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In his heart, he's thinking that he's Ours
Teach him, to be Ours
In his heart, he couldn't ever find Cause he might take his life
Teach him, to be Ours

We went blind
Waiting for a sign, just waiting for a sign
Couldn't see in time
Waiting for a sign, just waiting for a sign

It's hard, pretending that it's not
Still we're reaching, What do we want?

We went blind
Waiting for a sign, just waiting for a sign
Couldn't sleep in time
Waiting for a sign, just waiting for a sign

Mercy for the meek
Mercy for the meek
Mercy for the meek

Mercy for the meek
I won't let you go, I won't leave you now

We went bind
Waiting for a sign, just waiting for a sign
Couldn’t speak in time
Waiting for a sign, just waiting for sign

Mercy for the meek
Mercy for the meek
Mercy for the meek

Mercy for the meek
I won't let you go, I won't leave you now


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    General CommentI agree that it's a great entrance. Ever since this song came out, it's the song I play for people when I'm introducing them to Ours for the first time. The intro is so explosive and dramatic, and when the vocals start, those first three notes could put anyone on the floor.

    The first verse has been the subject of a lot of speculation from myself and my friends and family who listen to Ours. I think it's an example of someone going down the wrong path in life and not knowing what he wants, which is supported by the rest of the song.

    The verses seem to also be about people wasting their lives or dedicating themselves entirely to some blind hope, maybe waiting for personal success or happiness to come to them. The line "it's hard pretending that it's not, still we're reaching, what do we want" is also about this.

    It's about people searching for the wrong things in life, spiraling out of control, destroying themselves beyond repair. The line "mercy for the meek" is saying that society in general is so misguided and out of touch that the only way for them to survive is for life to be kind to THEM.

    The "I won't let you go" part seems like it's about not abandoning hope even in this situation. Maybe the person it's addressed to is the only source of hope for the narrator, and he still has a feeling that they can get through it.

    I would say that this is the album Mercy's equivalent of Sometimes. The subject matter is different, but they both have the same feeling of futility, but with some inkling of hope.
    ElleVeeElleon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA great entrance to Mercy (Dancing For The Death of An Imaginary Enemy). IMO the best song on the new album.
    MurderByWordson April 11, 2008   Link

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