Album #63
Released 8/12/16
Give 'em Hope
©2005-2017 Bradley Voorhees
1) Matthew & Brandon
2) Pulsating Hope
3) Gays on the Radio
4) You've Got to Have Hope & Pride
5) Never Gonna Blend In Gave Me Hope
6) Gave Joshie Hope
7) Fatal Attraction
8) It's Hope
9) Give 'em Hope Again
10) Give 'em Hope (Clean)
11) Give 'em Hope (Explicit)

Give 'em Hope (Explicit)
Verse 1:
My dad was abusive
My mother turned a blind eye
She knew I was hurting
But she didn’t take a stand by my side
I wish I knew how my life
Was gonna end up then
If I could travel back in time
I’d tell myself “self, you’ll be fine”

Hook 1:
I’d give ‘em hope
I’d make ‘em smile
I’d keep ‘em company
Just for a little awhile
I’d mend his wounds and I’d free his soul
Yo I’d call his dad a fuckin’ fat asshole
Yo I’d hit ‘em back I’d break his fuckin’ nose
‘Cause nobody fucks with me no more
Yo I’d cut ‘em down just like he did me
I wouldn’t offer the man no fuckin’ sympathy

Chorus 1:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
And my daughter don’t get hit I wont let her

Verse 2:
My boyfriend was abusive
And he didn’t treat me right
He was such a druggie
He didn’t know how to prioritize
I barely ever seen him
And when I did all we did was fight
If I could erase what I felt
I’d have realized that I’d be fine

Hook 2:
I’d give ‘em hope
I’d make ‘em smile
I’d keep ‘em company
Just for a little awhile
Yo I’d mend his wounds and I’d free his soul
I’d call his fuckin’ man a pill-poppin’ ho
Yo I’d hit ‘em back I’d break that fuckers nose
‘Cause nobody fucks with me no more
Yo I’d cut ‘em down just like he did me
I wouldn’t offer the fuck no fuckin’ sympathy

Chorus 2:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
My boyfriends don’t get hit ever

Chorus 1:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
My daughter don’t get hit I wont let her

Chorus 2:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
My boyfriends don’t get hit ever

Give 'em Hope Again
Verse 1:
He felt down again
He’d lost all of his friends
He was left in the end
No one ever saw it happening

Chorus:
And as he jumped
He said goodbye
No one cared
And no one cried
A little gay boy
Tormented inside
He was alone
He was pushed aside
(Left to die)
And as he jumped
He said goodbye
No one cared
And no one cried
A little gay boy
Tormented inside
He was alone
He was pushed aside
Left to die
(It wasn’t right)

Verse 2:
Bullied pushed to the edge
Carefree he sure wasn’t
Brain fried
From all the stress
He didn’t know
Who were his friends

Chorus:
And as he jumped
He said goodbye
No one cared
And no one cried
A little gay boy
(Left to die)
Tormented inside
He was alone
He was pushed aside
(Left to die)
And as he jumped
He said goodbye
No one cared
And no one cried
A little gay boy
Tormented inside
He was alone
He was pushed aside
(Left to die)

Bridge:
Yo yo I’d give ‘em hope
I’d make ‘em smile
I’d keep ‘em company
Just for a little awhile
Hey yo I’d mend his wounds and I’d free his soul
Yo I would pull him back and show ‘em how life goes
And yo I’d help ‘em out and I’d defend him so
He wouldn’t have to shout or ever be alone
Yo man ‘cause how the fuck can people be so mean
Yo would save ‘em from all of the dumb bullies

Chorus:
And as he jumped
He said goodbye
No one cared
And no one cried
A little gay boy
Tormented inside
He was alone
He was pushed aside
(Left to die)
And as he jumped
He said goodbye
No one cared
And no one cried
(Left to die)
A little gay boy
Tormented inside
He was alone
He was pushed aside
(Left to die)

It's Hope
Verse 1:
So much shit going on here in the world today
Sometimes I try my best to blend
I know that it shouldn’t have to be that way
I think that I could use a friend

Chorus:
No no no I will not lie
No more tossing around at night
No I don’t have to ‘cause I know I’m fine
No no it’s hope I’ll bring tonight

Verse 2:
So much pain in my life from day to day
Sometimes it’s like it’ll never end
But I know I don’t need the drama anyway
All I really need is some new friends

Chorus:
No no no I will not lie
No more tossing around at night
No I don’t have to ‘cause I know I’m fine
No no it’s hope I’ll bring tonight

Bridge:
Sometimes I don’t know
Exactly where to go
But if I don’t get your vote
Then I’m still gon’ be whole
I’ll let my true colors show
Even if you wont
And this town I will blow
And then who you gonna hold

Chorus:
No no no I will not lie
No more tossing around at night
No I don’t have to ‘cause I know I’m fine
No no it’s hope I’ll bring tonight

Chorus:
No no no I will not lie
No more tossing around at night
No I don’t have to ‘cause I know I’m fine
No no it’s hope I’ll bring tonight

Fatal Attraction
Verse 1:
I wish I could hold you in my arms
I live for you
When I’m weak you make me strong
No you don’t know it
Oh how I want you
Forever in my life
Listen to me I want you

Chorus:
Ah oh
I’m what you make me
Ah oh
It’s a fatal attraction

Verse 2:
My life is wrapped around your finger
Only you can make me feel this way
Please don’t hurt me no more
Everything you do affects me
I really can’t explain it

Chorus:
Ah oh
I’m what you make me
Ah oh
It’s a fatal attraction

Bridge:
I wish I had you in my life
‘stead of these playas givin’ bad advice
sayin’ you ain’t no good, you’re not nice
but I know they’re wrong ‘cause I like who I like
Yo I sing this song to you my friend
I wish we could be more than that
I’ll wait ‘til the day comes
then I’ll have you in my arms
Yo people say that you’ll hurt me
But I just want you to be with me
I need your love
I need your love

Chorus:
Ah oh
I’m what you make me
Ah oh
It’s a fatal attraction

Verse 3:
Everything you do
It hurts me to see you play around
Even though your not mine
I want you
I’d do anything for you
I love you
You don’t want to see it

Chorus:
Ah oh
I’m what you make me
Ah oh
It’s a fatal attraction

The End:
Give ‘em hope
Some people just weren’t meant to be
Give ‘em hope
I know it hurts and it fucking stings
Give ‘em hope
Goes to show that you can move on
Give ‘em hope
You think you can’t, it’s an illusion
Give ‘em hope
I was so obsessed by myself
Give ‘em hope
I couldn’t think of anything else
Give ‘em hope
Here it is a few years later
Give ‘em hope
I don’t ever think of that player

Gave Joshie Hope
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
he’d live life all alone

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

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

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

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

Inspiration
Verse 1:
I know of a boy who got his shit together
When to the world it looked as though
He’d continue spiraling down
Dumped by a man
Who promised him his love forever
And when he didn’t
The boy he didn’t give up on love like I did

Hook 1:
He looked into 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 that’s why he’s an inspiration
He got big in the pecs
Not big in the head
And that’s why he’s 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 that’s why he’s an inspiration
He got big in the pecs
Not big in the head
And that’s why he’s an inspiration

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

Chorus:
He got big in the chest
Not big in the head
And that’s why he’s an inspiration
He got big in the pecs
Not big in the head
And that’s why he’s an inspiration

Link:
Big arms
Bulging biceps
Oblique’s all lean and
Triceps to die for
He is a muscle whore
Big arms
Bulging biceps
Oblique’s all lean and
Triceps to die for
He is a muscle whore
Big arms
Bulging biceps
Oblique’s all lean and
Triceps to die for
He is a muscle whore
Big arms
Bulging biceps
That’s why he’s an inspiration

Never Gonna Blend In Gave Me Hope
Verse 1:
Not long ago I lived through an internal war
‘Cause I was unique I thought that I couldn’t be the norm
I didn’t hesitate to always put myself down
But that all changed the day that I had a look around

Hook:
And I’m Never gonna blend in
Thank god
I’m never gonna blend in
‘Cause It’s not what I want (I’m never gonna blend in)
No it’s not what I want (I’m never gonna blend in)

Chorus 1:
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique it doesn’t mean weird
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique is everywhere

Verse 2:
For the longest time I mistook the word “unique” as “odd”
So I obviously thought that something about me was off
And as an outcome I let others put me down
I never stopped to think that “out the box” could make them wow

Hook:
And I’m Never gonna blend in
Thank god
I’m never gonna blend in
‘Cause It’s not what I want
No it’s not what I want

Chorus 2:
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique doesn’t mean strange
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique all over me
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique doesn’t mean strange
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique unique is winning
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique doesn’t mean weird
Nap she gave me hope
David he gave me hope
Mom she gave me hope
Sis she gave me hope
Unique all over me

You've Got to Have Hope & Pride
Verse 1:
I used to be that weirdo in the shadows
I was that kid you never knew but that you’d always hassle
I tell ya my shrinks got rich off my gigantic battles
I wish I’d known what I know now, and perhaps not been so rattled

Hook 1:
I had to feel like I was in a world where I belonged
It’s something I never got ‘til after I grew up

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Verse 2:
Perhaps you feel like you’re the black sheep of your family
Or maybe feel like you’re the outcast that no one fancies
Well even though psychiatry may be a noble profession
The cure comes to pass once you realize
that there’s nothing wrong with you

Hook 2:
You’ve got to feel like you are in a place where you are loved
You’ve got to know that you’re perfect just the way you are

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Chorus:
All the way from stonewall, back to the stone age
We’ve fought for equality for our oppressed community
With nothing but visions of love on our minds
Just take it in stride - you’ve gotta have hope and pride

Gays on the Radio
Verse 1:
Hello sirs, would you like some gay matrimony with that?
And would you like to adopt some children, ma’ams?
Yes, we’ll teach your children their gay history!
And yes queen bee, you can now join the military!

Hook 1:
And this isn’t happening because we waited by idly
We had to fight for equality in order to be heard by democracy

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

Verse 2:
Yo girl, would you like assurance you can’t get fired for eating snatch?
And gay families, how bout avoiding eviction proceedings?
Would you like your sports figures to like man on man action?
And fellas, would you like your cheerleaders to grab each others butts?

Hook 2:
All of this wont be happening if we just wait by idly
We’ll have to fight for equality in order to be heard by democracy

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

Bridge:
I hope this makes you smile
I hope to give ‘em hope
I hope that you get wild
While you Listening to this dope song I wrote

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

Chorus:
Now I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I wanna hear gays on the radio
See boys kissing in videos
And fuckin like animals
So flaming they’re flammable
And rainbows on heteros
And pride in the Pocono’s
Gay girls in the rodeos
And queens in the old folks homes

I Forgive You
Intro:
Mmm, give ‘em hope

Verse 1:
No more stories no more “sorrys”
They just don’t understand me
I don’t got to defend my right to live
You’ve 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 you’ll never become my best friend
But you’ll remain in my memories
Sure I know that I’ll probably never see you again
But you’ll 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
You’ve lost your place
And when no one knows that you’re around
They can still kick you in the face
Until your superhero’s found
He gives you hope, gives you his cape

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

Link:
I was lost but now I’m found
The cool people they always put me down
I grew up and I found out
I didn’t need their love I just needed to be myself

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

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

Give 'em Hope You Double Slash
Intro:
Ahem Give ‘em hope double slash
Give ‘em 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 can’t 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 can’t explain the way you treated me

Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)

Link:
And I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didn’t care
That you didn’t 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
You’re 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 can’t 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 can’t explain the way you treated me

Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)

Link:
And I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didn’t care
That you didn’t 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 “gotta beat his ass” bad
His mother fuckin “pass the evil to his kid” kinda dad

Chorus/Link (Simultaneously):
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
(You you you you)
And I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away
No I didn’t care
That you didn’t care
That nobody cared here now go away

End Chorus:
And you did this
(You you you)
But I’m not pissed
(You you you you)
‘Cause you will get
(You you you)
The hope I never did
I’ve got hope again

Pulsating Hope
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

Matthew & Brandon
Matthew Verse:
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.

Matthew Hook:
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.

Brandon Verse:
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.

Brandon Hook:
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.

Give 'em Hope (Clean)
Verse 1:
My dad was abusive
My mother turned a blind eye
She knew I was hurting
But she didn’t take a stand by my side
I wish I knew how my life
Was gonna end up then
If I could travel back in time
I’d tell myself “self, you’ll be fine”

Hook 1:
I’d give ‘em hope
I’d make ‘em smile
I’d keep ‘em company
Just for a little awhile
I’d mend his wounds and I’d free his soul
Yo I’d call his dad a ___ fat ___
Yo I’d hit ‘em back I’d break his ___ nose
‘Cause nobody ___ with me no more
Yo I’d cut ‘em down just like he did me
I wouldn’t offer the man no ___ sympathy

Chorus 1:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
And my daughter don’t get hit I wont let her

Verse 2:
My boyfriend was abusive
And he didn’t treat me right
He was such a druggie
He didn’t know how to prioritize
I barely ever seen him
And when I did all we did was fight
If I could erase what I felt
I’d have realized that I’d be fine

Hook 2:
I’d give ‘em hope
I’d make ‘em smile
I’d keep ‘em company
Just for a little awhile
Yo I’d mend his wounds and I’d free his soul
I’d call his ___ man a pill-poppin’ ho
Yo I’d hit ‘em back I’d break that ___ nose
‘Cause nobody ___ with me no more
Yo I’d cut ‘em down just like he did me
I wouldn’t offer the ___ no ___ sympathy

Chorus 2:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
My boyfriends don’t get hit ever

Chorus 1:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
My daughter don’t get hit I wont let her

Chorus 2:
And now my life’s better
And now that doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m no longer battered
My boyfriends don’t get hit ever

Track Meanings
Track meanings don't have lyrics, duh! ;)

Give 'em Hope Yeah! (Album Outro)
Give 'em hope
Give 'em hope yeah!