John Gerard

John Gerard

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John Gerard resonates with the passion for story telling and brutal honesty. His energy is contagious and his true talents of expressing emotions are evident. He has the ability to capture the sentiment of the hearts of many.

Biography

What do you do after years of fronting bands stretching from 80's indie rock to CBGB’s punk? You stop and start again. In January of 2003, John Gerard picked up his acoustic guitar and embarked on a journey to tell the only story he knew, his own.

Born in Paris, France, John grew up listening to Billy Joel, The Police, and Serge Gainsbourg, "the dirty mouth of French pop". After moving to Massachusetts at a young age, John was introduced to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Minor Threat, and Iron Maiden. These new sounds became an escape from what John would later draw inspiration from. After forming a band at the age of 14, John played his first gig one year later. This was the starting point for many bands to follow. Now a solo musician, John has released four separate recordings and has shared the stage with both local and national musicians. John has captured audiences with his ability to keep his performance raw and tangible. This emerging artist resonates with the passion for story telling and brutal honesty. His energy is contagious and his true talents of expressing emotions are evident.

Tom Driscoll, singer/songwriter says, “This guy has a voice that will blow you outta your seats! Powerful. John doesn’t give casual performances.”

Lyrics

Honey

Written By: John Gerard

I slowly rise with resentment
in this house made of tarnished glass
Honey
You are nothing and our words are meaningless
love will not absorb, so please just spit
Honey
too many times
too many times

Long time since I have been honest
with myself and all the places that I go inside
too many times
too many times

CHORUS
Arrogant sun comes uninvited
I am out of alibis in this world of greeting cards
yes I’m out of alibis in this world of yours and mine

You are my favorite paperweight
don’t be anything but the sweat on my skin
Honey
the air is cold
step a little closer
let’s just pretend this really matters
Honey
too many times
too many times
CHORUS

Broken

Written By: John Gerard

Stretch my arms
cup my hands
waiting for anything
for a break in the clouds
a warmer light
in this careless place

CHORUS
you see I am broken
feeling tired of bleeding
sick and tired of being tired
but most of all I am tired of you

She won’t even try
to memorize anyone’s face
they'll smile with their fingers crossed
as she blindly grins for a bitter taste on her lips

CHORUS
you see I am broken
feeling tired of bleeding
sick and tired of feeling tired
most of all I am tired of the way you look at me
most of all I am tired of the way you see me

Hugs his waist
face against the tiles
said she'd wait
said she'd understand
I guess she lied, never heard the malice in her voice

CHORUS
you see I am tired
feeling tired of feeling broken
sick and tired of feeling tired
most of all I am tired of the way that you see me (3x)
most of all

My Name

Written By: John Gerard

I pull back my hair
trying to scratch my way out
want to shake these tremors
with whiskey and Demerol

It’s early still and I can see
smoke from the streets
winter has a way of making
the city seem so tall

CHORUS
soon the black birds will all disappear and white days will bleach the sky
I need a place where the sun never dies
I must go on and never surrender my soul
in between the kings and queens, a world screams my name

Time will only stretch
you from the past
nothing will erase
the footprints you leave behind

And everything around here dilates
with enough time
familiar reflection
becomes easy to forget

CHORUS
Soon the black birds will all disappear and white days will bleach the sky
I need a place where the sun never dies
I must go on and never surrender my soul
In between the kings and queens, a world screams my name
my name
my name

I must go on and never surrender my soul
In between the kings and queens, a world screams our name

Discography

And We Became EP
Untitled EP
Full Circle EP
All The Right Words LP