Present Company (single)

by Mishkin Fitzgerald

He leaves and in the wake I am rejected I wait I stare like a fool I am alone The only thing I know is they have taken him away from me I ran to the grave and the earth was cold I dragged the stones away and entered in I have no place here He was silent They have taken him away from me I'm left present company Can I crawl Can I charm the snakes away from those I love Should I wait Should I hate Should I claim my stake Or just pretend to care The tragedy is they have him away from me I'm left in present company But I need more time and I've never known another way To be unkind I'll just throw myself Throw myself away


Produced, mixed and mastered by Forbes Coleman at Audiobeach Studios.

Words and Music by Mishkin Fitzgerald.

Guitars, Bass, Drums and Synth arranged and performed by Forbes Coleman.

String arrangements by Mishkin Fitzgerald, performed by Ella Stirmey, Keely McDonald and Garry Mitchell.


released December 3, 2012


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Mishkin Fitzgerald Brighton, UK

Mishkin Fitzgerald is best known for her role as lead singer and pianist in the British ‘orchestral punk-rock’ band, Birdeatsbaby. Solo she plays darkly tinged pianos ballads and weird alt-pop tunes. Influenced heavily by classical piano music, and alternative artists such as Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Regina Spektor, Mishkin’s sound is distinctive, fragile and unapologetic. ... more

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