War on Gays

by Bradley Voorhees

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To be gay is to be angry.

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released February 1, 2011

All tracks written by Bradley Voorhees.
Except:
Track 5 lyrics & music by Javan Hamilton, and vocal Melody by Bradley Voorhees and Javan Hamilton
Track 8 lyrics co-written with Naporshyaa and Bradley Voorhees

All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees @ Ed Harbst Studio except track 5 instrumental; Recorded by Javan Hamilton.

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Track Name: 18-25
Intro:
Okay, so your answer to every single question in the chorus is most likely gonna be “no” unless you’re god.

Verse 1:
Does life have an end
When we go to war does anybody really win
When someone loses the one they love does that person really win
And when moms and dads lose their sons does that family really win

Hook 1:
Captured by our Govt and given a gun
18-25 years old as if 26 is too much
Sent out in a war with barely a past
And their eyes see no more and they leave no impact

Chorus:
Did you know that there mother’s son
Did you ever meet that there poor widows love
And did you know that that man’s boy died to save your life
He fought a battle the president made him fight

Verse 2:
If soldiers fought and won to save our lives
Why don’t I know the soldiers names the ones who fought for me and died
They tell us here at home that our soldiers are heroes but give us nothing to mourn just “soldier unknown”
We here in the US should cower in shame they tell us that we’re free and some of us believe
But lock up a child who says “no” to a draft when 18 in two weeks

Hook 2:
Do you feel it’s right for them to do that
Or to yank young men out of college to fight the world right
If you’re proud of that so called right then why do I Bradley try
They should draft you give your ass a surprise

Chorus:
Did you know that there mother’s son
Did you ever meet that there poor widows love
And did you know that that man’s boy died to save your life
He fought a battle the president made him fight

Outro:
Okay so I threw things a little out of proportion, but you get the point. War is bad!
Track Name: American Boy
Chorus:
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American

Verse 1:
One nation under god is what they tell us
Yet they claim that we all have freedom of religion
During tragedy is the only time god is referenced
But they hide him well while they’re cheating on their wives just sexin

Hook:
That doesn’t make any sense to me
The US just can’t seem to think straight
The US won’t ever accept gays
Because god is their hiding-place

Chorus:
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American

Verse 2:
What a bunch of hypocrisy
Man how this country isn’t democracy
It might as well be a dictatorship
I’m so fuckin sick of this god damn shit

Hook:
That doesn’t make any sense to me
The US just can’t seem to think straight
The US won’t ever accept gays
Because god is their hiding-place

Chorus:
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American

Bridge:
How will the US ever be able to free gays
When they warship a book that bans homosexuality
The US can’t think straight
They’re full of major hate
The US wont accept gays
Just as much as god fits their taste

Chorus:
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American
Let the American Boy live
I was born American

Link:
How will the US ever free gays
When they warship a book that bans homo-sodomy
How will the US ever free gays
God is the cure for all of their shame
How will the US ever free gays
When they warship a book that bans homo-sodomy
How will the US ever free gays
God is the cure for all of their shame
Track Name: Bad Conscience
Verse 1:
These ideas these things in my head
They just wont let up or let me rest
My head was the thing I controlled the best
I feel out of order cause my heads a mess
I wanna divorce it see if I can stand the test
I’m not sure if I can handle it
I let you go on controlling shit
When you’re the one who’s provoking it

Hook:
I tried my best to give it up
These fears I have surrounding you make me feel like I wanna puke
I tried my best to let you go
All this grief this shits not cool my regrets are on choosing you

Chorus:
I tried to be hard I tried to be soft
But you’re coming up like a bad conscience
I tried to be hard I tried to be soft
But you’re coming up like a bad conscience
bad conscience
bad conscience
bad conscience
bad conscience
bad conscience
bad conscience

Verse 2:
Yo I live in nothing but constant stress
I remember when I fuckin used to feel blessed
Back when I was given chance after chance
I could fuck up and do this and say that and what
And then you started making crazy demands
And all your ultimatums that shit it was wack
You stupid-ass bitch you must be on crack
You fuckin thief I want my life back

Hook 2:
I tried my best to give it up
The shit you do is it out of spite
Are you just mad cause you’re not my type
I tried my best to let you go
The sad thing is I don’t see hope
I foresee no light before I croak

Chorus:
I tried to be hard I tried to be soft
But you’re coming up like a bad conscience
I tried to be hard I tried to be soft
But you’re coming up like a bad conscience

Link:
I don’t wanna be alone no I don’t
I don’t wanna be the one no I don’t
Track Name: For Me
Verse 1:
You’ve gotta be willing and wanting
to change yourself for me
Secure and not threatened
know not what to mention
Flawless and perfect
wantless and needless
fearless and greedless
To live for me
You’ve gotta be 100% sure
that I’m what you’re needing
And that you’re not wasting my time
You gotta be walking on eggshells
If you really have to
All of this for me

Chorus:
I wanna be down baby
I want your love like before
I want this now baby
Before I love you no more
Wont want you around baby
And I’ll lock the door
So ya gotta be proud baby
To declare that I am yours
For me

Verse 2:
You’ve gotta be ready for mood-swings
Able to calm me
Just sit there while I sing
No matter how frightening
Protect me when I’m weak
And not mind my yelling
Just do all of this for me
You’ve gotta proudly stand by me
Not embarrassed by me
Go risen when I fall
And answer when I call
Not bail on me when you
feel so small next to me
And don’t be so bitchy
I can’t help I’m pretty

Chorus:
I wanna be down baby
I want your love like before
I want this now baby
Before I love you no more
Wont want you around baby
And I’ll lock the door
So ya gotta be proud baby
To declare that I am yours
For me
Track Name: Give me a Chance
Verse 1:
I could be your friend if you get to know me
I could be your love if you get to know me
Only thing I ask is you give a chance to me
All people do is sit around all day and judge me

What I wear how I look they act like they know me
Anything they know is only what I choose to be showing
Sometimes I wonder if people see me as growing
Or if they just see in me what they wanna see

I’m not the most open
I’m not the most trusting
I’m not the most patient
Don’t let that sway you

I could be your friend if you get to know me
I could be your love if you get to know me
So don’t be so quick to pass judgment on me
Please all I’m askin is that you give a chance to me

I put up a wall because I just don’t trust
Everyone is so quick to talk
every time I trust it gets blown to dust
But they just don’t have a clue I’ve said too much

Some people may call me an asshole
My mother says I’m just blessed
I know it’s cynical but it is what it is

I’m not mainstream

Only thing I’m asking is you give a chance to me

I could be your friend if you get to know me
I could be your love if you get to know me
So don’t be so quick to pass judgment on me
Please all I’m askin is that you give a chance to me

What have I done to you to be given the shaft
Sometimes I know I lose it but I’m not that stupid

How can I reciprocate when you give me bad vibes
I think you have ill intensions and nothing shows otherwise

I could be your friend if you get to know me
I could be your love if you get to know me
So don’t be so quick to pass judgment on me
Please all I’m askin is that you give a chance to me

Yo from some I get stood up
From others I get used
From some I get told one thing
And then they say something else behind closed doors
Perhaps it’s my own delusions
Maybe I over think
Maybe I expect the worst
How can I not
Maybe it’s my own delusions

I could be your friend if you get to know me
I could be your love if you get to know me
So don’t be so quick to pass judgment on me
Please all I’m askin is that you give a chance to me
Track Name: It's About
Verse 1:
I woke up from out of my blessing
All of my dreams they are my own safe reality
They are the only place where I can be free
The only place where I am allowed to be me

Chorus:
It’s about him and how we’re allowed no matrimony
It’s about her and how she’s living the life I need
It’s about them and how you allow them each to treat me
It’s about you and how you have the right to deface me

Verse 2:
The only place keeping me safe is in my dreams
Cause I don’t get any love and respect when I’m awake
Every day you attempt to take what’s left of my dignity
All of your stripes and your stars they are both against me

Chorus:
It’s about him and how we’re allowed no matrimony
It’s about her and how she is living the life that I need
It’s about them and how you allow them each to treat me
It’s about you and how you have the right to deface me

Chorus:
It’s about him and how we’re allowed no matrimony
It’s about her and how she’s living the life that I need
It’s about them and how you allow them each to treat me
It’s about you and how you have the right to deface me

Bridge:
It’s about him oh I love him
I can’t get married no at least not to him
It’s about him and how I love him
Regardless of paper I will spend my life loving him

Chorus:
It’s about him and how we’re allowed no matrimony
It’s about her and how she’s living the life that I need
It’s about them and how you allow them each to treat me
It’s about you and how you have the right to deface me
Track Name: Metaphor of Me
Raising the roof up and you are lying underneath
Racing hearts crying is what I begin feeling
But this is my life now it’s what has become of me
Help me out of this hole cause my heart is hardening

Life’s the house
Fires the bad
It was good
But now I just can’t bounce back
I’m lying here on the floor under the rubble
And this metaphor of me is trouble

Flies and razors
files and favors
Cupcakes and flavors
Antigay leaders
End all gay fervors
Like picking on Bieber
A devils demeanor
throws me into the heater

Liars and caterers bringing more lies
The straight mans cold meats and dark desires
Barbaric in books but in reality crooks

Raping me blind
Comrade undefined
Just leave me behind
I want off of this ride
Yes I’ve made up my mind
I’ve made up my mind this time

No more tries
No not this time
Not this time
I’m out of time

Flies and razors
files and favors
Cupcakes and flavors
Antigay leaders
End all gay fervors
Like picking on Bieber
A devils demeanor
throws me into the heater
Track Name: Bradley Voorhees Featuring Naporshyaa - The Missing Friend
Verse 1:
People change here within my life
We seemed to grow apart and I’d like to pose the question why
I’m remembering all the times we’d hang out and watch Twilight
Oh I’m all alone on a non-school night

Hook:
Cause sometimes it gets so lonely being me
Is this really happening

Chorus:
I need a friend I need a life
I need someone who likes to be by my side
I swear I need someone to hang with me and like
I need a friend I need a life
I need someone who likes to be by my side
I swear I need someone to hang with me and like

Verse 2:
I can’t seem to find the right guy
There’s always people out there but they’re never really my type
I wear an outfit that says 1 of a kind and it fits night
I’m an outcast and loner there’s no such thing as just right

Hook:
Cause sometimes it gets so lonely being me
Is this really happening

Chorus:
I need a friend I need a life
I need someone who likes to be by my side
I swear I need someone to hang with me and like
I need a friend I need a life
I need someone who likes to be by my side
I swear I need someone to hang with me and like
Track Name: The More You Give the Less You Get
Verse 1:
I expected something more from you
Did everything for you and never got a damn thing to build an us
I didn’t ask you for too much love
Eventually the things I did they just weren’t enough
I waited around too long for you
All those things I realize now they just did not add up
In your packed life was there ever room for me
Huh

Chorus:
I did everything to satisfy you
Never getting back half of what I put in
After awhile I realized we were doomed
The more you give the less you get

Verse 2:
I always wanted to be a princess
All those things I wish I was I cannot be and it’s all your fault
And I always wanted to be my own prince
All the things I wish you were it’s all those things that you are not
I’d have no problem being with myself
Maybe I’m just living blind or maybe you need to stop
What is it about me that I just can’t see
If I’m so ill wait a minute hey you got with me now I’m dropped

Chorus:
I did everything to satisfy you
Never getting back half of what I put in
After awhile I realized we were doomed
The more you give the less you get

Chorus:
I did everything to satisfy you
Never getting back half of what I put in
And after awhile I realized we were doomed
The more you give the less you get
Track Name: The One I Love
Chorus:
Where are you
what have you done
with the one
I love
Where are you
what have you done
with the one
I love

Verse 1:
What’d you think I was gonna do
Did you think it’d be sex from here out
You completely changed your attitude
And that’s not what my loves about
Yo now dude whatcha gonna really do
You’re cut off cause I’m grounding you
You shouldn’t have played the fool
I’ll turn you on when I’m impressed with you

Chorus:
Where are you
what have you done
with the one
I love
Where are you
what have you done
with the one
I love

Verse 2:
It’s nice to see you smile again
Awesome to see your charm
And that’s why I am leaving you
I shouldn’t have had to fucking make you change
I simply loath your audacity
I hate your sex specifically
I don’t like your eyes they freak me out
Go get changed that outfits out

Chorus:
Where are you
what have you done
with the one
I love
Where are you
what have you done
with the one
I love