Song of the Day

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Good Morning to a new week… and to all of you! Many of you watched the Super Bowl yesterday and some (like my son) took the morning off. A real fan even stays up all night to watch it!! Over here the game started at 1:30 am! For all of you who need a musical caffeine boost, I chose a song from the movie Flashdance. Did you know that Jennifer Beals did not do one single dancing scene during the whole movie? She was doubled by three dancers: Marine Jahan, Breakdancer Richard Colón, and Sharon Shapiro.

Wikipedia says about the song:

“Maniac” appears during an early scene in Flashdance and is used as the backing track of a montage sequence showing Alex (Jennifer Beals) training strenuously in her converted warehouse.

The song was included in Flashdance after Sembello’s wife accidentally included it on a tape sent to executives at Paramount Pictures who were looking for music to use in the film.

Maniac – Michael Sembello (1983)

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 movement into light
She has danced into the danger zone
When the dancer becomes the dance

It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a 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

(crazy! crazy! crazy! crazy!)

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 kinetic heat, struggling, stretching for the beat
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 gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be
She’s a maniac, maniac, I sure know (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
Maniac, maniac, I sure know And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before

Writers: Dennis Matkosky and Michael Sembello

Sources: YouTube / Songtexte / Wikipedia

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He even took off school… lol! That legal. In his grade they have two half days they can take off during a semester! But I can truly imagine that there are some hardcore fans in the States who need that day off… lol!

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We have a different school system here. My son goes to a school when completed successfully provides the permission to go exam free to university. It is not university yet but the last grade before ( 12th) going there. So they get the permission to take some time off legally. The basic thought was to have an opportunity to check out universities. But however they use it… lol!

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