Maggie McClure

Maggie McClure

 Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

Los Angeles-based Singer, Songwriter, & Pianist as heard in feature film Cowgirls N' Angels, TBS's Cougar Town, ABC Family's The Vineyard, OWN's Dr. Phil, and CBS's The Young And The Restless. Performed over 1000 shows across the United States at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in NYC. Maggie has opened for acts like Sara Bareilles & more. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith.

Biography

The Norman, Okla-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, in TV movies like Hallmark Channel's My Christmas Love, and in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels, A Cowgirl's Story, and Christmas in the Heartland. Her smooth, confessional songwriting has made her a natural for these formats. Maggie has performed more than 1000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and everywhere in between. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith. 

McClure's highly anticipated upcoming EP entitled Color it Up is inspired by finding and experiencing joy in life. "The whole idea behind writing/releasing this project has been to put some feel-good music out there to lift peoples’ spirits. So often we miss out on the joy in life because we don’t recognize it in the small everyday moments. I hope this EP encourages people to take notice of the everyday joy in their own lives," confides McClure. The new release is produced and engineered by Stephen Gause of Invertigo Productions in Nashville (except “Do It All Again”, produced/engineered by Maggie McClure, Graham Colton & Brine Webb in Oklahoma City and “Brighten Up My Day”, produced/engineered by Shane Henry, Maggie McClure & David Das in Los Angeles).

McClure has opened for Sara Bareilles and others. Additionally, she recently made her on camera feature film debut in SONY’s A Cowgirl's Story as well as her international commercial debut in a new Sam’s Club ad (in which she is the lead actor, the lead voice over artist, and the songwriter/musical artist featured). Maggie also had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the very first NBA playoff game in Oklahoma history with more than 18,000 people in attendance, as well as recently performing the official holiday halftime show at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks in along with singer/songwriter Shane Henry. McClure has been featured in such high profile media outlets as Huffington Post and AXS. 

Lyrics

What's It Like

Written By: Maggie McClure


Oh no, here I go again, I'm looking at you and I can't turn away
Oh no, here you go again, telling me the things you used to say

And I wonder, what's inside your head
And I wonder, if there will ever be a place for me again

What's it like with her, does she tell you she loves you
Does it make everything all right
What's it like with her, when she falls into your arms
Like I used to, what's it like?

Why now, after all this time, I guess it's just the way you are
Why you, cause I know that it's not right, there's just something that’s drawing me to you

Chorus

Do you know, do you know, do you know
You’re the only one who’s never made me cry
You’ve never made me cry....

Out of My Mind

Written By: Maggie McClure

I know that, you never, loved me, like I loved you
I know that, you never, loved me, like I needed you to

And I’m sorry that I had to leave you all alone
But babe you just never got it, that I needed you to grow

And I try another day, to get you off my mind
And I try a million ways, to leave it all behind
And I know that you were nothing, but trouble all the time
And I just wanna get you, wanna get you, out of my mind

It kills me, to know what, you’re up to, cause’ it’s no good
I know that I tried my best to show you that I could

Be everything you ever wanted, ever needed
But I wasn’t enough, you had to see the world in frames, or all in motion

CHORUS

Someday you will realize, that you had everything when I was by your side
And someday you will see, just how foolish a boy can really be
But for now, I pray
For your name, for your face, and for your sanity

CHORUS

I Wonder Why

Written By: Maggie McClure

They told me that after a while
I wouldn’t hear from you
But I knew that they were wrong
Cause when it came to you
I knew that wouldn’t be true

I wonder why, you thought that it was time to say goodbye
I thought that you would never say goodbye, say goodbye, I wonder why

I’m trying my best to understand it, what’s going on inside your head
But there’s no way

CHORUS

Next time I see you will you pass me by and never think twice
And when you’re with them will you realize all the lies
Seeping out of every word they say
Did you really want it to end up this way

CHORUS

Believe

Written By: Maggie McClure

Don’t feel sorry for yourself because no one seems to listen
They’re caught up in their little games of aimless conversation

You say that no one can understand
I’ll tell you that you need to open up and

Believe, believe, believe, believe
Believe and you will find just a little peace of mind

Don’t look around assuming everyone else is so lucky
If we had everything they do, in the end we’d still be wanting

You say that no one can understand
I’ll tell you that you need to open up and

CHORUS

Don’t let go, don’t let go, don’t let go

CHORUS

Nothing Was Left

Written By: Maggie McClure/Stephen Gause/Nate Smith

I was so lost, I was so lost to love
I was afraid, I was afraid to love, love again, love again

I built a wall and you tore it down
It fell to the ground
Nothing was left but my heart
I built it so high that no one could reach me
But you saw right through me
Nothing was left but my heart
Ooo...

I lef you in, I let you in my dear
You stole my fear, you stole my fear to feel
Feel again, feel again

Chorus

I let you in, I let you in my dear

Chorus

Are You Here To Stay

Written By: Maggie McClure/Stephen Gause/Chris August

Something tells me something's gotta change
Seems like we're so close but far away
Talking round in circles babe, all I want is you to settle down
There's nothing wrong with taking time,
but know that now the time has come around, it's come around

Chorus: Your like a feather falling slowly,
even though you know me you're still floating away
I'm just a girl that's trying to catch you, ever since I met you
You keep changing ways, are you here to stay, stay, stay, stay
Are you here to stay

Scared to give in, afraid to let me go
Stuck in the middle, gotta make a choice, let me know
No need to make me suffer babe, I'm not trying to suffocate you now
We're on the verge of something good, but I can only take what you allow,
can't you see somehow

Chorus

Are you here to stay X3

Chorus

Good Morning and Good Night

Written By: Maggie McClure/Jon Howard

Hello, hello busy city
You let your light shine bright
Hello, good day,
Good morning and good night

Hello, hello to the Heartland
You make me feel just right
Hello, good day,
Good morning and good night.

[Chorus:]
Hey world, I hope you’re listening when I say how
The more places that I go
The more I seem to know
I think you’re beautiful
I think you’re beautiful.

Hello, hello blue water
How lovely is your tide
Hello, good day,
Good morning and good night.

Hello, hello Grand Canyon
You're reaching up to the sky
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Hello, good day,
Good morning and good night.

[Chorus:]
Hey world, I hope you’re listening when I say how
The more places that I go
The more I seem to know
I think you’re beautiful
I think you’re beautiful.

Waiting on the wind, takes me where it wants to
My suitcase's always there
So I’m ready for you.

[Chorus: (x2)]
Hey world, I hope you’re listening when I say how
The more places that I go
The more I seem to know
I think you’re beautiful
I think you’re beautiful.

I think you’re beautiful.
I think you’re beautiful.

Everything We Don't Say

Written By: Maggie McClure/Adam Smith

Why does everything have to change? I guess time mixed with silence changes everything
We were young and we were brave We were foolish to believe that a love could be sustained
We don’t have much longer To save this love before it’s over

CHORUS: Everything we don’t say Counting down like a bomb that’s slowly ticking time away Everything we don’t say We pretend it’s alright and we keep filling up the space with
Everything we don’t say X2

Like explosions in the sky We burned fast, didn’t last, couldn’t make it through the night
Our hearts, they did collide But the rush wasn’t enough to keep the stars aligned
Quiet moments used to hold us But now they only seem to show us

Chorus

Filling up with silence Won’t you tell me all your secrets I’ll tell you what my heart says Can’t let it come between us

CHORUS 2x

The Girl You Want To Be

Written By: Maggie McClure

I wish I may, I wish I might not feel quite like this tonight
Thought I was fine before I met you But you have convinced me otherwise

Chorus: You said, go and find yourself then come back to me
And I'll help you become the girl you want to be

I believe that you've seen this before A young girl just wanting to be more
See I was fine before I met you, but now my heart is sore

Chorus

I know what it's going to take You didn't sugar coat anything
Reality you showed me things have got to change

Chorus

You Just Can't Stop

Written By: Maggie McClure/Nathan Angelo

In my ear I can hear what the voices are sayin to me
Talking lies, no surprise, caught my head in a web I'm trying to break free so I can breathe
They tell me, flashing lights, warning signs See the danger ahead of you
Twists and turns, I have learned are just bumps in the road
But that ain't nothing new, gonna make it through

CHORUS: When they try to tear you apart, but you feel it in your heart
You just can't stop, you just can't stop When they try to say you can't go,
look them in the eye and let them know you just can't stop, you just can't stop,
you just can't stop

People talk, always thought she'd be further along by now
Chasing dreams doesn't seem like a real kind of job
But they can't slow me down, oh they ain't no doubt

CHORUS

Stop, already leaving Slow, there ain't no reason Go, well it's the only way cuz I can't go back
Stop, not gonna happen Slow, amounts to nothin Go, I gotta keep it on the right track

CHORUS

Central Time

Written By: Maggie McClure,Shane Henry,Justin Glasco

(Verse 1)
Tick Tock goes the locket around my neck
I keep the hands on central time
It’s a piece of home that hasn’t left
I take a breath and hold on tight

PC
Cuz it’s so hard to say goodbye
And you’re always on my mind

Chorus
I left home for California
Driving under desert skies
But my heart’s in Oklahoma
Not letting go of Central Time

Verse 2
Never settled for an ordinary life
Took the long way around to get to you
No I don’t regret making up my mind
To travel broken roads to see this through

PC
And I know just who I am
And I’m strong enough to stand

Chorus
On my own in California
Underneath these sunny skies
But my heart’s in Oklahoma
Not letting go of Central Time

Bridge
I don’t know when we’ll meet again
But until then

Chorus
I’m out here in California
Underneath these sunny skies
But my heart’s in Oklahoma
Can’t let go of Central Time
Can’t let go of Central Time

It's Alright

Written By: Maggie McClure

Verse 1
We piled into your Chevy truck and listened to the Beatles all the way up to
Where we were goin’, wherever we were goin’

We made fun of the “E” on the back, faded and smeared, white on black
It told me everything was alright

You jumped in with that silly little grin, said you didn’t know where you’d been but
We could get there, I knew that we could get there

Pre-Chorus 1
But you want me to be one of the pieces in the game you like to play
And I’ll be just fine knowin’ that now I can truly say

Chorus
That it’s alright, don’t worry about me
I know that things may (will) never be the way they used to be
Alright, I thought we had it good, well maybe we could
Turn back time, but if we don’t then, it’s alright

Verse 2
Looking back I realize that when I saw that look in your eyes it was
Happy without me, satisfied without me

And everyone I thought I knew was together there just for you
I was looking at our pictures, taking down our pictures

Pre-Chorus 2
So go ahead and be one of the pieces in the game you like to play
And I’ll be just fine knowin’ that now I can truly say

Chorus

Bridge
Alright..
I passed by your house tonight and for the first time
I didn’t look and think that I might find
That faded “E” staring at me, I’ll just keep going, that’s what I tell myself
And I’ll keep going, that’s what I say, and I’ll keep going, keep going

Chorus

Outro
Tag
You jumped in with that silly little grin, said you didn’t know where you’d been
But we could get there, well I couldn’t get there

Troubled Heart

Written By: Maggie McClure

Verse:
Everything I was so sure of, all the things I knew were true
Are fading now and not so obvious, since the light has shown through

Chorus:
And the wind has blown and carried away
Everything I know and don’t want to change
And my troubled heart can’t see
And my troubled heart can’t breathe
Oh troubled heart

Verse 2:
I used to think that I had everything all figured out
But for the life of me I can’t seem to see what tomorrow’s all about

Chorus

Bridge:
Woah, Woah, Woah, Woah X2
I will hold onto you, You’ve always been there through
The good times, the bad times, for better or worse, say you’ll be there

Chorus

Discography

2005 CD "What's It Like?"
2007 CD "Maggie McClure"
2010 EP "Good Morning and Good Night"
2012 EP "First Thing On My Christmas List" w/ Shane Henry

2014 CD "Time Moves On"

2015 EP "Happiest of Holidays" w/ Shane Henry

Set List

Maggie plays mostly original music (85%) but also some occasional covers (15%) at a typical show.