Words Like Rainfall EP

by Jessica Gerhardt

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1.
Morning Moon 03:56
I have felt so full before but now I feel so hollowed out. I never wrestled with my faith but of late I've been filled with doubt. And why when things fall right into place can't they just stay where they are? Oh God I'm growing restless for home Oh now it feels so far Just like the morning moon who asks the sun, "Where did the night go?" And in the light of day she fades in the blue, fades in the day glow. Oh how the morning moon always seems so out of place, and as time goes on you cannot see her face. I couldn't seem to find myself, oh how long this dark night has been. I've been lost and stumbling searching all around until I could only look within. And I find that in emptying myself that I have new room to fill And slowly I'm transfigured and glowing with new light and a whisper says, "I am; be still". Just like the crescent moon who asks the sun, "Where did the day go?" And in the dusk of day she lights up the blue, and she has found home. Oh how the growing moon always seems to find her place, and as time goes on she will not hide her face.
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Not Now 04:06
Walking home with you that night, well, you walked and let me ride your bike because my legs were tired from dancing with you. You sat beside me on the swing the silence between us was deafening, and I looked up to the stars and prayed: What should I do?I so badly wanted to kiss you, but all I heard was, "Not now... not now..." *Oh why'd you say those words the night I had to go it's just not the right time, not now. Oh why'd you use those words those heavy little words when you can't carry them yeah, you don't know how.* My last night in town we walked to the front lawn and both laid down and you began to pray such sweet words over me. But what we didn't say is what would happen when I flew away, or how I'd feel if you were to say... don't say it now... not now... ** Now though I'm far away is your heart still in the same place, or am I out of sight and out of mind? Until the jasmine blooms fade my heart doesn't want to be swayed, not now. Oh why'd you say those words the night I had to go it's just not the right time, not now. Oh why'd you use those words those three heavy words when you can't carry them, you don't know how, not now.
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When I hold my rosary gently in my hands, and weave my fingers through the beads, their perfume kiss, on my fingertips the scent of rose hips fills my nose and I know you are with me. But I want to feel you with me. I want to feel your touch. I want to feel your lips pressed to my face. I want to feel myself tremble under the weight of your thumb merely grazing me with your grace. Oh how my heart has become a stone cold, hard, and alone, though you have shown yourself to me before. Oh how I pray, that you'll come back again that I might see your hands that I might feel your love wash over me. I want to feel you with me. I want to feel your warmth. I want to feel myself cradled in your embrace. I want to be immersed in your abounding love. I want to sing the glory of your name. I want to feel you with me, feel the breath of your ghost, and hear your words like rainfall in the trees. I want to cry the gospel, and to kneel at your feet. I need your love to rain down over me. Rain down, rain down, rain down your love over me. Rain down, rain down, heal my heart and set my soul free.

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released August 15, 2014

Songs written and composed by Jessica Gerhardt
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Doyle
"This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" written by Talking Heads

Vocals, ukulele: Jessica Gerhardt
Percussion: Michael Schneider
Lead Guitar: David Irelan
Backing vocals: Natalie Meadors
Bass, keys: Patrick Doyle
Trumpet: Derrick Stauffer
A/R, guitar: Drew Mottinger

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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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