Mercy

Lyrics: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Will McFarlane
Music: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Will McFarlane

I can't stay here, gotta move up higher
Out of the frying pan, right into the fire
Working overtime just to make a new deal
Laugh at a joke and make another appeal

Smile on my face, but I'm gritting my teeth
Everything's looking good until you get underneath
I want to let go but I'm a nervous wreck
I got the "have not" blues breathing down my neck

No mercy, no mercy
Enough is not enough
Is there no mercy, no mercy
The way is long and tough
You'd better start to climb
Get on up or get on down the line
Get on up or get on down the line

Walking a tightrope, and I'm stepping on toes
Feeling a little strange, saying anything goes
I gotta get a grip, get ahead of the game
Promises, promises, broken and vain

No mercy, no mercy
Enough is not enough
Is there no mercy, no mercy
The way is long and tough
You'd better start to climb
Get on up or get on down the line
Get on up or get on down the line

Can anybody help me, or does anyone care
I'm right in the middle of going nowhere
Spinning my wheels at a breakneck speed
Before I crash and burn there is something I need

Oh mercy, sweet mercy
A touch would be enough
Oh mercy, sweet mercy
To taste the ways of love
Oh mercy, sweet mercy
A touch would be enough
Oh mercy, sweet mercy
To taste the ways of love
I'd leave it all behind
Get on up and get on down the line
Get on up and get on down the line
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1996 Donna Jean Donna Jean Godchaux

 


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