Moving Back On

by Bradley Voorhees

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released September 11, 2016

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Track Name: You're Supposed To
Verse 1:
Sorry I can’t hang out today
Today’s a family day
Well what do you consider me
Last I know we were family

Link 1:
Sorry you must have a lot on your mind
Trying not to get caught in lies
Damn it I’ve gotta stop prying
Give you time to recite

Hook:
Maybe we took too long apart
To ever get back to a fresh start
But one things for sure
You were never my hero
Like you’re supposed to be

Chorus:
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through the darkness too
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through

Verse 2:
What the fuck can I say
I didn’t matter to you anyway
What am I supposed to think
When you didn’t give me the time of day

Link 2:
I’ve got so much on my mind
Sorry for wasting your time
Maybe if I had a dime
You’d have had a look twice

Hook:
Maybe we took too long apart
To ever get back to a fresh start
But one things for sure
You were never my hero
Like you’re supposed to be

Chorus:
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through the darkness too
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through

Bridge:
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be no
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be no
Not what you’re supposed to be oh
Not what you’re supposed to be
You’re supposed to save me
You’re supposed to shield me
You’re supposed to fight for me
You’re supposed to guide me through
You’re supposed to save me
You’re supposed to shield me
You’re supposed to fight for me
You’re supposed to guide me through
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be
Not what you’re supposed to be
How you’re supposed to be

Chorus:
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through the darkness too
You’re supposed to save me from guys like you
You’re supposed to shield me from the hatred they spew
You’re supposed to fight for me when I lose
You’re supposed to guide me through
Track Name: Mother's Mistake
Verse 1:
“Woe is me” is my sacred place
Instinctively I run there where I feel safe
And I’m there now Yes I’m here now
I let you go but I’m not alone
I’ll never want you back so you can just let go
I think it’s safe to say I didn’t need you anyway

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Verse 2:
Explain to me how your logic works
When you say powerful things then claim they’re just words
How could I let them hurt when I’ve already learned
The things you say no longer work on me
So please keep your voice off of my machine
And just let me go Turn around and just go home

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Bridge:
I never asked you for a dime
All I asked you for was your time
But it seems that you have made up your mind
A long time ago when you left me behind
‘Til I showed up offering you one final try
And you stringed me along ‘til you could decide
Whether I’d be a worthy part of your life
Well father am I?

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain

Chorus:
My mother may have made you her mistake
But it doesn’t mean that I will do the same thing
When you call yourself “dumb” that’s just you being safe
So when you lie you can more easily explain
Track Name: Pedestalized
Verse 1:
Growing up, she was my idol
She couldn’t do anything wrong
But I’m older now and I see things more clearly
Though she wasn’t as dirty as they come

Hook 1:
She wasn’t perfect at all
And oh boy was she flawed
But I still love her so much
She’s always there when I call

Chorus:
Every child should have this type of blindness
For the ones that they love so that they don’t ever forget it

Verse 2:
All grown up, I have a daughter
It’s like together we grow up
Who’d have known I’d be a father
When I’m about as homo as they come

Hook 2:
I’m not perfect at all
But I don’t teach my flaws
And I love her so much
I’m always there when she calls

Chorus:
Every child should have this type of blindness
For the ones that they love so that they don’t ever forget it

Chorus:
Every child should have this type of blindness
For the ones that they love so that they don’t ever forget it

Bridge:
In a world full of negativity
Tell me, what’s wrong with throwing out a little positivity?
Yeah, why point out everybody’s flaws
When that’s not love?

Chorus:
Every child should have this type of blindness
For the ones that they love so that they don’t ever forget it

Chorus:
Every child should have this type of blindness
For the ones that they love so that they don’t ever forget it
Track Name: My Dark Side (Segue)
I've Surrendered to my dark side.
I don't want to be here.
Track Name: It's Not Fair
Verse 1:
Here you come again
I thought I locked you out
I latched my locks up when I saw you around
Must have been unprepared
Or I didn’t see you this time

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair

Verse 2:
Beat myself up ‘cause of you
Every day and night
I visit you and your kind every night in my mind
I’ve been so undisturbed
Up until now that is

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair

Bridge:
Why did I drive myself through a detour
And get swept up in your misleading allure
When a deflated heart is all I’d procure

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair

Chorus:
Well it’s not fair
That it’s you there
You’ve broken in
Penetrated my protection
And it’s not fair
Track Name: The Way I See It
Verse 1:
The way I see it you never cared
The way I see it you weren’t really there
I get the feeling you grew tired long ago
And just held on ‘cause you didn’t have any other place to go
The way I see it you thought not of my welfare

Chorus:
I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
(You were not in love, you were not in love)
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough
(No I was not enough, no I was not enough)

Verse 2:
The way I see it I’m not done healing yet
The way I see it I’ve lost my faith in men
I don’t think I’ll ever trust another guy
And it’s so sad ‘cause that thought used to make me wanna cry
The way I see it I’m just not sure that I can

Chorus:
I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
(You were not in love, you were not in love)
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough
(No I was not enough, no I was not enough)

I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough

Chorus:
I was in love at you ‘cause you were not in love
(You were not in love, you were not in love)
I stood by you so long but I wasn’t enough
(No I was not enough, no I was not enough)
Track Name: Crossed a Line
Verse 1:
I can’t believe it took me 6 whole years to get over something that only lasted 4
The up and down ride was so torturous I shouldn’t even be mentioning it all anymore

Hook 1:
‘Cause you were so unkind
You were so unwise
Your heart was not mine
Your words were a lie
What a waste of my time
Even though now I’m fine
And I no longer cry
You still crossed a line

Chorus 1:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time

Verse 2:
Our ways of life were so opposite we had no business lighting them up like playing with fuel
The shit you would spew was so ugly and only cemented my feelings of ill ‘bout you

Hook 2:
‘Cause you were a meany
You were so deadly
Didn’t think of my needs
Didn’t know how to think “we”
All you did was smoke weed
And go out and cheat on me
Why’d it take so long to see
You and I ending

Chorus 1:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time

Bridge:
A line was crossed again
again, again, again, and again
And you can’t come back from that
You can’t, you can’t, you can’t, you can’t

Chorus 2:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time
For the duration of my life

Chorus 2:
I don’t want you and I
In every song I write
Or in every single guy
Just because he’s Joey like
I don’t need you and I
On every thing I type
All the fucking time
For the duration of my life
Track Name: Your Ugly (Segue)
I can see your ugly | You're a wretched human-being
Old age has made you dirty | Far too flirty with the teens
Not that it's appealing | When you sex-talk everyone
Pressuring them to suck you | Under the ruse "fun"
There's nothing "fun" about it | Sexual-intercourse
Being talked about casually | With no seeming remorse
Track Name: Pulsating Hope (Give 'em Hope 12)
Verse 1:
Hate
It happens every day in every nation
But love
Also happens every day in many ways and

Hook 1:
One doesn’t cancel the other out
It’s times like this where I just wanna pout
And it tends to make me lose myself

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Verse 2:
Fear
It dwells in everyone across planet
And tears
They aren’t only caused by things like death and sadness

Hook 2:
“Joy” is one thing that comes to my mind
And it’s sad that it’s not that all the time
Like at Pulse we were forced to say goodbye
So, so long you’ll be remembered

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Bridge:
Tragedy strikes again
And it hit close to home, this, I’m in
And I wonder will it ever end
Religiously-driven, hate-filled violence

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe

Chorus:
Everything’ll be okay
It’s gonna get better
You’ve gotta believe it
You’ve gotta see
Every day wont be the same
It’s gonna get brighter
You’ve just gotta trust it
And then you’ll believe
Track Name: Matthew & Brandon (Give 'em Hope 13)
Verse 1:
His name was Matthew.
Perhaps you knew him.
He’d have his head down as he passed you,
on his way to Economics.
He’d receive swirlies in the bathroom,
while you and your girl made out in empty classrooms.
And he’d stand frozen like a statue,
as peers cut him in line in the lunch room.

Hook 1:
And although his life was cut too short, one night on a fence,
his spirit, it still soars. A sort of means to an end.

Matthew Chorus:
Although he’s gone,
he’s not forgotten.
He still lives on.
Little bit of him in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like Matt gave their lives for the cause.
Guys like Matt give us hope; Make us strong.
So guys like Matt live on through this song.
Guys like Matt, they are not what’s wrong.
It’s Guys like Matt who taught us to love.

Verse 2:
His name was Brandon,
but he was born as Teena.
He grew up in a trailer out in Nebraska,
and attended a small-minded, religious institution,
where the staff and students, they’d all make such fun of him.
Turned away by Army for checking “male” on his application.
And his filthy mother was -and still is- a bigot,
who lacks an education in trans-gender relations.

Hook 2:
And although his life was cut too short, one night, after his rape,
his spirit it still soars. I know he’d love how much we’ve changed.

(Message to...) [Sue me, bitch!]

Brandon Chorus:
Although he’s gone,
he’s not forgotten.
He still lives on.
A little bit of him in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like Brandon gave their lives for the cause.
Guys like Brandon give us hope; Make us strong.
So guys like Brandon live on through this song.
Guys like Brandon, they are not what’s wrong.
It’s Guys like Brandon who taught us to love.

Bridge:
And it’s so nice to know that whenever we look back they’ll always be there.
Still, sad though, that in a world where we’ve come so far, they’re not here, though they’re in our hearts.
So we’ll just have to let them know when we see them in heaven.

Their Chorus:
Although they’re gone,
they’re not forgotten.
They still live on.
Little bit of them in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like them gave their lives for the cause.

Link:
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!
Give ‘em hope.
Give ‘em hope, yeah!

Their Chorus:
Although they’re gone,
they’re not forgotten.
They still live on.
Little bit of them in all of us.
Part of the cog,
that we call evolution.
And look how far we’ve come.
‘Cause guys like them gave their lives for the cause.

The End:
Guys like Brandon give us hope; Make us strong.
So guys like Matt live on through this song.
Guys like Brandon, they are not what’s wrong.
It’s Guys like Matt who taught us to love.