Leah Frederick

Leah Frederick

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Versatile artist - jazz, rock, pop...I can sing and sell it. ON MY WAY album is a collaborative project with Brett Scarf of the band, SPINDLE, best described as acoustic rock seasoned with a dash of folk, pop, and jazz. See website for full sampling of songs.

Biography

A classically trained singer, Leah Frederick is an accomplished artist whose musical influences reflect her wide range of interests - opera, rock, gospel, musical theater, and jazz. Her music reflects elements of these genres, resulting in songs that are fresh, compelling, and original. Her voice, known for its distinctive timbre and tone, clearly connects and conveys the emotional content of the music.

Lyrics

The Best Part

Written By: Leah Frederick

I wake. Light fills my eyes.
Rising, I try not to sigh.
My list of things to do seems endless.

The best part of the day is you.
I count the minutes till it’s through.
The best part of my day is you.
The best part of life is you.

The day drags on to the night.
Same old thing, no end in sight.
My love for you remains endless.

The best part of the day is you.
I count the minutes till it’s through.
The best part of my day is you.
The best part of life is you.

Fine & Foolish Schemes

Written By: Leah Frederick

Still here, despite the mess.
Mistakes—love thrown away
I tried to put things right.
I tried—truth in hindsight.
If you would stay away,
My heart could not betray.
I want to be with you.
But no, that’s one thing I can’t do.

For you, I’d change a million ways.
Bend backwards, throw away my youth, my dreams.
Love’s fine and foolish schemes.
I knew you were a chance to take.
I thought perhaps we’d make a future here.
Such hopes have finally disappeared.

For now, I must be strong.
Show guts. Go it alone.
Resist the thrill of you.
Recall what you would do.
Ashamed of how I fell—
A time I could foretell.
All that is in the past.
Beyond your reach at last.

For you, I’d change a million ways.
Bend backwards, throw away my youth, my dreams.
Love’s fine and foolish schemes.
I knew you were a chance to take.
I thought perhaps we’d make a future here.
Such hopes have finally disappeared.

For you there’s nothing to change. Move forward.
Now I’m saving up my dreams—Love’s fine and foolish schemes.
For you, there’s nothing left to lose. Move forward.
It’s harder than it seems—Love’s fine and foolish schemes.
For now I must be strong.
I’ll walk this lonely road alone.

Clever Girl

Written By: Leah Frederick

Such a clever girl
So nice in her notions.
She’s particular
Refined in her tastes.
Nothing and no one gets in (her way).

This indifferent girl
Denies his devotion.
In her busy world
No time for love’s games.

But when he’s gone, she gets lonely.
By herself, she wonders if he is only something to pass the time.
Or he could be a chance to take.

Love’s a troubling word—
An awkward emotion.
In her well-planned world,
His love has no place.

But when he’s gone, she gets lonely.
By herself, she wonders if he is only something to pass the time.
Or he could be a chance.

On her own, she’s prone to regret for sending him away.
All alone, she’s known to despair—always playing it safe.
But when your heart is involved,
You fight, you crawl to get out of harm’s way.
Love makes no sense—an inconvenience.
It’s all one and the same.

So she tells herself,
“He’s just a passing phase.”

If She Were Honest

Written By: Leah Frederick/Brett Scharf

He sees her to the door.
Caution growing deep in his eyes.
She’s all smiles, laughing.
Ignoring that this send-off is “goodbye.”

If she were honest, she’d tell you she knew how it would be.
That he could never truly make her happy.
But she wants to believe he is all she wants.
This is she needs, she knows.

No replies to her calls.
Wakes up to a teardrop in her eye.
Months pass by in a blink.
When you’re bruised, time flies by.

If she were honest, she’d tell you she had some doubts back then.
Even some dreams will not come to an end.
But she wants to believe perhaps she could have changed.
Was she the one to blame?
Maybe she should have changed.

Loneliness is so hard (when I’m alone).
See how well I fake it (when I’m alone).
But I know what lies beneath these fears.
I have to tell myself, “Don’t settle for what’s less.”
Girl, you are worth so much more.

Could You

Written By: Leah Frederick/Brett Scharf

I know what it takes.
Learned from my mistakes.
I can handle the mess—
Confess, exposing this heart.
I surrender my fears.
It’s taken me years to reveal.
I’m ready to fall.
Recall the love in your eyes.

Could you share a life with me?
I promise I’ll always be there.
Would you be the one I will wait for?
A lifetime for.

The time I had waste, a case for keeping control.
In my defense, more sense to shield it from pain.
A lifetime of sighs, denied, the choice was all mine.
And now you are here, my fears have gone.
They’ve disappeared.

Enough

Written By: Leah Frederick/Brett Scharf

She works hard to make a living.
Upon her, he relies.
Love, support—she’s all that’s giving.
He’s worth it in her eyes.
Then he says he needs some distance—
Time to analyze
“It’s me, not you,” his calm insistence.
She screams, she shouts, she cries—

“I resent your cool detachment,
Echoed in these lies.
Our commitment—a work of fiction,
A fraud filled with goodbyes.
I’ve heard ENOUGH, I’ve had ENOUGH.
No more who, what, where, how, or why.”

He works hard to make her happy
A selfless sacrifice.
All her needs, he thinks he’s meeting,
Her whims, her wants, desires.
Then she says she’s meet another
On whom she can rely
To meet her needs.
They love each other.
He screams, he cries.

Who can tell if love’s forever.
The truth won’t be denied.
Heartbreak, rage—combined together.
The love you lived a lie.

Discography

Her debut CD, "On My Way" was released in April 2006. The track "Fine and Foolish Things" has been played on She Grooves Radio Show (broadcasting in NY and Canada) and is being considered for airplay by The Indie Connection Radio Show on Radio X FM.