Be My Hands EP

by Jessica Gerhardt

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1.
In The End 03:45
I’m batting at the static air fighting off the thought of you Oh really am I so enamored or do I not have much to do Scattered day dreams in my head I wrote a letter I’ll never send I surprise myself in missing you, I wanted a break so I could bend Am I caught up because of you My dear friend? Or is this just something to do In the end? Do you see more in me than I’ll ever see in you Do we see eye to eye? See each other or see right through? When we kiss when we touch, when we breathe I’m overcome Enveloped in your strong arms takes me back to where I’m from I wish I could just succumb to you My dear friend But will you melt my heart In the end? And am I caught up because of you My dear friend? Or is this just something to do In the end?
2.
Aquarius 04:37
Bear your water down on me As you're floating in the air Your waves they move the core of me Oh I want a taste of what you bear Your sky is the sea My sea is the sky While I'm flying deep You're swimming up so high Bear your water down on me I see through your cold air Your water's there And when you're frightened of the deep You can go your own way But come back one day To the water Pour your water over me I'll take it in, drink it all But you deny me even a drop Why won't you let your water fall? And I can't read what's on your mind As you survey from up above Down below I'm feeling everything Caught in the tide, the push and shove Pour your water over me I see your truth there In the water you bear And when you think before you feel Just return to your heart Let yourself be a part Oh, pour your water over me I see your truth there In the water you bear And when you think before you feel Just return to your heart Let yourself be a part Of the water
3.
Be My Hands 04:22
we don't touch we don't embrace goodbye we don't touch just wave and hold our hands high be my hands as i hold this person close to my heart be my hands as i hold what is whole from breaking apart we look, we smile then shyly look away we laugh thinking of those things we cannot say so be my eyes when I look at the person in front of me be my eyes so i'll know the person you want me to see so that i may love like You we don't say the things the things we're afraid to feel we don't say what we think the thoughts we're afraid to reveal so be my words when i speak let what i say be true be my words when i sing may they always honor You we feel the calm the energy between our arms and our words and the things that can't be seen so be my heart guiding me in everything i do be my heart, vulnerable so that i may love like You
4.
Words remain unexchanged, and desires left unfed. I curl and stretch and burrow. I’m restless in my bed. And letting the days go by keeps replaying in my head. How can I love you well? I’m drawn to your familiar like nectar for the bees. And I’ve become as yielding as the nook behind my knees. And I beg you please don’t play me like fingers on the keys. I want to love you well. But I know the time’s not right. The buds haven’t bloomed yet tonight. So, I guess I’ll just wait ‘til the morning, and maybe the sun will be shining bright. The sound of rainfall feels like your arms wrapped around me. And I remember our first kiss, and how you smiled coyly. You’re my favorite distraction, and you’re ruining me, as I try to love you well.
5.
Whether To 04:58
Baby I've been stuck on you for quite a while The distance digs the dagger deeper with every mile With every passing moon, with every rising sun The longing lingers on The longing lingers on I don't know whether to let you go Or whether to wait for you Baby you may never know what you mean to me If it weren't for you my dear, I wouldn't have learned to see Oh happy fault with you that brought me nearer to The One who made me new The One who makes me new I don't know whether to let you go Or whether to wait for you Baby I have prayed for you like Monica for Augustine A part of me remains in you and you remain in me I may never see you again, my once dear friend Yet my prayer for you won't end My prayer for you won't end I don't know whether to let you go Or whether to wait for you So I still Will pray for you So I will Pray.

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released June 28, 2019

Lyrics, music, ukulele, and vocals: Jessica Gerhardt
Production, engineering, mixing, mastering, bass, and keys: Patrick Doyle
Additional engineering: Prezleigh Moy
Drums on Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 5, synths, and additional engineering: Michael Schneider
Drums on Track 4: Jesse-Lee Yarbrough
Guitar: David Irelan
Cello: Ken Oak
Trumpet: Derrick Stauffer
Photography: David Cano

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Jessica Gerhardt Los Angeles, California

Jessica Gerhardt explores discernment, vulnerability, and the challenge of loving well in her music. Her gentle yet resonant voice infuses her earnest, lyric-driven songs with a soothing and passionate spirit. Jessica creates a space of communion - solidarity in others' experiences of truth, goodness, beauty, contentment, impatience, and that universal longing for connection - for home. ... more

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