Who Sang The Painted Desert? 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe cover art
Credits
release date: 1987-7-7
length: 3:39
producer: Peter Asher
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: George Massenburg and Frank Wolf
recording engineer: George Massenburg
electric bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
keyboard: Dennis Drew
additional engineer: Sharon Rice
percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
drums (drum set): Jerome Augustyniak
assistant engineer: Shep Lonsdale and Duane Seykora
assistant producer: Edd Kolakowski
mandolin & guitar & pedal steel guitar: Robert Buck
writer: Natalie Merchant, Jerome Augustyniak
The Painted Desert can wait till summer. We've played this game of just imagine long enough. Wait till summer? When I'm sure the rains have ended, the blooms have gone, everyone killed by the morning frost. Is a cactus blooming there in every roadside stand where the big deal is cowboy gear won in Japan?
The Painted Desert can wait till summer. We've played this game of just imagine long enough. Wait till summer? When I'm sure the rains have ended and the blooms have gone, everyone killed by the morning frost. Is a cactus blooming there upon the Northern rim or in the ruins of the Hopi mesa dens?
You met a new friend in the Canyon, or so you wrote. On a blanket in the cooling sand you and your friend agreed that the stars were so many there they seemed to overlap.
The Painted Desert can wait till summer. We've played this game of just imagine long enough. Wait till summer? When I am sure the rain has ended, the blooms have gone, everyone killed by the morning frost. Was a cactus blooming there as you watched the Native boy? In Flagstaff trailer court, you wrote the line: "He kicked a tumbleweed and his mother called him home where the Arizona moon met the Arizona sun."
I wanted to be there by May at the latest time. Isn't that the plan we had or have you changed your mind? I haven't read a word from you since Pheonix or Tucson. April is over will you tell me how long before I can be there?



Tracklist
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