Reversible Lobotomy

by Ms. Maura

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    Ms. Maura's first EP! Manufactured in the USA on 100% recycled stock using vegetable-based inks.

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released November 30, 2010

Maura MB - all vocals, keys, programming; Nicolas Fournier - bass, guitar, keys, programming; Mr. Mo Cleary - guitars on track 5; Steve Rashid - piano on track 5; All songs written by Maura Murphy-Barrosse; All songs produced, recorded, and mixed by Nicolas Fournier at Avenue 65, LA, CA, except track 5 also recorded by Steve Rashid at Woodside Avenue Music Productions, Evanston IL. Mastered by Mike Lazer at Paramount Mastering, LA, CA. ©



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Ms. Maura Los Angeles, California

“At first you think, ‘Oh, she's a little like Annie Lennox,’ then you think, ‘No, she's sort of a torch singer,’ then you think, ‘Whoa! That's a BIG voice -- like Etta James Big,’ and then you just stop thinking and sit back and say, ‘It's just GOOD.’”

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Track Name: You + Me = Not to Be
One day, we were walking through the hall
Our eyes met, no one watching but the walls
And we knew right then with that passing glance
Saw our childrens' eyes and we walked right past 'cause
You and me, we were never meant to be

One day, we were sitting by the Nile
Embracing, so engaged but all the while
We were thinking thoughts of a lifetime past
If the memory's gone will the passion last 'cause
You and me, we were never meant to be

Yeah you and me we can try but soon we'll see, by the by
That you and me were never meant to be
Yeah you and me we can try but soon we'll see, by the by
That you and me were never meant to be

Oh, we were never meant to be
Oh, we were never meant to be
Track Name: Peace for a Place
Well I would greatly enjoy the ability
To temporarily sew up my lips
Many hours lamenting their activity
To reminisce without chills would be bliss

Yet here I sit dreading the day ahead
The repercussions of what has been said
But the truth is they weren’t even listening
And the tragedy’s all in my head

Well I sure wouldn’t mind the invention of
A reversible lobotomy
Every now and then click I can turn it off
And the worry would finally cease

But unfortunately things don’t work that way
Fairly certain they all know I’m lame
But the truth is they didn’t give it much thought
Hell they barely remember my name

Well isn’t that often the case
Wasting time just to save face
While in the shuffle of the day-to-day race
We sacrifice our peace for a place
Track Name: Fuzzy Brain, Heavy Body
There’s a thought in my head that my hands can’t keep up with
And a song trying to sound but my mouth’s got caught up
While the world’s spinning ‘round and my dream is to share
Kinda lost what I found but I know that it’s there

Though I wonder if I will ever find
It’s still stored somewhere deeply in my mind
And although it’s strange to say
We’ll meet up one day
But to wait ‘til then, that sure is something lame

Tightly lying there
The eyes can move
Assessing surrounding conditions
In the stagnant air
Set in the groove
Ambivalence making decisions

And the actions that are needed
Dance clearly in the light
But now gravity’s succeeded
And to fight one only might
Track Name: I Don't Wanna
I don’t wanna go in there
I don’t wanna feel that air
I don’t wanna step inside
I don’t wanna take that ride
I don’t want to hear your voice
I don’t wanna make that choice
I don’t wanna be
I don’t wanna see

I don’t wanna take advice
I don’t wanna make it nice
I don’t wanna waste my time
I don’t wanna hear you whine
I don’t wanna feel this way
I don’t wanna live this day

I don’t wanna go
No I don’t wanna know
No, no, no
Well you can say what you want to say
I am not going oh no not this day
No way

You can’t make me
I don’t wanna
You can’t make me
I’m not gonna

I don’t wanna see your face
I don’t wanna win that race
I don’t wanna plug it in
I don’t wanna wear this skin
I don’t wanna scratch that itch
I don’t wanna be your bitch
I don’t wanna lie
I don’t wanna try
Track Name: You Never Know Where You're Going
You never know where you’re going
So you go to a party

You never know where you’re going
Mister Mo

You know where you’re going
So you go to a party

You never know where you’re going
You put the paint on the wall
When you paint and snarkle
And you dance and scream
You pants and you dance and scream

You dance and scream
You dance on the screen
You dance and scream
And you never know where
You dance and scream
You never know – oh

You dance and scream when you don’t know
You dance and scream