Urchin (re​-​released version 2010) featuring additional songs and remixes

by Inga Liljeström

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Long out of print and now collectable, 'Urchin' was Inga Liljestrom's very first LP, recorded back in 1998. Featuring the gorgeous tracks 'Coma' and 'Marmalade' - which early fans will remember doing the rounds as remixes by a young Friendly and Ali Omar (Atone) respectively - it also features an early version of 'The Drowning Song' which Inga has been performing live again in recent years often accompanied by a toy piano. 12 tracks that will pull you in "hook line and sinker", plus a remix of 'Coma' by Bob Scott. In 2010, Urchin was released through Dadada records, but with additional track Thistle featuring Stu Hunter, on accordion, a collaboration with Will Fazer (Baggsmen/ The Hive (You Shine) and remixes by Ali Omar (Marmalade) and Groovescooter remix of Awkward Like A Boy.

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released January 1, 1998

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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: Holding Still
I could feel you leaving
I could feel me leaving too
Now it's oh so quiet
Now it's oh so quiet
I can almost hear you breath

I'm holding still
But i'm holding still

I could feel the earth moving
I could feel you moving through a crowd
You're lost in a crowd
You're on edges
But I'm holding still

I'm holding still
But I'm holding still

And when you break
I'm breaking with you

I'm holding still
I'm holding still
I'm holding still
You're lost in crowd
I'm holding still
Track Name: Yellowhead
Will you materialise
Before me today
Hours seem like lifetimes
My blood feels thin

Maybe you can fill me
To my core
So I no longer
Feel this crevasse
Between breastbone
And vertebrae

How could I go on
For so long
Without touching my truth

Maybe you can fill me
To my core
So I no longer
feel this crevasse
Between breastbone and vertebrae
Track Name: The Drowning Song
Hold me down here underwater
Hold me down here
I breathe more freely here underwater
I breathe more freely here

This ship is casting an anchor he said
Her waters are safer, calmer

I thought we both were hooked, line and sinking
Hooked, line and sinking
Hooked, line
And sinking
And sinking
Track Name: Cut
When the sun comes
The moon goes
When the moon goes
The sun comes

Sometimes cutting
Circulation
Sometimes my words
Too thin for purpose

To contain this
Would turn
To poison

When the sun comes
The moon goes
When the moon goes
The sun comes

The grit
The teeth
Denture

When the sun comes
The moon goes
When the moon goes
The sun comes

I feel it I feel I feel it all
I feel it all
I feel it all

To contain this would turn to poison
Track Name: Coma
Me and my magical existence
You and your love intertwined
In the threads of my hair
In the needles of porcupine

My sweetest apple pie
iIm all dumplings and fat
With ecstasy and you in my belly
I swim and never tire

Coma has my lovers heart
Coma had him right from the start

I'm a present of god
Undo me someone
I'm all strings and barbed wire
Undo me someone

Coma has my lovers heart
Coma had him right from the start

Has anyone seen my love
Has anyone seen my heart
Has anyone seen him
Track Name: Tightness
He hush me down
He blow my brow
Silence gathers ‘round
Hush now hush now
Just hold tighter

He hush me down
He blow my brow
Silence gathers ‘round

I've always been
A child who beguiles you
I spin a tale about you
I spin a tale about you

To you I do bind
And hell can't find us here

Your freckled skin
I know what constellation you're in boy
I know what constellation you're in

To you I do bind
And hell can't find us here

Your eyes are blue
You've got blue eyes
You've got green hair
You've got blue eyes
I see god there
Oh I see god there
In your tightness
I am found

In your tightness
I am bound
In your tightness
I am found
In your tightness
I am bound
Track Name: Oxygen Boy
Oxygen boy
Oxygen boy
Tanked and on my back
You ride
Your mouth
Gets me high
Free basing ethers again
Tripping over her love strings
Every cell feels love
I'm breathing again
I'm pulsing again

Comes on like like smacking your mouth again mine

Hard core
Pornographic
In your movements
Oxygen boy
Oxygen boy
Track Name: Marmalade
Come take some life out of me
I need to wear down
I'm strung out on a clothes line
Hung up on you
I'm hung up and slightly misconstrued

I'm washing and wearing
Torn at my seams
I need to get my body close to you

Maybe like a favourite shirt
Come wear me thin
Wear my bones to breaking
I'm constantly in sin
Constantly

Sometimes too much
I feel too much
Some times too little
I feel small and equal
But today in my unhemmed dress
Will you notice
The creases where your body lay
And a little stain of marmalade
Track Name: The Wait
Can't wait to see you
I can't wait
Can't wait to see you
I can't wait

But you got your new love
I know this now
You got your new love
I know this now

I'm going out of my fuckin' brain
Waiting for you
I'm going out of my fuckin' brain
Waiting for you

'Cause you got your new love
And I've got mine
Yes you've got your new love
And yes i've got mine

Such sad fucking
When you know you're losing
For a taste of love
For a taste of love
Track Name: Deeper Things
Caught out
I'm caught red handed
Bloodied fingernails
They're at my neck again
Lover kill this fear in me
I fear there's no-one hear but me

An angel cuts her wing
To bring on deeper things
An angel cuts her wing
To bring on deeper things

Traffic breathes
Like a demented lover
And i'm running still
I fear i am the hunted
I hear the sirens
And i wonder if it's me who has died

An angel cuts her wing
To bring on deeper things
An angel cuts her wing
To bring on deeper things
Track Name: 10 Smiles
Everything broken
Glued to your big marching shoes
My heart
Ballooning
Somewhere safer

Maybe sunstroked
Maybe love chocked
Teething pains
Knock me down again

Now I am ten
Now I am ten smiles
Now I am ten smiles from happiness

Fly blown and swollen
We've left it for too long now
We're still avoiding what could be god send

Now I am ten
Now I am ten smiles
Now I am ten smiles from happiness