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Mercy Lyrics

"Mercy" was written by Cave Nicholas Edward.
"Mercy" was written by Cave Nicholas Edward.

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I stood in the water
In the middle month of winter
My camel skin was torture
I was in a state of nature

The wind, sir, it was wicked
I was so alone
And just as I predicted
My followers were gone

I cried, mercy
Have mercy on me
And I got down on my knees

Crying mercy
Have mercy on me
And I got down on my knees

Thrown into a dungeon
Bread and water was my portion
And faith, my only weapon
To rest the devil's legion

The speak hole would slide open
A viper's voice would plead
A voice thick with innuendo
Syphilis and Greed

And she cried, mercy
Have mercy on me
I told her to get down on her knees

Crying, mercy
Have mercy upon me
And I told her to get down on her knees

A garden full of roses
My hands were tied behind me
My cousins working miracles
I wondered if he'd find me

A moon had faced toward me
Like a platter made of gold
My death, it almost bored me
So often was it told

And I cried, mercy
Have mercy on me
I dropped down to my knees

And I cried, mercy
Have mercy on me
And then it pushed me to my knees

Mercy
Have mercy on me
And I dropped down on my knees

Crying mercy
Hey, mercy, mercy
And I dropped down on my knees

Crying mercy
Oh have mercy
Have mercy

Songwriters
Cave Nicholas Edward

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