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10,000 Maniacs formed in Jamestown, NY in the 1980s and quickly made a name for themselves on the Buffalo music scene, eventually getting a major label record deal and a broader audience.
This was the band's 4th single from their 1987 album In My Tribe, and despite the heaviness of the song, it was a minor hit for the band. Natalie Merchant and Peter Buck wrote the song, from the point of view of someone seeing a neighbor's child being abused.
The band still performs the song live, with Mary Ramsey on the microphone now. It's still just as poignant.