"Mercy On Me" as written by Christina Aguilera and Linda Perry....
Lord, have mercy on my soul
For I have walked the sinful road
That I'm down on my knees
Lord, have mercy on me, please

Oh yeah

Jesus, I must confess
That in all my loneliness
I've forsaken, and I've sinned
Leaving fragments of a man so broken

I could tell you what I've done
Or should I tell you where I went wrong?

Well, the more that I start to play
My deceitful, evil ways
Keep on growing stronger by the day

Oh lord, have mercy on my soul
For I have walked a sinful road
So I'm gonna get down on my knees
Beg forgiveness to help set me free
Lord, have mercy on me, please

Mother Mary full of grace
In my weakness, I've lost faith
I've been careless, and I have been warned
And the devil inside me is torn
God bless the men that I have scorned

Oh lord, have mercy on my soul
For I have walked the sinful road
So I'm gonna get down on my knees
Beg forgiveness to help set me free
Lord have mercy on me, please

Whoa, whoa, yeah, yeah
Whoa, yeah, yeah, oh, oh
Oh-oh yeah, yeah, yeah, oh

So don't let me fool around no more
Send your angels down to guide me through that door
Well, I've gone and confessed my regrets
And I pray I'm not held in contempt
I'm so lost, and I need you to help me repent

Oh lord, have mercy on my soul
Oh, I'm begging, I'm pleading, I'm needing
I want you to know
So I'm down upon my knees
Oh lord, I need forgiveness
I need forgiveness from you


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"Mercy on Me" as written by Christina Aguilera Linda Perry

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    General CommentThis song combines traditional Gospel style themes with a soulful musical backing. This is then set on fire with Christina's vocals giving the song feeling, power, emotion and force.

    A heartfelt appeal for mercy.
    arif50on January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. It's so retro and...just beautiful.
    Lovely_Boneson August 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's passionate and moving, I love this song. Go ,chris, you've done more than a good job
    louisebyrneon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely LOOOOOOOVE this song. It's so beautiful and I never get tired of it! lol
    chaoticcxxon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a masterpiece!
    I sing this song as a prayer to god.
    OhNeveron June 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song; it is very retro & I love the gospel influences. I think this song is about a woman who is asking God to forgive her for hurting a man badly. Ex: "Leaving fragments of a man so broken," "Lord have mercy on my soul," and "For I have walked a sinful road." There are other lines of course.

    I think it could be a woman who cheated on a man or played games with him just for her own pleasure.

    Unfortunately, I can relate =( What do you guys think?
    Jhoana81on November 06, 2009   Link

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