Mercy

Mercy

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Mercy is a 3 piece acoustic rock band. We look nice, but our music will hit you like a swift kick in the face.

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Lyrics

Ishmael

Written By: Mercy

V1:

the price of convenience is getting awfully high
and we still haven't figured out how to fix the hole in the sky

i think we've got alot to learn, don't you...
think we've got a lot to earn back
i think we've got a lot to lear, don't you..
think we've got a lot to give back...

CHORUS:

Ishmael, you know too well
just what we've been doing wrong here
we keep mistaking
and the world has just been waiting...
for you to tell us how to carry on dear
won't you tell us how to carry on

V2:

and war is just reality tv
just a bunch of action scenes on the other side of the screen
it's got nothing to do with you and me
or so it seems

i think we've got alot to learn, don't you...
think we've got a lot to earn back
i think we've got a lot to lear, don't you..
think we've got a lot to give back...

(CHORUS)
(instr)

V3:

and one barrel of oil is worth one soldier's life
one more underpriveleged kid looking for a better chance at a better life

one more mother without a one
one more widowed wife
one daughter in the sand...
with more shrapnel in her skin

i think we've got alot to learn, don't you...
think we've got a lot to earn back
i think we've got a lot to lear, don't you..
think we've got a lot to give back...

(CHORUS)

The Waiter

Written By: Mercy

V1:
The night is not alive tonight
at least not here but down the street
i know you're still waiting for me
my hands are on the steering wheel just shaking
I lose my breath in anticipation
of what you'll be wearing
of what you'll be saying
when your arms are wrapped around me

CHORUS:
This is the time when i realize
that i could've loved you much better than this
this is the day when i bite my tongue
i've already said too little and too much
this is when i miss your smile
and i wish i had missed it sooner ...oh well
it's all my fault, and i know it
as i'm thinking about you and staring at your picture

V2:
there's not a cloud out in the sky
i wonder if i'm still dreaming
the boat is steady, but you and I...
aren't even coming close
i think too much
why didn't i just kiss you
i've been drinking too much lately
i asked 'what if?'
and now i've missed you
i'm just a clutz, and i'm tired of waiting

(CH)

Round Here

Written By: Mercy

V1:

what a wonderful world it would be
if everyone was just like you and me
bc we all have got all our shit together 'round here
and that's perfectly clear
do you see what i mean
do you see what i mean

in my world, we have equal rights
and you can have them all if you are straight and you are white
oh yes, i said it...that's right....

CHORUS:

and the world goes around
cuz everyone's ok...as far as i can tell
and that's good enough for me
the world goes round
in my little world right here
it's sunny and it's clear
as far as i can see
and that's ok, said that's ok, yeah that's ok....with me

V2:

in my world we separate our church and state
except for slogans on our monies and electoral campaigns
and all the laws we pass
and all the wars we wage
bc God is on our side
He's such a fan of homicide..and oh yes...
i'm ok with God
cuz He's ok with me
He always agrees with me
no matter what i say or do and...
we don't worry about things like AIDS
cuz you know it only happens to the blacks and to the gays
oh yes i said it...ok....

(CHORUS)

in my world no one could be starving
cuz we've got more than our fill
so we'll just keep on stockpiling for the day...
when the world's a little lighter
yes, we're all a little lighter
guess we better start resuming
start resuming the consuming
keep consuming
keep consuming
keep consuming
keep consuming
keep consuming
until it's all gone...
what went wrong?

(CHORUS)

what a wonderful world it would be
if everyone was just like you and me
bc we all have got all our shit together round here
and that's perfectly clear
do you see what i mean
do you see what i mean...
do you see what i mean...
do you see what i mean???>.................

Wasting Time

Written By: Mercy


I was breaking my bones
I was in search of a home
thought I found a place in you
I really thought you knew

So I followed you around
and I followed my gut
so much, so what
it doesn't matter now

CH:

My heart is always two paces behind
as a general rule, or so I'm inclined, but...
I didn't know what you had in mind
and you were never a friend of mine
you were always just wasting my time

I was phased for a while
and I had faith in your smile
it's no use to try
to try to read between the lies

so I flew over the road
in the shivering cold
songs on the radio...
orchestrate my mode

(CH)

why you do what you do
why I followed you
why we do what we do
questions with more questions with more questions
and it's no use

(instr)
(CH)

why you do what you do
why I used to love you
why we do what we do
questions with more questions with more questions
and it's no use...........

Discography

"Getting Up"
-- Full length Album released January 2007
available on CDBaby.com

"Beautiful & Strange"
-- For release January 2008

www.mercyontap.net
www.myspace.com/mercyontap

Set List

Starting a new set list from the new album: