Never before and never since :: VOTD

These Are Days :: 10,000 Maniacs
from the album, Our Time In Eden

These Are Days is a song by alternative rock group 10,000 Maniacs from their 1992 album Our Time in Eden. The song hit number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in November 1992. They also performed the song for their 1993 album MTV Unplugged.


Our Time in Eden is a 1992 album by 10,000 Maniacs. It is their sixth studio album, and their last studio album with the original lead singer, Natalie Merchant. The album included her future replacement Mary Ramsey on viola on such tracks as Stockton Gala Days, Jezebel and How You’ve Grown. Singles released from the album were These Are Days, Candy Everybody Wants and Few and Far Between.


Editor’s Note: This song, and the album, were a part of a time in my life when things were falling apart, yet, at that same time, new doors were opening, too. I clung to this song for dear life during these days in an attempt to remember that as things ended, other things were beginning. This is still a go-to song for me when I am feeling overwhelmed and disenchanted with the world, and my part in it; it is one of my reminder to not give up songs.


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