"Mercy" as written by Mark M Weinberg and Matt Nathanson....
I want a real love
To let me in
I want to zero out
And be born again
No more false starts and no dead end

'Cause I'm no shape
Do to whats right
I see up that's down and black that's white
It makes me dizzy I come apart
All this love love love in the dark

Mercy mercy both hands
I need less drowning and more land
Mercy mercy, understand
Less drowning, more land, less drowning

Fire in the crowd
Just to watch you move
Tie your hands and demand a salute
All these gardens full of snakes and fruit
Oh no no no no no

Its in the click click click
Of the camera flash
Its in the definite kick up in the fame ball blast
But they don't call and they don't last
And you're gone
Outshined

Mercy mercy both hands
I need less drowning and more land
Mercy mercy, understand
Less drowning, more land, less drowning

Come on kill the light
Leave it all behind
I'm right by your side, your side

Lean on the tick of time
Put your hand in in mine
Watch it all
Watch it all tonight

Mercy mercy both hands
I need less drowning and more land
Mercy mercy, understand
Less drowning more land

Mercy mercy both hands
I'm in your hands
I look into your eyes and I see that I can
Mercy mercy, understand
Less drowning more land
Less drowning more land


Lyrics submitted by bailey92, edited by nebanebet

"Mercy" as written by Matt Nathanson Mark Weinberg

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    General CommentAt his concert last night he said "this song is about how much I F******g hate the Kardashians. and reality tv."
    It's basically about him wanting people to actually talk to each other and connect
    livelaughl0ve89on March 18, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI noticed some minor inaccuracies with the current version, so I listened to the song very carefully and here is my interpretation of the lyrics:

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    I want a real love
    To let me in
    I wanna zero out
    And be born again
    No more false starts and no dead end

    'Cause I'm no shape
    To do what's right
    And I see up as down and black as white
    It makes me dizzy, I come apart
    All this love love love in the dark

    Mercy, mercy, both hands
    I need less drowning and more land
    Mercy, mercy, understand
    Less drowning, more land
    Less drowning

    They fire in the crowd
    Just to watch you move
    They tie your hands and demand a salute
    Oh, this garden's full of snakes and fruit
    Oh-oh, no, no, no, no

    Hear the click-click-click of the camera flashin'
    And the definite kickin' of the fame bomb blast
    But they don't call and it don't last
    And you're gone
    Outshined

    Mercy, mercy, both hands
    I need less drowning and more land
    Mercy, mercy, understand
    Less drowning, more land
    Less drowning

    So come on kill the light
    Leave it all behind
    I'm right by your
    I'm right by your side

    Ignore the tick of time
    Put your hand in in mine
    Watch it all
    Watch it all ignite

    [Oh...hey, oh, oh yeah, alright]

    Mercy, mercy, both hands
    I need less drowning and more land
    Mercy mercy, understand
    Less drowning more land

    Mercy, mercy
    I'm in your hands
    I look into your eyes and I see that I can
    Mercy mercy, understand
    Less drowning, more land
    Less drowning, more land
    nebanebeton June 07, 2012   Link

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