Rob McGuire

Rob McGuire

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
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Rob, 23, is a song writer/performer from Dublin who has recorded and engineered his own debut EP titled "Sleepless". Mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Bob Katz in Los Angeles, this 7 track pop/rap CD is a collection of songs featuring various talented producers from around the world.

Biography

Rob McGuire has released 2 music videos, which have gained over 10,000 views on YouTube and also performed at such events as the semi-finals of Dublin’s Got Talent and at a special ‘White-Collar Boxing’ event in Croke Park, Dublin.

Rob McGuire is currently in the finals for the Waterford Music Festival ‘opening act’ competition, June/July 2011.

“Sleepless” contains 7 dramatic and emotional rap songs with a distinct ambitious sound combining smart lyricism and heart felt content with catchy melodies and harmonies.

Lyrics

Now You Know

Written By: R. McGuire

Verse 1:
Now I guess, I will never get, fully used to this -
But how could I ever miss -
Something that could not exist -
It never was, never is or never will be -
It's just a funny dream -
That means way too much to me -
It's just a fantasy -
That I never planned to see -
It just happened casually -
And left me a causality -
With my head wide open and my mind strung tight -
My thoughts die broken 'cause my hands won’t write!
That's life!

Chorus:
Can you see it in my eyes; Can you hear it in my voice?
I'm feeling I don’t have a choice -
I'm gonna have to let you win!
I'm gonna have to let you in!

Can you try to understand, That this is hard!
And I don't wanna fall too far -
I can’t let this weakness show!
Wanna keep it a secret...

Bridge:
You're always askin' me
To speak with honesty
And open up my mind to you
And I really want to...
Let my feelings flow!

But when the words come
I'm biting my tongue
'Cause there's something’s I just can’t say
'Cause the things about you...
I'm afraid to show
- And Now You Know!

Verse 2:
And now you know how much you really mean to me -
And that you seem to be -
The only reason why I'm breathing on this track -
You're the reason why I rap - I don't do it for the claps -
I just do it for the smile that I wanna give you back -
'Cause you brought me so much -
Your pretty eyes have left me touched -
They told the most beautiful story but just only in a rush -
Your gorgeous face has left me dazed -
A perfect paradise you traced -
You bring dreams to all my nights and you're the music to my days!

Chorus:
Can you see it in my eyes; Can you hear it in my voice?
I'm feeling I don’t have a choice -
I'm gonna have to let you win!
I'm gonna have to let you in!

Can you try to understand, That this is hard!
And I don't wanna fall too far -
I can’t let this weakness show!
Wanna keep it a secret...
And Now You Know!

Verse 3:
And now you know exactly what I'm thinkin' when I'm dreamin', I just wanna hold your hand -
Even though I know I can’t -
You're the corners of my smile -
You're the center of my style -
It is all allot of work but you make it so worthwhile -
'Cause these lyrics don't come easy -
And these songs are getting cheesy -
But these feelings just won’t leave me -
And I'm hoping you believe me -
When I tell you that I've tried -
To keep all these thoughts inside -
And so for the sake of pride -
I'm hoping that they subside! So.....

Chorus:
Can you see it in my eyes; Can you hear it in my voice?
I'm feeling I don’t have a choice -
I'm gonna have to let you win!
I'm gonna have to let you in!

Can you try to understand, That this is hard!
And I don't wanna fall too far -
I can’t let this weakness show!
Wanna keep it a secret...
And Now You Know!

Last Time

Written By: R. McGuire

“Last Time”
Chorus:
This is the last time, that I’m ever gonna come here tonight
This is the last time I will fall, to a place that fails us all inside

Verse:
When I’m here with you I feel like everything is all ok
When I softly kiss your face I feel my problems drift away
Your heart beating steady, breathing heavy, whisper in your ear
Tell you that I’m glad you’re here
Watching your smile shining clear
I’m sincere when I tell you that you’re the stuff of my dreams
And it seems, when your smile beams
It’s the reason why I sleep
Yeah, I’m falling even deeper off this ledge so should I leap
Or should I keep up this facade, hiding that I’m feeling weak
When I creep up beside you, and I ask you to decide to
Stay the night ‘cause I might try to
Relax your eyes to close tight to
Unwind you so then I mind you, remind you that I care
No matter how big your problems that your Rob is always there
No fear, ‘cause we’ve all got our own trust issues
Just if you feel them building you tell me to just kiss you
No reason to be scared, ‘Cause baby I’ll be there
But it’s hard to feel trust when your heart has been crushed, but look!

Chorus:
This is the last time, that I’m ever gonna come here tonight
This is the last time I will fall, to a place that fails us all inside!

Outro:
“Inside”
“This is the last time, that I’m ever gonna come here tonight”
“I will fall!”

No Fighting Back

Written By: R. McGuire

“No Fighting Back”
Intro:
Don’t go thinking that, I won’t throw it back
There’s no fighting back, there’s no hiding that (*3)

Backing 2:
I’m falling from you!

Verse One:
Isn’t it funny how misunderstandings can suddenly just happen and occur?
Everything else is a blur
Or just could it be ignored
With all the feelings aimed towards
All the people you adored
Now trust cannot be restored
It’s fucked and it’s dead
You mistook the thing’s I’ve said
Corrupted the sentiment of me just trying to look ahead
Instead of me trying to press and address
The meanings of my expression
I guess you thought I was messin’
About depression
This impression you reported to your family’s distorted
These feelings are contorted, I understand they’re supportive
But what I don’t get is how quick they were to react
It’s so fucked up that a whole family can turn their back
On someone they all know, someone who just showed love
Who’s efforts were tireless, someone who never gave up
Well then maybe I should, maybe I should just quit
Smile one last time, write one last line, fuck this bullshit!

Chorus:
I’ll never break, I’ll never take this again, mistakin’ we were friends
I’ve learned my mistakes, been burned by the hate again, awakened by the end!

Backing:
Don’t go thinking that, I won’t throw it back
There’s no fighting back, there’s no hiding that (*2)

Verse Two:
Is it thoughtless that I brought this all upon my fucking self
Is my health gonna suffer ‘cause it’s tougher to get help
Might as well just call it quits while it’s all in shit and it hits
The ceiling fan and it splits and knocks my life into bits
If it gets any worse than this I’m telling you now
Its closure, the shows over, it’s finally my time to bow
But how, could you take
Something that was so great
Create and manipulate
Something that’s so full of hate
Is it fate, or some other force that it driving us here
Is it fear or another reason ready to appear
It’s been years but I still feel the same damn regret
And that is letting regret steadily get me upset
And the threat, of me ever losing my nerves
And choosing some words
That shock and disturb
And might leave you hurt
But you rightly deserve
‘Cause of all that you’ve done
You took all of my pride so now I have none
Your comeuppance comes!

Chorus!

Verse Three:
Isn’t it great when you find someone you can trust
‘Till you both get really close, engrossed in what you discuss
You share in each others dreams, a partnership and a team
A comradery it seems, took us to the next extreme
But differences in beliefs brought us all kinds of this grief
I tried to reach down inside of you so ended up a thief
As if I was trying to steal from you and strip you of your past
Now your family are mad and the first stone has been cast
And it smashed me in the face
Oh the bitterness, the taste
A feeling so unforgivable so you have been replaced
By this hatred that is simmering and burning on my tongue
I will never shut my mouth, not until this song is sung
You can ask me not to write, you can try ignore my voice
You can try to hate me baby but my words are not your choice
SO put my name on that lists and act like I never cared
I’ll act like I’s never there and forget we’ve ever shared!

Chorus!

Outro: (With backing 2)
I’ll never break, I’ll never take this again, mistakin’ we were friends
I’ve learned my mistakes, been burned by the hate again, awakened by the end!
There’s no fighting back, there’s no hiding that!

Backing 4: How could this happen?

Discography

Album / EP's -
Sleepless (2009)
Spotlight (2011)

Singles -
Now You Know (2009)
Last Christmas (2010)
Spotlight (2011)