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Maniac is a 1983 pop song written for the romantic dance film, Flashdance. Originally written for a horror film, the lyrics were re-written to match the theme of the film. It is heard in a montage involving the lead female character practicing her dance routines in an empty warehouse. Over time, the song has been in shows and films during montages involving dance.

On MWC[]

The song is heard in the season 9 episode, "Business Sucks (Part 1)". After Marcy leads her feminist group in protest due to Al and Griff not wanting to have a woman breastfeed in his store, Al declares a counter protest. He blows a whistle and brings in members of NO MA'AM's Heavyweight Division Company. They, along with Al and eventually Griff, take off their shirts and start to dance in front of the protesters and news crew.

The song is heard again when Miranda Veracruz de la Jolla Cardinal covers the protest again at 4am.

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 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 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 kinetic heat
Struggling, stretching for the peak
Never stopping with her head against the wind

She's a maniac, maniac at your door
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac at your door
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

Ooh, oh
Oh

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

She's a maniac, maniac at your door
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
She's a maniac, maniac at your door
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

Maniac, maniac at your door
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

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