Rob Lehmann

Rob Lehmann

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Folk-grunge. Grating vocals that deliver dark, brooding (and at times sarcastic) lyrics over a rhythmic guitar that captures raw emotion in each song.

Biography

Rob Lehmann was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and currently resides in Hoboken, New Jersey. Using strong storytelling and drawing on influences ranging from Alice in Chains to Dire Straits he creates a unique style of acoustic guitar driven rock that his fans affectionately call Folk Grunge. Rob originally started out as a student of classical guitar, something that still influences his current style of play. Around the age of 18 he started writing his own music and moved to Syracuse, New York where he lived and played for the next 4 years while attending Syracuse University. In 2000 Rob moved to New York City where he refined his style at open mic nights and as part of the Singer/Songwriter Sessions, playing at such venues as The Bitter End and CBGBs downstairs. In early 2005 Rob released, Wax Apologetic a five song CD. Recorded entirely in his apartment, Wax Apologetic featured his most popular songs including Believe, Bitter Game and I Hurt Myself (why are you such a whore). Currently Rob is working on new material, with the hopes of releasing a new CD sometime in late 2008.

Lyrics

Believe

Written By: Rob Lehmann

You say you don’t want me comin' round
And still you’re begging me to come home
You say you won’t take what I say personally
But still you’re begging me to come home

(chorus)
I think that we both know
This isn’t right for you or I
And still I'm stand here beside,
But I don’t, I don’t believe

Sarcastic thoughts are coming through
we push them aside and just move on
And all those things I’ve said just to hurt
we push them aside and just move on

(chorus)
Think that we both know
This isn’t right for you or I
And still I'm standing here beside,
But I don’t, I don’t believe you
I don't believe you

(bridge)
And all the things you want from me and everything you thought I'd do I don't.
And everything I need from you and all the things I'd thought you'd say you won't.
And I feel lost
And I fell lost

But I don’t, I don’t believe

And now you speak so tenderly
It’s easier to cry then feel the pain
You're Saying things I need to hear now
It’s easier to cry then feel my pain

(chorus)
Think that we both know
This isn’t right for you or I
And still I'm standing here beside,
But I don’t, I don’t believe

Your Decisions

Written By: Rob Lehmann

Well i’m so sick of the shit you put me through
I’m tired of going through every motion just to be ignored by you
And you say that I’m no good I’m a hazzard to myself
But you don’t even seem to notice those little things I do

(chorus)
And I don’t want to make it better
I don’t want to make it right
I don’t want to hold you tightly
I don’t ever want to let you go

You, you say so much but never what I want to hear
And I can’t think straight ‘cause your playing your playin in my head
And you’ve all ready made up your mind I've made up my mind too,
And I won’t let you walk right out like you always do

(chorus)
And I don’t want to make it better
I don’t want to make it right
I don’t want to hold you tightly
I don’t ever want to let you go

(bridge)
Yeah I lie awake every night think about the things I’d do to you
But nothing seems to come out right so I push it down inside

And you are so beautiful
And you are so damn weak

(chorus)
And I don’t want to make it better
I don’t want to make it right
I don’t want to hold you tightly
I don’t ever want to let you go

I don’t trust you anyway
I don’t trust you any way

Bitter Game

Written By: Rob Lehmann

Wake up, it’s time to leave
This was never meant to last
Breath in and Breath out, don’t lose control
Wake up

(chorus)
And how could you play this bitter game
And how could you just walk away
It’s not your fault of that I’ll disagree
But I’m the one who let you in

Hold out Hold on until the morning she comes
The sunlight will guide your way
And no one and everyone can see you now
You’ve fallen to far to break

(chorus)
And how could you play this bitter game
And how could you just walk away
It’s not your fault of that I’ll disagree
But I’m the one who let you in

(outro)
And as you lie asleep with him tell me you think of me tell me anything to ease this pain
And as you wake to find the light, close your eyes again and see me see me there
‘cause theses wounds they won’t heal, I’m twisted and broken and still think of you
And as you go to sleep again, as you go asleep again, drift away from me

Discography

Yearn — Wax Apologetic

Set List

Sets range from 30 min to 2 hrs depending on the need and want. Usually mixed originals and covers — including a crowd favorite 50 cents' — PIMP. However, I try to play based on the crowd reaction. Sometimes a set heavy with covers is the best way to get their attention before moving into original material.