"Justice and Mercy" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Kirkpatrick Seals and Lacey Nicole Sturm....
We can't be oblivious,
We are not ignorant,
Blood in our hearts,
Blood on our hands,
We're human, we reason, we're breathing,
Protecting the living and dying, surviving,
We're trying to breathe in safety,
Come home safely

Mercy screams it's violent love,
Justice and mercy, justice and mercy,
The depth of us created for,
Justice and mercy, justice and mercy,
This is where they kiss

Life here sacrificed,
Someone who paid the price,
Blood in our hearts,
Blood on our hands,
We cry out, we're fighting, it's warfare, we're dying,
Believing we're winning, it's ending, we're singing,
It's already done, we've overcome

Mercy screams it's violent love,
Justice and mercy, justice and mercy,
The depth of us created for,
Justice and mercy, justice and mercy,
This is where they kiss

With a life on the line (Fire!),
That consumes or refines (Fire!),
To ascent or decline, to retreat or to climb,
Out of sight, out of mind 'til attacked from behind.
Will this fire resume or refine?

Mercy screams it's violent love,
Justice and mercy, justice and mercy,
The depth of us created for,
Justice and mercy, justice and mercy,
And this is where they kiss


Lyrics submitted by FlyleafRox, edited by shalah1978

"Justice and Mercy" as written by Jared Hartmann James Culpepper

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    General CommentLacey said once that it's for the troops and it is about a spiritual war too. and if you think about it you can compare the war to a spiritual war. people are in Iraq, sacrificing their lives so we can sit back and say we are still alive and are "free". Jesus died for that very same reason.
    painted_faces_frownon September 12, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think this song is as specific as Jesus or the Iraq crisis. More or less a paradox between the wars in the world and the internal wars within ourselves.
    KrakenAttackon March 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song and think it is very unique just like all of their songs. Flyleaf rox because all of their songs sound different unlike most bands today.
    free2be17on January 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is pretty basic!...

    She's basiccally reminding us that jesus died for us and that we can't ignore it, or forget and to live for his purpose justice and mercy, and to never give up on him

    but at the same time, no ones perfect and theres no way to be perfect we're all human.. so shes saying that as well...

    Lacey Mosley is a truely awesome beautiful person whole to whole, i've met her 3 times and She is so dedicated and nice... her lyrics are all deeper then you think she deserves alot more credit and There all about GOD!!!!!
    flyleaf5130on May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard that its about the troops in Iraq....she said it was about it or that she deticated to them. she said it on an interview on the sauce on fuse.
    starfreak17on June 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe message that I'm getting from this song is that we need to be grateful that we are here today. We can't treat life like crap. "Life he sacrifice" hence this song is having to do with Jesus.
    Kunieon April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawe i luvvvvv this song
    underoathsaoon January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg does anyone know where i can download this song???
    underoathsaoon January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is on flyleafonline.com/ if u want to hear it
    FlyleafRoxon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti no but where can i download it ....i hav heard it and i luvvvvvv it
    underoathsaoon January 08, 2007   Link

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