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by Ulli Mattsson

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1.
Blue Whales 04:27
Float my home on the river When I have a sail I go to sea Know I can find you where the whales gather Why don't you come home to me? I wish for blue whales I wish for hammer sharks I wish for their voices In the dark I'm sorry that I made you cry I know you will keep your heart open and wild First Nation will be my final call First Nation will be my port I wish for blue whales I wish for hammer sharks I wish for their voices in the dark and I wish for you We glow in the dark I wish for you I miss you
2.
Mother 03:28
Mother please come home Father is missing you so All I can hear is that he is crying I know you made sure never to be found again Never a woman who needed a home A shiphand, a husband or a son And when you were all alone You used to sing your song to your soul You're a nomad You are a shaman Your trade it was in this land And your ship was always bound For a different shore A foreign land Children throwing stones You took them in and you set all their bones Wrapped them in some dirty cloth Gave them some water Then just set them off Mother please come home Father is missing you so
3.
Riverwoman 03:57
The Riverwoman Has her fire stoked Her dog will notice When the kettle boils And they'll howl together Aooo aoooo She'll push her boat out Through headless storms She'll push her boat out But she'll never know Who she left behind A o o o She's the Riverwoman The only woman I have ever known There are crying sailors There are sailors' corpses There are crying sailors Everywhere she goes She's the Riverwoman Aooo Only the tide will take her Only the tide will know Only the tide will take her On her riverboat To places we will never know She's the Riverwoman The only woman I have ever known In the rhythm In the rhythm of my heart The rhythm She's in the rhythm of my heart In the rhythm of my heart
4.
Magpie 03:46
One is for sorrow And two is for joy Three for a girl And four for a boy Five is for silver And six is for gold Seven for a story That's never been told That's never been told Never cared much for sorrow Want to loose myself in joy Find myself a girl Or find myself a boy Never cared much for silver Never cared much for gold As long as it's a story that's never been told That's never been told If I see you alone on a branch I will never walk you by I will say good morning Mr Magpie How is your wife? Never cared much for silver Never cared much for gold As long as it's a story that's never been told If I see you alone on a branch I will never walk you by I will say good morning Mr Magpie How is your wife? Where is your wife?
5.
Queequeg I've found her! And she'll take us both on board Today I walked for miles and miles And the mockingbird showed me his Valentine So now this winter's waiting is over So now this winter's waiting is over Like the Sirens you call me But I am safe in harbour tonight All the ships they are recruiting men And tomorrow dawn we'll all set sail So now this winter's waiting is over So now this winter's waiting is over Oh, oh my love now this winter's waiting is over
6.
On a Wire 03:12
On a wire Nothing is certain For sure Black or white This I do know And neighbours they talk And friends they walk away At least I know now where you are At least I know now why you stayed On a wire No one did notice You walked so slowly away Left your home Left your country Left your mind Left your memories To stay At least I know now where you are At least I know now why you stayed So long On a wire On a wire On a wire
7.
All these things undone I'll make sure I do them for you I'll do them for you And all these things unknown I'll make sure I know them for you I'll know them for you Now rest And all these children unloved I'll make sure I'll love them for you I'll love them for you And all these things unsaid I'll make sure I say them for you I'll say them for you Now rest I'll do them for you I'll say it for you Now rest
8.
Now when your body feels like it is on fire Is it time Is it time to go? Your aching mind is higher then pylons You don't want to know Want to know Lights Wandering lights Call it a voodoo or call it a rising I'll do these things undone I promise And no more wandering lights
9.
Last Song 03:01
Arise from this land We made our home Arise it'll be earth shattering We will love again My darling it's earth shattering We will love again My darling we shall You are still in me In the wind In the poplar trees You are still in me My darling Again, again, again, again We will love again And it will never be the same

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Cover photo by Bettina Von Zwehl

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released March 16, 2016

All Words & Music Ulli Mattsson

Arranged by Ulli Mattsson, apart from 'Magpie' arranged with Emma Ringqvist

Produced by Ulli Mattsson

Engineered by Amir Shoat

Mixed by Amir Shoat & Ulli Mattsson

Mastered by Joe, Subsequent Mastering


Guitar, fretless bass, drums, percussion, programming & vocals - Ulli Mattsson

Violin, harmonica, drums & backingvox - Lena Nyberg

Rhodes, backingvox - Emma Ringqvist

Lead guitar - Jacob Carey

Backingvox - Janette Pierechod

Snoring - Beth the Dog

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Ulli Mattsson London, UK

Mattsson sailed north up the River Lea and out of London last summer to start recording Feral.
The percussive, almost shamanistic rhythms of her guitar have their roots in years of playing fretless bass, while the spacious, simple arrangements hark back further still, to the traditional Scandinavian music of her past. They are tales of sailors of loss and love, they are tales of the sea. ... more

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