10,000 Maniacs - Death of Manolete Lyrics

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There were women holding rosaries
On the day Manolete died
Teenage girls in soft white dresses
Standing silent peace respecting
Groups of boys held in their hands
The fragments of a shattered idol
The old men with their traditions challenged
Refrained from tears
Neck neck hook
Poles of wood
The Picadores stood eyes ablaze
To view brutal contest
In the vale of years
Courage unfailing
Agility exhausted
Youth entered challenge
Reached for title shelved
Patrons in attendance
To disarm a common myth
Homage played to the victor of immortality
Cloaked in bold tones
In the stockyard the beasts
Did climb their barriers
Bid by a frenzied ring
Bred for one purpose only
To die in man's sport
Dash against his spindle
An instant fell to wounding
On the day
Swords penetrating
On the day
Torches igniting
On the day
Flower wreaths encircling
The day
On the day
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War


  • Credits
    publisher: ©NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
    writers: John Lombardo, Natalie A Merchant
    album: Track 3 in album Secrets of the I Ching
    release date: 1983
    popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:52
    Album Information
    label: Mark Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin