"At The Mercy" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
At the mercy, at the mercy
At the mercy of a busy road,
Who can handle such a heavy load?

At the mercy, At the mercy
At the mercy of a busy day,
We can think of nothing more to say

If you show me love, I won't refuse
I know you'd never make me choose
Between the love I've got and the love I'd lose

Sometimes I'd rather run and hide,
Then stay and face the fear inside

At the mercy, at the mercy
At the mercy of a busy day,
Who can bear to turn their head away?

At the mercy, at the mercy
At the mercy of a busy road
We can watch the universe explode

If you take me up, I won't say no
I guess you'd rather see me grow
Into a better man than the one you know

Sometimes my head is hanging low
It's time to get on with the show

At the mercy, at the mercy
At the mercy of a busy day
I can think of nothing more to say


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"At the Mercy" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentEhhhhhhh...
    majestikmoose9on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about feeling down, and the song's somber melody (those diminished chords!) proves it very well. He's also doubting about love for someone else, which is quite a thing for Paul. Yet, in the end, he knows that "if you show me love, I won't refuse". He feels alone and unsure of himself.

    Totally unlike the Macca stereotype running around, and a little masterpiece. How he controls the dissonance is perfect: In the chorus, suddenly the harmony clears up for him to sing the shiniest verses ("If you show me..." and "If you take me...") but soon comes back to the diminished somberness for the rather spooky ones. He also does a great job with the same element on the verses.

    Brilliant!
    Santiagofon November 09, 2010   Link

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