My name is Conor McAuley and I write songs.. don’t really know what else to say, I guess you would want to hear why. ?
Growing up I’ve always been the kid on the outside, usually excluded from parties and group things, never really wanted to do anything crazy or dangerous and have always been one to just keep my head down. The only shining light; music. ?
Music has been my passion ever since I was really young, when I watched my dad playing guitar in his spare time and doing small gigs after his day job and doing that made me wonder how to do that, so I started.?
I’ve always listened to music to help myself get through bad times, because if I was having a bad day and didn’t have anyone to talk to about it, there would always be a song to reassure me that everything will be okay.?
I guess what I’m saying is that I write music for the kids who are being left out or the ones that feel like the dark skies will never clear, or the guy who’s just not too sure if he’s going to find the one. I don’t write music to tell people all that I know about the world because I don’t know that much at all, but I write with the hope that if someone feels like they’re alone, they put the headphones on, switch on one of my songs and feel every lyric as if it were their own.
- Screen name:
- Conor McAuley
- Member since:
- Oct 08 2019
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Highly influenced by artists such as the 1975, John Mayer, Great Big Sea and a little bit of the Eagles.
- Acoustic Guitar:
Equipment list is updating but currently I have my guitar and a pedal board. Equipment will be progressed very soon.
Hey are u awake?
Hey are u awake?Ever get those times where you write out a big long message to someone and freeze before hitting send? Ever delete the whole thing and write something else and freeze again? I've tried to capture the thoughts that paralyse me in that moment so hopefully others can be with me too in hitting the send button. I hope you enjoy this one :) -Lyrics- Hey are you awake I know, it’s kinda late Take time to contemplate Reply she makes me wait I wish I was told the answer Because now I have no clue I know that I can’t talk to her With no chances then I can’t lose How can I find a woman that’ll make me complete When in a crowded room I hardly speak Take time to make sure that my feelings are right Talk one to one with people that are all the same But when I find the one she can’t stay Take time to make sure that my feelings are right I hope I didn't freak you out I know I come on too strong In love I don't know what's allowed I know I've done something wrong Secretly I hoped you would stay I wish I was told the rules This game called love we play Theres a thousand ways that I can lose How can I find a woman that’ll make me complete When in a crowded room I hardly speak Take time to make sure that my feelings are right Talk one to one with people that are all the same But when I find the one she can’t stay Take time to make sure that my feelings are right Hey are you awake I know, it's 3am Last one then I'll let u be But I was wondering if you think about me
Step 5 (Acceptance)
Step 5 (Acceptance)This is a song for those who are facing any type of grief, either small scale or large. Facing any type of loss sucks, be it breaking up with the person you love, getting turned down from that job you wanted or losing a loved one. It can often feel confusing, and looking up the steps of it on the internet don't help because it seems as if step 4 last an eternity, when in reality all we need is each other to get us through. This one is a little deeper than most, but I hope you all enjoy my new tune "Step 5 (Acceptance)". Thank you! :) -Lyrics- Taken away just as fast as it came I know it’ll hurt at the start It hurts a little bit longer and you’ll cry a lot harder when you realise That this is the way they’ll remember your name Crashed against the wave Pain lets you know you’re alive Didn’t think much about it then But now, I realise Don’t take my word When I say that I’ll get by In my head I’m always asking why It’s gonna take time My heart will survive But why’s it taking so long To reach step 5 I thought that the music would help me I was told I should maybe see somebody A specialist, to make sense of this hard time Wish I would have known from the start Now I need to find a way to fix a broken heart Don’t take my word When I say that I’ll get by In my head I’m always asking why It’s gonna take time My heart will survive But why’s it taking so long To reach step 5 Step one was done but took a while Step two was cruel with bruises and a broken smile Step three had me tempted to reconcile By step four I certain that I couldn’t take more One step to go, then I won’t have to worry anymore Don’t take my word When I say that I’ll get by In my head I’m always asking why It’s gonna take time My heart will survive But why’s it taking so long To reach step 5
102 | 1975 (Cover)
102 | 1975 (Cover)Can't believe this song hasn't been on their Spotify yet (I think they had it on before, and I think they're doing it again) but just in the mean time, here is my cover of a beautifully written song by the 1975, played at 2am last night in an emotional, sleep deprived state. Enjoy!
Everything ChangesIn times where it feels like things are moving at a mile a minute, you sometimes just sit back and think about how much has really changed, for better or for worse. Sometimes you wish you could go back to day that were simpler, or are thankful that those days are over. Either way, everything changes.
Be My Mistake | 1975 (Cover)
Be My Mistake | 1975 (Cover)An absolutely beautiful song. After learning the lyrics and slowly learning this song, it became more and more powerful to me, and I could feel the emotion in every word and every strum. Matty Healy is a brilliant songwriter, and I hope to one day be just as insightful and present so much meaning in the music I write.
A Minute For You
A Minute For YouSometimes I just feel like I want to make the world stop for just a minute and put a pause on all of the issues and problems that are happening, so that I can spend another minute in your arms.
Sex | 1975 (Cover)
Sex | 1975 (Cover)Such a great acoustic song, so I figured I'd give it a go!
How Does This Make You Feel?
How Does This Make You Feel?Just a lil' tune about picking up the guitar, sitting beside the woman I love and just playing whatever came to me. I know it's really corny but I don't care, I like it xD I hope you all like it.
This Too Shall Pass
This Too Shall PassThis is just a song for when you're ever feeling bad and feeling as if a bad situation is never going to end, because always remember; "This Too Shall Pass". Depending on how this song does on this, I might upload to Spotify. Thank you everyone for listening and I hope you enjoy.