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Lyrics From “Shed,” By Ingrid Gerdes
Release Date 2010
In Alphabetical Order

Better Off

Now Let me tell you a story
I’m gonna tell you something true

It’s been 49 days
And I ain’t never thought about you

Don’t ya come around here
Trying to get me to miss you

I put that song to rest
Cuz baby we’re through

C:
See I’m doing just fine without you in my life
And I’m Better off without you

V2:
You did me wrong
You know you did

And nothing you can say or do
Is gonna make me forget it

So get acquainted with the back of this door
Cuz you ain’t never coming through

You had it wrong thinking when you left
That I’d be blue, all right

C:
See I’m doing just fine without you in my life
And I’m Better off without you

You held me down yes
Trying to lord all my time

I got some news for ya baby
You can’t shade my light

Since you’ve been gone I never shine so bright
You can see my glitter like a star in the night

See I’m doing just fine without you in my life
And I’m Better off without you

Can’t Take Anymore
You tell me it’s in my head
But I can’t hear what you’re saying
I see your lips move
But I’ve gone deaf
to the game that you’re spittin’

Now you ain’t gotta lie
I can see it in your eyes

C:
So you can just leave (just leave)
I don’t want you anymore
You can go (just go)
Get yourself another girl
Cuz I took all I can take
And I can’t take anymore

You say she means nothing to you
And that I’m acting crazy
That clever act is a tactic
That just won’t work on me

Now don’t look so surprised
I can see through all your lies

Chorus

B:
Now you must be some kind of fool to mess with me
I thought I told ya, you know I told ya
This isn’t just some kind of democracy
I operate on a one strike policy

Chorus

His Game

Darling, you know you got me
Twisted up inside
Baby, you know just what to say
To bring me to my knees

Chorus:
I love him
And I need him
Why does he torture me so?
I know he don’t Love me
No he’s just playing
But lord knows I love
His Game

Sugar sweet thing, why do you do
All the cruel things you do to me
See I’m begging Yes I’m down on my knees
Won’t you just do right be me

I love you
And I need you
Why do you torture me so
I know you don’t love me
You’re just playing
But lord know I love your game

Bridge:
I just can’t help myself, and I know it aint’ right
Got willpower all day long, Till he calls me up at night
But my heart is growing stronger, And you’re running out of time
So won’t you straighten up baby and tell me you mine

Chorus:
I love him
And I need him
Why does he torture me so?
I know he don’t Love me
No he’s just playing
But lord knows I love
His Game
Yes only lord know, yes I love his game

Want me Too

Just last May
I
Passed a very handsome man
Along my way

Our eyes met
And he smiled
Oh the rest is history

Now I
Couldn’t be happier
Everywhere I go
There are flowers
He holds my hand oh
he understands me

And every night he’s singing to me
(what he says)

Chorus:
I want you, I need you, I love you
Do you love me too?

We went walking by the river
I got ahead just a little way
I turned around his knee was on the ground
I said baby did you fall,
He said yes he fell for me

Now we’re going to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married
And I can’t believe
It’s happened to me
I know it sounds cliché and
it makes me I feel silly
But every night for the rest of my life he’ll be singing to me

Chorus repeat

Move
He said he like the way I Move
He watched the way I work a room
Said I make his heart go boom
Cuz baby likes the way I move, move, move

Hey, clear some space
My ladies and I are gonna turn out this place
Oh, we put on a show
But you’ll just have to watch from behind those velvet ropes

VIP, that’s where we’ll be
So If you wanna step to me
You got to earn it baby

You got to show me how you move
If you wanna see my Hotel room
That’s the way to make my heart go boom
You got to show me how you move

If you got a pretty face, I bet I’ll like ya
And if you got height for me, I won’t deny ya
Think you can hang, then step right up boy
Now dance for me to get my number

B:
We came to party
All my ladies on the dance floor feeling naughty
I can see that you feel me
So if you wanna play
Then you got to got to show me how you Move..move

Hey mister watch the way I shake it
Don’t hold your glass too close I’ll break it
Cuz when I hear that drum beat and that bass groove
I just got to make my body Move

chorus repeat

Other Woman
Another Time maybe we,
Baby we could’ve been good
I know you ain’t free
To treat me like you should
I’m never gonna be ok
With second place
So if you can’t give me all your time and loving
Then baby, you ain’t gonna get me

C: Now I like all the things you’re saying
But you can count me out of the games that you’re playing
I know it’s hard to stop something you began
But I’ll never be your other woman

I know you think you mean
All the things you’re saying
I heard through the grapevine
That you got another woman on the side
I don’t know who you think I am
But I don’t share my man with anyone

If you can tell me I’m your one and only then baby
You got to let me be

Now I like all the things you’re saying
But you can count me out of the games that you’re playing
I know it’s hard to stop something you began
But I’ll never be your other woman

Shed
Oops I didn’t know that you were so
Sensitive that I couldn’t tell you
All of the ways you screwed up,
Our relationship

Guess I didn’t notice you growing
Some new emotions and losing your backbone
But I wouldn’t recognize what I’ve never seen
Before

Pc
So don’t you point you finger at me
I’ll give up my silence to find some relief
You had you chance to make your amends
But you didn’t take it
Chorus
So I’m gonna shed
All these emotions
I’ve been wearing around
Gonna shed
all your lying skin
It’s just weighing me down
Weighing me down

Thought I cleaned my blood of your venom
Yet here you are still spreading your poison
The face you don’t show is the one that I know
All too well

With all of your colors you like to fool them but
Never again will I be your victim
Now I am your mirror reflecting to you your
Fiction

P.C

Chorus

Bridge
You know that I got your number baby
And I intend to
share that information

Chorus repeat and out

They Always Come Back
Baby girl,
I know you’re feeling
Like he took your world,
and left you defeated
Well Save your tears,
you ain’t need em

It’s a fact they may leave
But they always come back, ya
They Always come back

All those feelings will grow dusty, you’ll see
And you’re gonna find another love in your life, trust me
That’s about the time he’ll be calling you up at night saying
baby baby forgive me

Now you see that,
it’s a fact they may leave but they always come back

Just when you forget the curves of his face,
That when he appears at your place
Saying he heard you were looking great
So he thought he’d stop by
Just in case

B:
Darling darling
Don’t you forget it
He had his chance
But he failed ya
He realized it’s never gonna be as good as he had it
And that’s why, that’s why
They always come back

Trying to Remember
Didn’t you used to call me
Call me Baby?

And didn’t you used to
pick up your phone when I rang?

Now wasn’t there a time when I used to
Used to trust you?

Now here you are begging me
To come back to you

C:
I’m trying to remember ( when you were good to me)
I’m trying to remember ( the way that I used to Feel)
I’m trying to remember ( A time when our love was real)
But Right now all I wanna do
Is forget

V:
I know you used to be the kind of man
I could count on

But somewhere along these 3 years 2 months and 5 days
we went wrong

You’ve been hiding things and lying and you got me questioning everything
Now you’re standing her promising me you’re going to change,
(I don’t know what to think)

C: I’m trying to remember ( when you were good to me)
I’m trying to remember ( the way that I used to Feel)
I’m trying to remember ( A time when our love was real)
But Right now all I wanna do
Is forget

B: I invested my soul
Get my mind right is what I owe
seems I’m at a crossroad and I don’t know which way to go

Wicked
Something wicked this way comes

The first time you laid eyes on him
He was wearing black Armani

He looked like a movie scene
Drinking dirty martinis

He smiled at you in the mirrored bar
When he caught you watching

Now His attention is yours and you feel lucky
But you’ll be sorry

He’s wicked, he’ll break your heart
A tangled web he’ll weave, and you’ll be caught
He flip ya and then he’ll slip ya
He’s wicked,
but you like it

Hypnotizing, little line schemes
say you’re so
Pretty pretty pretty pretty

Like he read your mind, he knows just what to say
But when you look away he’ll be on his blackberry

He blows in the a thunderstorm
One that shakes you all night

He’ll pull your hair just right
Then be gone with morning light

Bridge:
Love is just his game
Your hearts the currency
If you won’t walk away
I suggest you learn to play

Chorus

Your Boyfriend
Guess where your boyfriend was last night?
I bet he wasn’t answering his phone
Had you wondering if he’d come home
Well I think it’s time you know

Guess where your boyfriend was last night
He was standing on my front porch
He was ringing up my door
Just like he’d done 9 times before

P.C
And he begged me, to let him in
Hollering that he was a changed man
Said this time would be different
Naively I believed him

Guess what your boyfriend said last night
That he came around to reminisce, honey
He missed the was we used to kiss, Ya see
Back when I was his

Guess what your boyfriend said last night
He’d been stalking my status on Facebook
Said I’m like a drug and he’s hooked
Then he gave me that old slick look
P.C
And He told me he was unattached
Said, baby, there’s no one else
Then he moved in for the kill
I felt a chill run down my back

Ladies Don’t trust Him
Don’t let him in
You’ve got to put him out
Like the Dog he is

And when your boyfriend left last night
I did some checking of my own
Found out he was never alone
He’d been playing me all along

Now don’t get it twisted I’m not the one who missed him
He lied on his own, I’m just another victim
This information is long overdue
But I swear it, I didn’t know about you

He’ll never change his dirty ways
Ulterior motives, that’s the game he plays

Ladies Don’t trust Him
Don’t let him in
You’ve got to put him out
Like the Dog he is
Guess Where Your Boyfriend Was Last night.

Your Presence
Your Presence,
Surrounds me
I feel you
Within these walls

Your scent lingers
On my pillow
I swear I see you
In the shadows

And I can’t breathe
I said I can’t breathe
Because your presence
Is suffocating

All the lonely nights
I prayed in vain
Asking why
But no answer came

I felt the pain
Lord I never felt that kind of pain
I tried to rest my weary head
But no sleep ever came

All those cruel shadows
Keep showing me your face
And it feels like
I’ll go insane

And It makes me wonder
Did I bring this on myself
Will I ever be whole again
Well I guess, only time will tell

And now Your Presence
Is all that you left me
Oh and now your Presence
Feels like a disease

Lyrics From “The Eclectic Collection,” By Ingrid Gerdes
Release Date 2008
In Alphabetical Order

Addicted To The Pain
Intro: Oh mia bello, mi struggio mi tormento, oh dio

Ever day feels like I’m hiding
Afraid of a pain I can not name
Wake me up, I’m dreaming
And I can’t seem to get away

Chorus:
I’m addicted, I must be baby
I put up with the things that you do to me
I’m an addict and I feel so ashamed
I’m addicted to the pain

I like the feeling of tears running down my face
I like the burn of the fight
Can’t get enough of the push and the pull and the crave
I keep coming back though I know it’s not right

Chorus

Bridge:
Use me, abuse me, tell me I’m nothing to you baby
And when you call I’ll still come runnin to you baby
Now I know something’s wrong deep down inside
Oh the pain I can take, but if you were to leave I won’t survive

Chorus:
Outro

Happy

I used to be so angry
I couldn’t face the way it all ends
Then I could see the gift I was given
To move on, I could be strong

And one day when I least expect it
I’ll see you on the street
Maybe our eyes will meet
And I’ll smile, oh I know

Chorus
I’ll be happy to see you, and happy to greet you, and happy for the life that you lead
Though I made it without you, I’ll never forget you
In my eyes you’d see, all the memories
Made me Happy

Bittersweet we left it
I tried my best to wish you well
But I wasn’t ready to let you go
I fought so long, It felt so wrong

Then slowly I came to see
We weren’t meant to be
You weren’t for me
But in my heart I hope you know someday I’ll be

Chorus

Bridge:
All our history, has come to mean so many things
Time changes everything

Happy- I hope you’ll be
Happy- I hope you know that I’m
Happy- Happy
Happy- And I hope you’ll be
Happy- I hope you know that I’m
Happy- Happy

And someday when I least expect it
I’ll see you on the street
Maybe our eyes will meet
And I’ll smile

It’s Too Late

It’s been five long years I’ve put up with all that mess
It’s been five long years, I’ve survived without your caress

And now it’s 3 am and you’re callin’ me late again
Sayin’ baby baby baby, won’t you please let me in

Chorus
I said it’s too late
Oh now baby it’s too late
I’m movin’ on

A long time ago I let you break my heart
Said A long time ago I let you play that part

Breakdown:
And then I threw you out, cuz there was nothin’ left to do
Now you’ve been callin’ me baby, I had enough of you

Think you can come back
Oh come back to my life – oh no-

Chorus
Break
Breakdown
Chorus x’s2

Little Bit Of Sun

Why do you wanna break my heart
Oh why do you wanna hurt me so bad
Why do you think you can just call me
And say the things you said

I am a strong woman
But you can make me so weak
You just took your love away
Took everything away from me

Chorus:
And warm tears on my cheeks, don’t hide the cold heart you’ve shown
Oh cryin’ all night, don’t make it easy in the morning
Thoughts in my head, don’t make my heart feel less pain
And a little bit of sun, don’t dry up all the rain

I took you’re pictures down
And I put them away
I never really thought
It would be this way

Do you think I’m naive
That you could play me for a fool
That the words that you say
Could cover up all the wounds

Chorus

Breakdown

Chorus

Love Me Right

Boy Don’t I deserve some Lovin
All the things that I do for my man
I’ve done you right, night after night
But you paid me no attention and you gave me no affection

All of this time I stood right by your side
I gave my heart now I can’t get it back

Chorus
And It hurts me Baby, what have you done for me lately?
And I try, but I can’t seem to give up on you
All the tears I cry, when you don’t even try
To Love me, you’ve got to love me, right

Boy, why don’t you see what you’re losin’
When everyone can see what you had
Everything that I do, is motivated by you,
But the times they are a-changin’, and my life I’m re-arrangin’

All of this time I stood right by your side
I gave my heart now I can’t get it back

Chorus
Repeat and Fade

Should’ve Known
I Thought what we had was special
I thought you held me with respect
And though it ended, still thought that you loved me
Thought I’d be hard to forget

Now you’re running around with another
Who couldn’t hold a torch to me
But it’s her you’re spending your nights with
And I’m left here feeling so foolishly

Chorus:
I should’ve known
You were nothing but a liar
I should’ve known, not to let you in my heart

Guess you lied when you told me ( boy you lied)
I was special and meant something
That you hold what we had in your heart
And you’d think of me tenderly

You can try to replace me (you can try)
We both know that you’ll fail ( you can try)
She can be your distraction
As you pretend anyone could compare

Chorus

Bridge:
Boy you were lucky to have me
And spend some time in my life
Soon you’ll come to regret
What you disrespect
When its too late to wake up
And see what you gave up

Chorus x’s 2

You’ve Got To Love You

Girl Keep your head up, It’s all gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be just fine
I know it seems to rain on you sometimes
But you’ve got to keep on walking in the light

Chorus
And I know it feels like they try to kick you
When you’re down
But baby remember that you’ve gotta love you and
Keep your feet on the ground

Girl keep your strength up, you’ve got a long way to go
And don’t you ever let them tell you no
I know your dreams seem far away at times
But you will never get there if you don’t try

Chorus

Bridge:
What you give ain’t always what you’re gonna get
Some days you will cherish
Some days you’ll try to forget
-Oh yeah-

Chorus

Albums

High Priestess

Release Date: September, 2014
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Boston soul singer Ingrid Gerdes’ gospel-meets-R&B voice has earned her more than one comparison to greats like Irma Thomas and Mavis Staples, and the title of her new album, High Priestess, helps conjure images of a vocalist trained in a Mississippi Delta choir loft, spending Sundays praising the Lord and raising the roof.

“High Priestess,” is both cool and hot, breezy and still, and imbued with a southern blues-rock sensibility that adds a shot of sass to her hot- buttered-soul, Dusty-in-Memphis delivery.

Shed

Release Date: November, 2010
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Boston-based singer-songwriter, Ingrid Gerdes, releases her second original album entitled ‘Shed.’ Gerdes, who was born and raised in southwest Missouri, offers southern soul and effortless approachability throughout her 12-song album. With a strong female perspective and a powerful, sassy delivery, ‘Shed’ is a breakout favorite amongst her many fans.

“This album is really about letting go of
everything, getting it all off of my chest,” says
Ingrid.

In creating this album, I wanted to pay homage to soul in its root form as well as experiment with the more modern sounds of soul. I call it ‘Soul two ways!'”

The Eclectic Collection

Release Date: July 27, 2008
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Gerdes’s original debut album titled, ‘The Eclectic Collection,’ has received favorable reviews all over the world. A Chicago Sun-Times review calls her “The Next Big Thing.”     A prominent DJ hails Gerdes as “one of the most interesting and versatile singers
on the circuit today, both technically fantastic and true to herself.” He also describes her music as, “The smoothness of classic, Motown-era pop; the grit and sex of Southern-soul; the sunshine and swaying feel of reggae; the romantic mood of Eva Cassidy-like sensual ballads – all on a single CD.” With original pieces, both personally written and produced, this album epitomizes her appreciation and passion for honest music.