Mercenary

Tommy Iceland

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Tommy Iceland

All of our experiences influence who we become. Memories from our past line up like arrows pointing to our future. In hindsight, the pieces fit together seamlessly, as if everything before led us to the moment we’re living in the present. For Tommy Iceland, that moment is now. It seems his whole life has prepared him for the journey he’s about to embark on. With cuts already recorded by Chris Tomlin (“Impact”), Jesus Culture (“For No Other Reason”), We Are Messengers (“Simple”) and Stars Go Dim (“Revival”), among others, the singer, songwriter and worship leader recently moved his family to Nashville. However, the road that led to high-profile songwriting credits and a publishing and recording contract with Full Circle Music began on an entirely different continent. Born in Iceland, but raised in Sweden, Tommy came from a musical family. However, it wasn’t until his local church needed a drummer that he really experienced the power of faith-driven music. As he started playing drums for his local youth group, he was introduced to Hillsong Worship, an early influence. “I just fell in love with worship music, and it really helped me in my own personal faith,” Tommy shares. “I think worship music saved me. It was like therapy.” Hailing from a country known for manufacturing some of the biggest pop songwriters and producers of our generation, it would be easy for a talented Swede like Tommy to naturally want to follow in the footsteps of Max Martin, the maestro behind massive hits by Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Yet, if he’s certain of anything, it’s that he’s called to give fellow believers a song to sing. “The greatest honor I can have as a songwriter is just to hear people singing songs that I’ve been a part of writing,” he offers, “and putting words into people’s mouths that help them connect with God.”


Year:
2020
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VERSE 1
Loving you is like an uphill battle
I keep tumbling down
Always cut me with your words like shrapnel
Just to watch me drown

PRE
Logic says I should be running for my life
But instead I’m fighting putting out your fires

CHORUS
I’ll be your line when it’s too steep 
Meet at the bottom when it’s too deep
Don’t care if you say that you don’t want me
I’ll still be mercy-mercy-mercy

And when it gets a little too hard
I’ll take every shot until you’re disarmed
Don’t care if you say you don’t want me
I’ll be a mercy-mercy-mercenary for you

VERSE 2
I don’t think you understand the damage 
How hard this is for me 
It’s a miracle that I’m still breathing 
Memories haunting me

PRE 2
Logic says I should have left and given up
But instead I’m making right from all these wrongs

CHORUS
I’ll be your line when it’s too steep 
Meet at the bottom when it’s too deep
Don’t care if you say that you don’t want me
I’ll still be mercy-mercy-mercy

And when it gets a little too hard
I’ll take every shot until you’re disarmed
Don’t care if you say you don’t want me
I’ll be a mercy-mercy-mercenary for you

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Genre:
Pop
 

Written by: Tommy Iceland, Tedd T, Jess Cates, Ryan Shirley

Submitted by rachel_1 on October 16, 2020

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