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I was drinking some wine... and it turned to blood
What's the use of religion... if you're any good
I know I'm weedkiller honey... and you're sugar
If you're the prosecution... I get away with murder
If you were ice... I'm water
And with your telescope... I can see further
We're binary code... a one and a zero
You wanted violins... and you got Nero
You're gravity... searching for the ground
You're silence... searching for a sound
Your heart is aching... your heart is my home
It's fascinating... I know I'll never be alone

I'm rippin' the stitches
You got two hands to rub
I'm in the ditches
Of someone else's love

Love is when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love will come again
I'll be gone again... again

If you're hunger... baby let me feed it
If your heart is full... baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for... those who don't really need it
You love me... too much
You always loved me... too much

When I was rippin' the stitches
You got two fists to rub
I'm in the ditches
Of someone else's luck

Love is when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love has come again
I am gone again

Love's got to be with a wink
Only then love gets a chance to speak
Love will come again
I'll be gone again... again

I... I can't escape myself
I hear you talk
Feeling nothing
I fear nothing
Feel....

I can hear so much
Fear nothing
I feel so much
Fear... nothing

Love has come again
I am gone again
Love is the end of history
The enemy of misery
Love has come again
I am gone again

Love is justice, a charity
Love brings with it a clarity
Love has come again
I'm alive again
Alive...

I am alive, baby I'm born again and again
And again, and again and again and again
Again



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Mercy song meanings
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    General CommentAn amazing song. I think it should have been on the album. The first verse is amazing. I think its about a guy who is getting over a love that left him. A shame its only a B-side though
    2861U2on November 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not even a B-side, it hasn't been officially released in any format yet. A shame indeed.
    aBetterShapeon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts a B-side on All Because of You... Great Song, very beautiful...bono sounds kinda off key to me during the first verse but I could see it on a future album.

    I think its about not understanding love but it still finds you even though you don't know why, and you might not want it to.

    It also has that whole opposites attract theme.
    Bono_is_Godon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. One of my favorite U2 songs by far, and i agree it sould have been on their latest record.
    I think it's about a conversation type deal with God. There's many refrences to this in the song. It's aobut the unconditional love God has for us as people who aren't even sure who God is and mess up countless times.
    Jenna144on August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its's a shame the song was leaked, because it is so good. Now (when it is officially released) everyone will be so used to it that we won't like it as much.

    But, it as a terrific song, and (would have been) easily the second best song on HTDAAB.

    Anyone else here a member of U2 Feedback (interference.com)?
    pappy05on August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about life.
    Bono released this song to only one person because what he sees in that person is what he truly believes in. So he gave the song, knowing full well it would be released anyway. Only one person was really ready to hear the song, so he gave it to that person. The masses are not yet ready to hear the song, though it is inevitable it will be heard.
    I know thingson January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. I had the chance to finally listen to it, and loved what I heard. After really looking at the lyrics, I believe this is about Bono's faith weaved throughout his life. A conversation about the struggles, frustrations, and finally joy and understading of who God really is to him. Trying to understand God is such a struggle, but in the end the understanding is finally revealed that Mercy was given all along. Love it.
    drdreon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not a b-side from All Because of You.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    gweepson May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentusername "i know things" - you don't know half of it.
    words_and_phraseson May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna go so far as to say this is in the top 10 of the best U2 songs EVER!!!

    I'm having a hard time describing the meaning because I think it has so many.
    But I love the line

    I can hear so much
    Fear nothing
    I feel so much
    Fear... nothing
    AtLeastIknowon June 18, 2006   Link

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