1) Chester's Last Chord
2) You Didn't Care
©2005-2017 Bradley Voorhees

This album is a tip of the hat to all things Linkin Park. Mike & Chester were like my idols in the early 00s. I love you guys! The styles of many of this album's tracks mimic the sounds on Hybrid Theory and Meteora. Some songs were written back in those early 00s and some were written in current time. A few dealing with death ): obviously inspired by Chester :( Plus, it's no coincidence that this album (like many of mine in years past) was released on September 11th. So many more things to say about this album, but for now I'll just leave you with this: #RIPChester!

Album written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bradley Voorhees at Ed Harbst Studios.

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Damn Good Vocal-Synthesis (Bookend 1)
I was a damn good lover

Once We
Verse 1:
Time, it hasnít been my friend.
Itís been turbocharged since the day he left.
If I havenít made it far, very far yet,
itís because part of me died the day he went.

And how long can I keep measuring Brad as a we,
when I only ever see that guy when Iím asleep?
Itís been 8 whole years of just me,
and itís been 8 long years of sleep.

Hook 1:
And I try not to cry.
Though at night, I canít lie,
I donít like, but donít mind,
even I cry, despite
living life in the light.
Iím a sight for sore eyes.
But in spite of that fight,
brushed aside, Iím alright.

Chorus:
And how can a guy like me
continue measuring himself as once we.
And for how long can a guy like Bradley
continue measuring himself as a once we.

Verse 2:
Life hasnít gone as expected;
Sometimes terrifying, and sometimes just meh.
And if I havenít made it past the front door yet,
itís because part of me died back in 2010.

And how long can I keep measuring Brad as a we
when I only ever see that fuckin guy in my sleep.
Itís been 8 whole years (woe is me)
and itís been 8 long years in solitary.

Hook 2:
And I try not to cry.
Though at night, I canít lie,
I donít like, but donít mind,
even I cry, despite
living life in the light.
Iím a sight for sore eyes.
But in spite of that fight,
Iím alright. Iíll be fine.

Chorus:
And how can a guy like me
continue measuring himself as once we.
And for how long can a guy like Bradley
continue measuring himself as a once we.

Bridge:
Damn, I wish I could go back,
Ďcause Iím starting to fade to black,
and thereís nothing left here for me to grab.
I canít even find a hand, or a rubber band,
to fling me out of this monster of a jam,
and itís starting to fuckin drag.
Iím starting to lose who I am.

Chorus:
And how can a guy like me
continue measuring himself as once we.
And for how long can a guy like Bradley
continue measuring himself as a once we.

Damn Good Lover
Verse 1:
You can say I didnít really love him
or that I canít know what love is
or that Iím unable to feel affection
but hold up. Let me just tell you this:

Hook 1:
I am able to do more than mimic
the pain he caused me when he left
and you wont deprive me of that

Chorus:
I was a real damn good lover (you wont deprive me of that)
So Iím afraid to tell ya
I was a real damn good lover
your diagnoses were all wrong
I was a real damn good lover
And they lacked any sort of rational thought
I was a real damn good lover
So go on and just get out of here you putts

Verse 2:
You can say that I made him all up
or make me seem stupid and dumb
but Iím sure not gonna let you define me
or force me to define the word love
I was able to cry my eyes out when he left me all depressed
but I wasnít able to find out what made him so damn attractive

Hook 2:
I am able to do more than mimic
the joy he brought me when we met
and you wont deprive me of that

Chorus:
I was a real damn good lover
So Iím afraid to tell ya
I was a real damn good lover
your diagnoses were all wrong
I was a real damn good lover
And they lacked any sort of rational thought
I was a real damn good lover
So go on and just get out of here you putts

Bridge:
And while I felt all these
Interesting things it seems
They all dwelled inwardly
I didnít show them outwardly
For the possibility
of perhaps what theyíd see
Which is a weakening me

Chorus:
I was a real damn good lover
So Iím afraid to tell ya
I was a real damn good lover
your diagnoses were all wrong
I was a real damn good lover
And they lacked any sort of rational thought
I was a real damn good lover
So go on and just get out of here you putts

End:
I was a real damn good lover
I was a real damn good lover
I was a real damn good lover
I was a real damn good lover

Wanna Be Down
Verse 1:
Youíve gotta be willing and wanting
to change yourself for me
Secure, and not threatened.
know not what to mention
Flawless and perfect,
want-less and needless,
fearless and greedless
to live for me
Youíve gotta be a 100% sure
that Iím what youíre needing
And that youíre 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
Wonít want you around baby,
and Iíll lock the door
So ya gotta be proud baby,
to declare that I am yours

Verse 2:
Youíve gotta be ready for mood-swings;
able to calm me.
Just sit there while I sing,
no matter how frightening
Protect me when Iím weak,
and not mind my yelling
Just do all of this for me
Youíve 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 donít be so bitchy.
I canít help Iím pretty

Chorus:
I wanna be down baby.
I want your love like before
I want this now baby,
before I love you no more
Wonít want you around baby,
and Iíll lock the door
So ya gotta be proud baby,
to declare that I am yours

Bridge:
I wanna be down baby
I want this now baby
Wonít want you around baby
So ya gotta be proud baby

Bridge:
I wanna be down baby
I want this now baby
Wonít want you around baby
So ya gotta be proud baby

Chorus:
I wanna be down baby.
I want your love like before
I want this now baby,
before I love you no more
Wonít want you around baby,
and Iíll lock the door
So ya gotta be proud baby,
to declare that I am yours

Bridge:
I wanna be down baby
I want this now baby
Wonít want you around baby
So ya gotta be proud baby

Chorus:
I wanna be down baby.
I want your love like before
I want this now baby,
before I love you no more
Wonít want you around baby,
and Iíll lock the door
So ya gotta be proud baby,
to declare that I am yours

You Didn't Care
Verse 1:
I dyed all my hair for you
I lost all this weight for you
I pierced myself down there for you
Iíd bite my tongue for you

Hook 1:
ĎCause I was scared, I was scared,
afraid that youíd leave me
I was scared, I was scared
Iíd end up alone

Chorus:
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care

Verse 2:
I cut my hair shorter for you
I walked out on my friends for you
I turned off the music for you
I changed my ways for you

Hook 2:
I was afraid, and insecure,
and intimidated
I was scared, I was clinging on
to a microphone

Chorus:
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care

Chorus:
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care

Bridge
And it really sucks that
that youíre gone now
It really bites when
I canít show you how
far Iíve come
how much Iíve grown
and we canít turn around
time travels not allowed
but you know what Iíve found
is memories are loud
and theyíll play on
for as long as theyíre owned

Chorus:
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care

Chorus:
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care

Chorus 2:
But you didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care
You didnít care
You didnít care
No, you didnít care

Like Me This Way
Intro:
Here we go again
Here we go again

Verse 1:
Itís not the good from the place that I hate
It is the bad from the hell that you created for me
When the facts show that I made the mistake
Then Iíll take, then Iíll take,
then Iíll take all the blame
You can put it all on me, and I wonít hesitate

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Verse 2:
Itís not the night-frights
that I get where it seems like
like youíre on my back, like all the time,
yeah like every night
Itís not the ideal life
if itís every time I open up my eyes
With flashbacks running through my mind,
itís like my imaginationís working overtime
Youíve crippled me itís true but Iím disguised
Yeah thatís right, keep smiling, and roll your eyes
Itís okay because I hold my anger inside
I hold all my anger inside

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Bridge:
Well you know that youíve got me crippled and bent
Yeah, we both know that you enjoy watching me try to bend
On a whim, and at your will,
just so that you can try and circumvent
the fact that I too, I really am just like you;
someone trying to live

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Chorus:
I spend all, all of my time doing your job
Which is okay, but not every day
Iíve been played, everything
I tried to change, but you like me this way

Chester's Last Chord
Verse 1:
All of the money in the world
The best business partners a guy could ask for
One of the most gorgeous families known to man
A rock-star life with millions of adoring fans

Hook:
None of that was enough for you in the end

Chorus:
So even if you were still here
this song would have still fallen on deaf ears
And all my chords of grieving tears
Well, theyíd have still streamed down,
but only in front of my mirror

Verse 2:
You were like a superhero to me,
and to your fans, and your kids,
your friends, and all your family
Because throughout your songs
we felt a sense of familiarity
Itís so hard to look ahead, when leaving
you in the past is what that actually means

Hook 2:
To say Iím taking it hard would be an understatement

Chorus:
So even if you were still here
this song would have still fallen on deaf ears
And all my chords of grieving tears
Well, theyíd have still streamed down,
but only in front of my mirror

Bridge:
I canít imagine what this has done to your band-mates.
And man, after your fucked up childhood youíd think
a guy would try not to make such a damaging mistake.
Yo, what about your kids man, whoís gonna keep them safe?
And when I think about all the things that you had, and gave up,
itís discouraging man, because here in this life thatís exactly what
we all strive for.
Itís that same sort of love the world fights for.

Chorus:
So even if you were still here
this song would have still fallen on deaf ears
And all my chords of grieving tears
Well, theyíd have still streamed down,
but only in front of my mirror

Chorus:
So even if you were still here
this song would have still fallen on deaf ears
And all my chords of grieving tears
Well, theyíd have still streamed down,
but only in front of my mirror

End Chorus:
So even if you were still here
this song would have still fallen on deaf ears
And all my chords of grieving tears...

REviscerate
Intro:
Selfishness and apathy, really?

Verse 1:
Selfish, like wanting to
bring someone new into a tune
just in case something bigger happens to come along

Chorus:
Whatís this about all of the energy it takes
to work with somebody on all the pain, and all the mistakes?
And what about all of the energy that we all know you save
every time that you donít have to pick up the phone to say ďheyĒ to me?

Verse 2:
Apathy, like backing
somebody 107 percent
to help maybe make some of their dreams
start to happen

Chorus:
Whatís this about all of the energy it takes
to work with somebody on all the pain, and all the mistakes?
And what about all of the energy that we all know you save
every time that you donít have to pick up the phone to say ďheyĒ to me?

Bridge:
I guess some people donít believe in
the patience of the wait;
sitting by a phone that
they know will never ring. Never gonna ring.

Chorus:
Whatís this about all of the energy it takes
to work with somebody on all the pain, and all the mistakes?
And what about all of the energy that we all know you save
every time that you donít have to pick up the phone to say ďheyĒ to me?

Once You Go You Can't Come Back
Verse 1:
I really wish that I could do more than
just take a look back into my past
I swear sometimes it feels almost tangible
Donít you wish that you could do more than
just have a look back into the past?
Like physically reach out and grab him by the hand?

Hook:
ĎCause youíre so alive, right there
But it doesnít change the fact that
youíre really not, yes, Iím aware

Chorus 1:
You lied when you said youíd
never let go
ĎCause once you go you canít come back
from this you know
I guess that means that your purpose,
it was served in full
Just like I guess that I was meant to
spend the rest of my life alone

Verse 2:
I really wish that I could have helped you
But I didnít notice what you were going through
I still feel like this is just a really terrible dream
Please God just let me, wake up in the morning
Or give me one more chance to hear him singing
I swear Iíll be anything that you want me to be

Hook:
ĎCause youíre so alive, right there
But it doesnít change the fact that
youíre really not, yes, Iím aware

Chorus 2:
You lied when you said
youíd never let go
ĎCause once you go you canít
come back from this you know
I guess that means that your purpose
must have been served in full
Just like I guess that means that I was
meant to spend the rest of my life alone

Bridge:
Your job wasnít finished,
at least not from where Iím sitting
but maybe in your own sense of the word
I guess I can see
how you could have concluded
that it was some sort of destiny
or maybe you just didnít know all the ways
that you were helping

Chorus 2:
You lied when you said
youíd never let go
ĎCause once you go you canít
come back from this you know
I guess that means that your purpose
must have been served in full
Just like I guess that means that I was
meant to spend the rest of my life alone

The Backwards
Verse 1:
You canít call people these types of names
No one wants to continue to play this game
Find a KKK member, put on a play
But not one classy person laughs at a personís race
And thereís not a thing that you could ever say
that would ever change my mind on this sort of thing
Come on Hitler, this ainít 1938
And you ainít Adolf Hitler and we ainít KKK

Hook:
So go on with your hatred, and be your own invalida...
tion, Ďcause the people stand against you, and they
gonna put you right in your place

Chorus:
Got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter

Verse 2:
You canít fight marriage equality
No one even liked Kim Davis anyway
You should pack a bag and weíll get you on a plane
ĎCause no one in this country still accepts bigotry
not one classy person makes fun of being gay
And if they do they get fucked up thoroughly
Come on hater, this ainít 1968
The people busy loving, while youíre out spreading hate

Hook:
So go on with your hatred, and be your own invalida...
tion, Ďcause the people stand against you, and they
gonna put you right in your place

Chorus:
Got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter

Bridge:
So if you find youíre backwards,
pop your daddy in the face
And tell him he donít matter,
the way he raised you was a disgrace
And that youíre the only one that he hurt,
by raising you that way
But you still have time to prove your worth,
but your pops is one of godís mistakes

Chorus:
Got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter
Bro got no time for the backwards
So you can take all your bad words
Yo shove Ďem up Ďtil your ass hurts
Ho your opinion doesnít matter

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