"Mercy In You" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
You know what I need
When my heart bleeds
I suffer from greed
A longing to feed
On the mercy in you
I can't conceal
The way I'm healed

The pleasure I feel
When I have to deal
With the mercy in you
I would do it all again
Lose my way and fall again
Just so I could call again

On the mercy in you
When here in my mind
I feel inclined
To wrongly treat you unkind
I have faith I will find
The mercy in you
I would lose my way again

Be led hopelessly astray again
Just so I could pray again
For the mercy in you
When here in my mind
I have been blind
Emotionally behind
I have faith I will find
The mercy in you


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"Mercy In You" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentI usually wouldn't bother adding a comment, but after reading the Christianity oriented sentiments here, I could not contain my need to chime in before the need to vomit became too strong. It would take complete delusion to think that anything written by Martin Gore would be any kind of an endorsement of Christian thought. If you can't believe me, please listen to Blasphemous Rumors, Personal Jesus, Breathe, and John the Revelator, to get the party started, and then tell me how this is about the Lord Jesus Christ.
    The song is about the emotional catharsis gained from being shown mercy by another person. A powerful feeling gained, when punishment or rejection is expected (and perhaps even deliberately provoked) but is then replaced with something far more tender and compassionate. And honestly, I would not think most people, especially emotionally balanced individuals, would understand what is being described. It is a complicated, strange, and nearly addictive proclivity with its roots somewhere deep in unusual psycho-sexual relationship dynamics. It's part of what I've always admired about Martin Gore; he writes songs that give voice to some truly offbeat tendencies that most people would find hard to discuss.
    AnnEllspethon November 15, 2016   Link

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