Quiet Music For Quiet People

by Inga Liljeström

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This project is completely improvised. Some songs have cracks you are most welcome to fall into.

credits

released August 14, 2006

Inga Liljeström - vocals, lyrics
Heather Stratfield - cello
Bob Scott - laptop, samples
Michael Lira - double bass, piano, glockenspiel
Johnny Carr - lap steel guitar
Alon Ilsar - drums, incidental sounds

Recorded and mixed by Andy Hills over two nights in August, Surry Hills Sydney. Mastered by Bob Scott.

It was an improvised project Andy and Inga had talked about over a few teas.

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Inga Liljeström London, UK

I am an Australian/Finnish composer, vocalist and performer. I've also begun to experiment with film, collage, music for installations and an iPhone app, and have recently collaborated with universities in Australia and Finland in music and performance art.

Currently based in the UK.

Banner photography by Sarah Delaney. Profile image painted by Esmeralda Raven Aponte
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Track Name: Slowly Surfacing
Here suspended
Here time has ended
Like cars and foreign places
I try to lose myself here

A break in the traffic
Reminds you to breath
A break in the net
And you swim free

I'm slowly
I'm slowly surfacing
I'm slowly surfacing
I'm coming up for air

A crack in the sunset
Your butterfly wings are crumbling

I'm slowly surfacing
I'm slowly surfacing

Ah sun
Here she comes
Oh sun
Here it comes
Sun
Here it comes

I'm slowly surfacing
I'm slowly surfacing

I feel the heat rising in you
Tricking of water on the spine
I can the angels singing
They're saying your name
Track Name: Everything Feels Real
Everything
Everything feels real
Feels real with you

Everything
Everything
It feels real with you

Everything feels close
I can touch inside
Curled up inside with you

He doesn't recognise the love I have for him yet
Stored up in my insides
Worn on the inside for so long now
I carry him home with me
Through the dark you can lead me
Blindfolded
You can lead me on
Lead me on

Like the sky the sunset
Finally wake
In the palm of gods hand I lie
I just have to wait
I just have to wait

'Cause the truth is
I haven't put my hands where they belong
I hope they belong with you
I hope they belong with you
Track Name: Fall
Fall for the first time
Knowing it won't be the last
Fall for the first time
Knowing it won't be the last

Early morning
You walk quietly away
Leave without a trace
Don't you

All the days beauty unravels
You're dressed in a sunset
About to meet the moonset
You wear shiseido red to turn my head
To turn my head

You fall for the first time
Knowing it won't be the last
It won't be the last

Early morning
Walk quietly away
Leave without a trace

My wild dove
My Lizard heart
How could you love me
With words like that
With words like that

And how could you love me
With words like that
With words like that

Alone with you
Hotel room
Lights are flickering
Your smoked stained hands
I light a match
To light you up inside
And like this match
I come alive
Second line is yin
A woman
The ice is too thin
You cannot cross
Bird finds it's nest
The traveller first laughs
Then he cries
Then he cries

My wild dove
My lizard heart
It's early morning
I'll fall into love
I'll fall into love
I'll fall into love

Act as if you're asleep
Pour from her so lazy
Silver fox
Camellia
Milk and the crush as you moan
Tiny lights will tear us apart
Tiny lights will tear us apart

How could you love me with words like that
How could you love me with words like that
Track Name: Red Afternoon
It's a red afternoon
Stop your moanin'
I dress lightly

Forecasting temperatures
Rise to the point
Of catastrophe

Of course he loves her
She's waking up
waking up
Of course he loves her
She's waking up
She's waking up

She hiding things from him
Poems and broken heart strings
Raw like diamonds
They fall from her mouth
He gathers her words
And swallows hard

It's in your hands now love
Of course he loves her
She's waking up
Of course she feels him
She's waking up

Lost in the world
Anoraks and parkers
Buses and trains
I forget to say your name

Lost in the world
Anoraks and parkas
Buses and trains
I forget to say your name
Track Name: Strange Days
Take mine
You can take all of this
Too much
Already had enough
It's all getting too loaded
From my lovers tongue
Words run through me
His words they run right through me

I'm city bound
And bound to fall soon
You make me so god damn high
You make me so high

I can't get through
So much beauty before
All you do and speak
Is such beautiful anarchy

Shivering you stun me
Blue eyes they gun me down

City bound and bound to fall soon
You make me so god damn high
Almost reaching you

Oh love what have I done
To kill the thrill we had
You don't talk anymore
Ain't it strange
Ammunition from my lovers tongue
Words run right through me

Strange days
I can't trust this one
I expect my heart to brake
Fatalist my heart
See, you've broken me before

Strange Days
Can't trust this one
Oh strange days
Expect my heart to break

Fatalist my heart
Fatalist my heart
The thrill it nearly kills you honey
The thrill it nearly kills you honey
It nearly kills
Track Name: Lost Highway
When you take your love away from me
When I'm left to look at all this
We've come to far haven't we
Without knowing
Without knowing
With your hot hands

If i could turn your heart like a key
Unlock the sparks
They would fly like darts
I can't explain how this happened
I can't explain it

A lost highway
I will run
With wild geese that fly
Without the weight of you dear
I can't go through
Without the weight of you
Track Name: Sleep Longer
I'm just going to sleep through all this
I'm just going sleep through all this
My head is full of ramblings
My mind is full of you

But I come alive with you love
I come alive with you

Just sleep he said
I'll watch from here
His crooked teeth
And hands so warm
I lose myself here

And I come alive with you love
I come alive with you
And I come alive with you love
And I come alive with you
With you love
Track Name: A Place Near The Mouth
There's a place for us
The sun is shining there
It's a place near the mouth
Touches the tongue
Catches the breath
Finds a home in the heart

There's a place for us
The sun is shining there
is a place near the mouth
Touches the tongue
Caught in the throat
Catches the breath
Finds a home in the heart
Hitching up her skirt

He said ‘I think you're the one I prayed to god about'
I crash against him
It's the weave we make
It's the weave we make

He says he wants to shine
Delicate, tiny and drunk
Delicate, tiny and drunk
Track Name: Lumen
See in heart
I am all blood
It beats through me

See in my hands
I carry a part
Keep me close to remind me

See in my eyes
A place for your to fill

See in my mouth
A taste I have
Thirst for you still

See into me
As I see into you

Close your eyes now love
Close your eyes now love
Nothing to fear
Nothing at all
Nothing to fear
Nothing at all

Into a hidden part of me
He comes quietly
Please

Into a hidden part of me
He comes quietly
Please

All I am is here