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Michael Sembello – Maniac lyrics

Just a steel 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 the dancer becomes the dance!

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

She's a Maniac, Maniac on the floor!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!
She's a Maniac, Maniac on the floor!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!

On the ice built iron sanity, it's a place most never seen!
It's a hard warm place of mystery, touch it but can't hold it!
You work for 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 stoppin' with her head against the wind!

She's a Maniac, Maniac I sure know!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!
She's a Maniac, Maniac I sure know!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!

Oooh, oh!
(Solo)

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

She's a Maniac, Maniac I sure know!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!
She's a Maniac, Maniac I sure know!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!

Maniac, Maniac I sure know!
And she's dancin' like she's never danced before!
(Repeats out)



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    LyricMojoMan
    The trick to figuring out the lyrics to a good song is realizing that every single word the writer has written supports the theme or story of the song. A great lyricist allows for no single superfluous word. For example, with "Maniac" one transcriber thought the lyrics to the second stanzy are "locking rhythms to the beat of her heart, changing woman into life." Not to disparage that version (we all try our best to suss out some murky vocal enunciations) but the word "woman" does not support the theme nor is it correct. The word is "movement" - the woman in the song locks rhythms to the beat of her heart and changes movement (dance being the metaphor here) into life. She lives to dance! It's also a "hard-worn" place of mystery and a "push/shove world." But yeah, this is a tough song to completely decipher and one definitely needs really great headphones for the endeavour. Call me a "Maniac" too, but there you have it.
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