Dance Until My Heart Breaks

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released March 2, 2012

MA is Victoria White & Drew Crawford

All tracks written by MA except 8 by White/Crawford/Parkee
Produced by Drew Crawford
Mixed by Chris Townend at The Hit Shack, Tasmania
Engineered by Rich Hundy at Q Studios, Australian Institute of Music
Mastered by Herb Powers at Powers Mastering, Inc, Florida, USA

Production assistant - Tyler Grant
Assistant recording engineers - Scotty Henderson, Gabriel Castro

Lead and backing vocals - Victoria White
Arrangements, programming, keyboards, backing vocals - Drew Crawford

Guitars - Tyler Grant
Guitar on 7 - Rich Hundy
Bass guitar - Clive Harrison
Bass guitar on 1 - Milica Stefanovic
Alto sax - Martin Kay
Ten sax - Nathan Henshaw
Trumpet & flugelhorn - Stewart Kirwan
Trombone - Ben Gurton
Percussion - Ian Cifuentes
Additional synth sample on 6 - Isaac Campbell

Cover by Rob Murray
Photography by Dave Cheng
Styled by Luke Staley

© 2012 www.themusicofma.com

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MA Sydney, Australia

MA is singer Victoria White & composer Drew Crawford, a Sydney pop duo once described as "Bjork meets Hall & Oates". They’ve been writing songs together since 2000, forming MA in 2005.

Victoria’s voice is her signature whilst Drew’s music is timeless and beautifully crafted. Together they make you believe in pop all over again - it's music that loves you back!
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Track Name: 10,000 Hours
You think you know how it is - you’ve got your own ideas
You think you know your own mind - you’re talking to your own kind

Time speeds up, you cool down
I wasted mine, I messed around

Time waits for no one, its true
Everybody goes through the same
I was just like you
I took my shot before my aim

Let your feet leave the ground
And stop to smell flowers
But the science is sound
Ten thousand hours

You don’t know how to fit in, you don't know where to begin
You want the world in your hands but you don't have any plans

You want in to get out
You are stuck, mooning about

Look into the mirror, darling
Everybody looks much the same
I was just like you
I took the credit not the blame

Let your feet leave the ground
And stop to smell flowers
But the science is sound
Ten thousand hours

Are you scared or do you just not care enough?
Are you bad or are you simply acting tough?
If you know what you want
Then why act nonchalant?
Will you be a diamond or are you happy rough?

Let your feet leave the ground
And stop to smell flowers
But the science is sound
Ten thousand hours
Track Name: If That's How You Want It To Be
I’ll be your bed head golden trophy
Hot looking and kinda dopey...
I’ll be your favourite strict teacher
The one who took you to the double feature

It’s not gonna be
It’s not gonna be
It’s not gonna be hard for me

I’ll be your messy drama queen
Loving you while treating you mean
I could be your plucky sidekick
Your evil nemesis playing the dirty tricks

If that's how you
If that's how you
If that's how you want it to be

On and on... all you do is complain!
Frustrating boy you're driving me away
I keep trying just the same
But you're driving me away
I keep trying just the same
But you're driving me crazy

I’ll be your summer holiday dream
Romantic and overly keen
Take me quick or take your time
Take me anywhere but here would be fine

It’s not gonna be
It’s not gonna be
It’s not gonna be hard for me

So wrap me up tight, now undress me,
Turn on the lights to see you caress me
I can be anything you require
I got the stuff cause I’m your supplier

If that's how you
If that's how you
If that's how you want it to be

On and on... all you do is complain!
Frustrating boy you're driving me away
I keep trying just the same
But you're driving me away
I keep trying just the same
But you're driving me crazy

With the things that you said
Can't forget
But I see it's not me that you want
Or you need
So get off the phone now, and out of my bed
Leave me alone now
Leave me alone now, get out of my bed,
And out of my head... oh...

All you do is complain
Frustrating boy you're driving me away
I keep trying just the same
But you're driving me away
I keep trying just the same
But you're driving me crazy
Track Name: Horses Dream of Horses
We used to lie in the gutter and gaze at the stars
I told you my stories, you showed me your scars
Cut a rug til the sun came up
Couldn't stop, couldn't get enough
But that seems a million years ago

Last night instead of you I dreamed of my computer screen
Woke up and laughed that biology could be so mean
Working all day and into the night isn’t right
But both we do -

Oh, and I miss you...

Horses dream of horses
Lovers dream of lovers
Golfers dream of courses
Pillows dream of covers

We used to lie under covers and stare at the fire
I read you the paper, you showed me ‘The Wire’
Cuddled up til the sun went down
Cozy in my dressing gown
But that seems another life ago

Last night instead of you I dreamed of my computer screen
Woke up and laughed that biology could be so mean
Working all day and into the night isn’t right
But both we do -

Oh, and I miss you...
Track Name: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
When he came I was afraid
Told myself it was all too soon
Went on down to the panic room
Where I built my defences and I prayed

Scared of being swallowed whole
Scared I’ll lose control

So I run & I run & I run, run away
Run & I run & I run, run away
Run & I run & I run, run away
Run & I run & I run, run away

Still I lifted the blockade
Pulled my head out of the ground
Made myself take a look around.
And I came to my senses and he stayed

Sick of being left behind
Tired of being blind

When I run & I run & I run, run away
Run & I run & I run, run away
Run & I run & I run, run away
Run & I run & I run, run away

It’s not the first time
But, between you and me, I jump the gun
But I never mean to hurt anyone when I run
Run away
Track Name: Hey Love
Hey love, could it be true?
Could it be you’ve
Come by the old neighbourhood?

Well I’ve rearranged – it’s all changed - since you were here.
Oh, how long has it been? Well it seems like it’s been years.
I know I cried so many tears!

I couldn’t, I wouldn’t listen to - you know
I couldn't, I wouldn't, I didn’t listen to you
Now I know what you meant for me

Won’t come you ‘round again, come inside
Get comfortable, stay awhile
Can I pour you a drink, by the fire
Take your coat, lose the tie…

Its okay love, you can stay love
Its okay love, you can stay love
Hey love

Hey love, remember me?
Remember we were once
Too close to see?

When you come and go how’s a girl to know if you’ll return?
What with the headache and the heartbreak and the after-burn.
I’ve got some lessons left to learn!

He wasn’t, he wasn’t the one for me I guess
He wasn't, just wasn't, wasn't the one for me
Now I know what you meant for me

Won’t come you ‘round again, come inside
Get comfortable, stay awhile
Can I pour you a drink, by the fire
Take your coat, lose the tie…

Its okay love, you can stay love
Its okay love, you can stay love
Hey love
Track Name: Dance Until My Heart Breaks
This is insane, my brain is breaking down over you
Never felt raw before so tell me what I'm supposed to do
 
Used to know my moves now I just nod to the beat
I'm stuck to my seat, can't get to my feet

I used to be so smooth now I just can't get in time
Or think of a line. I got to unwind...
 
Monday to Friday I burn for you
And come Saturday night I'm a dancing fool

And I'll dance until my heart breaks
I'm in love with you
Dance away my heartache
I'm in love with you
 
Can you explain remaining friends without benefits?
Touching you's tough enough when my heart’s so swollen that it splits

Used to be so cool now I just stare at my phone
I want you alone, won't you throw me a bone?
 
Used to be all rules now I just scream and I shout,
I got to break out - get outta the house...

Monday to Friday I burn for you
And come Saturday night I'm a dancing fool

And I'll dance until my heart breaks
I'm in love with you
Dance away my heartache
I'm in love with you
Track Name: The Library Card
I've been tied up for a while - I've been busy
And you'll never guess how much I missed your nervous smile - makes me crazy!

You're surprised, well I took my time to work it out -
Should've said it before -
But you're shy and I didn't want to freak you out
Let's not wait anymore

Oh - whoah I'm gonna check you out tonight
Oh - whoah I'm gonna take you home tonight

You could be my superstar - if you want to
Cause you're clever and you know just what and who you are - and I want you

You're a fine intellectual I'll take you out
though the library door
Find your kind super-sexual. Work it out -
you and me on the dance floor

Oh - whoah I'm gonna check you out tonight
Oh - whoah I'm gonna take you home tonight

Oh boy, take off those frames, let me see those blues eyes
Feel the tweed on your thighs, you've been thinking too hard...
Put down your books - not as scary as it looks.
I'll get out my library card...

Oh - whoah I'm gonna check you out tonight
Oh - whoah I'm gonna take you home tonight
Track Name: All Alone Is Okay (Solitude's Alright)
Walking down my street I see the faces grim and sad
I'm out of step, can’t find my feet, I’m lost I feel so bad

I thought that I was right and being strong
I'm so full of regret, what I said was so completely wrong.

Oh you

All alone is ok, solitude's alright
I’d rather be wrapped up now in your beautiful, your beautiful light

Oh you

I close the gate, I walk the night I know I made mistakes
Yesterday was certain - what a difference a day makes!

You always had me when push came to shove
And now I know it hurts so hard 'cause this is really love

Oh you

All alone is ok, solitude's alright
I’d rather be wrapped up now in your beautiful, your beautiful light

Oh you

It's always been you...
Track Name: When You Notice Me Again
When you notice me again
I’ll be beautiful and thin
When you notice me
I will be someone you’d like to talk to everyday

When you notice me again
My eyes will change from blue to green
When you notice me
I will be someone you’ll want to be with everyday

If I start by living for today
If I find the words I need to say
Would you laugh at me?
Would you turn your head?
Would you take me up in your arms instead?
If I did it come what may…
Would it be okay?

When you notice me again
I’ll be happy in my skin
When you notice me
I will be someone I’d like to be with everyday