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Opal Place

by The Druid Dudes

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Opal Place features Steven Shipley, Bruce Coble, Marcus Phelan and Neil Rankin, with guest keyboard from Stan Holroyd. Known around the world since the early 90's for their performances in one of the top internationally acclaimed Beatles tribute acts "The Beatels", this is their first ever release of original material.

The album is named after Shipley's studio where the tracks were recorded in between shows, and it displays a diverse range of influences and styles. This is an album that will grow on you, like all good music should!

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released April 5, 2017

Steven Shipley: Vocals, bass, guitars, keyboard
Bruce Coble: Vocals, guitars, keyboard, percussion
Marcus Phelan: Vocals, guitars, keyboard, ukelele
Neil Rankin: Vocals, drums
Stan Holroyd: Hammond Organ
Producer/Engineer: Steven Shipley
Additional Production: Marcus Phelan
Mastered by Ben Feggans at Studios 301, Sydney
Cover Photo & Packaging Design: Peter Gifford - UniversalHead.com

Special thanks to all our families, and also Felix Kulakowski, Josh Ross, Steve Solomou and Glenn Wheatcroft.

Extra special thanks to Mary Lee and the girls for putting up with the racket.

Dedicated to the memory of Steven Shipley 1961 - 2014. One of life's true gentlemen.

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The Druid Dudes Sydney, Australia

The Druid Dudes are a group based in Sydney Australia. Since the 1990's they have been playing together in the internationally acclaimed Beatles tribute groups, The Beatels (www.beatels.com).

The Druid Dudes project sees the group working together on original material with a view to the future and a nod to the past.
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Track Name: Do Or Die
Caught me once trying to live through my limit
Caught me once trying to slip through the slide
Caught me once trying to take more than give it
Caught me once out of the corner of your eye

Chorus
And I’ll try and I’ll try, try to be a winner
Try and I’ll try, try to do or die
Try and I’ll try, try like a beginner
Try and I’ll try, try to do or die

Thought that I was gonna make you my woman
Thought that I was gonna do it in style
Thought that I was gonna get me a good’un
Thought that I was gonna make money by the pile

Chorus
See myself in a mirror reflection
See myself in the back of the car
See myself in somebody’s invention
See myself in the bottom of the jar

Chorus
Verse 1
Chorus x 3
Track Name: Lazybones
Lazybones, lazybones, get on your feet
Lazybones, lazybones, there’s people that you really ought to meet, Lazybones

Sleepyhead, get out of bed, get on your way
Don’t you know, it’s time to go, it’s time for you to start a brand new day, Lazybones

I know things could be better
It’s something you can’t deny
And I know things will be better when I look into your eyes
Lazybones

I don’t believe it when you say to me that you don’t think that it’s your fault that things are this way
I don’t believe you ever did a hard day’s work in your life
But don’t think that you’re the only person in this stupid world who understands you
Lazybones, tell me what’s the matter with you
Tell me what’s the matter with you.

Lazybones, lazybones, get on your feet
There’s a lot a lot of people there, there’s people that you really ought to meet
Lazybones x 4
Track Name: Bitter Taste
It was a big mistake (you took it very well)
That anyone could make (as far as I can tell)
Oh god for heaven’s sake (looks like you’ve been through hell)

It left a bitter taste
My hopes were all misplaced
A dream that’s gone to waste

A win was on the cards (it looked that way to me)
Was written in the stars (on that I must agree)
It hit me really hard (don’t take it personally)

What’s a fella gotta do to get a break
It’s my party but I get no piece of cake

What’s a fella gotta do to get somewhere
Not one to grumble but man life can be unfair

It was a big mistake (you said it once before)
I’ll give it to you straight (don’t tell me anymore)
Was this to be my fate (some things you can’t be sure)

It left a bitter taste
My hopes were all misplaced
It left a bitter taste
A dream that’s gone to waste
It left a bitter taste
Track Name: Green Neon Light
Green neon light, bridge by the waterside
Face pressed up tight here on the passenger side
We’re taking a ride, taking it inside
Taking a ride through your mind

Green neon light, bridge by the waterside
People in lines for their fish on a Friday night
We’re taking a ride, taking it inside
Taking a ride through your mind

(And you remember where you were) It triggers the time
(And you remember where you were) It stays in your mind
Unwilling to find until the trigger opens the door

You’re taking a ride, taking it inside
Taking a ride through your mind

(And you remember where you were)
It triggers the time
(And you remember where you were)
It stays in your mind
Unwilling to find until the trigger opens the door
Track Name: I Don't Wanna See your Face Again
Look to the sky, ask yourself why
And it’s not gonna be like this
I’m gonna make a change
Gonna re-arrange you out of my picture
No use in talking ‘bout it, time to make the change

Just close your eyes and count to three
When you wake up you won’t see me
And I’ve made up my mind for sure
I don’t wanna see your face again

You know I’ve tried, but my mind is fried
And I don’t want you ‘round no more
I’m gonna make a change
I’m gonna re-arrange you out of my picture
No use in talking ‘bout it, time to make the change

Just close your eyes and count to three
When you wake up you won’t see me
And I’ve made up my mind for sure
I don’t wanna see your face again

No use in talking ‘bout it, time to make the change

Just close your eyes and count to three
When you wake up you won’t see me
And I’ve made up my mind for sure
I don’t ever wanna see your face again
Track Name: Strange
Strange, Things turning out this way
When the last deal you had to play
Was the first win that came your way

Gaze
Far off into the summer haze
But this heat has left you in a daze
Stupefied by too much sun rays

And you think you’re right ‘cause there’s nothing wrong
And you can’t get off when you turn it on
So you put your mind in another space
When it’s not worth saying you end up playing games

Everything just feels the same
But you keep pretending anyway
Thought you know nothing’s going to change.

Strange, strange

And you think you’re right ‘cause there’s nothing wrong
And you can’t get off when you turn it on
So you put your heart in another place
When it’s not worth stealing you end up feeling

Strange,
Things turning out this way
When the last deal you had to play
Was the first win that came your way
Strange, strange, oooh.
Track Name: Billy's Boots
Winter time is so cold
You wish that everything was on hold
But somehow you’ve got to find the strength to face the day

Winter time and it rains
The leaves block all of the drains
Forcing the rain to run down your window pane

The city’s always crowded, The trains are overloaded
A sea of black umbrellas, With people plastic coated
But you feel safe & warmish, Because you’re wearing Billy’s Boots (wearing Billy’s Boots)
Yeah, you’re wearing Billy’s Boots (wearing Billy’s Boots)

Winter time now you’re home
Out from the rain & the cold
But there’s barely time to wipe the mud away

You’re in the car & driving, The windscreen wiper’s wiping
The road feels like ice-skating, The rain is still cascading
But you feel safe & warmish, Because you’re wearing Billy’s Boots (wearing Billy’s Boots)
Yeah, you’re wearing Billy’s Boots (wearing Billy’s Boots)

The city’s always crowded
The trains are overloaded
A sea of black umbrellas
With people plastic coated
But you feel safe & warmish
Because you’re wearing Billy’s Boots (wearing Billy’s Boots)
Yeah, you’re wearing Billy’s Boots (wearing Billy’s Boots)
Track Name: Summer In The Evening Rain
You’re always making big promises but you never come through
Not one of your promises has ever come true
You think that you can move mountains but you’re just pushing in vain

You’re always making big promises, yeah that’s what you do
You’re all talk and no action and still you never come through
You think that you can move mountains but you’re just pushing in vain

Well I’ll tell you what I’ve got, And I’ll tell you what I’m not
And I’ll tell why it’s worth the pain

Cause when I’m dreaming, It’s like summer in the evening rain
And when I’m dreaming, Nothing’s gonna hurt me again, Oh

Well I’ll tell you what I’ve got, And I’ll tell you what I’m not
And I’ll tell why it’s worth the pain

Cause when I’m dreaming, It’s like summer in the evening rain
And when I’m dreaming, Nothing’s gonna hurt me again
And when I’m dreaming, It’s like summer in the evening rain
Cause when I’m dreaming, Nothing’s gonna hurt me again, Oh.
Track Name: She's Coming Home
In this place we have been, A place that’s filled with memories
And the things we have seen, It just weaves on like tapestries

So much love we have shared, We reminisce when we’re apart
But someday we’ll be there, The magic stays within our hearts

She’s coming home, (The home is in the heart when the heart is in the home)
She’s coming home, (That’ll be the day, it’ll take my breath away)

In your heart you will find, The things that mean so much to you
Sights and sounds fill your mind, But there is still so much to do
But there’s always a home, A place where loving can be shared
And where ever we roam, We know that place is always there.

She’s coming home, (Home is in the heart when the heart is in the home)
She’s coming home, (That’ll be the day, it’ll take my breath away)

She’s coming home, (The home is in the heart when the heart is in the home)
She’s coming home, (That’ll be the day, it’ll take my breath away)

Home is in the heart, Heart is in the home
Everything is fine now she’s coming home
Track Name: Damage Is Done
I’ve got a problem, It’s happened to me more than once
Didn’t mean to say what I said, But now the damage is done

Went to a party, Drank a lot of O.P. rum
I didn’t mean to do what I did, But now the damage is done

Sorry ‘bout the record player, Something had to break my fall
Someone moved the coffee table, I’m sure it wasn’t there before

I’m so embarrassed, Now I can’t face anyone
No-one takes me seriously, The damage is done, yeah.

One indiscretion, Can get you marked for life
I’ve made so many lately, I can’t sleep at night

When I’m at a party, And everybody’s having fun
One guess who gets the blame, When the damage is done

Well I don’t mean to say what I say, I don’t mean to do what I do
I’ve got my good points too, Well the damage is done
Oh well the damage is done, Well the damage, the damage is done
Track Name: Better Day
When you’re back against the wall
If you’re headed for a fall
When you’ve got nowhere to go
And no way home

Broken hearts and falling tears
A drowning man crippled by fears
When you need a helping hand
And no-one can hear

It don’t have to, don’t have to be that way
It don’t have to be that way no more

It don’t have to, don’t have to be that way
It don’t have to be that way no more
When you’re riding on the edge
Hanging on the ledge
Won’t be too long, you’ll have a better day

When you’ve given up on love
When you think you’ve had enough
And you’ve got nowhere to go
And no way home

It don’t have to, don’t have to be that way
It don’t have to be that way no more, no more
Everybody everyone
You know we could be having fun
Don’t wait too long (don’t wait too long)
We’re gonna have a better day
Say it won’t be too long (won’t be too long)
We’ll have a better day
Don’t take too long (don’t take too long)
Track Name: Count Me Out
The race is on so here we go
To get a vote you can’t stoop too low
But count me out, count me out.

The pressure’s on so do your job
Spread the hate, incite the mob
But count me out, count me out.

When talking tough is not enough to satisfy the hordes
Make refugees your enemies and get your rewards

Now’s the time to press ahead
Keep the masses full of dread
But count me out, count me out (Ooh, Ooh)

Repeat a lie and they’ll believe
Boat people come illegally
But count me out, count me out (Ooh, Ooh)

National security is always at stake
To justify dehumanising people of a different race


Nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah,
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah
Count me out, count me out (Ooh, Ooh)

When talking tough is not enough to satisfy the hordes
Make refugees your enemies and get your rewards

On your marks, get set to go
Sliding down that slippery slope
But count me out, count me out (Ooh, Ooh)

The genie’s out, can’t put it back
The xenophobes are on attack
But count me out, count me out (Ooh, Ooh)
Track Name: Right Before Your Eyes
Where do we go to from here?
Living the life of Riley
Doesn’t seem to inspire me now

Here at the start of the end
Everything seems so uncertain
Waiting behind the curtain calls

There is no rhyme or reason
There are no answers why
The question’s hidden in the sky
And if you look you’ll see it right before your eyes

Here’s to the ghosts of the past
Leading us into tomorrow
Take up my hand & we’ll follow through

The only way is around
And as we travel the circuits
Until we start to work it out

There is no rhyme or reason
There are no answers why
The question’s hidden in the sky
And if you look you’ll see it right before your eyes

So where do we go to from here
Living the life of Riley
Doesn’t seem to inspire me now

There is no rhyme or reason
There are no answers why
The question’s hidden in the sky
And if you look you’ll see it right before your eyes