"Angel Of Mercy" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
Well there's a Peter Pan moon shepherd's delight
I got to dragon at noon, yes and I won the fight
Now I want my reward in heaven tonight, just like you promised
Angel of Mercy, you'll come to no harm
Angel of Mercy, there's no need for alarm
The knight in his armor wants a night in your arms
You know he's honest

Angel of Mercy, angel delight, give me my reward in heaven tonight
And if I give up my sword, won't you give me the right
Sweet angel

Well now it's too late for talking we can talk later on
Let the saxophone play us till the chorus of dawn
All I need is a little oblivion, you don't need protection
Well now here come the moonlight down on your bed
Angel of mercy let your heart rule your head
I don't want your money, I want you instead
Don't need rejection yeah

Angel of Mercy, angel delight, give me my reward in heaven tonight
And if I give up my sword, won't you give me the right
Angel of Mercy give me heaven tonight
Well if you cross your heart
And spit and swear upon the grave of your mother
You got to get into it, you gotta tell me that I'm more than a lover

[Repeat: x3]
Yeah Angel of Mercy angel delight
Give me my reward in heaven tonight
And if I give up my sword, won't you give me the right
Angel of Mercy give me heaven tonight


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"Angel of Mercy" as written by Mark Knopfler

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  • +2
    General CommentA lovely sounding and underrated song with great guitar fills on an underrated album.
    chrisb1on April 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuperficially the lyrics appear to refer to a medieval warrior who has won a fight against an enemy and wants his "reward", a night of lovemaking with the woman whose attentions were fought for.

    However I suspect it's allegorical and would like to hear other's interpretations.

    IMO this song ranks with "Lady Writer" & "Single Handed Sailor" as the album's best songs.
    chrisb1on March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou said it Chrisb1, it's a first class album. Personally I the lyrics to this, as well as the sound...
    ShineYouDiamondon August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the two notes that are whistled just add the cherry on the cake!! :)))
    One of those where the group does more obvious chorus, did you notice? Sounds liek love declaration inspired on real life? Did MK dicorce and marry again at that time, for hazard?
    sapitoon May 14, 2012   Link

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