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Mother of Mercy

Discussion in 'The Final Frontier' started by mozzle, Aug 9, 2010.

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How good is Mother of Mercy on a scale of 1-10?

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

    23.3%
  4. 7

    23.3%
  5. 6

    6.7%
  6. 5

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  7. 4

    3.3%
  8. 3

    3.3%
  9. 2

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  10. 1

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  1. mozzle

    mozzle Trooper

    Mother of Mercy

    Sitting waiting in the falling rain
    Getting ready to begin again

    Wounded lying, crying, bodies moving, dying
    All around there is the smell of death and fire

    Here the planes are coming
    Hear the soldiers running
    Killing on a scale to comprehend

    Why are we here
    In this place...here to kill
    Please God forgive us for
    What we have done

    I always thought I was doing right
    As of now I'm not feeling so sure

    I'm at a place of where
    I give no grace
    I'm a soldier of war

    I sit waiting for my darkest hour
    To come
    I cannot think about the things
    That I have done
    It shouldn’t take a fool to see that I believe
    Accept the consequence, repent for what I’ve done

    You tell me what is certain but I’ll tell you what is true
    You tell me what is honesty, when all around is death and cruelty
    The making of a man is fire, not giving into our desires
    Within the truth it lies within the only thing

    Mother of Mercy
    Angel of death desire
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath, of fire
    Mother of mercy
    Angel of pain
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath

    Some say you are a lost cause, some say you're a saint
    Just being here's an act of suffering and restraint
    Walk down the long dark road to ruin and panic not
    I’ll die a lonely death of
    That I'm certain of

    Rivers flow with blood there's nowhere left to hide
    It’s hard to comprehend there's anyone left alive
    Sick of all the killing and the reek of death
    Will god tell me what religion is to man
    I don't hold with bad religion understand what's underneath it
    Now I come to think of it, I just don't hold at all you know it
    You say you are a holy man, but what is it you do
    From where I stand is nothing but a hollow man I see

    Mother of Mercy
    Angel of death desire
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath, of fire
    Mother of mercy
    Angel of pain
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath

    Mother of Mercy
    Angel of death desire
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath, of fire
    Mother of mercy
    Angel of pain
    Mother of mercy
    Drawing my last breath

    I'm just a lonely soldier fighting in a bloody hopeless war
    Don't know what I'm fighting, who it is, or what I'm fighting for
    Thought it was for money, make my fortune, now I'm not so sure
    Seem to just have lost my way
     
  2. judas_rising

    judas_rising Invader

    This is one that I was anticipating least..... and oh my God what a flawless piece of art!
     
  3. attackrobot

    attackrobot Prowler

    Here's my changes:

    Sitting waiting in the falling rain
    Getting ready to begin again
    Wounded lying, crying, bodies moving, dying
    All around there is the sound of death and fire
    Hear the planes are coming, Hear the soldiers running
    Killing on a scale to comprehend

    Why are we here
    In this place
    Here to kill
    Please god forgive us
    for what we have done

    I always thought I was doing right
    As of now I’m not feeling so sure
    I’m at a place of where I give no grace
    I’m a soldier of war

    I sit waiting for my darkest hour to come
    I cannot think about the things that I have done
    It shouldn’t take a fool to see that I believe
    Accept the consequences for the things I’ve done

    You tell me what is certain but I’ll tell you what is true
    You tell me what is honesty, when all around is death and cruelty
    ____________________________By not giving into our desires
    _________________________________________________ __________

    Mother of Mercy
    Angel of death's desire
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath and fire
    Mother of mercy
    Angel of pain
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath

    Some say you are a lost cause, some say your a saint
    Just being here is an act of suffering and restraint
    Walk down the long dark road to ruin and _________
    I’ll die alone in __________________________________

    River flows with blood there is nowhere left to hide
    It’s hard to comprehend if there is anyone left alive
    Sick of all the killing and the reek of death
    Will god tell me what religion is to man
    __________________________ understand what's underneath it
    Now I come to think of it, I just don't hold out __________
    You say you are a holy man, but what is it you do
    From where I stand there's nothing but a hollow man I see

    Mother of Mercy
    Angel of deaths desire
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath and fire
    Mother of mercy
    Angel of pain
    Mother of mercy
    Taking my last breath

    I'm just a lonely soldier fighting in a bloody hopeless war
    Don't know what I'm fighting, who it is, or what I'm fighting for
    Thought it was for money, made my fortune, now I'm not so sure
    __________________________________


    I must say this is one damn good song.
     
  4. judas_rising

    judas_rising Invader

    in the last part of the last chorus he says "mother of mercy, drawing my last breath."
     
  5. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    And in the other choruses, it's "Taking my last breath of fire"
     
  6. Machiventa

    Machiventa Invader

    Here's some corrections in bold, but I'm not 100% on a part or two.

     
  7. Moonchild33

    Moonchild33 Trooper

    ^That is what I hear as well. Have a praise.
     
  8. Zeppelin88

    Zeppelin88 Trooper

    What an incredible song!!! I'm speechless!
     
  9. asscoffee

    asscoffee Prowler

    Anyone else hear a bit of John Arch-era Fates Warning in the chorus? Not a bad thing at all--in fact, quite the opposite!
     
  10. bornless1

    bornless1 Messiah Supreme. True Leader of Men.

    Okay here is my [as I listen] take on Mother Of Mercy:  This song most reminds me of AMOLAD.  Not just because of the soldier tie in.  It has a darker, meaner sound than the others on FF.  But oh man.  It rocks.  Bruce is scolding us brilliantly.  That chorus is unreal.  I had lower expectations for Mother', man I think this one has it all.  I love it. "Taking my last breath of fire!!"  Dio style rockin-outro.
     
  11. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    It's "taking my last breath OF fire"

    Jeez, how hard is that to hear?
     
  12. Stan

    Stan Nomad

    Good song, but very AMOLAD-ish.
     
  13. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    Not a bad thing...
     
  14. Moonchild33

    Moonchild33 Trooper

    A bit. It's the most AMOLAD-ish on the album.
     
  15. Machiventa

    Machiventa Invader

    Sorry, I hear "on fire". Take my last breath of fire? Take my last breath, (I'm) on fire... makes a little more sense to me. You could be right though. We'll see when the lyrics are released.
     
  16. Suicidehummer

    Suicidehummer Trooper

    Ah, now I get what you meant by "on fire".
     
  17. Khan

    Khan Trooper

    Corrections and additions in RED, below...

    Straight off the lyric sheets....so yes, I'm sure these are correct. :)
     
  18. Machiventa

    Machiventa Invader

    Haha yeah! I love it!

    You were right suicide!
     
  19. Khan

    Khan Trooper

    Have mercy, indeed! It almost doesnt even feel like a song about the horrors of war and what it does to a man.
    As it kicks in, I love the twin harmonized guitars...very different for Maiden. Settles in to a nice mid-tempo gallop with a very nice melody in the verse, and a different chorus for them...but great. The words on this song after the first chorus, and relaly throughout this whole album, sometimes seem very odd in their phrasing. Very good song here.
     
  20. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

    Very good song. Although BRuce struggles a bit too hard in the chorus. I think he should have spent a few more takes on it.
     

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