The Weakness In Me

by Jessica Gerhardt

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This song is one of the first songs I learned how to play on the ukulele. It's featured on the soundtrack of my favorite movie "10 Things I Hate About You" and it is a song that deeply inspired my early songwriting.


I'm not the sort of person who falls
In and quickly out of love
But to you I gave my affection
Right from the start
I have a lover who loves me:
How could I break such a heart?
Yet still you gained my attention

~Why do you come here
When you know I've got troubles enough?
Why do you call me
When you know I can't answer the phone?
Make me lie, when I don't want to
And make someone else some kind of an unknowin' fool
You make me stare, when I should not
Are you so strong or is it all the weakness in me?
Why do you come here
And pretend to be just passing by?
But I need to see you,
And I mean to hold you

Feeling guilty, worried,
Waking from tormented sleep
This old love has me bound
But this new love cuts deep
If I choose now, I'll lose out
One of you has to fall
But I need you, and you


released April 4, 2019
Producers: Jakob Berger & Jessica Gerhardt
Vocals: Jessica Gerhardt
Bass: Gabriel Montes
12-string Guitar: Jakob Berger
Piano: Jakob Berger & Jessica Gerhardt

Engineers: Jakob Berger
Mix: Alex Pfender
Master: Patrick Doyle
Recorded at: Jakob's home studio

Cover photo: Tam Lontok
Cover design: Jessica Gerhardt

Lyrics and Music: Joan Armatrading
Cover licensed through Songfile/HFA #1391623998


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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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