Nancy Atlas

Nancy Atlas

 Montauk, New York, USA
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Atlas and her boys have been a long standing mainstay in the East End music Scene for quite some time. The band has many accolades under it's belt and what every club owner wants to be attached to: killer music and a thick following. Atlas has blown away any previous records for most shows played at the famous Stephen Talkhouse Stage , an honor that she also holds at the Montauk Music Epicenter, The Surf Lodge. This past winter (2015) she broke all existing records for Baystreet Theater with h

Biography

Atlas and her boys have been a long standing mainstay in the East End music Scene for quite some time. The band has many accolades under it's belt and what every club owner wants to be attached to: killer music and a thick following. Atlas has blown away any previous records for most shows played at the  famous Stephen Talkhouse Stage , an honor that she also holds at the Montauk Music Epicenter, The Surf Lodge. This past winter (2015) she broke all existing records for Baystreet Theater with her sold out series, The Fireside Sessions, selling out five Friday nights in the dead of winter (300 seat theater). The reason is clear: The band kicks ass.

After studying art history abroad at Cambridge University, Nancy Atlas picked up a guitar at 21 and never looked back. In the past 13 years she has produced three albums under her own label, Neptuna Records, amassed a staggering posse of fans and received over 2 million hits on her website, nancyatlas.com. Known for her raw live performances and stellar songwriting, Atlas and her band of journeymen have been able to sustain several grass root tours across the US, sell thousands of CD's and have opened for just about everyone under the sun.

She has been the official spokesperson for Winn Dixie for the past 4 years being a major force in a campaign that single handedly brought back the company from bankruptcy.

She has often been compared to Bonnie Wraitt, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow and Paul McCartney to name a few.

Influences include: Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Emmy Lou-Harris, The Kinks and The Stones.

Lyrics

Lost Highway

Written By: Nancy Atlas

Well I lost my way
Out on a lost highway
I went beyond the backroads
Of my memory
Where I wouldn't feel the pain
From the choices I had to make
To keep living this life so free

I had an endless cry
Up to an endless sky
Cause I'm not the kind
Of woman you tie down
But I love you so
And when there's no place left to go
I just sit right down and
Cry the love out.

Oh there used to be a time
You could have thrown me a lifeline
But I'm past savin now babe
I'm past wavin goodbye

I put my barren hands
Onto the barren land
And I faced myself
In the coming Storm
I was the dark clouds ahead
I was the streaks of white lightening
I was the only one that
Never meant you harm

I just lost my way
Out on a lost highway
I went beyond the backroads
Of my memory
Where I wouldn't feel the pain
From the choices I had to make
To keep livin this life so free

Good Day

Written By: Nancy Atlas

Well a Good Day for me
Is a full tank of gas
Or doing my laundry
And finding some cash
In the back of my favorite jeans
A Good Day for me
Is a warm cup of Joe
And taking the time
To drink it down slow
No interruptions please

And a Good Day
Well it just might be today if I could
Pull off these covers
And muster up the strength to finally
See that all I need just might be
What I got going on here

A Good Day for me
Is my own boxing ring
Chalk on my hand
And nowhere to swing
I've always been my best contender
A Good Day is
Seeing a love from the past
Talking and Laughin
And glad it didn't last
He's somebody elses problem now

And a Good Day
Well it just might be today if I could
Pull off these covers
And muster up the strength to finally
See that all I need just might be
What I got going on here

Cause the clouds are always gonna
Roll in
And the wind is always gonna
Blow
And when the fire starts
Ragin you've got to
Just drop and roll

Cause a Good Day
It just might be today
I think the grass is feelin greener
I think my bills are feelin paid
And I just might go the distance
And find the nerve to say
That I want you
That I need you
That I love you
More than you know.

Baby it's a Good Day
The one we got
Goin on here (3X out)

Sweet Nothings

Written By: Nancy Atlas

There's traffic on the main road
Traffic on the back road
Concrete and telephone wire
And beyond my safety belt I got
Satellites and digital
Everybody's up for sale
And open all night but I want

One Day, to do nothing
But lie on the beach
With a bottle of beer
And whisper, Sweet Nothings,
Under my breath and
Into your ear

So Save Me
Save Me
You can't Save Me so far away
Put it all down
Get to me somehow
This modern love of ours can wait
Cause I just want

One Day, to do nothing
But lie on the beach
With a bottle of beer
And whisper, Sweet Nothings,
Under my breath and
Into your ear

Cause you can Find Faith,
In the kindness of a stranger
You can, Find Faith
Under the arm of your best friend
But I find Faith
When we're together babe
You've been a long time coming
You've been a long time coming
And I just want

One Day, to do nothing
But lie on the beach
With a bottle of beer
And whisper, Sweet Nothings,
Under my breath and
Into your ear

Tequila Sheila

Written By: Nancy Atlas

TEQUILA SHEILA
She's more man than you'll ever be
More woman than you've ever done
And there's a few things left she ain't seen yet
But baby you aren't one
She finally needs to be a little carefree
With the life that she's got left
She gonna dump yo' ass Make beau Coup cash
And Drive your truck out west

Chorus:
They call her Tequila - Tequila Sheila
She drinks two shots and a chaser of beer
And you don't know her
But you know of her
She's the woman everybody wants
But everybody fears

Now Momma taught her to run with the river
Momma taught her to stand still
Momma taught her be kind to others
Momma taught her to kill
She got two sides baby
She's the snake she's the charmer
She's the flesh of the cherry she's the pit
So you can kiss her hand
kiss her ass or Kiss her Grits

Chorus

She's a ho ho ho ho hoooo
She's a homewrecker 2 X
She's gonna get ya

She's got southern comfort honey
And Southern hospitality
And if you scream the word "Georgia"
She'll shake her peaches just for free
(Shake your peaches here!)
Her hair is red and her lips are red and
Her eyes they twinkle like stars
She wears the crown in the town
As the queen of the hometown Bar

Chorus Out

Galaxy Eyes Live

Written By: Nancy Atlas

GALAXY EYES
Crazy Cosmic Johnny He's got
Galaxy Eyes He's got Galaxy Eyes and all the
Girls get Spacey
From the way that they shine he's got
Galaxy Eyes He's got Galaxy Eyes Eyes Eyes

So move over Neptune
Yeah move over Apollo 9
I said move over Stargate
Yeah move over Kryptonite

Because Crazy Cosmic Johnny He's got
Galaxy Eyes He's got
Galaxy Eyes and all the
Stars are jealous of the way that they shine
He's got Galaxy Eyes He's got Galaxy Eyes Eyes Eyes

So move over Elvis
Yeah move over Frank Sinatra (oops)
I said move over Don Juan
Yeah move over John Travolta

Because Crazy Cosmic Johnny
He's got Galaxy Eyes he's got Galaxy Eyes
And all the stars are jealous of the way that they shine
He's got Galaxy Eyes he's got Galaxy Eyes Eyes Eyes

Breakdown

I got to bite the bullet get out of second gear
Turn off my television grab the wheel and start to steer
It was a hazy day but it’s beginning to clear
Cause it’s take it or leave it and
That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.

Gonna Wake up tomorrow, do something that I’ve never done
Wake up tomorrow –I gotta do something, do something yeah
Wake up tomorrow – do something that I’ve never done
Wake up tomorrow, tomorrow

Gotta a brown wool carpet under my toes
27 dollars in my pocket that I already owe
And there are circumstances beyond my control
But you can bring them on baby cause
I’m back to being the bitch that was built to take it

Gonna Wake up tomorrow, do something that I’ve never done
Wake up tomorrow – Gotta do something, do something yeah
Wake up tomorrow – do something that I’ve never done
Wake up tomorrow, tomorrow
I might Fly away
Galaxy Eyes…

Sweet Nothings

Written By: Nancy Atlas

SWEET NOTHINGS

There's Traffic On the Main Road
Traffic On the Back Road
Concrete and Telephone wire
And Beyond My Safety Belt I got
Satellites and Digital
Everybody's up for sale and open all Night

Chorus:
But I want one day to do nothin
But lie on the beach with a bottle of beer
And whisper sweet nothings
Under my breath and into your ear

So save me, save me
You can't save me so far away
Darlin’ put it all down
Get To me some how
This modern love of ours can wait

Chorus

Cause you can find faith
In the kindness of a stranger
You can find faith
Under the arm of your best friend
But I find faith when we're together babe
You've been a long time coming
You've been a Long time coming
And I just want

Chorus Out

My Love

Written By: Nancy Atlas

MY LOVE
My love is truer that you think
Purer than the whitest snow
that you've ever seen
And my love
Will knock you off your feet
Send you to infinity on a good day

So won't you take it, take it
Or just leave me alone
I hope you take it baby
I hope you take it from me

And my love is like a two way street
You never know if it's coming or it's going
And if you push my love
It just might stick just like a deep red lipstick
On your body

Chorus/Solo/Chorus Out

Discography

Original Singles:

Good Day
Tequila Sheila
Believe in Me
Galaxy Eyes
Lost Highway - Radio
American Girl
Boots

Set List

Original Shows- Bar Gigs/ Events
2 sets (one Hour each) Covers

Believe in Me Ring Of Fire (Cash)
Tequila Sheila Hard to Handle (b. crows)
American Girl (atlas) American Girl (petty)
Large Marge Dead Flowers (stones)
Good Day Sweet Home Alabama
Boots Born On the Bayoo
Curse and a Blessing Right Place, Wrong Time
Your Gonna Miss Me After Midnight
Love is Suicide Honkey Tonk Woman
Sweet Nothings The Gambler
Galaxy Eyes Walkin On Sunshine
Symphonies & Serenades Dyer Maker
Shout Feelin Alright
Lost Highway Any and all ZYDECO
Shot My Wad Dick Dale Surf Medley
My Love