Michael Sembello - Maniac Lyrics

Michael Sembello Bossa Nova Hotel cover art
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Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night
Looking for the fight of her life
In the real time world no one sees her at all
They all say she's crazy

Locking rhythm to the beat of her heart
Changing movement into light
She had danced into the danger zone
When the dancer becomes the dance

It can cut you like a knife
if the fight becomes the fire
On the 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 blue line of insanity
Is a place most never see
It's a hard won 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 shove world
But there's always a chance
If the hunger stays the night

There's a cold connective heat
Struggling stretching for the peak
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 fight becomes the fire
On the 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

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

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

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Roba Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Dennis N Matskosky, Rodney Price, Michael N Sembello, Richard N Stephenson
    album: Track 5 in album Bossa Nova Hotel
    release date: 1983-9-25
    popularity : 725 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 4:20
    producer: Phil Ramone and Michael Sembello
    mixer: Tommy Vicari
    cello: Dennis Karmazyn
    guitar & synthesizer: Michael Sembello
    synthesizer & keyboard: Dennis Matkosky
    electronic drum set: Carlos Vega
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin