"Mercy" as written by and John Alagia David John Matthews....
Don't give up
I know you can see
All the world and the mess that we're making
Can't give up
And hope God will intercede
Come on back
Imagine that we could get it together
Stand up for what we need to be
Cause crime won't save or feed a hungry child
Can't lay down and hope no miracles change things
So lift up your eyes
Lift up your heart

Singing mercy will we overcome this
Oh one by one could we turn it around
Maybe carry on just a little bit longer
And I try to give you what you need

Me and you and you and you
Just want to be free yeah yeah
But you see all the world is just as we've made it
And until we got a new world
Got to say that love is not a whisper or a weakness
No love is strong
So we got to get together yeah
Gotta get gotta get gotta get
Til there is no reason
To fight

Mercy will we overcome this
Oh one by one could we turn it around
Maybe carry on just a little bit longer
And I try to give you what you need

Yeah...
Ah...
Oh...
Yeah...

Mercy will we overcome this
Oh we come to far to turn it around
Oh and asked too much to be a little bit stronger
But I want to give you what you need

Mercy what will become of us
Oh one by one could we turn it around
Maybe carry on just a little bit longer
And I try to give you what you need


Lyrics submitted by mikejDMB, edited by jedidivemaster

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    General CommentSuch an awesome song, heard it on Jimmy Fallon. Dave continues to impress me.
    frojabottaon April 30, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionDoesn't it say "Cause crime won't save OR FEED a hungry child"?
    TheGeneralJMillson May 21, 2012   Link
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    Lyric Correction"Cant lay down and hope FOR A miracle to change things"
    TheGeneralJMillson May 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI hafta be honest(cos that's just me),I like some of Dave's songs,but not all-there is nothing wrong with him,he is a great artist-very talented. But I have always kept my distance from his music,but thanx to someone I've developed an appreciation for his music that otherwise I would never have. This would definitely be one of the songs that I like. :):):) Thanx David. ;)
    redshiftdazzleron July 28, 2012   Link

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