Could I have been dancing nancy

Dave Matthews Band
Miscellaneous
Dancing Nancies (in album Live At Red Rocks 8/15/95)



Don't you ever wonder,
Maybe if things had been slightly different
You could be somebody else
Don't you wonder, maybe...
If you took a left turn instead of taking a right, You could be somebody different
Don't you ever wonder... Could I have been...?
Don't you ever wonder, anyone, anyone?
Don't you ever wonder, "Well, God, could I have been...?"
Don't you ever wonder, anyone, anyone?

Could I have been...
A parking lot attendant?
Could I have been...
A millionaire in Bel Air?
Could I have been...
Lost somewhere at Red Rocks?
Could I have been...
Your little sister?
Could I have been...
Anyone other than me?
Could I have been...
Anyone other than me?
Could I have been...
Anyone other than me?
Could I have been...
Anyone?

He stands touch his hair, his shoes untied
Tongue gaping stare
Could I have been a magnet for money?
Could I have been anyone other than me?

Twenty three and so tired of life
Such a shame to throw it all away
The images grow darker still
Could I have been anyone other than me?
And then I...


Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy

I am who I am who I am, well, who am I?
Requesting some enlightenment...
Could I have been anyone other than me?

Sing and dance I'll play for you tonight
The thrill of it all
Dark clouds may hang on me sometimes
But I'll work it out...
And then I...

Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy

Falling out of a world of lies
Could I have been a dancing nancie?
...A dancing nancie?
Could I have been anyone other than me?

And then I'll...

Sing and dance... la la la la hey (repeat as necessary)
Sing and dance, I'll play for you tonight,
The thrill of it all
Dark clouds may hang over me sometimes,
But I'll work it out...
And then I'll...

Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy

Could I have been a dancing Nancy a dancing Nancy

Could I Have Been A Dancing Nancie, (ooh)

A Dancing Nancie,(I Could Have Been Anyone)

Several notable jams: The not-so-acoustic dance fest out of "Typical Situation," the flute-driven dose of psychedelia in "The Dreaming Tree" and the true bliss ensconced in the outro to "Long Black Veil." I was particularly excited to pick up "One Sweet World" and "Dancing Nancies," these fairly introspective tunes that remind me profoundly of driving around in high school to the sets.

Could I have been a dancing nancy

Recently was initially sold only to fan club members. A captivating and enthralling release, the Dave Matthews Band put forth a strong effort to produce a record that identified their personality, blending a mix of soulful grooves and eclectic percussive rhythms to create a majestic portrait of musical art. Even at this point in the group's career, each member seemed to be a gifted virtuoso at his instrument. Leroi Moore, educated in the art of jazz, lights up the beauty and richness of the sax on the EP's full-band tracks, while Carter Beauford deepens the band's texture with an overwhelming but alluring presence of rhythms. Boyd Tinsley is both elegant and colorful on violin, and Stefan Lessard jams with shimmering brilliance on bass. Also notable in the cameo made by accomplished guitarist/arranger extraordinaire Tim Reynolds, who shares the spotlight in the acoustic tune "Dancing Nancies." Most importantly, this record grants the listeners an early look at the Dave Matthews Band's strength as a live band, which would later be displayed on a number of longer, multi-disc concert releases. It's interesting to dial things back, however — to hear the mysterious and haunting cover of "All Along the Watchtower" for the first time, to discover the early arrangements of some future concert staples, and to hear the band enjoying itself in its former hometown haunt of Trax in Charlottesville, VA.

to submit the Corrections of Dancing Nancies (Live At Central Park) Lyrics
Dancing Nancies by the Dave Matthews Band at the Atlantic City Caravan on Saturday 6/25/11.

Dancing Nancies (Live In Central Park)

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds' Saturday set list: "Squirm," "Old Dirt Hill," "#41," "Save Me," "Lying in the Hands of God," "Where are you Going," "So Damn Lucky," "Little Red Bird," "Funny the way it Is," "Jimi Thing," “Crush," Reynolds solo 1, "Out of my Hands," "Dancing Nancies," "Stay or Leave," "Don't Drink the Water/This Land is You Land," "Grace is Gone," "Eh Hee," "Oh," Reynolds solo 2, "Sweet," "Bartender," "You and Me," "Little Thing," "Two Step," (Encore) "Some Devil," "A Whiter Shade of Pale," "Halloween," "Ants Marching."

EncoreDancing Nancies, Two Step

2. Dancing Nancies (Acoustic) (unreleased studio track)

Dave wrote this song while in germany when he saw two prostitutes dancing from his taxi cab window. He asked the taxi driver if the women were prostitutes. The driver replied saying they were prostitutes, but they were not women... So dave wrote it about how that could be anyone out there and it could be him or he could be someone else. Nancy is also a slang word for a gay man... Hense the name dancing nancy, or dancing homosexual

6. Dancing Nancies

Dave Matthews - Dancing Nancies (w/ lyrics) - YouTube

Could I have been
A parking lot attendant
Could I have been
A millionaire in Bel Air
Could I have been Lost somewhere in Paris
Could I have been
Your little brother
Could I have been
Anyone other than me
Could I have been
Anyone other than me
Could I have been
Anyone other than me
Could I have been
Anyone
He stands touch his hair his shoes untied
Tongue gaping stare
Could I have been a magnet for money?
Could I have been anyone other than me?
Twenty three and so tired of life
Such a shame to throw it all away
The images grow darker still
Could I have been anyone other than me? Then I
Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy
I am who I am who I am who am I
Requesting some enlightenment
Could I have been anyone other than me?
Sing and dance I'll play for you tonight
And thrill at it all
Dark clouds may hang on me sometimes
But I'll work it out then I
Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy
Falling out of a world of lies
Could I have been a dancing nancy
A dancing nancy
Could I have been anyone other than me?
And then I sing and dance
Lalala hey, lalala hey, lalala
Sing and dance
Lalala hey, lalala hey, lalala
Sing and dance i play for you tonight, the thrill of it all
Ddark clouds may hang on me sometimes but i work it out
Then i, Look up at the sky
My mouth is open wide, lick and taste
What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying
Turn, turn we almost become dizzy