MJ

MJ

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MJ is a brother and sister POP duo.

Biography

Based out of New York City, MJ is a brother/sister pop duo.

Mariya sings lead vocal while John serves as producer, provides background vocals, and plays guitar. Their combination of songwriting talent and amazing vocal ability creates an unusual team not seen in the modern music world.

Mariya's voice flows effortlessly through each track liking her to Avril Lavigne or Kelly Clarkson. She brings a powerful personality that only enhances her versatility and addicting voice quality. John's previous experience as a singer/songwriter gained national exposure through both TV (Dawson’s Creek) and print (Music Connection).

MJ recently released I’m Not Gone, the follow-up to their debut EP No History. MJ’s songwriting and musical production reflects their maturity as a group and as individuals.

Lyrics

I'm Not Gone

Written By: Maragos / Holford

Change all the locks inside your head,
so you can let me in instead.
Here I am knocking - don't pretend you're not home.

Open the blinds
Behind your eyes
Cause I think you should look outside
Here I am waiting
Don't pretend that you're all alone
Cuz I'm Not Gone!

I wanna wake you up when your sleeping.
I wanna make you talk when you don't know what to say.
I wanna shake you when you don't know what to believe
You might think I went away,
But I'm Not Gone
I'm Not Gone

Open the door
inside your mouth
So you can let some words come out
Here I am calling
Don't pretend you can't hear.

Pack up the stuff
That's weighing you down
We need some room to move around
Here I am helping
You can't carry it on your own
and I'm Not Gone!

I wanna wake you up when your sleeping
I wanna make you talk when you don't know what to say.
I wanna shake you when you don't know what to believe
You might think I went away,
but I'm Not Gone
I'm Not Gone

You're not alone
(Sometimes I feel like I can't try)
You're not alone
(Sometimes I feel like I should quit)
And you will never be alone
(I can't break out of it!)
You're not alone
(Sometimes I feel like I can't run)
You're not alone
(Sometimes I just wanna forget)
And you will never be
(I can't break out of it!)
You'll never be...
(Ahh, Ahh, Ahh)

I wanna wake you up when your sleeping
I wanna make you talk when you don't know what to say.
I wanna shake you when you don't know what to believe
You might think I went away,
but I'm Not Gone
I'm Not Gone

It Isn't Real

Written By: Maragos / Holford

I just can’t deal with the way that I feel
When you act like I’m not in the room
I just can’t stand how you’re holding her hand
You pretend like you’re all bride and groom

But she’s just a pretty face and
A second rate replacement
Don’t you know It Isn’t Real

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All dressed up in pretty clothes
Going out to every show
You’re not who I used to know, It Isn’t Real
You act like you don’t know my name
You should stop playing this game
You’re not the same, It Isn’t Real

You are so slick with your new party tricks
And you think that I don’t see the strings
You’re in disguise, you won’t look in my eyes
Cuz you know I might blow the whole thing

But your life is an imitation
In cartoon animation
Can’t you see It Isn’t Real?

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Didn’t you feel like you were part of me?
When did we get plastic surgery?
Now you’re acting like you’re so removed
Someone else in your shoes
All I want is a little sign
That your memories are the same as mine
Tick tock tick tock, our time’s about to stop

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Better Off Alone

Written By: Maragos / Maragos / Holford

I could be out and having a good time, 'stead of just waiting on my own
I thought I meant something to you, so why am I here all alone?
It started Monday, now it is Thursday, I think time is slowing down
I just watch the hands on the clock, I think that they stopped spinning around

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Please somebody anybody come and wake me up
This nightmare I'm having has gone on for long enough.
I don't want you, I don't need you, I'm good on my own
You're not thinking of me so I'm better off alone.

I'm gettin' blisters walkin' in circles, and my phone's not making a sound
Maybe I should just walk away, instead of going round and round
My head is aching, my eyes are burning, and I keep thinking of your face
And even though you're never here, you're still taking up way too much space

CHORUS
Please somebody anybody come and wake me up
This nightmare I'm having has gone on for long enough.
I don't want you, I don't need you, I'm good on my own
You're not thinking of me so I'm better off alone.

And I just don't know what I am waiting for
But I know that I am done with being ignored
And I won't miss you. How 'bout a review?

You said you'd call me on Monday, but now it is Sunday,
and all your chances have run out.
I was optimistic, now I'm realistic, I know what I am all about

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I don't need you anymore to come and wake me up
That nightmare was over when I said I'd had enough.
I don't want you, I don't need you, I'm good on my own
You're not thinking of me so I'm better off alone.

What’s Your Name?

Written By: Maragos / Holford

You and me got leading roles in this passion play
But somehow we forgot all the words to say
There’s no one backstage to read us our lines
I guess we’re just gonna have to make it up this time

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There’s no way that we should be trying
If you say that I’m the one to blame
Today maybe we should start all over
Let me introduce myself, What’s Your Name?

You and me could find the X on the treasure map
But somehow we got lost, can’t find our way back
I thought I wouldn’t need directions with you
But now I’m not so sure where we’re going to.

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BRIDGE
But I don’t feel like going on all alone
But there is something that you should know

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Discography

"I'm Not Gone" EP, released Dec, 2005
"No History" EP, released Feb, 2005