I got a feeling
of unrighteousness
bitter cold,
hollow bitterness,
down this road
I walk with loneliness
mercy will follow me I'm told

My sister sang
A song so sweet and sad
about a man
who's love I never had
there's a train
bound for Gilliad
mercy will follow me I'm told

mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
till my final breath at last I take
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
Till the chains of this old world I finally break

Under this skin
there lies a heart of stone
It's growing old
so very far from home
but a heart of gold
I may one day own
Yeah, mercy will follow me I'm told

mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
to my final breath at last I take
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
Till the chains of this old world I finally break.
Till the chains of this old world I finally break.
oh oh
Till the chains of this old world I finally break




Lyrics submitted by Byrch

Mercy (Tender Mercies cover) song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentAdam's voice is perfect for this. This song is on my Myspace. I think it's beautiful, and CC do an amazing job.

    Just a good old bluesy song. Melancholy, nostalgic, with a vintage sound. Very good.
    thecoldparton July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI posted this song hoping someone would comment on it. It is the BEST song by the crows. I think it is about someone who is trying to find Religion but is having a hard time with it and when he does die he hopes that God will have Mercy on him.
    Or it could be him asking God to be with him through his life even though he doesnt have that "heart of Gold" that he hopes he can get.
    Also can anybody tell me where to get this song, i also have it on my Myspace but cannot find it.
    Byrchon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can find this song on amazon.com/American-Girls-Pt-Counting-Crows/dp/…

    It's the American Girls Part 2 CD. According to Amazon, it's an import.
    thecoldparton July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's also on countingcrows.com if you go to the media section for a full show. But i believe you have to be a member of the fanclub.
    ccrowson October 06, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain