Who Sang The Lion's Share? 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Blind Man’s Zoo cover art
Credits
publisher: ©NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
writers: Dennis Drew, Natalie A Merchant
release date: 1989-5-16
length: 3:04
producer: Peter Asher
piano: Dennis Drew
vocal: Natalie Merchant
engineer: Frank Filipetti
guitar family: Robert Buck
organ: Dennis Drew
drums (drum set): Jerome Augustyniak
bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
assistant engineer: Jeff Abikzer, Dennice Brown and Dave Cook
composer: Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant
Can I be unhappy?
Look at what I see: a beast in furs and crowned in luxury.
He's a wealthy man in the poorest land, a self-appointed king,
And there's no complaining while he's reigning.

The lambs are bare of fleece and cold; the lion has stolen that, I'm told.
There must be some creature mighty as you are.
The lambs go hungry (not fair), the biggest portion is the lion's share.
There must be some creature mighty as you are.

Can I be unhappy?
Listen and agree, no words can shame him or tame him.
The lambs are bare of fleece and cold; the lion has stolen that, I'm told.
There must be some creature mighty as you are.
The lambs go hungry (not fair), the biggest portion is the lion's share.
There must be some creature mighty as you are, as you are.

Razor claws in velvet paws, you dunce in your guarded home,
'Til a stronger beast will call on you and pounce upon your throne.

Do we pay? Dearly, for the lion takes so greedily
And he knows that what he's taken, it is ours.
That's how the wealth's divided among the lambs and king of the beasts, it is so one-sided.
Until the lamb is king of the beasts we live so one-sided.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Eat for Two
  • 2 Please Forgive Us
  • 3 The Big Parade
  • 4 Trouble Me
  • 5 You Happy Puppet
  • 6 Headstrong
  • 7 Poison in the Well
  • 8 Dust Bowl
  • 9 The Lion’s Share
  • 10 Hateful Hate
  • 11 Jubilee