Letters From Prison

by Bradley Voorhees

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released February 25, 2014

All tracks written by Bradley Voorhees
All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered, by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios.

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Track Name: Gay Gay
Verse 1:
They always talk shit
because they don’t get it
And raised by ignorant people
They don’t see how it
is to be living in
a world not built for them

Hook 1:
I feel like a shower
in the straight dormitory
But it’s hard to hide erections
with so much soap over me
And if you don’t want me beating
then don’t put me with the meat
Oh but look wow I’m the bad guy
somehow now

Chorus 1:
You don’t need to fucking cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
A gay gay

Verse 2:
An endless mindset
the world is stuck in
You’ve got to see right through them
Yeah just like I do
ain’t got no time for you
One day we’ll be equals
whether you like it or not

Hook 2:
It’s okay to love me
It’s okay to cry
It’s okay to help me
I promise you won’t die no
It’s okay to hate me
Cause I don’t give a fuck
Yeah cause with or without you
I’m gonna live it up oh

Chorus 2:
You don’t need to fucking cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
So pay those little hick boys no mind
Tell ‘em you just aint got the time
If they don’t support the gay gay kind
Cause you are a gay gay guy
A gay gay

Bridge:
Faggot faggot listen
I’m sick of hearin’
Gay gay I am
And your insults I don’t hear them
Next time you go and talk shit
I’m a grab my lipstick
Put it on you while you sleepin’
To show you what a fag is

Chorus 3:
Gay gay gay gay gay gay
You don’t need to fucking cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
So pay those little hick boys no mind
Tell ‘em you just aint got the time
If they don’t support the gay gay kind
Cause you are a gay gay guy
You don’t need to fucking cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
So pay those little hick boys no mind
Tell ‘em you just aint got the time
If they don’t support the gay gay kind
Track Name: Teach Me
Verse 1:
I never thought in a million years that I would be someone who had no one, and thoroughly enjoy it. But, it’s so fun. It is so true. I don’t need no one, especially you. So why now do I have to explain why I enjoy being alone?
Why can’t you let me be, and then you’ll see why it is getting old. Why’m I always questioned and probed? Let it go.

Chorus:
Teach me to yearn again
Teach me to trust again
Teach me to live again
Teach me to love again

Verse 2:
I’d have never guessed in a million years that I’d like the single life, but some how I do, and I’m thankful every night, ‘cause I don’t have to worry bout him all the time, wondering why the beds made up on his side.

Bridge:
I might as well have been alone all along, ‘cause I was always all alone. Am I wrong? Yeah, ‘cause you were never home. What the fuck? And I was always miserable, ‘cause you’re a putts.

Chorus:
Teach me to yearn again
Teach me to trust again
Teach me to live again
Teach me to love again
Track Name: Free From You
Verse 1:
What if I said I didn’t love you would that make a difference
And what if I was too scared to go would that make me innocent
And what if I laid all my cards out would that make you hate me
And what if I tried to stay relaxed but I was unsuccessful there

Chorus:
Why don’t you help me
Why don’t you help unburden me
Why don’t you like me
Why can’t you see the light in me
And why’m I unhealthy in my last days of sanity
It looks like my last days of sanity

Verse 2:
What if I found another home would that make me free from you
What if I died right in your arms would that make all your dreams come true
What if I let you have your way would that make me your broken slave
What if I tried figuring you out would that make me desperate

Chorus:
Why don’t you help me
Why don’t you help unburden me
Why don’t you like me
Why can’t you see the light in me
And why’m I unhealthy in my last days of sanity
It looks like my last days of sanity

Bridge:
Please God I don’t wanna lose my sanity
How do I save myself from insanity
I’m growing further and further away each day from sanity
It looks like my last days of sanity

Chorus:
Why don’t you help me
Why don’t you help unburden me
Why don’t you like me
Why can’t you see the light in me
And why’m I unhealthy in my last days of sanity
It looks like my last days of sanity
Track Name: This Wont be Our Doom
Verse 1:
I’m sorry that I never knew
Exactly how much it was I hurt you
I was naïve and filled with so much blindness
All I put you through throughout time

Hook:
I guess I never had your view
Because I always got the dude
I wish that I could have loved you boo
And I know it must have sucked being you

Chorus:
I wish we could meet again soon
Perhaps tune into the same tune
Maybe again you and I can be cool
And this wont be our doom

Verse 2:
Our friendship grew and grew
But our romance never had the chance to bloom
And I’d sit desperately in our room
Waiting each day for the day I’d move

Hook:
I guess I’d never been in your shoes
Because I’d always gotten the dudes
I wish that I could have loved you boo
And I know now it must have sucked being you

Chorus:
I wish we could meet again soon
Perhaps tune into the same tune
Maybe again you and I can be cool
And this wont be our doom
Track Name: Jesus
Verse 1:
Jesus I don’t wanna do it again with you
even though I still care
Jesus I don’t wanna do it again
because I shouldn’t have to be scared
And jesus every time I’d turn around
another breakup would be in the air
And jesus every time I come back home
another time you wouldn’t be there

Chorus:
So how could you put this on me again
How could you ask this of me again
How could you put this on me again
How could you ask this of me again

Verse 2:
Jesus I don’t wanna see you again
because I just cannot trust myself
Jesus the pattern would start over again
Yo I think I may just need some help
And jesus maybe it’s best I just leave you alone
sitting there in your dark cell
But jesus every time I think about that
I picture you dying slow I’m in hell

Chorus:
So how could you put this on me again
How could you ask this of me again
How could you put this on me again
How could you ask this of me again

Bridge
I just wanna forget
That you and I ever happened
But I just can’t erase your existence
your existence

Chorus:
So how could you put this on me again
How could you ask this of me again
How could you put this on me again
How could you ask this of me again
Track Name: This is the End (I Don't Want You Back)
Verse 1:
I tried to give you everything I thought you’d want
I tried to be your man
I gave you everything that I thought you’d like
‘Cause you were my best friend

Hook 1:
So why was I
kept in the dark
while you were
out raising hell on the town
And why did I waste so much time
on someone who didn’t even give
e-fucking-nough to stay around
Let me change this up

Chorus:
I don’t want you back
No no, no no, no no
Because you’ve lost your chance
No no, no no, no no
Get out of my head
I don’t wanna be friends
No, this is the end
Yo, this is the end
Yeah, this is the end

Verse 2:
I went along with things that were hazardous to me
And I did it all for you
I guess this means that I’m not worth idolizing
‘cause I’m just another love fool

Hook 2:
So why was I so
dumb to wait
and wait and wait for your love
And why did I wait around so long
for something that just wouldn’t ever ever come
Let me change this up

Chorus:
I don’t want you back
No no, no no, no no
Because you’ve lost your chance
No no, no no, no no
Get out of my head
I don’t wanna be friends
No, this is the end
Yo, this is the end
Yeah, this is the end
Track Name: Unpredictable
Verse 1:
It’s been 4 years since it was you and I
And now you say you want me back
And though I loved you so religiously
I’m just not sure that I can

Chorus:
Go through it again
And deal with all the bullshit
All the lies that you told
And deal with all the drama
And all the days you’d go
And deal with all the fighting
And all the things you stole
Never knew what to expect
Because you’re unpredictable

Verse 2:
I sat down and gave your grand heartfelt proposition some thought
And I have to say that I was touched
I thought “what a bold declaration” that had to really take guts
But would it really be so wise for us to

Chorus:
Go through it again
And deal with all the bullshit
All the lies that you told
And deal with all the drama
And all the days you’d go
And deal with all the fighting
And all the things you stole
Never knew what to expect
Because you’re unpredictable

Bridge:
This time I’m heart broken
Because I love you still to this day
And I know that you probably mean well
Yet still I don’t think you can really change

Verse 3:
Living with a nonstop fear every day of my life
I remember the feelings I had with you so clearly
I don’t wanna live that way again so unsettling all the time
I think it’s best that we just say goodbye
Then we wont need to

Chorus:
Go through it again
And deal with all the bullshit
All the lies that you told
And deal with all the drama
And all the days you’d go
And deal with all the fighting
And all the things you stole
Never knew what to expect
Cause you’re unpredictable
Track Name: A Song Not About You
This song wont be about how you hurt me emotionally and physically, thus changing the way I think and live my life. This song wont be about how you robbed me of feeling safe, of a loving and caring atmosphere, like feeling safe in, in my own home, and in my flabby skin. You may have brought to life my worst nightmares, but that is not of what I’ll speak in this song; A song not about you. A song not about you. A song not about how you’d make me feel, and that was miserable, and insecure, and feminine (And I don’t mean that in a good way.), and of course shitty (And I mean that in the most elegant sense.), in my song; A song not about you. A song not about you, and how you drug my name right through the mud when you left me for a guy half my age, or should I say a guy half your age. This song wont be about how you threatened me in the most terrible ways. Terrifying, there’s no denying. In fact understated, but true. If I could erase the time you slapped me in front of our daughters, crying in the back seat, and trying to sleep. It reminded me of the times my dad would slap my mom’s face. I would always say that I would leave in an instant if a man ever dared to lay his hands on me, but in that moment I was ashamed, because even then I knew that I loved him too much to wanna say goodbye. I was bad. How dare I call myself a dad when I couldn’t even muster up the energy to say goodbye; To say goodbye; To say goodbye, when it was time. No this song wasn’t a song about my time with you, and what you put me through. It’s not about you. It’s a song not about you, and what you put me through. It’s not about you. It’s not a song about you and how it took me far to long to shake you when we split. Trust that this is a song not about you.
Track Name: DJ
Verse 1:
I know that I’m not your DREAMGIRL
And you show me that by giving me no MERCY
I liked the way you seemed to be in the beginning
and not THE STONE you’re becoming

Hook 1:
Cause YOU MIGHT DIE TRYING to get back with me
If you continue not answering
I’m on email #34
guess I’m under THE DREAMING TREE
Do you know what sorry means
I guess we’ll have to see
Don’t go please stay with me

Chorus:
You’re such an AMERICAN BABY
Come on LOVER LAY DOWN
Let’s WORK IT OUT
You’ve got no need to worry cause
ever since Brokeback Mountain
it’s okay to be TRIPPING BILLIES
Stayin on GREY STREET
up on the ROOFTOP
scraping out the JIMI THING

Verse 2:
I know we got off on the wrong foot
And you wish a bus would CRASH INTO ME
I’ve got SO MUCH TO SAY I see how you’re putting
all the THE SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND ME

Hook 2:
We’re TWO STEPs away each and EVERYDAY
but I don’t wanna SAY GOODBYE
IF ONLY i could get you to stay
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY
Hey WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
FUNNY THE WAY IT IS

Chorus:
You’re such an AMERICAN BABY
Come on LOVER LAY DOWN
Let’s WORK IT OUT
You’ve got no need to worry cause
ever since Brokeback Mountain
it’s okay to be TRIPPING BILLIES
Stayin on GREY STREET
up on the ROOFTOP
scraping out the JIMI THING

Chorus:
You’re such an AMERICAN BABY
Come on LOVER LAY DOWN
Let’s WORK IT OUT
You’ve got no need to worry cause
ever since Brokeback Mountain
it’s okay to be TRIPPING BILLIES
Stayin on GREY STREET
up on the ROOFTOP
scraping out the JIMI THING

Bridge:
It’s like I’ve said in my past to my ex
Forever is forever
And I don’t want us to end
Before we got together

Chorus:
You’re such an AMERICAN BABY
Come on LOVER LAY DOWN
Let’s WORK IT OUT
You’ve got no need to worry cause
ever since Brokeback Mountain
it’s okay to be TRIPPING BILLIES
Stayin on GREY STREET
up on the ROOFTOP
scraping out the JIMI THING

Chorus:
You’re such an AMERICAN BABY
Come on LOVER LAY DOWN
Let’s WORK IT OUT
You’ve got no need to worry cause
ever since Brokeback Mountain
it’s okay to be TRIPPING BILLIES
Stayin on GREY STREET
up on the ROOFTOP
scraping out the JIMI THING
Track Name: That's the Way it Goes
Verse 1:
I prayed don’t go
But it didn’t work
I couldn’t let you go
And all I did was hurt
And after you left me
I couldn’t move on
And I couldn’t sleep
I just wouldn’t eat
I couldn’t figure out
Why the hell
this was happening

Hook 1:
To such a good person
To such a caring loving mom
To someone anyone so young
But I guess that’s the way it goes
Even though I reject that statement whole
And it kills me that I’ll never know
What she could have been
and how she would have grown

Chorus:
I just wanna cry sometimes
Some days I just wanna die
But not tonight I’ve gotta fight
I’ve gotta keep my moms smile alive
And lord knows that I’ve got her eyes
And I’ve been so blessed in my life
And it’s all thanks to her
I still feel her by my side

Link:
Mama, mom I love you

Verse 2:
I cried the whole way home
the day she left
I had to be alone
that is what I said
Cause I was so upset
I couldn’t get up out of bed
I would hear her voice
running through my head
Until I would fall asleep again

Hook 2:
I’ve gotta know how could this happen
To such a caring loving person
To someone anyone so young
But I guess that’s the way it goes
Even though I hate that statement whole
And it kills me that I’ll never know
What she could have been
and how she would have grown

Chorus:
I just wanna cry sometimes
Some days I just wanna die
But not tonight I’ve gotta fight
I’ve gotta keep my moms smile alive
And lord knows that I’ve got her eyes
And I’ve been so blessed in my life
And it’s all thanks to her
I still feel her by my side

Link:
Mama, mom I love you

Chorus:
I just wanna cry sometimes
Some days I just wanna die
But not tonight I’ve gotta fight
I’ve gotta keep my moms smile alive
And lord knows that I’ve got her eyes
And I’ve been so blessed in my life
And it’s all thanks to her
I still feel her by my side
Track Name: Ou Hell Yeah
Verse 1:
And you never leave me this way
No you never let me be happy
Why can’t you carelessly throw me away
So I can wipe all these tears from my face
And my life will never be the same
I feel helpless right here where I lay
But hopefully I’ll recover one day
Cause I know you and me just can’t be

Hook:
There’ll come a time where I’ll have nothing more to say
There’ll come a time where I’ll see brighter days
Must shield my face so you don’t have to see me this way
Must fool myself into thinking that there’s an escape

Chorus:
Ou hell yeah

verse 2:
I’m starting to believe you’re my fate
And you’re making me feel I’m insane
I live life and pretend I’m okay
You’re a game I no longer wanna play
And I’m not quite sure just who to blame
You took me over and then took my name
Now when anyone looks I’m ashamed
I don’t know how to put things into place

Hook:
There’ll come a time where I’ll have nothing more to say
There’ll come a time where I’ll see brighter days
Must shield my face so you don’t have to see me this way
Must fool myself into thinking that there’s an escape

Chorus:
Ou hell yeah
Track Name: Love You Alone
Verse 1:
I seen you
Just the other day
It had been years
And it brought back warm memories

Hook 1:
But I was scared
‘Cause you never knew how to treat me right
So who’s to say
That a part 2 wouldn’t just end the same in fights

Chorus:
I wanna be alone
Even though I still love you
I’d rather be alone
My heart can’t take another bruise
And life is fine alone
Even though it is without you
I’ve gotta be alone
But I know that I’ll make it through

Verse 2:
I yearn for you
still to this day
And I wish that things
had never changed

Hook 2:
Between us
But you didn’t know how to treat a guy
So I gave up
But don’t think that it doesn’t make me cry

Chorus:
I wanna be alone
Even though I still love you
I’d rather be alone
My heart can’t take another bruise
And life is fine alone
Even though it is without you
I’ve gotta be alone
But I know that I’ll make it through

Bridge:
Clap your hands if you know what I’m sayin’
Clap your hands if you know what I mean
When you love someone
But the relationship with them sucks butt
Clap your hands if your with me
If you’ve ever ever been fucked
Ever been fucked in love

Chorus:
I wanna be alone
Even though I still love you
I’d rather be alone
My heart can’t take another bruise
And life is fine alone
Even though it is without you
I’ve gotta be alone
But I know I’ll make it through
Track Name: Teach Me (Original Version Snippet)
Verse 1:
I never thought in a million years that I would be someone who had no one, and thoroughly enjoy it. But, it’s so fun. It is so true. I don’t need no one, nor do you. So why now do I have to explain why I enjoy being alone?
Why can’t you let me be, and then you’ll see why it is getting old. That I’m always questioned and probed? Let it go.

Chorus:
Teach me to yearn again
Teach me to trust again
Teach me to live again
Teach me to love again

Chorus:
Teach me to yearn again
Teach me to trust again
Teach me to live again
Teach me to love again
Track Name: Gay Gay (Edited)
Verse 1:
They always talk sh^&
because they don’t get it
And raised by ignorant people
They don’t see how it is
to be living in
a world not built for them

Hook 2:
It’s okay to love me
It’s okay to cry
It’s okay to help me
I promise you won’t die no
It’s okay to hate me
Cause I don’t give a #$%^
Yeah cause with or without you
I’m gonna live it up oh

Chorus 1:
You don’t need to you don’t need to cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
A gay gay

Verse 2:
An endless mindset
the world is stuck in
You’ve got to see right through them
Yeah just like I do
ain’t got no time for you
One day we’ll be equals
whether you like it or not

Hook 2:
It’s okay to love me
It’s okay to cry
It’s okay to help me
I promise you won’t die no
It’s okay to hate me
Cause I don’t give a $%^&
Yeah cause with or without you
I’m gonna live it up oh

Chorus 2:
You don’t need to you don’t need to cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
So pay those little hick boys no mind
Tell ‘em you just aint got the time
If they don’t support the gay gay kind
Cause you are a gay gay guy
A gay gay

Bridge:
Listen listen
I’m sick of hearin’
Gay gay I am
And your insults I don’t hear them
Next time you go and talk
I’m a grab my lipstick
Put it on you while you sleepin’
To show you what a f%& is

Chorus 3:
Gay gay gay gay gay gay
You don’t need to cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
So pay those little hick boys no mind
Tell ‘em you just aint got the time
If they don’t support the gay gay kind
Cause you are a gay gay guy
You don’t need to fucking cry
Cause you are a gay gay guy
And you live a gay gay life
And you’ve got that gay gay pride
So pay those little hick boys no mind
Tell ‘em you just aint got the time
If they don’t support the gay gay kind