Maniac

Lyrics

by

Michael Sembello



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

Writer/s: MATKOSKY, DENNIS / SEMBELLO, MICHAEL
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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"If you've ever seen someone dancing who's never danced before, you'd realize that the lyrics are mocking the subject of the song, not praising her. ;-)" Bob, you make an interesting point. I never realized that these very words can have two meanings - she's dancing in a way she never has when she'd danced in the past, or - she's dancing in a way that gives the illusion that she's never danced before in her life.
- Sam, Plymouth, MN
Oh my, Mr. Sembello is taking time to write here!!!! Amazing, love your work, specially your contribution to Songs In The Key Of Life. Seeing the Classic Albums program about this record lets us see your amazing talent, thanks for your work!!
- Luis, Costa Rica, -
awesome..and tommy boy is the best movie ever!!
- Isabel, Tarkio, MO
Good song and I enjoy you always.
- john, This city, Australia
The 2007 Kia Commercial...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOyQK5jBalE
Great Song Michael! (absurd commercial)
- MusicianJohnPaul, Bay Area, CA
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