The Mercy Dolls

The Mercy Dolls

BandAlternativeRock

THE MERCY DOLLS "This summer it's one torrid affair, staring 5 not so friendly friends, a nurses uniform and an angry bitch with a whip...!" Critics say: "It's Fleetwood Mac on crack!" and "10 points lads" Time Off, Brisbane -end transmission-

Biography

Sex drives the Mercy Dolls.

They happily refer to themselves as a dysfunctional collective of music industry sluts. Visually each has their own style, and inherent drug and alcohol problems.

To help pay for these expensive habits (and associated counselling and hospital treatments), they have been smashing Brisbane stages, with their sexy and dirty rock for almost two years.

Their take on dark-wave alternative is best described as Grinspoon-style riffs, Pixies vocal dynamics, Sonic Youth textures on top of an unusual, raw but original vibe.

On-Stage Diva Miss Misery - thinks local underground luminaries like the Pineapples from the Dawn of Time and SixFtHick have a lot to answer for: "They fucked my mind, at a very early age, and then left my morals bleeding and broken in the gutter."

Having three highly competitive singers, makes any Mercy Dolls performance a brutal affair for spotlight operators.

Bass Siren Hitchcock Blonde - attributes their onstage-energy to the fact that: "As a band, we don't actually like each other. I have no respect for them and they don't for me. That makes it ok right?"

Gimp whipping, heckling, broken guitars, walk-offs, and audience cat fights are just another day in rock and roll paradise for the Mercy Dolls.

Manic Creative - Dylan Denial is more reserved when it comes to the quote "fucked-up girly smutty stuff" but knows that the Mercy Dolls are offering something different: "basically - anyone who doesn't like us can fuck off, or better yet, buy us a drink."

Within the band, tensions are on the rise, bills are unpaid and everyone is under pressure to perform or just get along.

One thing is for certain, you have to see the Mercy Dolls before one of them quits or dies trying.

Lyrics

Charlie

Written By: Dylan Moody & Drita Tahiraj

[v1]
They said you left me
They said you left me but
Truth is I left you for dead

They said you needed me
They said you needed me
But I ran from you instead

[pre chorus]
I need air - I need it I need it I need it I need it
I need air - I need it I need it I need it I I I

You treat me bad - I think I like it
You treat me bad - I think I like it

[v2]
My dad’s a heathen
Oh he’s a heathen
But my mum she christened me
She said I needed it
She said I needed it
So my heart and soul were free

[pre chorus]
----
You treat me bad - I think I like it
You treat me bad - I KNOW I LIKE IT

[chorus]
I can’t love ‘til I get my drugs
No I can’t love
I can’t love ‘til I get my drugs my drugs
I can’t love ‘til I get my drugs
No I can’t love
I can’t love until I get hiiiiiigh

[v3]
They said you cheated
They said I cheated
Truth is I slept ‘round instead
She said you liked it
She said I liked it??
But I saw your face turn red

[pre chorus]

[chorus]

Rock and Roll Daze

Written By: Dylan Moody

I dreamed about you
Didn’t like you much but - hey

I slept right beside you
When I woke you weren’t the - same

I dreamed of - I dreamed of - I dreamed of youuuuu

HUH!

[chorus]
You got me living in a haze
A rock and roll daze
You got me living in a haze
A rock and roll daze
And now I’m waking up to you
Oh yeah I’m waking up

I dreamed about you one night
The next night I could not - sleep
I took your hand and told you
Baby were not meant to - be

I dreamed of - I dreamed of - I dreamed of youuuuu

HUH!

[chorus]
[bridge]
But you lied
You you you lied
But you lied
You fucking lied
But you lied
You you you lied
But you - Oh yeah you fucking lied

I DREAMED ABOUT YOU
DIDN’T LIKE IT

Version 1

Written By: Dylan Moody & Drita Tahiraj

Tell me what you need
Cuz you know I got it
Cuts, bruises, welts, blood
Come on girls - you know you know you want me

Tell me where you need it
Cuz you know I got it
Cut me bleed me
Cuz you know I’ll do it
Help me won’t you baby
I can be remixed
I am better
I am better than this

[pre chorus]
I’m better than this - I’m better
I’m better than this - I’m better

[chorus]
Wind me up and pull my string
Wind me up and spin spin spin
Tie me up and make me sing
Tie me up and spin spin spin

Take me where you need me
You know I’ll love it
Strap me, seize me
You know I’m cheap
Put your finger in me
I can be remixed
I am better
I am better than this

[pre chorus]
[chorus]

Re-release me I can be remixed
Re-release I am better than this x 3

I’m better than this - I’m better
I’m better than this - I’m better

Discography

Demo Recording - 'Fragile Is Innocence' - 2006 (Triple Z Top 10 - 2006)
EP Recording - 'Spread Your Legs For. . .' - 2007 (Triple Z Top 5 - Februaury 2007)

Filmclip - Version 1 - Finalist 2007 ATOM Awards.

Charlie - Number 25 in Triple Z Hottest 100 for 2007!

Set List

Bleeding Black Heart - Fuck You Buddy. We're through.

Rock and Roll Daze - Emotional divorcees and egocentric partners - sign your name at the door.

Charlie - Flagellation is happiness... that and those strange blue pills.

Shut-up - We're so much better without you now.

Version 1 - Dissociation 101. Discuss.

Realise - Take your biggest mistake and put it in a blender with ice and a shit load of vodka.

Unrequited - Wake. Eat. Fuck. Sleep. Death. Repeat. Repeat. Is life Ikea?

Dirty as Sin - Just how pretty are you on the inside?

Stay Away - Hell hath no furry, like the Blonde scorned.

Your Girlfriend - Keep your girl in sight, because Misery's out to get her.

Hey Baby - Wanna ride up front with me?