Mother of Mercy

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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
 

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.
 

Machiventa

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

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


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
I'm making out a man his fire by giving into our desires
Within the truth it lies within the only thing


Mother of Mercy
Angel of death's desire
Mother of mercy
Taking my last breath, on 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 is an act of suffering and restraint
Walk down the long dark road to ruin and acknowledge
I’ll die alone in__________________________________

Rivers flow with blood there is nowhere left to hide
It’s hard to comprehend is 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 always buy religion understand what's underneath it
Now I come to think of it, I just don't hold out, oh you know it
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, on fire
Mother of mercy
Angel of pain
Mother of mercy
Taking my last breath

Mother of Mercy
Angel of deaths desire
Mother of mercy
Taking my last breath, on 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, made my fortune, now I'm not so sure
Seem to just have lost my way
 

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!
 

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.
 

Machiventa

Invader
Suicidehummer said:
It's "taking my last breath OF fire"

Jeez, how hard is that to hear?

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.
 

Khan

Trooper
Corrections and additions in RED, below...

mozzle said:
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 com
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

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

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.
 

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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