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Mercy Street
Fever Ray Lyrics


Looking down on empty streets, all she can see
Are the dreams all made solid
Are the dreams all made real

All of the buildings, all of those cars
Were once just a dream
In somebody's head

She pictures the broken glass, she pictures the steam
She pictures a soul
With no leak at the seam

Lets take the boat out
Wait until darkness
Let's take the boat out
Wait until darkness comes

Nowhere in the corridors of pale green and grey
Nowhere in the suburbs
In the cold light of day

There in the midst of it so alive and alone
Words support like bone

Dreaming of Mercy Street
Wear your inside out
Dreaming of mercy
In your daddy's arms again
Dreaming of Mercy Street
Swear they moved that sign
Dreaming of mercy
In your daddy's arms

Pulling out the papers from the drawers that slide smooth
Tugging at the darkness, word upon word

Confessing all the secret things in the warm velvet box
To the priest, he's the doctor
He can handle the shocks

Dreaming of the tenderness, the tremble in the hips
Of kissing Mary's lips

Dreaming of Mercy Street
Wear your insides out
Dreaming of mercy
In your daddy's arms again
Dreaming of Mercy Street
Swear they moved that sign
Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms

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Kristin

Looking down on empty streets all she can see
Are the dreams all made solid
Are the dreams all made real

All of the building, all of those cars
Were once just a dream
In somebody's head

She pictures the broken glass, she pictures the steam
She pictures a soul
With no leak at the seam

Let's take the boat out
Wait until darkness
Let's take the boat out
Wait until darkness come

Nowhere in the corridors of pale green and grey
Nowhere in the suburbs
In the cold light of day

There in the midst of it so alive and alone
Words support like bone

Dreaming of Mercy Street
Wear your inside out
Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms again
Dreaming of Mercy Street
Swear they move that sign
Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms

Pulling out the papers from drawers that slide smooth
Tugging at the darkness, word upon word

Confessing all the secret things in the warm velvet box
To the priest, he's the doctor
He can handle the shocks

Dreaming of the tenderness, the tremble in the hips
Of kissing Mary's lips

Dreaming of Mercy Street
Wear your inside out
Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms again
Dreaming of Mercy Street
Swear they move that sign
Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms



All comments from YouTube:

drchaos2000

if peter gabriel and björk had a child together it would be fever ray

John Sullivan

@Karel Gayoso Yeah, smartypants! :)

dirtyjew1974

That's exactly what I thought the moment before I saw your comment lol

Matthew Rosemier

@Neil McCormick according to Wiki, "Fever Ray " is just one Artist, Karin Dreijer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_Dreijer

Bilbo The Hobbit

🤣👍Perfect!

JaHei!

Ahhhh. Tnhx for that beautiful comment Drchhaos

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Kat Blaque

how have i not heard this song?

Singingsnow1

Nothing can every beat the Peter Gabriel POV version...or any of his versions. I think this is terrible in comparison.

gokotta

Do you live under a rock? XD

Geoff Crapper

Excellent question, I heard this version before I knew Peter Gabriel wrote and sang the song 30 something years earlier.

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