don’t know if you can help
Track Name: Holla
Verse 1:
Maybe when ya see me I’ll be doing swell
Maybe when ya see me I’ll come out of my shell
How many times can I get on your case before ya give in
How many times can I get on your case before ya give in
Maybe when you see me you’ll see how I felt
All the times I held you but I kept to myself
How many times can I get on your case before ya give in
How many times can I get on your case before ya give in

Chorus:
And everything that I will give will be just as much as you give to me
And everyone following me knows my heavenly superiority
And everyone knows the words
I aint gonna say it don’t hurt
But whens it gonna be your turn
I’d like to see you get burned

Verse 2:
Maybe when I see you you be looking’ like shit
And then when I approach you you’ll be beggin’ me for some dick
How many times can I walk by your ass without wavin’
How many times can I walk by your ass without wavin’
But everything that you amount to just aint worthey of this
Furthermore everything that I’m cravin’ describes your exact opposite
How many times can I walk by your ass without wavin’
How many times can I walk by your ass without wavin’

Chorus:
And everything that I will give will be just as much as you give to me
And everyone following me knows my heavenly superiority
And everyone knows the words
I aint gonna say it don’t hurt
But whens it gonna be your turn
I’d like to see you get burned
Track Name: Leave me Alone
Verse 1:
And everything is wack ya know
I hate when your true Feelings show
Cause then I know it’s time to go
I’ve got to learn to tell you no
That’s good it really hurts me though
It hurts but really helps me grow
Next thing ya know I’m feeling low
Feels like you’re just one more foe

Chorus:
Leave Me
Alone

Verse 2:
I no longer wish you were mine
Don’t even care to hear me whine
Some things you do they cross the line
You only live in your own shine
You ignore me then say things are fine
Sometimes you act like you are nine
One day I’ll choke you with a vine
And then I’ll have to deny

Chorus:
Leave Me
Alone
Track Name: Now & Forever
Verse 1:
I say why me as I look out my
window wondering what I miss
Oh why me I say to myself
Wonderin’ how I ended up like this
A brain washed me
I must grow
up now though
I’m not allowed
I’m somewhat screwed
I will never be free

Hook 1:
Why me
Why’m I unhappy now
Why me
Why’m I feeling this low now

Chorus:
Now & forever
I have really got to
Hold it together
I really need to put
My life together
It’s okay now
I’m not depressed now

Link:
Now & forever
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby

Verse 2:
I stay unfree voiceless cause circumstances
have me buried way too deep
Oh why me seems to always come out
as I silently ponder how I’m dealing
Diligent speech
I always speak
What does it mean
I’m rephrasing
How I’m feeling
It’s nonsense this tweaking

Hook 2:
Why me
Why’m I this afraid now
Why me
Why’ve I grown this weak now

Chorus:
Now & forever
I have really got to
Hold it together
I really need to put
My life together
It’s okay now
I’m not depressed now

Link:
Now & forever
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Now & forever and ever
Now & forever yeah baby
Track Name: Only I Can See
Talking Intro:
Is this song some kind of a fucking joke?
Who the fuck wrote this song anyway?

Verse 1:
When I feel filled with too much sorrow
I rapidly crumble I lose my potential
I stay disassembled waiting for tomorrow
Hoping for a Halo and to forget this load (oh oh)

Chorus:
You fail to rescue me
It’s like I’m living independently
Who can share all my prosperity
In a land that only I can see

Verse 2:
I go into a bright lit city where I don’t feel so shity
Where everybody likes me heavenly relating
Where my body ain’t wasting where my mind ain’t decaying
And no need for escaping a place that’s so heavenly

Chorus:
You fail to rescue me
It’s like I’m living independently
Who can share all my prosperity
In a land that only I can see
Track Name: Bradley Voorhees, Feat. Naporshyaa & Alicia - Somethins Wrong
A Naporshyaa come here.
N Where are you?
A I’m here, outside the studio
N What’s wrong?
A Somethings wrong with brad
N What’s wrong with my dad
A I dunno has he gone mad
N My daddy looks so sad
A I know it’s too bad
N What’s wrong with my old man

Hook:
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad

Verse 1:
I’ll try to hold it together for you
And I often forget I’m not alone now
I’d give my life at the drop of a dime
Just to spare you
Only half the life
That I have lived
But it’s behind me now
You’ll be my end from your beginning

Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad

Chorus:
Children of the world, we love you
Angels of the earth we love you
Baby’s of the land we love you
We were the children of the world once too
So children always know that we love you

Hook:
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad

Verse 2:
You’ve got your father
and he loves you till no end
And he brings you into peoples lives
so you grow to know happiness
You have each other and your grandmother
and all your friends
And you’ll always have your past
And the memories you’ll carry them with you
And I’m here to make the rest

Verse 3:
You have a mother who really loves you
and you make her life bliss
And your aunt TT your second mother
on your forehead she will kiss
You have your Bradley I’m here to guide you
when life begins to darken
You have your sister and she is there to
try and keep you in check

Hook:
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad

Chorus:
Children of the world, we love you
Angels of the earth we love you
Baby’s of the land we love you
We were the children of the world once too
So children always know that we love you

Hook:
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Somethin’s wrong with brad
Somethin’s wrong with my dad
Track Name: Stir Shit Up
Chorus:
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To get ahead
Head of dis game
Illusion one day fades
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To hit the light
in a new way
Illusion one day fades
I’m a half ta stir shit up
So the people
Don’t think I’m fake
Illusion one day fades
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To get the hell
out of this phase
Illusion one day fades

Verse 1:
In a time when things don’t seem to go my way
In a time where I seem laugh in my own face
In a time where I’m stuck in a pit of hell
I’m losin all my wealth and no one seems to help

Growin tired of the same gettin fed up of dis game
I’m bout to go insane when guys forget my name
Do I never seem to change have I always been the same
Madonna was right when she claimed illusion one day fades

Chorus:
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To get ahead
Head of dis game
Illusion one day fades
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To hit the light
in a new way
Illusion one day fades
I’m a half ta stir shit up
So the people
Don’t think I’m fake
Illusion one day fades
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To get the hell
out of this phase
Illusion one day fades


Verse 2:
In a place where I am frickin cornered every time
I go to make a move things seem to come back from behind
I’m stuck in a web of lies with no time to ask why
Just take it as it is despite enraged crimes

I am far from bliss sittin’ under photo lights
Soft orange candles lit cover all my undelight
I can’t get with it which albums due tonight
I’m haunted by my own words Your dark will come to light

Chorus:
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To get ahead
Head of dis game
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To hit the light
in a new way
I’m a half ta stir shit up
So the people
Don’t think I’m fake
I’m a half ta stir shit up
To get the hell
out of this phase
Track Name: Water Under the Bridge
Verse 1:
So what you had your doubts of me then
And you were wrong
So I struck back and like that
confronted every single person
Bout their ignorance and lack of faith
I proved myself to everyone who had their
doubts and their assumptions
water under the bridge
No I’m not sweatin what you was sayin
As I struggled through the slavin
Lemmy tell ya somethin I never did

Hook:
And sometimes I wanted to quit
Sometimes I got codependent
Even when you didn’t help I kept my focus
Because I have this dream

Chorus:
And now I’ve got this power
The power that makes me louder
And a voice you drown away in
And it makes me so
It makes me so much better then you
And now I’ve got this voice, this power
It makes me louder to drown you out
Drown you out you are no one to me

Verse 2:
I stuck through all the hard times
all the things that I set out to do
I accomplished every fucking
single tiny little bit of all of them
With no help from you all along
And I’m so sorry that you left that way
And I’m sorry I put you through pain
But today it is all about me
And today begins a brand-new page

Hook:
And sometimes I wanted to quit
Sometimes I got codependent
Even when you didn’t help I kept my focus
Because I have this dream

Chorus:
And now I’ve got this power
The power that makes me louder
And a voice you drown away in
And it makes me so
It makes me so much better then you
And now I’ve got this voice, this power
It makes me louder to drown you out
Drown you out you are no one to me
Track Name: What will I Do
Intro:
Yo, I want you to listen to
the words of this song

Verse 1:
What will I become when
everything in life becomes dumb
And where will I go if and when
everything ends that I find fun
And who will I turn to when
I’ve lost everyone that I love
And how will I be able to cope with strife
in life as apposed to growing numb

Chorus: x4:
Oh where the hell can I find my own place
Who the hell thought of life anyway
And when will I even out emotionally
And why on earth do I feel this way

Verse 2:
What’s the life I’ll see if and
when I lose all my simplicity
Where will I find myself if my
imagination abandons me
And who will I turn to if I lose
my unique musical ability
And how will you react when I’m
thought of as no longer delighting

Chorus: x4:
Oh where the hell can I find my own place
Who the hell thought of life anyway
And when will I even out emotionally
And why on earth do I feel this way
Track Name: Who Gives a Fuck
Verse 1:
Well I’ve always wanted to take
off my clothes for an album
I’ve always had a thing about being naked
And I did this for a symbolisim
that I’m being vulnerable and honest
Knowing fully the whole time that
It was also sexy and courageous

Chorus:
You wanna censor me
You want to chain me up
You wanna take me down
You want to call me names
I’ll tell you now, who gives a fuck
what you have to say
So go ahead with your bashes
Go ahead tear me down
I’ll come back with a vengeance
And replay it all out
All I’ll have to say
is who gives a fuck what you think

Verse 2:
although I get the disses
along with it is love
I’ve heard that it’s careless
but I feel that it’s wrong
I feel that it’s hot
even as I make this song
I’m full of class
You’re jealous of me and
you wish I was gone

Chorus:
You wanna censor me
You want to chain me up
You wanna take me down
You want to call me names
I’ll tell you now, who gives a fuck
what you have to say
So go ahead with your bashes
Go ahead tear me down
I’ll come back with a vengeance
And replay it all out
All I’ll have to say
is who gives a fuck what you think
Track Name: Why Did I Let This Happen to Me
Verse 1:
No one ever understood me as a child growing up
I was so different I was the odd one
Then at seventeen years I was one hell of a hot fuck
And I didn’t know it but I never gave up

If anything I knew that I had to try to keep my head up
Tried to appear strong & find people to love
And Sally my friend was always there for me
and helped me to feel special
Took life to the next level

Hook:
And now I’m here falling away
And it’s empty because I’m gay

Chorus:
Oh why did I let this
Why did I let this happen to me
And why’d I give up all
my strength and all my dignity

Verse 2:
No one ever understood my phase of wanting a vagina
I didn’t want a cock as a man I felt I wasn’t hot
I felt if I wasn’t a manly man I needed a pussy
I needed a nice dick I needed a roughneck
No one got that I felt lost no one knew my inner thoughts
“You came out of the closet was that not enough?”
It wasn’t enough cause I was still incomplete and it sucked
It sent me in depression oh no

Hook:
And now I’m here falling away
And it’s empty because I’m gay

Chorus:
Oh why did I let this
Why did I let this happen to me
Oh why’d I give up all
Why’d I give up all my strength and dignity
Track Name: You're Commended
Verse 1:
I have a hellishly lingering mind
I’ve got 15 cents left but I’ve got no whine
I’ve got a 12 pack below my chest
There’s gotta be a 6 pack still under that mess
10 years since the beginning of the end
I’m thankful I had 2 years of happiness
Counting my mother I had 3 good friends
Back in the good ol’ days in 1997

Leader:
But as my life birthed my stripes
The color left and created strife

Hook:
I starved for guys that weren’t real
I wasted my time and lost appeal
My mind began to make it’s mind up for me
All the while I was crying

Chorus:
You’re beautiful for what you are
You’re remembered for who you were
Bradley your paths been hell and repetitive
But you’re commended for still being here

Verse 2:
I’ve got the nerve to put people to shame
But it’s not me I think they say I’m set in my ways
They have so many names and phrases for me
But I prove them all wrong cause like I said people do change
So go ahead with your delusions and think
That I’m all phony so unreal and fake
Or all that Bradley lives for is to play games
Oh yeah you ain’t seen anything not half of what makes me, me

Leader:
But as my life birthed my stripes
The color left and created strife

Hook:
I starved for guys that weren’t real
I wasted my time and lost appeal
My mind began to make it’s mind up for me
All the while I was crying

Chorus:
You’re beautiful for what you are
You’re remembered for who you were
Bradley your paths been hell and repetitive
But you’re commended for still being here

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