Maniac Lyrics

Michael Sembello


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Dennis Joseph Matkosky, Michael Sembello
album: Track 5 in album Bossa Nova Hotel
release date: 1983-9-25
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length: 4:20
keyboard: Dennis Matkosky
guitar: Michael Sembello
cello: Dennis Karmazyn
synthesizer: Dennis Matkosky, Michael Sembello
electronic drum set: Carlos Vega
mix: Tommy Vicari
producer: Phil Ramone, Michael Sembello

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Just a still town girl on a Saturday night, lookin' for the fight of her life
In the real-time world no one sees her at all, they all say she's crazy
Locking rhythms to the beat of her heart, changing woman into life
She has danced into the danger zone, when a dancer becomes a dance

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

On the ice-build iron sanity is a place most never see
It's a hard warm place of mystery, touch it, but can't hold it
You work all your life for that moment in time, it could come or pass you by
It's a push of the world, but there's always a chance
If the hunger stays the night

There's a cold connective heat, struggling, stretching for defeat
Never stopping with her head against the wind

She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

She's a maniac, maniac, I sure know
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

Track Listing

  • 1 Automatic Man
  • 2 First Time
  • 3 Cowboy
  • 4 It's Over
  • 5 Maniac
  • 6 Godzilla
  • 7 Talk
  • 8 Cadillac
  • 9 Lay Back
  • 10 Superman