01) Gave Joshie Hope (Give 'em Hope 5)
02) Album Teaser (Track-Snippets)
03) I Am So So Sorry
04) The Dance Without Love
©2005-2017 Bradley Voorhees

This is my 3rd 2014 album. This is my 53rd album total (since 2005).
All tracks written by Bradley Voorhees;
All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios.
Except:
Track 01: Lyrics co-written with Jeannie.
Track 02: My 5th contribution to the Give Ďem Hopeí Campaign.
Track 06: Rose & Nick Stahl vocals recorded by Rose Stahl.
*ííOMGíí voices originally created for the Glee recap series on YouTube of the same name.
Track 16: My 6th contribution to the ĎGive Ďem Hopeí Campaign.

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Show it Off Life a Sunburn
Verse 1:
I wish that I had a body like Katrina
Yeah just like Katrinaís
Yeah Like Katrina does
I would look like one of them hos
and Iíd wear the hottest hoochie mama clothes
and long platinum blonde locks
Just like Katrinaís

Hook:
Show it off
Slinky wear it
Wear it slinky
Show it off

Chorus:
Having the right curves
will give me worth
And the truth hurts
just like a sun burn

Verse 2:
I wish that I was as skinny as Katrina
Yeah girl is really thin
Iím talking crack-headed
But I would have a really hot boyfriend
and heíd get with me in a New York minute
and weíd get our freak on
Iím talking all the time nonstop

Hook:
Show it off
Slinky wear it
Wear it slinky
Show it off

Chorus:
Having the right curves
will give me worth
And the truth hurts
just like a sun burn

Bridge:
I am torn
Cause I just canít
bring myself
to stick my finger
down my throat
and gag

Chorus:
Having the right curves
will give me worth
And the truth hurts
just like a sun burn

Hook:
Show it off
Slinky wear it
Wear it slinky
Show it off

Chorus:
Having the right curves
will give me worth
And the truth hurts
just like a sun burn

Gave Joshie Hope (Give 'em Hope 5)
Verse 1:
Joshie was a good man
But no one understood him
Joshie wrote his feelings
in a book of poems
Joshie had the wisdom
But he never had no children
Had a reoccurring nightmare
heíd live life all alone

Hook:
And when he did
He laid down
He tried to cope
And turn his life around

Chorus:
Heíd have lived and died his life alone
had he not gone out and got himself a backbone
You should know that Iím not the one to boast
But I must say Iím the one that gave Joshie hope

Verse 2:
Joshie is the reason
that Bradley is still living
Because he gave Bradley
some much needed ambition
he saw a fixer upper
who needed a picker upper
and while talking sense to Joshie
saw the comparison

Hook 2:
And so he stayed
and sat Joshie down
And told him why
he should stick around

Chorus:
Heíd have lived and died his life alone
had he not gone out and got himself a backbone
You should know that Iím not the one to boast
But I must say Iím the one that gave Joshie hope
Heíd have lived and died his life alone
had he not gone out and got himself a backbone
You should know that Iím not the one to boast
But I must say Iím the one that gave Joshie hope

Bridge:
Hope is the faith residing in you and me
Hope is what saves people like you me and Joshie
Hope is the faith residing in you and me
Hope is what saves people like you me and Joshie

Chorus:
Heíd have lived and died his life alone
had he not gone out and got himself a backbone
You should know that Iím not the one to boast
But I must say Iím the one that gave Joshie hope
Heíd have lived and died his life alone
had he not gone out and got himself a backbone
You should know that Iím not the one to boast
But I must say Iím the one that gave Joshie hope

I Am So So Sorry
Verse 1:
I was on my BandCamp
checkiní out my songs
I came across an album
A really mean one
And it was all about you
I swear that I never knew
that I could be so cruel
or had it in me to be that rude
Just know that I regret it
I wrote them songs when I
was coming out of such a
terrible place in my life
Please promise you wonít ever
listen to them songs
And if you do then just donít
let them piss you off

Hook 1:
Cause getting you back was my only hope
and I got so so mad when your focus was stole

Chorus 1:
Iíve written so many meany songs about you
So can you ever forgive me like I do

Verse 2:
This is not an invite
to reconnect with you
Though I am so so sorry
but please do not misconstrue
And all the things I said
even thought they were true
it just wasnít necessary
to wage war against you

Hook 2:
And underneath all of the anger was pain
I was missing your face and now I am ashamed

Chorus:
Iíve written so many meany songs about you
And aired our dirty laundry out like what all you put me through
And I can take responsibility for all of my attitudes
And Iím a firm believer in the phrase ďit takes twoĒ

Dusty Memo
Verse 1:
Iíve always been so eager to get all of the answers
So much in fact that sometimes I forget to live
So then Iíd analyze it pick it apart piece by piece
And eventually lose track of what I wanted in the very first place

Chorus:
And now I come across a dusty memo
A buried one I havenít seen in years
I read these words that I once wrote
Foreign feelings bringing me to tears

Verse 2:
Iíve always been a pleaser and put on hold my own desires
For once itíd be nice to not have to be the one to sacrifice
Because eventually I lost all feeling and forfeited my likeability
and lost my lifeís experiences Iím ashamed of me

Chorus:
And now I come across a dusty memo
A buried one I havenít seen in years
I read these words that I once wrote
Foreign feelings bringing me to tears

Bridge:
I am embarrassed
I donít even
remember
my own feelings

Chorus:
And now I come across a dusty memo
A buried one I havenít seen in years
I read these words that I once wrote
Foreign feelings bringing me to tears

Reality (My Story)
Verse 1:
This is a story about me
Time to talk openly
I feel the need to express myself now
Come and share this story with me
Itís reality
Yeah come and listen to my story

Chorus:
I was afraid of what youíd think
But I realized that itís my life
This story of mine could happen to you
And if it does then just play it cool

Verse 2:
God wouldnít have made us like this
if it was wrong in the eyes of him
The feelings we have are the same as yours babe
Just a little different

Chorus:
I was afraid of what youíd think
But I realized that itís my life
This story of mine could happen to you
And if it does then just play it cool

Verse 3:
We didnít choose to be this way, no no
But itís something that we live with
I didnít ask God to make me like this
But I wouldnít change it
What would you say if the tables were turned babe
Open up your eyes and say
Come on now
Agree with me
Lets make it
really easy

Chorus:
I was afraid of what youíd think
But I realized that itís my life
This story of mine could happen to you
And if it does then just play it cool

Verse 4:
Think about this for awhile babe
Be careful what you say
Because some day you may love somebody like this
And then youíll regret it

Chorus:
I was afraid of what youíd think
But I realized that itís my life
This story of mine could happen to you
And if it does then just play it cool

Oh My Gleed
Verse 1:
Yo I really love him
Yes I really love him
He dunno I love him
He should know I love him

Hook 1:
I wish that boy knew how he makes me feel inside
Yo I really love him
Yes I really love him
I wish that boy knew that he makes me come alive
He dunno I love him
He should know I love him

Chorus:
But he doesnít see how Iím feeling
He makes me wanna scream oh my gleed
Oh my God is what I try screaming
But even when I am angry he fills me glee

Verse 2:
Boy is on a bad trip
Iíve gotta be patient
So I just been waiting
But thereís no mistaking

Hook 2:
The way heíll love me Iím sure will be worth the wait
Boy is on a bad trip
Iíve gotta be patient
How he enthralls me Iím sure we will marinate
So I just been waiting
But thereís no mistaking

Chorus:
But he doesnít see how Iím feeling
He makes me wanna scream oh my gleed
Oh my God is what I try screaming
But even when I am angry he fills me glee

Game
Verse 1:
This game that he likes to play
Is getting old and Iím over it
So let me be as I reminisce
Leave me alone ignorance is bliss
Tried to forget but it makes me sick
Hard to get over the dude I miss
Specially when he out talkin shit
And stickin somebody with his dirty prick

Hook:
And every night when I feel beside myself
I design this game just to escape for awhile

Chorus:
In this game there are dicks just as big as your ego
In my game there are licks just as hot as an emo
In the game all the tricks are hot hetero down-lows
And the fellas get their pick of the shiniest dildos

Verse 2:
I hate games better change your ways
Cause boy you play like a big dummy
Boy with the pecs know he gon get laid
Gonna fill him up with my mayonnaise
He asks me out I wont hesitate
Time pass by pushes you away
Little more time Iíll forget your name
I hope you know I donít care what you think

Hook:
And every night when I feel beside myself
I design this game just to escape for awhile

Chorus:
In this game there are dicks just as big as your ego
In my game there are licks just as hot as an emo
In the game all the tricks are hot hetero down-lows
And the fellas get their pick of the shiniest dildos

Bridge:
What?

Chorus:
In this game there are dicks just as big as your ego
In my game there are licks just as hot as an emo
In the game all the tricks are hot hetero down-lows
And the fellas get their pick of the shiniest dildos

Behind Us
Verse 1:
I never knew any better
So Iíd cling onto you
Kept you locked up in my head forever
Afraid to make a move

Hook 1:
Cause your eyes your walk your build your flaws
are what made me fall for you
And had I shifted left or right Iíd have risked
forgetting you

Chorus:
Itís a new era
Itís time to leave the
past behind us

Verse 2:
I never had anybody
as long as I had you
And I never ever loved anyone as
much as I loved you

Hook 2:
Your book smarts knowledge and slowness
seemed to cancel each other out
and contributed to my feelings for you
and now

Chorus:
Itís a new era
Itís time to leave the
past behind us

Bridge:
And Iíll be so alone now
But I gotta go
Iíll be so alone now
But I gotta go

Chorus:
Itís a new era
Itís time to leave the
past behind us

Old Man Raps
Intro:
Retired? Hmm, I think they mean expired. And itís a damn shame. Hmm, Kids!

Verse 1:
Dear Lord, What did I do to you to make you make me age
And then stick me in a world where youth means everything?
Where gray hair means insane / senile / and mundane
I might as well be dead and put six feet in my grave
Ďcause once you hit 30 your face begins to fade
And itís not too long after that the world forgets your name
And then they lock you in a home and throw away the key
And they call it retirement but thatís not really what it means
You see itís really like youíre luggage that your kids donít wanna keep
When you changed their diapers and gave them punks lungs to breathe
Only to be cut off and shut out like a garden full of weeds
And they tell themselves they foot the bill so theyíre able sleep
Itís fucked up if you ask me / you gave them everything
And they throw you out like old meat / now thatís whatís so insane
Fuck it thatís okay / cause one day you gonna be as old as me
And then youíll be locked away / just because youíre slightly aged

Chorus:
Oh the great I used to be
Yes I had everything
But now Iím just elderly
Nobody even sees me
Or the great I used to be
Yes I had everything
But now Iím just elderly
Nobody even sees me

Verse 2:
Iím not dead yet so whyím I irrelevant
itís all up in the head and just forget the rest
I am just an elder / A geezer of a fell-er
so go home and tell her / that her dad doesnít matter
That her dad just gets fatter / And has an old man bladder
That he needs a walker / To run from his stalker
And that he needs a wheel chair / And cut of all of his hair
Because some of itís bare / And heís out of his Nair

Chorus:
Oh the great I used to be
Yes I had everything
But now Iím just elderly
Nobody even sees me
Or the great I used to be
Yes I had everything
But now Iím just elderly
Nobody even sees me

Bridge:
Lock me up throw out my key
Change the locks no more home for me
But youíll sleep well because you did the right thing
At least there theyíll care for me and meet my needs

Chorus:
Oh the great I used to be
Yes I had everything
But now Iím just elderly
Nobody even sees me
Or the great I used to be
Yes I had everything
But now Iím just elderly
Nobody even sees me

I'll Never Leave You Again
Verse 1:
Iím here for you
Because I know that you are
unable to
find your way back home alone
And Iím here for you
Because I know youíre hurting
And Iíll see this through
because your life is worth it

Hook:
I know that some people give up on you like left and right
But Iíll never give up on you Iíll be here the whole time
I know that it seems crazy but Iíve never left your side
Iíve been here in the shadows all along and out of sight
Because

Chorus:
I know that things are going to get bad
Because they always have
But Iíll never leave you
And all I want is for you to come back
Remember what you had
Cause Iíll never leave you
I know that things they are going to get bad
Because they always have
But Iíll never leave you
And all I want is for you to come back
Remember what you had
cause Iíll never leave you again

Verse 2:
Iím missing you
and wonder if you are
missing me too
And if you are perhaps youíll
come find me here
at the place we first met
Thatís where Iíve been
waiting for you all these years

Hook:
I know that some people give up on you like left and right
But Iíll never give up on you Iíll be here the whole time
I know that it seems crazy but Iíve never left your side
Iíve been here in the shadows all along and out of sight
Because

Chorus:
I know that things are going to get bad
Because they always have
But Iíll never leave you
And all I want is for you to come back
Remember what you had
Cause Iíll never leave you
I know that things they are going to get bad
Because they always have
But Iíll never leave you
And all I want is for you to come back
Remember what you had
cause Iíll never leave you again

Bridge:
I was so quick to jump ship when things got too tough to manage
Well not this time Iím going to put both feet in and see what happens

Chorus:
I know that things are going to get bad
Because they always have
But Iíll never leave you
And all I want is for you to come back
Remember what you had
Cause Iíll never leave you
I know that things they are going to get bad
Because they always have
But Iíll never leave you
And all I want is for you to come back
Remember what you had
cause Iíll never leave you again

Love Me Anymore
Bradís Verse:
We met fell in love
And we had so much fun
16 I was young and lean
I had a little tan and you romanced me
What happened to our awesome plans
Living life and then being dads
Now instead we got bigger pants
I became a housewife and I got so fat

Bradís Hook:
And now my boyfriend just looks right past me

The Brad Chorus:
Cause my boyfriend doesnít love me anymore
Cause he donít got not time for Brad
My boyfriend he donít love me like he should
And Iím not sure that he ever has

Joshís Verse:
You knew how to woo You held me called me your boo
Not sure what that really meant
But I didn't care cause the dreams I'd dreamt
Ďbout love were all coming true
Least that's what I thought Ďtill you
forgot our important dates
Took a straight boy on holiday

Joshís Hook:
I wonder if my boyfriend even remembers me

The Josh Chorus:
Cause my boyfriend doesnít love me anymore
Cause he donít got not time for Josh
My boyfriend he donít love me like he should
Cause it seems like I am always forgot

Bridge:
Brad: Hey Josh?
Josh: Yeah.
Brad: What you got?
Josh: Well I used to have a man but.,.
Brad: But that shit got squashed, right?
Josh: Yeah. Hold up, howíd you know?
Brad: You think youíre the only to ever date assholes?

If you find yourself reaching for the phone
Iím not home control yourself
Iíve moved on just letting you know
So touch yourself go fuck yourself

Brad: Hahaha Cause it ainít gonna be me baby.
Josh: Hahaha And it ainít gonna be me either.
Time to get reacquainted with that little thing we call ďSelf-love.Ē

The Brad Chorus:
Cause my boyfriend doesnít love me anymore
Cause he donít got not time for Brad
My boyfriend he donít love me like he should
And Iím not sure that he ever has

The Josh Chorus:
Cause my boyfriend doesnít love me anymore
Cause he donít got not time for Josh
My boyfriend he donít love me like he should
Cause it seems like I am always forgot

The Brad Chorus:
Cause my boyfriend doesnít love me anymore
Cause he donít got not time for Brad
My boyfriend he donít love me like he should
And Iím not sure that he ever has

The End:
My boyfriend doesnít love me anymore

I Thought
Verse 1:
I thought we had a chance
I thought Iíd show you my life
But thatís not gonna happen
Can you tell me why
I thought Iíd show you my way
I thought Iíd show you how to
Live your life the right way
With me

Chorus:
I live my
life alone
Iíd like to know
where did you go

Verse 2:
I thought Iíd give it my all
I thought Iíd hold you in my arms
I thought Iíd make you fall in love
with me
I wish I did some things
different for your trust
I thought Iíd do it like that
But I didnít get much

Chorus:
I live my
life alone
Iíd like to know
where did you go

Bridge:
I thought of only you
Why you
in my life

Chorus:
I live my
life alone
Iíd like to know
where did you go

The Dance Without Love
Verse 1:
Somethingís wrong here
What the hell did you do to me
Somethingís off here
Something is missing inside of me
Itís like I donít feel
The way a guy my age should feel
Itís like I donít act
The way a gay guy should be acting

Hook:
And Iím so over this tango so let me go
Cause youíre dancing youíre dancing alone

Chorus:
I used to yearn
And I used to cry
And my chest would burn
Night after night
Itís like I never learned
So I continued to try
And resiliently search
For a hot guy my type

Verse 2:
Somethingís messed here
Iím comforted in knowing I am alone
Itís just so peculiar
The fact that I like life better with no one
When societyís
built to cater to couples and families
And being single is thought of as unfulfilling

Hook:
And Iím so over this tango so let me go
Cause youíre dancing youíre dancing alone

Chorus:
I used to yearn
And I used to cry
And my chest would burn
Night after night
Itís like I never learned
So I continued to try
And resiliently search
For a hot guy my type

After All These Years
Verse 1:
Is it just me or is it coincidence
that just the other day I was talking to my friend
bout wanting to meet someone with a baby
Is it just me or is it coincidence
that just the other day I was talking to my friend
bout wanting to see you again

Chorus:
After all these years I never thought Iíd see you again
Itís amazing itís amazing, itís amazing that this happened
And now I know that everything is gonna be alright
Itís gonna be alright

Verse 2:
Is it just me or is it coincidence
that just the other day I was thinking to myself bout
how I wanted someone Iím compatible with
Is it just me or is it coincidence
that just the other day I was thinking to myself bout
how I wanted someone Ďfore I turned into this

Chorus:
After all these years I never thought Iíd see you again
Itís amazing itís amazing, itís amazing that this happened
And now I know that everything is gonna be alright
Itís gonna be alright

Bridge:
Is it just me or are you not interested
I feel like you think Iím bringing up
bad memories in your head
I thought everything was okay
Apparently you donít wanna remember me

Chorus 2:
Cause there you are right in front of me
Youíve got a baby so I thought youíd understand me

Chorus:
After all these years I never thought Iíd see you again
Itís amazing itís amazing, itís amazing that this happened
And now I know that everything is gonna be alright
Itís gonna be alright

The Brink
Intro:
You know, missed opportunities are the hardest to get over.
Now there you stand, drowning my memories,
letting them slip through your open hand.

Verse 1:
Watching the waterfall over the moonlight
Chasing dreams thought we were alright
Apparently you couldn't just sit tight
Your impatience my impracticality they fight
Now here we are wanderers in a lost wood
All I can think of is the would, the could, the should's
Sins of the flesh your intellect my desire they mesh
Yo all I ever wanted to be was someone who could have been great
Now my boasts seem fake
I've lost my way to the edge
No longer joking like Heath on the Ledge-er
Whyíd I let you cut so deep
Now I'm looking down and the fall will be steep
Just another one of your mindless sheep
Should have dashed like snow
Iím gonna jump I gotta go
Perhaps now youíll know
Love you as a friend prefer you as a foe
Whither like Bill
Like Pink Floyd just go on with the show

Chorus:
You pushed me to the brink
But itís Just another day
In another one of your dumb games
Ya know the ones you like to play

Verse 2:
But Iím alright
Iím just fine
Though itís a fight
up in my life
Itís not time
to say goodbye
Iíll tell you why
Iím still alive
Iím here still
because I have purpose
Iím not gonna let you get me down
Iím gonna turn my frown upside-down
Iím gonna scream foodstamps loud and proud
Tell the world Iím the brokest bitch in town
The one you gave away that day
The one you didnít wanna date

Chorus:
You pushed me to the brink
But itís Just another day
In another one of your dumb games
Ya know the ones you like to play

Bridge:
Familiar sidewalks
familiar faces
I'm stuck like food in braces
Walls of memories
frenemies
friends of me
It's burnt clouds I taste
Soon I'll be paste
Rough return to romance
Oh well
Took a chance
My hands like spiders
Spinning veins
Let me offer you some splattered brains
They burst like growing pains
All part of being lost
All part of being tossed
Drowning memories
Forgotten paths like Frost

Chorus:
You pushed me to the brink
But itís Just another day
In another one of your dumb games
Ya know the ones you like to play

Inspiration (Give 'em Hope 6)
Verse 1:
I know of a boy who got his shit together
When to the world it looked as though
heíd continue spiraling down
dumped by a man
who promised him his love forever
and when he didnít
the boy he didnít give up on love like I did

Hook 1:
He looked in the mirror
he saw a scrawny man
a flabby man
and so he decided that he
was going out
and getting himself a gym membership
and so he did
And when he looks into the mirror now
what he sees is
a guy I only wish
I could have been

Chorus:
He got big in the chest
Not big in the head
And thatís why heís an inspiration
He got big in the pecs
Not big in the head
And thatís why heís an inspiration

Verse 2:
I hope since that boy
could get his shit together
Maybe he could share the key
to finding hidden energy
Like how he went from being dumped
in a slump
something that could have lasted forever
To tapping into something big
Some inspiration seemingly easily

Hook 2
He looked into himself
He saw a sorry man a pathetic man
And so he decided that he was going out
and getting himself a hot studly man
A brand new boyfriend
And when he looks back on his sad life
what he sees is
A life that I
currently live and wish that I could
get away from

Chorus:
He got big in the chest
Not big in the head
And thatís why heís an inspiration
He got big in the pecs
Not big in the head
And thatís why heís an inspiration

Bridge:
Good emotions
Job promotions
Plays at night clubs
Shares all his songs
Heís so fortunate
And Iím so envious
I only wish
that I too
could add up

Chorus:
He got big in the chest
Not big in the head
And thatís why heís an inspiration
He got big in the pecs
Not big in the head
And thatís why heís an inspiration

Link:
Big arms
Bulging biceps
Obliqueís all lean and
Triceps to die for
He is a muscle whore
And thatís why heís an inspiration

The Dance Without Love (AutoTuneLess Version)
Verse 1:
Somethingís wrong here
What the hell did you do to me
Somethingís off here
Something is missing inside of me
Itís like I donít feel
The way a guy my age should feel
Itís like I donít act
The way a gay guy should be acting

Hook:
And Iím so over this tango so let me go
Cause youíre dancing youíre dancing alone

Chorus:
I used to yearn
And I used to cry
And my chest would burn
Night after night
Itís like I never learned
So I continued to try
And resiliently search
For a hot guy my type

Verse 2:
Somethingís messed here
Iím comforted in knowing I am alone
Itís just so peculiar
The fact that I like life better with no one
When societyís
built to cater to couples and families
And being single is thought of as unfulfilling

Hook:
And Iím so over this tango so let me go
Cause youíre dancing youíre dancing alone

Chorus:
I used to yearn
And I used to cry
And my chest would burn
Night after night
Itís like I never learned
So I continued to try
And resiliently search
For a hot guy my type

It Wasn't Love
Verse 1:
If youíve never
cared for me ever
Then what the hells the use
And if youíve never
made me feel better
Then whatís the point in you

Hook 1:
I may not know my math
I may not have all the facts
I may not know algebra or fractions
Cause they really suck
But if thereís one thing I do know something about
it is love

Chorus:
That there what you gave me
It wasnít gonna save me
That Ďloveí that you showed me
It was only gonna hold me
Back that day in the park where
I watched you disappear there
You took that new boy with you
And you departed from me

Verse 2:
Have you ever
loved a guy better
than what itís like to love yourself

Hook 2:
I may not have good grammar
I may not know all the words
I may not know English well
Cause sometimes Iím really dumb
But I know youíve never loved anyone because I know about love

Chorus:
That there what you gave me
It wasnít gonna save me
That Ďloveí that you showed me
It was only gonna hold me
Back that day in the park where
I watched you disappear there
You took that new boy with you
And you departed from me

Bridge:
You know I loved you
but still you strayed
You know that
That I love you
Even still to this day
but

Chorus:
That there what you gave me
It wasnít gonna save me
That Ďloveí that you showed me
It was only gonna hold me
Back that day in the park where
I watched you disappear there
You took that new boy with you
And you departed from me