Everybody's Crying Mercy

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk/New Wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. Steeped in word pl… more »

I can't believe the things I've seen
I wonder bout some things I've heard 
Everybody's crying mercy
When they don't know the meaning of the word

A bad enough situation
Is sure enough getting worse 
Everybody's crying justice
Just as long as there's business first
Toe to toe
 Touch and go
Give a cheer 
Get your souvenir 

 People running round in circles 
Don't know what they're headed for
Everybody's crying peace on Earth 
Just as soon as we win this war

 Straight ahead
 Knock em dead
Pack your kid
 Choose your hypocrite 

Well you don't have to go to off Broadway 
To see something played absurd 
Everybody's crying mercy
When they don't know the meaning of the word

 Nobody knows the meaning of the word
When they don't know the meaning of the word
 Nobody knows the meaning of the word
 Nobody knows the meaning of the word

Written by: MOSE ALLISON

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