Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one

He holds the gun against my head
I close my eyes and bang I am dead
I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy

And here I go
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
And here I go
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he holds me tight

He did it all to spare me from
The awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries
I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy

And here I go
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
And here I go
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he cries and cries

He did it all to spare me from
The awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries

Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one
Five, four, three, two, one
The gun is gone
And so am I
And here I go


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Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) Lyrics as written by Odd Martin Skalnes Aurora Aksnes

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  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't think it's a mercy killing in the literal sense, like one might do for someone who is gravely ill and suffering.
    He is also too emotional to make it a "jealousy/rage/non-one else can have you" type of atl.

    My interpretation is that this is one verse short of a murder/suicide scenario.
    He suffers from mental illness/depression, his life may be in shambles and he can't see a way out.

    "I close my eyes and bang I am dead
    I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy"

    He doesn't want to leave her behind, alone and unprotected. She could be his mate or child.

    "He holds my body in his arms
    He didn't mean to do no harm
    And he cries and cries"

    This to me solidifies that he is not the "jealous, abusive" egotistical type that kills his mate so no-one else can have her.
    In his mind, he truly believes he is doing what is best.

    "He did it all to spare me from the awful things in life that comes
    And he cries and cries"

    This part makes me feel that likely, he killed his child.
    Just my 2 cts worth... :) Love the song!
    SomeBlueDevilon October 07, 2020   Link

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