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Grounded
Album #2
Releasd 8/26/17

Disconnected
Verse 1:
The world was made for us to love each other, donít you know?
So why is it so hard for us to love another soul?

Hook 1:
And every time we try to connect, we only begin to feelÖ

Chorus:
Di-disconnected
We feel di-disconnected
We feel di-disconnected
We feel di-disconnected
Oh

Verse 2:
Every single word you say is laced or dripping with hate.
I see it in your eyes, the fear. You donít say a word about it; you must save face.

Hook 2:
And every time you try to connect, you only begin to feelÖ

Chorus:
Di-disconnected
You feel di-disconnected
You feel di-disconnected
You feel di-disconnected
oh

Bridge:
They say the change you wanna see in the world starts inside of yourself.
Well, Iíve changed so much that I donít even recognize myself.
I just wanna go back to the version of me who loved and cherished the world.
Well, I donít know if he still exists. And if he does, would he even return?

Hook 3:
ĎCause every time I try to connect, I only begin to feelÖ

Chorus:
Di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected
I feel di-disconnected

Not Exactly
Verse 1:
You cut me loose. You let me go.
Now Iím living on my own in more ways than one.
There was a time Iíd be enough for myself,
but those days are gone, and I donít know why.

Hook:
And I can say without a single shred of doubt
what this pain inside of me is all about.

Chorus:
Well, you set me free.
But itís not exactly
what I wanted to be.
Well, you set me free,
But itís not exactly
how Iíd hoped it would be.
And now all I can see is me.

Verse 2:
I opened the door. The light rolled in
and knocked me on my ass again, and I...I canít get up.
Well, if I tried half as hard as I give up,
well Iíd go far. But I...I canít make it work.

Hook:
And I can say without a single shred of doubt
what this pain inside of me is all about.

Chorus:
Well, you set me free.
But itís not exactly
what I wanted to be.
Well, you set me free,
But itís not exactly
how Iíd hoped it would be.
And now all I can see is me.

Bridge:
Somewhere before the portents, I really should have seen
your callous and your selfish underpinnings.
And sometime before we jumped ship, I really should have sensed
your disregard for me and how little ďusĒ meant.

End Chorus:
And, you set me free.
But itís not exactly
what I wanted to be.
And, you set me free,
But itís not exactly
how Iíd hoped it would be.
And now all I can see is me.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Eyes
1:
You know you make me fly oh through the skies,
oh baby when you smile with those Joseph Gordon-Levitt Eyes. Oh!

2:
And you say that youíre sad.
That youíre sad to see me go.
Well Iíve never been so glad
to hear someone say so.

3:
You know you feel so right, didnít even have to try.
You put the sun to shame with those Joseph Gordon-Levitt Eyes. Oh!

4:
When you laugh in the wind,
well it carries me away.
All my past, you rend.
I am lifted from disgrace.

5:
Your eyes shine so bright I cannot see.
Your eyes, they have conquered me!
Your eyes shine so bright I cannot see.
Your eyes, they have conquered me! Oh!

Charmed
1:
Your smile used to make me fly.
Feel the world was naught but mine.
That I could lift a mountain and set it down unharmed.
That my entire world was charmed.

MmmÖ

2:
Now when I hear your laughterís peal,
the pain becomes all too real.
You danced with him in the oceanís cold grasp.
You never did that with me though I had always asked.

La da da da daÖ

3:
You said thereís no love there,
and I have to believe that itís true.
But thereís something you see in him
that in me you never do.
And I cannot begin to compete with that.
I guess that I was not meant toÖ

1:
Your smile used to make me fly.
Feel the world was naught but mine.
That I could lift a mountain and set it down unharmed.
That my entire world was charmedÖ

On My Wings
Verse 1:
I donít know how to get over you.
I donít know how to do what you do
to move on as fast as you have.
I can feel the weight of you on my wings.
I canít take off for anything.
I donít wanna be grounded again.

Chorus:
And who knows the way to go?
I know you donít, but you seem to get there anyway.
And who knows the way to go?
I know you donít, but you seem to get there anyway.
And what the fuck do I do to get over you?

Verse 2:
I can hear your voice inside of mind.
I smell and taste you all of the time.
I canít take this phantom pain.
I still feel you heavy on my wings.
Iíve got so many other things
that should be lifting me to the sky.

Chorus:
And who knows the way to go?
I know you donít, but you seem to get there anyway.
And who knows the way to go?
I know you donít, but you seem to get there anyway.
And what the fuck do I do to get over you?

Bridge:
I will tear my wings off, throw them in the dirt.
ĎCause theyíve become a symbol of all my heartache and hurt.
Well, I know you may be hurting just as much as me.
And if you are, itís bottled up for no one to see.

Verse 3:
I will claw my way up through the sky.
Iím never ever gonna stop trying
to make it up to that sun.
I left you there, holding onto my wings.
And now I know youíre wondering
if Iím gonna be okay.

End Chorus:
Well who knows the way to go?
I know I donít, but Iíll find a way there anyway!
And who knows the way to go?
I know I donít, but Iíll find a way there anyway!
And what the fuck do I do to get over you?

Bandages
Verse 1:
You walked through the door, bandages white
wrapped around your body, matching those on mine.
The words we spoke, so soft and smooth.
The laughs we shared were fast and loose.

Hook:
But in the blink of an eye, your bandages fell.
If you were there still, well I couldnít tell.
The silence, it creaked. The absence, it broke.
Was all of this just a joke?

Chorus:
My bandages clung without mercy to my wounds,
so thirsty for air.
I peeled them off layer by painful layer,
hoping and praying that I wasnít there.
But I am not the invisible man.

Verse 2:
I stood in the room, bandages red
wrapped around my body by the words youíve never said.
The lies you spoke, so soft and smooth.
You had a gift of hiding the truth.

Hook 2:
But when the bandages fell, the truth was revealed.
In the blink of an eye, my fate was sealed.
By bones, they creaked. My heart, it broke.
Was all of this just a joke?

Chorus:
My bandages clung without mercy to my wounds,
so thirsty for air.
I peeled them off layer by painful layer,
hoping and praying that I wasnít there.
But I am not the invisible man.

Bridge:
With surgical precision,
you cut yourself away.
But I still feel your breath on my neck
every single day.
Oh, damn the phantom pain!

Chorus:
My bandages clung without mercy to my wounds,
so thirsty for air.
I peeled them off layer by painful layer,
hoping and praying that I wasnít there.
But I am not. . .
My bandages clung without mercy to my wounds,
so thirsty for air.
I peeled them off layer by painful layer,
hoping and praying that I wasnít there.
But I am not the invisible man.

Gay Man of the Year
Verse 1:
Too many cute guys with nothing to say.
Theyíre dead in the eyes and sex on the brain.
Theyíll say they want love, but theyíll run away.
Theyíll hold you close, but they never stay.

Hook:
And therein lies the trouble with love and men.
And that is why I had to begin again.

Chorus:
And Iím staying right here,
so that must mean Iím gay man of the year. Oh!

Verse 2:
Thereís always a reason that theyíve gotta go.
Theyíre moving away or I move too slow.
I give everything, but itís never enough.
Or maybe itís just that itís not what they want.

Hook:
And therein lies the trouble with love and men.
And that is why I had to begin again.

Chorus:
And Iím staying right here,
so that must mean Iím gay man of the year. Oh!

Bridge:
I donít know what the fuck Iím doing,
but at least Iím man enough to admit it.
I donít know what the fuck Iím doing,
but at least Iím man enough to admit it.
I donít know what Iím doing,
at least Iím man enough to admit it.

Chorus:
And Iím staying right here,
so that must mean Iím gay man of the year. Oh!

Dragons in My Way
Verse 1:
Iím standing on a fragile precipice
looking off of that cliff at the dragons in my way.
If I jump right now, I could fly. Or I could burn and die.
But Iím jumping either way.

The smoke that darkens up the sky
obscures us from their sight,
gives us the strength we need to try.

We fly past scales and talons bared.
And wings grown rough with wear.
And fire behind golden eyes.

Chorus:
Well, the fear it fades when Iím next to you.
The dragons all hidden from view.
I risk it all for something true.
I jump, I jump, I jump for you.

Soaring through the hazy sky,
I feel the flames oh so real,
but they can never burn us down.
Their necks all crane to reach for us,
but their jaws arenít fast enough
to pierce and break our crowns.

Verse 2:
The mystery that we both call love
is surely dark enough
to hide us from their view.

Though their wings beat
fast inside the clouds
Ďcause theyíre desperate to break down
the thing that ties me to you.

Chorus:
Well, the fear it fades when Iím next to you.
The dragons all hidden from view.
I risk it all for something true.
I jump, I jump, I jump for you.

Will our love last forever?
No one can know that ever.
But to fly and burn is better
than a lazy hillside view.

Chorus:
Well, the fear it fades when Iím next to you.
The dragons all hidden from view.
I risk it all for something true.
I jump, I jump, I jump for you.

End Chorus:
ĎCause the fear it fades when youíre next to me.
The dragonís breath has lost its heat.
Terror threatens bravery.
But I jump, I jump, in spite of me.

To Dust
Verse 1:
I tilled the soil. I watered the ground.
I let the sun beat down.
I took great care, and I weeded out
anything strange that I found.

Hook 1:
Why is it that every time
you come to me Iím not enough?
Why is it that every time
I harvest my fruit itís turned to dust.

Chorus 1:
Dust. Everything has turned to dust.
Dust. Everything has turned to dust.

Verse 2:
I built it up both sure and strong.
The hours I put in were long.
A well-oiled machine that moved like a song.
Nothing could go wrong.

Hook 2:
Why is it that everytime
you come to me Iím not enough?
Why is it that everytime
I turn it on, itís gone to rust?

Chorus 2:
Rust. Everything has gone to rust.
Rust. Everything has gone to rust.

Bridge:
The winds of change
blast through the plains
stirring up memories.
Tearing down both plants and machines.
Now thereís a fine film of cancerous dust
covering me.

Chorus 1:
Dust. Everything has turned to dust.
Dust. Everything has turned to dust.

End:
Dust. Everything has turned to dust.
Dust. Everything has turned to dust.

Everything crumbles apart.
Dust in my hands.
Dust in my lungs.
Dust in my veins.
Dust in my heart.

Eviscerate
Verse 1:
When the going gets tough, you donít get going.
You just wipe the slate so clean.
Whatever past that you once had
gets purged and excised so clear.

Chorus 1:
You donít believe in the energy it takes
to work through the pain and mistakes.
No, you only eviscerate. OhÖ

Verse 2:
Selfishness and apathy are
the keystones to your approach.
Thereís no way youíll welcome
someone whoís wronged you.
Youíre never ever without reproach.

Chorus 2:
You donít believe in the patience required
to give others chances that you donít desire.
No, you burn them alive.
OhÖ Eviscerate. WoahÖ Eviscerate

Bridge:
No wonder you always had
so much time on your hands.
You never give a single person
more than a single chance.
And if they should sleight you,
if only in your mind,
you have no hesitation
in leaving them so far behind.

Chorus 3:
You donít believe in the energy it takes
to work through the pain and mistakes.
No, you only eviscerate.
You donít believe in the patience required
to give others chances that you donít desire.
No, you burn them alive.
Oh. . . Eviscerate. WoahÖ Eviscerate

Can You Hear Me?
Verse 1:
Youíve waited for a million lights
to light a thousand marquees with your name.
Youíve waited for countless fans
to scream and shout your praise,
but nothingís changed.
Itís all the same.

Hook 1:
And when you gonna learn that
when that psychic shot you down,
it didnít mean a thing?
So why do you want to leave town?
And when you gonna
grow your backbone again?
I just want you to be happy,
but youíve never been.

Chorus:
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Verse 2:
Youíve waited for a million years,
at least thatís how it feels to you today.
Youíve waited for that one romance
that wonít go up in flames,
but you never change.
So itís always the same.

Hook 2:
And when you gonna learn
that when your heart got broken up,
you were always the one to blame?
Is that why youíre leaving us?
And when you gonna face reality again?
Do you thrive on being lonely
Ďcause itís all youíve ever been?

Chorus:
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Bridge:
Am I talking to a brick wall?
Am I singing to no one but the stars?
When will you decide, after all,
that youíre good enough just the way you are,
despite all the scars?

Chorus:
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Chorus:
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Tilo
Verse 1:
Germanic winds are rushing through my hair,
and the sun shines down on us like a spotlight.
It illuminates what we cannot ignore:
that moment when we will soon have to say goodbye.

Hook:
And I hate to admit
that the words that I should say,
I usually never say with sound.
But this time as you leave,
I wonít stay silent anymore.
Iíll open up and say it all out loud.

Chorus 1:
Oh, Tilo, why do you have to go?
Oh, Tilo, why do you have to go?
Oh, Tilo, why do you have to go?
Oh, Tilo, why do you have to go?
Deutschland calls you home,
so Iíll stay here alone.
Oh, why do you (why do you) have to (have to) have to go?

Verse 2:
Die KŁsse that we shared, wundertštig.
You looked at me like I was ein Gott.
Warum musst du gehen. I just want you to stay
and wash over me like a schŲner Fluss.

Hook:
And I hate to admit
that the words that I should say,
I usually never say with sound.
But this time as you leave,
I wonít stay silent anymore.
Iíll open up and say it all out loud.

Chorus 2:
Mein Tilo, why do you have to go?
Mein Tilo, why do you have to go?
Mein Tilo, why do you have to go?
Mein Tilo, why do you have to go?
Deutschland calls you home,
so Iíll stay here alone.
Oh, why do you (why do you) have to (have to) have to go?

Roxanne's Waltz
Verse 1:
Here I sit, staring into outer space
feeling like I am a failure.
I guess that means that it is a Monday.
Although it could be any other day, for that matter. OhÖ

Hook 1:
What have I done with my life?
Wrote a few songs rife with cliches.
Thatís better than average
but still not good enough for the Book of Days.
All I wanted to do was to leave a mark
on the universe,
but all Iíve got are these bright red scars. Oh!

Chorus 1:
I would like to wake up someday
feeling like...feeling like I weigh
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.

Verse 2:
Here you sit, staring into outer space.
I promise that youíre not a failure.
I know that you may find it hard to believe,
but every single thing youíve ever done
has always mattered. Oh!

Hook 2:
What have you done with your life?
Well, you followed your dreams to the dark.
And thatís better than average
Ďcause most of us never get that far.
All you wanted to do was to leave a mark.
Well, you left an indelible one right here...
right here on my heart. Oh!

Chorus 2:
I hope you wake up someday
feeling like youíre no longer under the weight
of absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.
absolutely nothing.

I'm Happy
Nuclear winter is on its way.
The missiles launched have cracked the sky, and the earth is grey.
With tears in eyes, you beg and plead
for forgiveness from me.
But thereís no need.
Iíve long forgot your sins against me.
The sun burns cold.
Weíre all ashes, no bones.
And the last thought that I think isÖ

IĎm happy.
No, really, I am.
The fear thatís ruled my life
will soon be vaporized.
Iím happy. I swear that I am.
The pain that has defined me
will soon be behind me.

Iím happy. Oh, Iím happy. Oh, Iím happy.