10,000 Maniacs - Verdi Cries Lyrics

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The man in 119 takes his tea alone. Mornings we all rise to wireless Verdi cries. I'm hearing opera through the door. The souls of men and women, impassioned all. Their voices climb and fall; battle trumpets call. I fill the bath and climb inside, singing.
He will not touch their pastry but every day they bring him more. Gold from the breakfast tray, I steal them all away and then go and eat them on the shore.
I draw a jackal-headed woman in the sand, sing of a lover's fate sealed by jealous hate then wash my hand in the sea. With just three days more I'd have just about learned the entire score to Aida.
Holidays must end as you know. All is memory taken home with me: the opera, the stolen tea, the sand drawing, the verging sea, all years ago.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 What’s the Matter Here?
  • 2 Hey Jack Kerouac
  • 3 Like the Weather
  • 4 Cherry Tree
  • 5 The Painted Desert
  • 6 Don’t Talk
  • 7 Peace Train
  • 8 Gun Shy
  • 9 My Sister Rose
  • 10 A Campfire Song
  • 11 City of Angels
  • 12 Verdi Cries


  • Credits
    album: Track 12 in album In My Tribe
    release date: 1987-7-7
    popularity : 93 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:22
    producer: Peter Asher
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    piano: Don Grolnick
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    double bass: Bob Magnusson
    mixer: George Massenburg and Frank Wolf
    recorded by: George Massenburg
    electric bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    keyboard: Dennis Drew
    viola: Novi Novog
    additional engineer: Sharon Rice
    percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
    cello: Dennis Karmazyn
    strings arranger: David Campbell
    assistant engineer: Duane Seykora and Shep Lonsdale
    assistant producer: Edd Kolakowski
    guitars & pedal steel guitar & mandolin: Robert Buck
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant
    composer: Natalie Merchant
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596073820
    script: Latin