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January 16th, 2006

Mercy @ 01:35 am

youreanidiom:
I'm sorry if this has been posted already, if this topic of discussion has been brought up.

I just got around to downloading Mercy about a week ago.

[EDIT:I've been trying to think of exactly how to express my opinion on the song and I think I've got it now. I think it's a pretty good song for a demo but is highly overrated. The music is probably the best thing it has going for it; the guitar parts that The Edge plays are quite good. What really puts it into the "it could be a whole lot better" category are the lyrics. There are lines here and there that I really dig ("What's the use of religion if you're any good") and I like the chorus, but most of the lyrics either make me cringe or seem slightly unfocused. I think that if they re-recorded the song and rewrote the lyrics it would be a very good song. Hopefully they'll get around to it for the next album. END EDIT]

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From:davefilkins
Date:January 16th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
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Mercy is undoubtedly my favorite HTDAAB track... too bad it didn't make it on the album. =(

Yahweh is a close second, but for me it just lacks the emotion that this one has... I think, even though it's pretty long, it would've made a VERY nice addition to the tracks on HTDAAB.
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From:tinamachina
Date:January 16th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
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Never heard it. Where can I find it?
From:youreanidiom
Date:January 16th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
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www.u2emporium.com Go to the HTDAAB Centre section of the Download section.
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From:reecord2
Date:January 16th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
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I LOVE THIS SONG
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From:corianderstem
Date:January 16th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
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I think "Mercy" is pretty good, but needs some serious editing (waaaay too long), and is nowhere near as good as some fans think it is.

You should hear people wax poetic about it over on Interference - you'd think it was the second coming of Christ or something.
From:youreanidiom
Date:January 16th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
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I've seen the discussions of this song on Interference. They claim it's a masterpiece as good as Where The Streets... I've actually heard one person say it's the best song they've ever written.

I don't think it's as good as all that. I think it's a good song, yeah, but I think if they re-recorded it and finally mastered it, it would be better. (I can't agree on it being too long, though.)
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From:canadanne
Date:January 16th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)

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You may be interested in reading people's thoughts when it came up on Song Of The Day. (My comment is here.)
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From:volare
Date:January 17th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
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It's exactly the rawness of it that makes me so obsessive.

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