Who Sang Green Children? 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Love Among the Ruins cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dennis Arnold Drew, Jerome Stanley Augustyniak, John C. Lombardo, Mary Jeanne Ramsey, Robert N. Buck, Steven E. Gustafson
release date: 1997-6-17
length: 4:14
producer: John Keane
membranophone: Jerome Augustyniak
additional guitar family: John Keane
piano: Dennis Drew
vocal: Mary Ramsey
mixer: Chris Lord‐Alge
electric guitar: John Lombardo and Robert Buck
recording engineer: John Keane
background vocals: Jerome Augustyniak and Jules Shear
Hammond organ: Dennis Drew
viola: Mary Ramsey
acoustic guitar: John Lombardo and Robert Buck
percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
additional recording engineer: Armand John Petri
additional percussion: Fred Maher
bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
assistant producer: Billy Field
assistant recording engineer: Billy Field
writer: Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo, Mary Ramsey, Jerome Augustyniak, Robert Buck
An August day in the hills of Spain,
A pair of children emerged from a cave.
The strangest sight there alone they stood,
With skin of green and words no one had heard.

The girl was stronger, the boy was weak,
With her new mother she learned to speak.
And wove a tale of a dying sun,
They left the darkness,
A dark world come undone.

They traveled so far.
Believing they came from a star.
She fell through life, through time,
(through parallel lives)

The men of science, the men of fame,
The men of letters tried to explain:
Was it parallel worlds or a twist of time
To make her think she'd fallen from the sky?

A whirlwind spun them all alone,
Took them from their twilight home.

Believing they came from a star

CD 1
  • 1 Rainy Day
  • 2 Love Among the Ruins
  • 3 Even With My Eyes Closed
  • 4 Girl on a Train
  • 5 Green Children
  • 6 A Room for Everything
  • 7 More Than This
  • 8 Big Star
  • 9 You Won’t Find Me There
  • 10 All That Never Happens
  • 11 Shining Light
  • 12 Across the Fields