You + Me = Not to Be | Ms. Maura

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Liner notes

A lot was learned and good times were had, but in the end some things just aren't meant to be.

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About the artist

Inspired by such varied artists as Portishead, Fiona Apple and Peggy Lee, Maura Murphy-Barrosse, aka Ms. Maura, is making “sultry-lady music for moody grooving” in Northeast Los Angeles.

Over the past decade, Maura has performed and recorded with a number of LA-based bands including Grayson Wray Project, Vibrasol and Lunar Rogue - rocking venues like House of Blues, Pershing Square, The Derby and The Mint. In her pursuit to push forward as a solo singer and songwriter, Maura began collaborating with her husband, Producer/Engineer Nicolas Fournier (who’s worked on many top albums by artists such as Sarah Bareilles, Linkin Park and Fall Out Boy). Their combined musical interests and independent ethos resulted in the 5-song EP, Reversible Lobotomy, and the creation of their independent label, Avenue 65 Records.

Family has always been a fundamental force in Maura’s music. She started grooving at three years old when she wrote, sang and recorded her original songs (including “You Never Know Where You’re Going”) with her dad’s band, Riffmaster & the Rockme Foundation. By first grade, she’d rocked her tunes at venues all over the Windy City, including the big summer festival Taste of Chicago.

With Reversible Lobotomy under her belt, Maura began playing out with college classmate, Lynz Floren. Playing their original acoustic tunes at LA venues including The Viper Room Lounge, TRiP, and The Airliner, Maura & Lynz celebrated the release of their first EP, Just How It Goes, at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go.

Lyrics

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