THE AUDREYS
'TIL MY TEARS ROLL AWAY
Lyrics, Credits & Thanks

1. My Darlin' Girl
2. Baby, are you there?
3. Keep Your Company
4. Ballad for the Fallen
5. Roll Away
6. Comfort Me (feat. The Nymphs)
7. Bring the Stars Out
8. Lady Luck
9. Come on Back to Bed
10. Why Must I Wait
11. I Can't Sleep
12. Love has a way of Unravelling


Performed by Taasha Coates (vocals, keys) and Tristan Goodall (guitars) with:

Shane O’Mara: additional guitars, arrangements, backing vocals
Ben Wiesner: drums, percussion
Brett Canning: bass, backing vocals

Plus special guests, see track credits.

Design and layout by Todd Bennett and photography by Ali Sanderson.

Produced, mixed and engineered by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville, Melbourne and Mixmasters, Adelaide. Additional engineering by Mick Wordley. Mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301, Sydney.

All songs by The Audreys, ABC Music Publishing in Australia. Booked by Premier Artists in Australia. Management by Poorhouse Music, info@poorhousemusic.com.




THANKS

As ever, we could never have made this record on our own. Our heartfelt thanks go to our producer Shane O'Mara and our band-mates Ben Wiesner and Brett Canning. As always we were deeply humbled by your talents and commitment. Big thanks also to all the guests musicians who brought their a-games to every session. So many of you, so much fun. Thanks to Mick Wordley at Mixmasters and Steve Smart at 301 for the studio magic, and thanks to Todd, Ali, Jos, Ben, Anita, Kelsey and Lorraine for the arty magic. And thanks to the lovely folk at the Balhannah Hotel for allowing us to take over your fine establishment for the album's photo shoot.
Thanks to everyone at our label especially Peta, Nat, Basil and Marianna. To Nicole and Corrine from Universal. To Pat and Frank at Premier Artists. To Todd, Finley, Lea and our friends and families - thanks for putting up with all this silliness. And thank YOU for listening, buying and coming to shows. Don’t go changing.
Greybeard and Pussycat xx




1. MY DARLIN' GIRL

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

My daddy built a house on an old fault line filled it up with whiskey and with home-made wine
Way out of the city with no soul around when I lie awake I don’t hear a sound
He says, “my darling girl, I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
He says, “my darling girl, I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
My daddy spent his money on the roulette wheel had to learn the hard way the devil don’t deal
He’s been laying low for a long time now ever since we put mama six feet down
He says, “my darling girl, I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
He says, “my darling girl, I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
I got a lover in a nearby town when he comes a calling we just drive around
I say honey take me to the sea where there’s enough water for to drown my need
He says, “my darling girl, I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
He says, “my darling girl, I’m gonna love you till I leave this world”
My daddy built a house on an old fault line filled it up with whiskey and with home-made wine

Taasha Coates: vocals, keys // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars // Brett Canning: bass //
Ben Wiesner: drums, percussion // John Bedggood: violin // Nick Barker: backing vocals


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2. BABY, ARE YOU THERE?

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

Oh I never thought I’d get a look in oh I never thought I’d get a shot
Oh but when I saw you looking hey we always want what we ain’t got
Oh I wasn’t sure you’d ever call me or if you wrote my number down
Oh but now you say your falling for me hey is that for real or fooling around
I’ve fallen down a hundred times I've gotten up a hundred more
But I didn’t need a hundred reasons
To come knocking at your door
Oh I never thought you’d throw it all in or I’d ever see you at a show
Oh but all I needed was a warning hey that you would come and never go
I’ve fallen down a hundred times I've gotten up a hundred more
But I didn’t need a hundred reasons to come knocking at your door
I’ve fallen down a hundred times gotten up a hundred more
But I didn’t need a hundred reasons to come knocking at your...
I’ve fallen down a hundred times gotten up a hundred more
But I didn’t need a hundred reasons
To come knocking at your door
Knock, knock knocking (baby, are you there?)

Taasha Coates: vocals // Tristan Goodall: guitars, backing vocals // Shane O’Mara: guitars, backing vocals //
Brett Canning: bass // Ben Wiesner: drums, percussion // The Nymphs: backing vocals //
Todd Bennett: backing vocals


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3. KEEP YOUR COMPANY

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

When I was younger I told a thousand lies now I’m so much older still I don’t know
Why when I was younger I made the boys cry now I’m so much older still I don’t know why
I don’t know why
Good things come to those who wait they said to me
So I spent my nights waiting patiently
Then I gave it up to keep your company, to keep your company
When you were younger you told your love goodbye now you’re so much older still you don’t know why
When you were younger you ran away to hide now you’re so much older still you don’t know why
You don’t know why
Good things come to those who wait they said to me So I spent my nights waiting patiently
Then I gave it up to keep your company, to keep your company
When we were younger I was yours and you were mine now we’re so much older still we don’t know why
We don’t know why
Good things come to those who wait they said to me
So I spent my nights waiting patiently
Then I gave it up to keep your company, to keep your company
To keep your company, to keep your company

Taasha Coates: vocals, keys // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars, drum machine, backing vocals // Brett Canning: bass // Ben Wiesner: drums // Rick Plant: backing vocals

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4. BALLAD FOR THE FALLEN

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

Here’s a ballad for the fallen for the fighting and brawling, for the homesick the lonely and few
For the ones who come calling the downtrodden and crawling, this one’s going straight out to you
Here’s a song for the dreamers and late night drunken schemers, for the bruised and the busted-arse flat
For the washed up on the beaches torn apart at the seamers, this is our tip of the hat
Here’s to you old rock and rollers now out pushing strollers, to you crooners in broken heart bands
To you lost highway ramblers and last dollar gamblers, here’s a song for us all to hold hands
Woah
But all you goody two shoes you fuckers with no blues, you hipsters and too cool for schoolers
All you over insured and homeopathically cured, you whimperers, cowards and fools
All you snake oil sellers and fake fortune tellers, false poets and seekers of truth
All you artists of note who’ve gone up in smoke, while the ratings have gone through the roof
All you straight arrow shooters and cheap sunday suiters, you fortunate, blessed and adored
All you champions of industry and preachers of ministry, you beautiful, black-tied and bored
Woah
All you great astronauts and you damn smarty sorts, you heroes and over-achievers
All you industry hacks pat yourselves on the back, for making a fool of believers
All you ponderous weepers and lost wallet keepers, you purveyors of doom and of gloom
This heralds the day that you’re all swept away, like the dust under God’s mighty broom
Woah

Taasha Coates: vocals, piano // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Brett Canning: bass // Ben Wiesner: drums //
John Bedggood: violin // The Fallen Kids' Choir: backing vocals


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5. ROLL AWAY

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

I’m gonna wave my arms around I’m gonna wave my arms around I’m gonna wave my arms around
'til my tears roll away
Then I’m gonna dance around the room I’m gonna dance around the room yeah I’m gonna dance around the room
‘til my tears roll away
Then I’m going out to hit the town I’m going out to hit the town yeah I’m going out to hit the town
‘til my tears roll away
Then I’m gonna bring some boy around I’m gonna bring some boy around yeah I’m gonna bring some boy around ‘til my tears roll away
Then I’m gonna send him on his way I’m gonna send him on his way yeah I’m gonna send him on his way
‘til my tears roll away
Yeah they’re gonna roll roll roll away
Yeah they’re gonna roll roll roll away, roll away
I’m gonna wave my arms around I’m gonna wave my arms around I’m gonna wave my arms around
‘til my tears roll away
Yeah they’re gonna roll roll roll away
Yeah they’re gonna roll roll roll away
Yeah they’re gonna roll roll roll away, roll away

Taasha Coates: vocals // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars //
Brett Canning: bass // Ben Wiesner: drums


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6. COMFORT ME

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

Oh the simple life for two wasn’t meant for me and you
And though I know that what I know ain’t much of what there is to know
I know I won’t be missing you ‘cause I’ve got things to heal my woe
I’ve got clouds I’ve got stars I’ve got long nights spent in bars
I’ve got sunshine I’ve got rain I’ve got pills to hide the pain
I’ve got smiles I’ve got frowns I’ve got a boy in every town
I’ve got a hurt wide as the sea but all these things they comfort me
Baby, baby comfort me
Oh the simple life for two wasn’t meant for me and you
And though I know that what I know ain’t much of what there is to know
I know I won’t be missing you ‘cause I’ve got things to heal my woe
I’ve been bought I’ve been sold I’ve got mantels lined with gold
I’ve got the whole world at my feet got a parade down every street
I’ve got jokers I’ve got clowns I’ve got nothing to hold me down
I’ve got a hurt wide as the sea but all these things they comfort me
Baby, baby comfort me
Baby comfort me

Taasha Coates: vocals // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars // Brett Canning: bass //
Ben Wiesner: drums // The Nymphs: backing vocals, doo-wap arrangement


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7. BRING THE STARS OUT

T.Coates, T.Goodall & D.Coates (ABCMusic Publishing)

When I was at my lowest low
Had let all earthly tethers go
I heard your voice so soft and low
You held me straight and held me true
‘cause I was crooked without you
You said come settle down we’ll bring the stars out lay down beside me a while
J ust take your time the moon’s on the rise lay down beside me a while
When I was lost and left for dead
For all the madness in my head
And all the crazy things I said
You put me straight and pulled me through
‘cause I was crooked without you
You said come settle down we’ll bring the stars out lay down beside me a while
Just take your time the moon’s on the rise lay down beside me a while
And when all the clouds have rolled away
And sleep seems a million miles away
Then you will turn to me and say, hey
Come settle down we’ll bring the stars out...
You said come settle down we’ll bring the stars out lay down beside me a while
Just take your time the moon’s on the rise lay down beside me a while

Taasha Coates: vocals, keys // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars //
Brett Canning: bass // Ben Wiesner: drums // Susy Blue: backing vocals


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8. LADY LUCK

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

If all the winds would stop their blowing if the gods would look away
If the turning tides would just keep flowing then you and I could have our day
But ooh, lady luck has got us running, she’s got us running
If the world would stop its turning if the sun refused to shine
If the dawn would tire of it's breaking only then would you be mine
But ooh, lady luck has got us running, she’s got us running
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
If all the babes would cease their crying and all the dogs would lose their bark
If all the birds would quit their flying then you and I could make our mark
But ooh, lady luck has got us running she’s got us running
Ooh, lady luck has got us running, she’s got us running, she’s got us running, she’s got us
Ooh yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Taasha Coates: vocals // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars //
Brett Canning: bass // Ben Wiesner: drums


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9. COME ON BACK TO BED

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

Excuse me while I light a cigarette, pretend those words you said were in my head
You told me we were over, you said that we were through
Hey baby, just come on back to bed
Excuse me while I pour another glass pretend those words you said were not our last
You said I’m moving on yeah you said a fact’s a fact hey baby, let’s put that in the past
Oh, come on back to bed
Oh, come on back to bed
Oh, oh, hey baby just come on back to bed
Excuse me while I pay my last respects, pretend that we don’t have any regrets
You said "I found another so you need to know the score", oh baby, I know what happens next
Excuse me while I lie and reminisce, about your tender heart your tender kiss
You said I was the only girl you’d ever love, oh darling let’s not let it end like this
Oh, come on back to bed
Oh, come on back to bed
Oh, come on back to bed
Oh, come on back to bed
If it’s over then it’s over this will be our final bow
Hey baby if it’s never then it’s now
If it’s over then it’s over this will be our final bow
Hey baby if it’s never then it’s now

Taasha Coates: vocals // Tristan Goodall: guitars // Shane O’Mara: guitars // Brett Canning: bass //
Ben Wiesner: drums // Jasmine Rae: backing vocals


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10. WHY MUST I WAIT

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

I’m planning all my days by reading the stars
And I’m winning all my games by counting the cards
I’m fighting the good fight by just staying home
And I’m living the good life by living alone
So why must I wait, why must I wait, why must I wait for you
It used to be a breeze to huff and puff and blow me apart
But now it’s not so easy since I made a stronger heart
I gave away my guilt and I sold off all my tears
To make this house I've built to while away the years
So why must I wait, why must I wait, why must I wait, why must I ache for you

Taasha Coates: vocals, keys // Tristan Goodall: acoustic guitar // Shane O’Mara: backing vocals //
Brett Canning: bass, backing vocals // Ben Wiesner: drums


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11. I CAN'T SLEEP

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

I can’t sleep, no I can’t sleep, I can’t sleep
I don’t need to dream 'cause you’ve got all I need
I can’t stray, no I can’t stray, I can’t stray
Though the lights still shine you’re just way too fine
But I can’t stay, no I can’t stay, I can’t stay
You’ve done nothing wrong I just ain’t that strong
No I can’t stay
You’ve done nothing wrong I just ain’t that strong

Taasha Coates: vocals, piano // Shane O’Mara: acoustic guitar // Leigh Raymond: violin

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12. LOVE HAS A WAY OF UNRAVELLING

T.Coates & T.Goodall (ABC Music Publishing)

Love has a way of unravelling...
But you my dear showed no sign of fear
Although people say you can wake up someday and it’s all just disappeared
Love has a way of unravelling...
But you my love took no signs from above
Even though we both ought to know I’d have never been enough
Love has a way of unravelling...
But you sweetheart thought that we would never part
That it would turn out like it was all but written in the stars
Love has a way of unravelling...
and travelling out of here

Taasha Coates: vocals, piano, percussion // Tristan Goodall: acoustic guitar, backing vocals //
Shane O’Mara, backing vocals // Brett Canning: percussion, backing vocals // Ben Wiesner: percussion //
The Yearlings: acoustic guitar, backing vocals // Cam Goodall: acoustic guitar, backing vocals //
Todd Bennett: acoustic guitar, backing vocals // Additional vocalists: Susy Blue, Nick Barker, Sal Kimber,
Cat Leahy, John Bedggood, The Nymphs, Rick Plant, The Baker Suite


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