Nearly all of Audrey's songs begin as text. Once a poem is conceptually solid, she works to create melodies, harmonies and musical gestures that support, and add another dimension to the meaning of the words.
I never thought I’d wind up in Ohio I was off to see the Mayans out in Mexico On my way to manifest predictions Then I got all mixed up in Virginia The farmers in the cornfields say ee-ii-oo Crop circles come from reapers and from UFO's I wonder what they keep out in the silos I’m so nervous from conservative talk radio So I walk all tough and carry round a pitchfork And I ride an english saddle on my unicorn I miss how she sells seashells by the seashore But she left me by the water back in Baltimore Now I sit around just thinking ‘bout the white noise And I’m grateful we’ve been missed by all the asteroids There’s a pearl in every oyster claims the tabloids But I’m learning more and more I can’t believe that voice ‘Cause I never thought I’d wind up in... Ohieeo
Back of my head silhouette against the sun Mascara trees bat the day into dusk we just Sway in the breeze like a pendulum I might choose to run or I could choose to stay Every step forward is one step away From the places we came Those good places we wait For an avalanche to fall To start fresh in the fog of a wrecking ball This whole thing’s a mess but I don’t mind at all I just stare straight and fine like a latitude line I see so far in front that I watch from behind Sun in our eyes hypnotizing vision Shadows reach back for the horizon we just Sway in the breeze like a pendulum But it could be the love none of us ever knew Or it could be so empty tumbleweeds blow through Oh these things that we do Brave be bold build brand new To make the avalanches fall To know when to let go of the wrecking ball This whole thing’s a mess but I don’t mind at all I just stare straight and fine like a latitude line looking so far in front that I watch from behind
I get up in the morning Splash water on my face I get dressed without mirrors Then I zone out on the train I spend hours on nothing I just picture your face I sleep silent beside you I hear things you don’t say So I reach in the darkness I sleepwalk on the waves Drift away as I’m drowning Then I do it again Don’t think Just blink Toss it all into the kitchen sink Don’t leave Just breathe Give yourself up to the Routine I lay awake in the morning I levitate I ignore the directions I drop out of the race I disrupt the whole city With unspeakable noise Then I fill out every bubble On the multiple choice I skywrite I love you In the alphabet rain I wake up when it’s over I wanna do it again Don’t think Just blink Toss it all into the kitchen sink Don’t leave Just breathe Give yourself up to the... Routine
Please be careful blazing firefighter We’re getting a little too close Please be careful red-eyed up-all-nighter So fast to the future we go
Easy Tiger Lily Lighting Quiet Village Burning Brightly My stripes are not my uniform Just means we’re born the same kind (2x) Please be careful hungry politician You’re spitting out words you don’t know Please be careful jetpack businessperson The air is thinner the higher you go Easy Tiger Prowling Nightly Quiet Village Sleeping Tightly My stripes are not my camouflage I just get so lost watching you (2x) Easy Tiger... Please be careful all you quiet people Your soundwaves mean more than you know Please be careful all you passion seekers Your smoke signals reach us like poems Easy Tiger Growling Mighty Quiet Village Burning Brightly My stripes are not my battlecry It’s just that you and I are so wild (2x)
I believe in the evening And the rooster that crows I’m a featherless peacock Wearing nightingale clothes Have you ever been left somewhere Have you ever been cold Well then you know, that it’s not so hard to go I should have let lightning strike As we walked around like mummies waiting for the afterlife I should have built the oasis Where we’d drink like it's the first time we have ever been hydrated Laughter like waterfalls Fills the heart of the sphinx with 10,000 jugs I should have spelled it out Instead I drew pictures you couldn't figure out... Ancient honey seals our lips As we go pantomiming hieroglyphs on and on and on and on We are blind we are buried Upside-down pyramids Run my fingers along these walls Feel the messages May we echo forever As I give you this pose Let your arms wrap around me As the eternal rooster crows
I stand in the shade with my mother The sunbathers giggle and glow I stare at their beautiful bodies As I sweat in these dark summer clothes I want to pour it all out like a fishbowl and burn dry til my fins turn to legs Leave this place and pretend I’m an orphan and start fresh somewhere oceans away. I stare in the eyes of a stranger I see everything there I could want They project over me like a future Full of beautiful things I forgot I want to stay with these birds here forever Squeeze the moon so hard that twilight never breaks Build a life in that place just before we look away And move on with our arms full of waves Now I stand here with all of these people All these places on all of these shores The past is so vast and elastic Echoing words swinging doors I want to sort through every strand like it’s a haystack Find a needle that could stitch a straight line through But it’s all just noise and polaroids Of sunbathers waving at you...