Andy Stack (and the stacks)

Andy Stack (and the stacks)

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Andy Stack is a NY singer/songwriter with a Dylan-esque lyrical sensibility and a guitar style that draws from artists such as Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell and Jerry Garcia. "sounds like Bob Dylan with a real sweet voice" - Guy Davis

Biography

Since he began playing Bob Dylan covers at age 12 to earn tips in local coffee shops, Andy Stack has consistently struck a chord with his crowd. He formally started touring with a blues band when he was 15 years old, later attending SUNY Purchase for his musical training. Although he has played guitar in several bands, Andy now writes and sings his own original music. With his guitar in hand, Andy has toured the West Coast several times, played throughout Europe, and showcased his skills in festivals from Bonnaroo to the Toronto and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Andy has played with such noted performers as Jonah Smith, Les Nubians, Soozie Tyrell, and NY Ska Jazz. He's also opened for artists including Martin Sexton, Madeline Peyroux, Little Feat, and Los Lobos. The New Record "Like a Light" is available now!!

Lyrics

Like a Light

Written By: Andy Stack

wrap me in a golden thread
let me start a new, she said.
what have I been doing all these years?

This town don't mean a damn to me
I've got no life or family
just a lie I tell myself to stop the tears

So she packed it up like she always did
to some new place she went and hid
what is pain but grievin for a loss

and there was nothing left thats worth to keep but memories that seemed so cheap
she burned the bridge just as she got across

Like a Light
Like a Light fading away
There was nothing left to say

Like a light
Like a light headed one way
she was gone without a trace

egos some as egos go, all the same in different clothes
but somehow she don't measure up round here
and nowhere ever seemed quite safe, always something out of place
she was nervous, shakin like a leaf

Like a Light
Like a Light fading away
There was nothing left to say

Like a light
Like a light headed one way
she was gone without a trace

solo....

This coffee cup is gettin cold
This tired road is gettin old
she wonders, is there a place for me?

But she never stayed long in one town, never laid her burden down
she knows she's doomed to wander endlessly

Like a Light
Like a Light fading away
There was nothing left to say

Like a light
Like a light headed one way
she was gone without a trace

I'm the one

Written By: Andy Stack

You could say that there's nothing wrong but the truth is in your eyes
Guess I knew it was coming but it comes as a surprise
Seems so hard for you to say so I'll make it easy on you
Love don't worry, ya don't have to hurry
I'm the one that's leaving you

I can read ya like a criminal, sounds funny but its true
Always someone on the other line when I'm trying to get through
The latest Fad when it came around, now its just old news
Love don't fret, It ain't no sweat
I'm the one thats leaving you

I know that I'm like a knot, tied too tight at times
Maybe I'm just getting old for roller coaster rides
Though it never was a race, I beat you to the line
Love I'm sorry to spoil your party,
I'm the one I'm the one
that's leavin you

No I don't want you to give some simple alibi
Just remember that you were there when we were fleeing from the crime
I can't take you with me now but at least I've got my pride
Here's your chance for a passing glance
I'm the one I'm the one
thats leavin you

Don't Say it First

Written By: Andy Stack

City lights shine for you tonight
This burning diamond desire's got me achin, nothin can contain
Honest eyes are harmonizing, there's no disguises, nothing to define this, no words to describe it

Don't speak of Love
Tonight as we lay in this bed
Its just begun
Don't put those thoughts in my head
Cuz I might run and words will be a curse
No Don't say it First

Sun Showers are raining tonight
Everything is right, but nothin lasts forever, but something you'll remember
That all is fair in love and war
Ya gotta check your raincoat at the door
Nothin will protect you

There's no such thing
as a sure thing these days
and the best part is the waiting anyways
so meet me in between, so what if we get hurt,
No, Don't say it first

You talk about the stars, ya know my sign
There all aligned but somehow we want more, but we can't say what for
and you could tell me how gardens grow, where rivers flow, but you don't know the meaning and all I want is freedom

So don't ya try to read the lines on the palm of my hand
Don't take me for anything more than I am
Don't tell me your dreams cuz words will be a curse
No Don't say if first

Don't Say it First

Written By: Andy Stack

City lights shine for you tonight
This burning diamond desire's got me achin, nothin can contain it
Honest eyes are harmonizing, there's no disguises, nothing to define this, no words to describe it

Don't speak of Love
Tonight as we lay in this bed
Its just begun
Don't put those thoughts in my head
Cuz I might run and words will be a curse
No Don't say it First

Sun Showers are raining tonight
Everything is right, but nothin lasts forever, but something you'll remember
That all is fair in love and war
Ya gotta check your raincoat at the door
Nothin will protect you

There's no such thing
as a sure thing these days
and the best part is the waiting anyways
so meet me in between, so what if we get hurt,
No, Don't say it first

You talk about the stars, ya know my sign
There all aligned but somehow we want more, but we can't say what for
and you could tell me how gardens grow, where rivers flow, but you don't know the meaning and all I want is freedom

So don't ya try to read the lines on the palm of my hand
Don't take me for anything more than I am
Don't tell me your dreams cuz words will be a curse
No Don't say if first

You and Me

Written By: Andy Stack

Lately I've been wanderin
Through empty fields dreamin
Lookin for a reason

But I find no conclusion
Just a fractured illusion
Dust, smoke and confusion
turning me around
I've been up and down

But I see a light around a long forgotten town
and I've come a long long way to meet ya there
and Nobody knows the way but you and me

I don't have the recipe
I don't have the remedy
but still I want you to walk with me

and if I fall or if I fumble
it won't hurt if I am humble
enough to see the light in this tunnel
I will not get lost, I will not get lost

I see a light around a long forgotten town
and I've come a long long way to meet ya there
and Nobody knows the way but you and me

I don't care how long it takes
cuz I don't believe in time or space
I've seen it all get erased when ya come around
you slow me down

I see a light around a long forgotten town
and I've come a long long way to meet ya there
and Nobody knows the way but you and me

Discography

"like a light" - Full Length

Set List

Andy Stack can play solo or with a band which he calls " The Stacks".. Andy can play up to 2 hours of original material and up to 4 hours of covers ranging from The Beatles to Woody Guthrie to Radiohead.