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July 27th, 2005

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chelsea_doll:
Does anyone have the full lyrics to Mercy? I've been looking for them and can't seem to find a site that has them.

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From:typewriterking
Date:July 27th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)

Here

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I was drinking some wine
And it turned to blood
What's the use of religion
If you're any good
You know I'm weed-killer, honey
And your're sugar
If you're the prosecution
I'd get away with murder
If you were ice
I'm water
And with your telescope
I can see further
We're binary code
A one and a zero
You wanted violins
And you got Nero
You're gravity
Searching for the ground
You're silence
Searching for a sound
You're heart is aching
You're heart is my home
It's fascinating
I know I'll never be alone


When I'm rippin' the stitches
Without two cents to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone else's luck


Love, hears, when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again


If you hunger
Baby let me feed it
If you're heart is full
Baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for
Those who don't really need it
You love me, too much
You always loved me, too much


When I was rippin' the stiches
Without two cents to rub
I'm diggin' the ditches
Of someone else's luck


Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Love's, got, to be with the weak
Only then love gets a chance to speak
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again. . .


I, I can't escape myself
I'll hear you talk
Feel nothing
I feel nothing
Fee-ee-ee-ee-eel!
I can hear so much
Feel nothing
I can hear so much
Feel, nothing


Love will come again
I'm alive again
Love is the end, of history
The enemy of misery
Love will come again
I'm alive again
Love is justice, a charity
Love brings with it a clarity
Love will come again
I'm alive agian
Again. . .


I am alive
Baby I'm born again, and again
And again and again
Again. . .
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From:chelsea_doll
Date:July 28th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: Here

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Thank you!
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From:canadanne
Date:July 28th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)

A small correction

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I believe it's "Love is justice, not charity" - a slogan Bono's been using a lot in reference to Make Poverty History.
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From:typewriterking
Date:July 28th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)

Re: A small correction

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Hmm, charity is a synonym for mercy. Within the context of the song, Bono may have used this definition for charity: "Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity." The Apostle Paul placed charity (probably under a definition like this one) as the most important Christian virtue, ahead of faith and hope.

I noticed several differences between the lyrics as published and as recorded.

“When I'm rippin' the stitches
Without two cents to rub”

When listening, I here “pence” rather than “cents.”

“Love will come again”

I here Bono singing “love is come again.”
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From:canadanne
Date:July 29th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)

Re: A small correction

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Well, I'm 99% sure it's a reference to Bono's work on Africa. "Justice, not charity" has been the motto of Band Aid 20 and Live 8 - it's the difference between just providing handouts and immediate solutions (as in the original Live Aid), and putting in the hard work to actually make things right in the long term.
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From:typewriterking
Date:July 28th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)

Re: Here

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Welcome!

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