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10,000 Maniacs is not a movie or television show, but rather a celebrated American alternative rock band. Formed in 1981 in Jamestown, New York, the band has experienced numerous lineup changes throughout its existence. 10,000 Maniacs gained significant recognition and success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with their unique blend of folk rock, jangle pop, and alternative rock sound.

At the core of 10,000 Maniacs was the exceptional vocalist Natalie Merchant, whose distinctive voice became a trademark of the band's sound. Natalie Merchant's storytelling abilities and emotionally charged delivery captivated audiences, rendering their songs both powerful and introspective.

The original members of the band included Robert Buck on guitar, Dennis Drew on keyboards, Steven Gustafson on bass, Jerome Augustyniak on drums, and Natalie Merchant as the lead vocalist. However, various members came and went over the years. Notably, in 1993, Natalie Merchant decided to pursue a solo career, and Mary Ramsey took on the role of lead vocalist, rejuvenating the band's creative energy.

Some of 10,000 Maniacs' most well-known songs include "These Are Days," "Like the Weather," and their cover of Patti Smith's "Because the Night." These tracks showcase the band's ability to craft catchy melodies, introspective lyrics, and atmospheric instrumentation. Their music often explores themes of personal introspection, societal issues, and environmental concerns.

While they continued making music after Natalie Merchant's departure, it was during the 1981-1993 period that 10,000 Maniacs reached the peak of their commercial success and critical acclaim. Their album "In My Tribe" from 1987 became their breakthrough, achieving platinum status in the United States. This album, along with other releases such as "Blind Man's Zoo" and "Our Time in Eden," solidified their place in the alternative rock scene of the era.

Today, fans of 10,000 Maniacs can enjoy their music by either playing their albums or downloading their songs from various online platforms. Their discography, consisting of multiple studio albums, live recordings, and compilations, offers a rich collection of their distinct sound.

In conclusion, 10,000 Maniacs is an alternative rock band born out of Jamestown, New York, in 1981. Led by the exceptional vocals of Natalie Merchant, the band's unique blend of folk rock, jangle pop, and alternative rock garnered them significant success and critical acclaim. Notable songs like "These Are Days" and their cover of "Because the Night" have become classics of the genre. Whether you're a fan of introspective lyrics, catchy melodies, or atmospheric instrumentation, 10,000 Maniacs offers a musical experience that captivates and resonates. So go ahead, play and download these sounds here and immerse yourself in the captivating world of 10,000 Maniacs.

A cold and rainy day
A quiver in my lip as if I might cry
A quiver in my voice as I cry
A quiver in my voice as if I may cry
A quiver in my voice as if I may cry
A shaft of light
And as you feel it
And by the force of will my lungs are filled and so I breathe
And when you do
By something that will grow and bloom in you
Do I need someone here to scold me?
For it's such a long time since my better days
Four poster, dull torpor pulling downward
Hear the signs and know they’re speaking
Hey, hey, give 'em what they want.
Hey, hey, give 'em what they want.
I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
I hear the sound of a noon bell chime, well I'm far behind
I lift my head from the pillow and then fall again
I say my prayers nightly, this will pass away
I shiver, quiver, and try to wake
If blood and love taste so sweet
If blood and love taste so sweet
Lately it seems this big bed is where I never leave
Or do I need someone who'll grab and pull me out of?
See the signs and know their meaning
So their eyes are growing hazy
So their minds are soft and lazy
That you are blessed and lucky
Then we give 'em what they want
Then you’ll know how it was meant to be
These are days you’ll remember
These are the days
These days you might feel
To you, to you
Well, hey, give 'em what they want.
Well..
Well... who do you wanna blame?
What a cold and rainy day
Where on earth is the sun hid away?
Where on earth is the sun hid away?
Where on earth is the sun hid away?"
With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
With laughter until you break
You put in 'bout half a day while here I lie
'Cos they wanna turn it on
'Cos they wanna turn it on
"What a cold and rainy day

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