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'The Mercy Beat' by 'The'
from the album 'Infected'
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Lyrics for 'The Mercy Beat' by 'The'
There's A High Wind Blowin, & The Stars Are Shining Bright,
Oh What A Night, This Is Gonna Be--
I Think I'll Let The World Sleep Without Me.
I Got One Eye Open, One Eye Closed.
& My Thin Body's Trembling Beneath The Bedclothes,
My Hearts Beatin' Against The Roof Of My Mouth
--it's Almost Time To Get Out Of This House.

I Got One Hand On The Radio, One Hand On The Wheel,
I Got My Right Foot On The Floorboard,--
& I'm Preparing To Kill Or Be Killed.

There's A High Wind Blowin', & The Stars Are Shining Bright.
& The Rain Upon The Tarmac,
--helps Me Sail Through The Traffic Lights,
I'm Heading Down To The Dock Of The Bay,
--to Feel The Power Of The Waves,
I'm Gonna Move Up Close To That Wind,
& Wrestle With The Thoughts Solitude Always Brings.

Y'see I'm Stuck Between Hell & The Deep Blue Sea,
& I Know That Water's Sucked Under Better Man Than Me,
I Was Just Another Western Guy,
--with Desires That Couldn't Be Satisfied,
So One Day, I Asked The Angels For Inspiration,
--but The Devil Bought Me A Drink,
& He's Been Buying Them Ever Since,
He's Had The Liquor On My Tongue
--feel Like The Sea Upon The Sand,
He's Had Me Signing Confessions
--from This Shaking Hand,
He's Had Me Struggling To Hang Onto Hope--
Like A Drunken Sailor In A Tugboat
With A Bottle Of Vodka In My Overcoat,
& My Dog Eared Bible Lost--overboard

Y'see He Tricked Me Into Temptation,
So I've Tricked Him Into This Confrontation,
I Never Said I Was The Man I Appeared To Be
Not The Flesh Wrapped Around The Bones Of Necessity.
Or The Soul On Fire--scribbling Thoughts For Posterity.

I'm Gonna Have Little Lucifer, Runnin' Off To Purgatory,
--with His Tail Between His Legs,
I'm Gonna Teach Him A Lesson
--he Ain't Ever Gonna Forget.
All The Vultures & Crows Are Fixin Up Some Tombstones
But They Won't Be Chewing The Meat Off My Bones.

There's A High Wind Blowin' & The Stars Are Shining Bright.
Me & Him Are Gonna Have A Little Knife Fight,
--in The Bowels Of The Big City Skyline,
Oh This Feelin' Inside Runs Dark & Deep
--tonight My Hearts Not Thumping
--a Mercy Beat

I Was Just Another Western Guy,
With Desires That Couldn't Be--satisfied.

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