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Mercy

Can I beat back this hunger
by swallowing every word?
Should I hold back the water?
Love's catching fire and soon we're gonna burn 
Hear my confession
Use my reserve
I'm your thief
I'm your sinner
Sister, give me what I deserve...
Mercy
You oughta show mercy
Mercy
You oughta show mercy
As I crawl through your desert,
stranded for the things I could be,
in the heat of confusion,
down from this mountain
voices follow me
One scarlet ocean
Two bended knees
Three's a crowd,
Time's an army
and I'm still trying to open the sea
Mercy
I'm praying for mercy
Mercy
I'm praying for mercy
Over, under
Surround and swallow me
Desert island, endless sea
awash on a distant shore, in futility,
where you wait...believing that real men don't break, 
and a real friend wouldn't leave you
But the real world is full of mistakes
'Comes a time, from the inside
Cry

- R. DePaolo  Copyright ©1994 Treetop Cat Music / BMI