1) Your Girlfriends (Lyric Video)
2) Give 'em Hope You Double Slash
  (Give 'em Hope 11) (Lyric Video)
3) The Great Ascent (Demo)
4) String of Ends
If Only (Intro)
If you only loved, if you only loved me
If you only loved, if you only loved me
If you only loved, if you only loved me
If you only loved, if you only loved me

String of Ends
Verse 1:
I bared my soul to you
When you didnít have things to do
Then I started to care for you too
Things were running along quite smooth
But you never planned to see it through
Then you showed me that attitude
And here I thought that we were cool
Leave it to me to play the sad love fool

Hook 1:
This canít be my life
Men always on the fence
How can this be right
This constant string of ends

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because itís sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And Iím the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Verse 2:
Look what I continue to
Put myself through
And this so isnít new
I go through this with every dude
Each time I think weíre singing the same tune
I slowly figure out the truth
How many more time can I lose
Before I realize all men are noobs

Hook 2:
Story of my life
Men always play defense
Something isnít right
This constant string of ends

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because itís sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And Iím the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Bridge:
I Shamelessly brand myself a hopeless romantic
Cause helplessly Iím high strung and oh so frantic
Try to play it cool but then I canít help that I panic
Blame it on my smooth, smooth life thatís so, so manic

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because itís sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And Iím the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Chorus:
Oh but it is
How do you fall asleep each night
Because itís sick
How nonchalantly you can be alright
And Iím the one who has to get
Myself these pills to medicate my mind
And you did this
And there you are feeling just fine

Pictures of His Life
I try to leave due to the fact that he just canít, or simply will not meet my needs. But then I see that little boy holding a bird; A 1960s toy. And my chest burns. My eyes moisten. My head hurts, and I canít seem to focus enough to walk away.
I open up and he rejects me, like heís fed up with me being so clingy. Fuck my life! My life. Then I see that boy in his cap and gown looking miserable, but at least no longer looking down. And so I stay, Ďcause I canít leave. My heart yearns to set him free, so one day heíll rescue me.
And then I see him standing there, in his uniform, so proud. Big smile on his face, ear to ear, like Ďwow.í And I canít let go. No, I canít go now. I love him too big, but itís like I feel all these things alone.
Then I get a glimpse of the happy guy; Smiling big, friends around, stud of love. Itís what heís all about; Itís who he is.
But where do I fit in? Where do I fit in? How will I fit in? When will I fit in? Will I ever fit in?

If Only (Interlude 1)
If you felt about me how I felt about you
Iíd hear from you every single day
If you thought about me how I thought about you
Youíd love me in every single way
In your mind Iíd always be
Iíd be after every thought youíd think
This song would have never come to be
If you only felt if you only thought about me

A Book (Piano-Only Demo)
Verse 1:
Iíve got to learn not to expect too much out of men
Iíve learned only trouble comes from setting high expectations
Iíve got a righteous way of weeding out all the ones
Who canít live up to my high standards

Chorus:
A book cannot give head
A book does not put out
A book wont be my friend
Or make me scream and shout
And a book cannot get wet
Let alone have a mouth
No a book just doesnít get
What humans are all about

Verse 2:
The only problem is that I never have anyone left
So standing on my higher ground
Iíve got only my morals and books to keep me company
Woo-hoo stick your finger up my ass

Chorus:
A book cannot give head
A book does not put out
A book wont be my friend
Or make me scream and shout
And a book cannot get wet
Let alone have a mouth
No a book just doesnít get
What humans are all about

If Only (Interlude 2)
If you cared about me how I cared about you
I would have never ever cried
If youíd melt around me how Iíd melt around you
Iíd have been able to sleep at night
In your arms Iíd always be
Iíd be in-between every thought youíd think
This track wouldnít have come so easily
If you only cared If youíd only melt around me

I Forgive You (Give 'em Hope 10)
Mmm, give Ďem hope

Verse 1:
No more stories no more ďsorrysĒ
They just donít understand me
I donít got to defend my right to live
Youíve got to see me for who I am

Sometimes I look inside of myself and I thank you God

Verse 2:
You can criticize me for how I act
Or how I speak of different things
You just go ahead make me out that way
I will prove it to you some day

Chorus:
Sure I know that youíll never become my best friend
But youíll remain in my memories
Sure I know that Iíll probably never see you again
But youíll remain in my memories

Verse 3:
You thought you knew how I really was
You made fun of me throughout my life
When I turned out this way I saw the look on your face
But I forgive you

Bridge:
I forgive you
Hey, I forgive you
I forgive you
I forgive you
I forgive you
I forgive you

Falling to the ground
Disappear without a trace
Never make a sound down
Youíve lost your place
And when no one knows that youíre around
They can still kick you in the face
Until your superheroís found
He gives you hope gives you his cape

Chorus:
Sure I know that youíll never become my best friend
But youíll remain in my memories
Sure I know that Iíll probably never see you again
But youíll remain in my memories (My memories)

Link:
I was lost but now Iím found
The cool people they always put me down
I grew up and I found out
I didnít need their love I just needed to be myself

Chorus:
Sure I know that youíll never become my best friend
But youíll remain in my memories
Sure I know that Iíll probably never see you again
But youíll remain in my memories

Chorus:
Sure I know that youíll never become my best friend
But youíll remain in my memories
Sure I know that Iíll probably never see you again
But youíll remain in my memories

Your Girlfriends
Verse 1:
At first I didnít even know he existed
And afterwards he was always so distant
So ya see I never even really knew him
Time spent together it was always so hectic
hurried or crowded yo not at all private
So the few words that were spoken had to be worth it
And whatíd I get?

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
Youíve got to stop moving
One day youíll run out of places to live
Iíve got a wife and kids
So no you canít move in
Thatís what he said

Verse 2:
At 35 I decided it was time
To reach out again to give he and I one more try
I should have known ďall or nothingĒ wouldnít fly
And I started to care for the guy mmm
Donít know why I freakiní even attempted
After hearing things like ďyouíre built like a womanĒ
I might have guessed I wouldnít be worth his time again
And that was just once

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
Youíve got to stop moving
One day youíll run out of places to live
Iíve got a wife and kids
So no you canít move in

Bridge:
Even now as I write this
Know always that to me youíre still worth it
And youíll always be flawfully perfect
I love you pops even thought right now Iím hurtin
But you canít call the shots and actually expect
Me to roll along with it like some folks have
You ainít a god man youíre just a man
So show your son some got-damn respect
I never knew you you were just some man
While you played house and became other kids dad
Got time run your mouth but ainít got time for Brad
What the fuck pops thatís just downright sad
And donít think Iím weak just cause I ask
For 5 fuckin minutes to spend with my old man
ďBut the girls donít need my attention like you doĒ
ďYeah but thatís cause they always fucking had youĒ

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
Youíve got to stop moving
One day youíll run out of places to live
Iíve got a wife and kids
So no you canít move in
Thatís what he saidÖ

Chorus:
Gay is sin
Bring over your girlfriends
anytime you wish
But I love you kid
Youíve got to stop moving
One day youíll run out of places to live
Iíve got a wife and kids
So no you canít move in

Kids!
Verse 1:
A little older now
A little wiser now
A little gray comes out
And then my relevance bows

Hook:
I ainít gotta be young and hip
To still have full use of my hips
I ainít gotta be blonde with tits
For my videos to get hits

Or do I?

Chorus:
The world caters
To teenager kids
Good lord haters
What a sweet pile of shit
The world revolves around
Those dumb gamer vids
How simple minded
I fear for our nation

Verse 2:
Long-legged socks stretched out
And telephones stuck in the house
No typing your feelings out
Had to actually use our mouths

Hook 2:
And parents they didnít have to be rich
To provide Christmas for their kids
In an age full of electronics
Lifeís no longer simplistic

But I can conform to this, canít I?

Chorus:
The world caters
To teenager kids
Good lord haters
What a sweet pile of shit
The world revolves around
Those dumb gamer vids
How simple minded
I fear for our nation

Chorus:
The world caters
To teenager kids
Good lord haters
What a sweet pile of shit
The world revolves around
Those dumb gamer vids
How simple minded
I fear for our nation

Bridge:
Guess itís time I pass along my tourcheÖ
Oh wait a minute fuck that!
You goní have to pry that shit outta my cold dead hands

Chorus:
The world caters
To teenager kids
Good lord haters
What a sweet pile of shit
The world revolves around
Those dumb gamer vids
How simple minded
I fear for our nation

Chorus:
The world caters
To teenager kids
Good lord haters
What a sweet pile of shit
The world revolves around
Those dumb gamer vids
How simple minded
I fear for our nation

Kids!

Teardrops Off the Floor
Verse 1:
I told you goodbye
Then wiped 3 teardrops off the floor
Then turned off my phone and began writing this song
Emotionally worn

Hook:
You donít have the heart for me
You donít have no room for me
You made it pretty clear to me
You didnít have the time for me

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Verse 2:
I figured youíd try
A little more this time around
To make this thing work between us but you havenít
Whyím I not surprised?

Hook:
You donít have the heart for me
You donít have no room for me
You made it pretty clear to me
You didnít have the time for me

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Bridge:
Hey Brad itís your mean dad
I was pretty hard on you
I handled that bad
The way I spoke wasnít cool
And Iím sorry that
I had that attitude
And I promise not to have
another awful mood
when I speak to you again

Is that all Iím worth?
Is this your defense?
A couple pointless words?
voicemails are a.,.

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Chorus:
The kicker here is
You knew you were being an ass
While I thought you were just ignorant
And that would have been less bad

Give 'em Hope you Double Slash (Give 'em Hope 11)
Intro:
Ahem Give Ďem hope double slash
Give Ďem hope double slash

Verse 1:
I was physically abused by you
Not to mention mentally disturbed by you
I was inhumanly misused by you
So all my insecurities are because of you

Hook:
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really canít explain the way you treated me
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really canít explain the way you treated me

Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But Iím not pissed
(You you you you)
ĎCause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)

Link:
And I didnít care
That you didnít care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didnít care
That you didnít care
That nobody cared here now go away

Verse 2:
I was metaphorically laid down by you
not to mention the victim of your attitude
I was stripped thoroughly of my dignity
Youíre the main cause of my difficulty

Hook:
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really canít explain the way you treated me
Shot down never feel up
Thrown around everyday never feel safe
Never can erase the pain you gave to me
I really canít explain the way you treated me

Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But Iím not pissed
(You you you you)
ĎCause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)

Link:
And I didnít care
That you didnít care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didnít care
That you didnít care
That nobody cared here now go away

Bridge Rap:
You never once thought about how your words affected me
How your curses were torturous and deafening
Scratch that, slash that maybe you wanna be
The same kinda man as your sworn enemy
Your own dad your old man
with his name-calling alcoholic fad
His belt-licking sucker punching ďgotta beat his assĒ bad
His mother fuckin ďpass the evil to his kidĒ kinda dad

Chorus/Link (Simultaneously):
And you did this
(You you you)
But Iím not pissed
(You you you you)
ĎCause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)
And I didnít care
That you didnít care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didnít care
That you didnít care
That nobody cared here now go away

End Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But Iím not pissed
(You you you you)

ĎCause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
Iíve got hope again

Worms in the Lake
Verse 1:
This was my last resort
You were only a phase
Now Iíll be slamming the door
Right in your bloody face
Iím throwing this can of worms
Right back in the lake
Tied to a brick with a letter that reads:

Chorus:
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
I wonít carry your name
Not while itís tainted with shame
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
I wonít carry your name
Not while itís
Not while itís tainted with shame

Verse 2:
You really broke my heart
With your loveless and empty eyes
Donít know how to love me with warmth
And I canít help you out this time
These issues are foreign to me
Dunno why I even tried
Itís neglectful and tiring
But now I have made up my mind
Iím throwing this can of worms
Right back in the lake
Tied to a brick with a letter that reads:

Chorus:
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
But I wonít carry your name
Not while itís tainted with shame
Goodbye to everything
That is you and me
Though barely anything
And now simply nothing
But I wonít carry your name
Not while itís
Not while itís tainted with shame

The Great Ascent
Verse 1:
He was always so good to her because she was his crowning achievement
And when he finally gave her his last dance she was heartbroken

Hook 1:
First he fell then she felt so alone
All alone nobodyís baby girl anymore
Teary-eyed canít see clear
Already missed him so dear

Chorus:
I donít ever wanna say goodbye
Trust me that Iíll never be that guy
You know that this isnít the end
Itís the beginning of the great ascent
The great ascent
I know Iíll see you again
This I promise

Verse 2:
She was always so grateful to him so full of warmth and compassion
And when she finally had to let him go she was devastated

Hook 2:
Itís been weeks and she still feels him there (feels him there)
Days cannot erase him it seems so unreal
Even now itís so sad so surreal (so surreal)
She worries he wont know how she feels

Chorus:
I donít ever wanna say goodbye
Trust me that Iíll never be that guy

You know that this isnít the end
Itís the beginning of the great ascent
The great ascent
I know Iíll see you again
This I promise

Bridge:
Clarence
Clarence
Clarence
Clarence

Chorus:
I donít ever wanna say goodbye
Trust me that Iíll never be that guy
You know that this isnít the end
Itís the beginning of the great ascent
The great ascent
I know Iíll see you again
This I promise

Chorus:
I donít ever wanna say goodbye
Trust me that Iíll never be that guy
You know that this isnít the end
Itís the beginning of the great ascent
The great ascent
I know Iíll see you again
This I promise

The 'Mean Boyfriend' Song
Intro Chorus:
I wont give a shit Ďcause Iíll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I donít give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I donít give a shit if I hurt you itís not my problem

Verse 1:
You said youíd love me
Until the bitter end
But what you meant was
Iíll really play with your head
Iíll make you believe the words I say are genuine
But Iíll torment you for fun by stringing you along and then

Chorus:
I wont give a shit Ďcause Iíll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I donít give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I donít give a shit if I hurt you itís not my problem

Verse 2:
You said you couldnít
Imagine life without me
But thatís only Ďcause
You found my pain entertaining
Iíll use you as a punching bag My stress relief
Might as well have shared your master plan for me by saying

Chorus:
I wont give a shit Ďcause Iíll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I donít give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I donít give a shit if I hurt you Itís not my problem

Bridge:
Thereís one way Iím different now
And it happened after you
My yearning to seek a love out
Is no longer an issue
Cause I canít love anymore like holy cow
Guys should come with tissues
Or maybe have less issues
Okay you can bitch now
You can take this song out

Chorus:
I wont give a shit Ďcause Iíll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I donít give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I donít give a shit if I hurt you itís not my problem

Chorus:
I wont give a shit Ďcause Iíll already be gone
I wont give a shit like I never did all along
I donít give a shit if you think that I fucked you up
I donít give a shit if I hurt you itís not my problem

All of Your Life
Verse 1:
I know why you want me
I know youíre watching me
All of your life (All of your life)
I know why you need me
I know how you see me
I know everything there is to know about you

Chorus:
ĎCause you are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back
You are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back at my face

Verse 2:
I know how you have me
I know how you got me
For all of your life (All of your life)
I know how you play me
I like how you tease me
I know everything there is to know about you

Chorus:
ĎCause you are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back
You are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back at my face

Bridge:
Cause I see light when I look into your eyes I see your soul
And afterwards why would anyone ever wanna let you go
No I donít want to think about where Iíd end up without you you make me whole
And I know that you will always be there and thatís why I love you the most

Spoken:
ĎCause you are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back at my face

Half Chorus:
ĎCause you are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back

Chorus/Bridge (Simultaneously):
You are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back
you are the light of my life
I look at you from across the way
I look right into your eyes
And youíre looking back at my face
Cause I see light when I look into your eyes I see your soul
And afterwards why would anyone ever wanna let you go
No I donít want to think about where Iíd end up without you you make me whole And I know that you will always be there and thatís why I love you the most

Single Covers
©2005-2017 Bradley Voorhees

All tracks written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios unless otherwise noted below.

I Forgive You (Give 'em Hope 10): Music by Bradley Voorhees. Lyrics by Bradley Voorhees and Vance Stroman. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios. Except Joshua P. Kennedy's vocals recorded by Joshua P. Kennedy at Sharken Studios, and mixed and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios.

Music by Bradley Voorhees. Lyrics by Bradley Voorhees and Jeannie. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios.

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