'We Won't Cry' lyrics
These handwritten lyrics for 'We Won't Cry' by Archie Roach from his album Into the Bloodstream (2012) were donated to the NFSA by Archie and his manager Jill Shelton.
Seeing these lyrics, written on a piece of paper torn from an exercise book, offers viewers a candid glimpse into Archie's songwriting process.
It's also a great example of the broad range of items that the NFSA collects – not just film and sound recordings.
With only a few corrections in the text, the neatly written lyrics give the impression that this song came to him in one sitting.
Notes by Beth Taylor and Adam Blackshaw