Desert Island Singles: “Candy Everybody Wants” by 10,000 Maniacs (1992)

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My life-threatening crush on Natalie Merchant has been well-documented heretofore.

If lust and hate is the candy,
If blood and love tastes so sweet,
then we give ’em what they want.
Hey, hey, give ’em what they want.

So their eyes are growing hazy
‘Cos they wanna turn it on,
So their minds are soft and lazy.
Well, hey, give ’em what they want.

Well… who do you wanna blame?


2 Comments on “Desert Island Singles: “Candy Everybody Wants” by 10,000 Maniacs (1992)”

  1. […] “Blame The Vain” by Dwight Yoakam (2005) 5/3/13: “Candy Everybody Wants” by 10,000 Maniacs (1992) 4/26/13: “Rendezvous” by The Hudson Brothers (1975) 3/16/13: “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” by […]

  2. […] been covered a few times. 10,000 Maniacs took it to the US Top 40 in the post-Natalie Merchant days. Norah Jones recorded a masterful smoky-ballad version with guitarist Charlie Hunter. And Bill […]


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