Mercy
Shawn Mendes Lyrics


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You've got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
I stand a hundred feet
But I fall when I'm around ya

Show me an open door
Then you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying, baby

Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?

I'd drive through the night
Just to be near you, baby
Heart open, testify
Tell me that I'm not crazy

I'm not asking for a lot
Just that you're honest with me
My pride is all I got
I'm saying, baby

Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?

Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice

Oh, please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me?
I'm a puppet on your string
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free

I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
I'm begging you, begging you, please, baby




I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
Ooh, I'm begging you, I'm begging you, yeah

Overall Meaning

In "Mercy," Shawn Mendes sings about being in a toxic relationship where he is being controlled by the other person. He admits that the other person has a strong hold over him and that he falls for them even though he knows they are hurting him. He pleads with the other person to be kinder to him and to stop tearing him apart. He even says that he would sacrifice his life for them, but he needs to be set free from their control.


The lyrics suggest that the singer is in a very vulnerable position and is willing to do anything to keep the other person in his life, despite the harm they are causing. He expresses his desire for honesty and openness from the other person, and his plea for mercy implies that he has been hurt badly in the past. The line, "Consuming all the air inside my lungs, Ripping all the skin from off my bones," is particularly descriptive of the emotional and psychological pain he is experiencing.


In summary, "Mercy" is a powerful song that deals with the theme of control and vulnerability in relationships. It highlights the destructive nature of toxic relationships and the importance of being honest and kind to those we care about.


Line by Line Meaning

You've got a hold of me
You have an emotional hold on me


Don't even know your power
You may be unaware of the control you have over me


I stand a hundred feet
I try to be strong, but I feel vulnerable around you


But I fall when I'm around ya
You weaken my resolve and cause me to give in to you


Show me an open door
Give me a sign of hope


Then you go and slam it on me
But then you take away that hope


I can't take anymore
I've reached my limit


I'm saying, baby
I'm asking you, my love


Please have mercy on me
Be gentle with my heart and emotions


Take it easy on my heart
Don't do anything that will harm me emotionally


Even though you don't mean to hurt me
I know you don't intend to hurt me, but you do


You keep tearing me apart
You keep causing emotional pain and distress


I'd drive through the night
I'd do anything to be with you


Just to be near you, baby
To be close to you, my love


Heart open, testify
I am willing to be vulnerable and honest with you


Tell me that I'm not crazy
Assure me that my feelings for you are real and not imagined


I'm not asking for a lot
I don't need much from you


Just that you're honest with me
Just be truthful with me about your feelings and intentions


My pride is all I got
My self-worth is important to me


Please have mercy on me
Please treat me gently and with kindness


I'm a puppet on your strings
I am under your control


And even though you got good intentions
I know you mean well


I need you to set me free
But I need to be free from your emotional grasp


Consuming all the air inside my lungs
You take away all of my breath, my life force


Ripping all the skin from off my bones
You cause me physical and emotional pain


I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I am willing to give everything for your love


I would gladly do it twice
I would do it all over again for you


I'm begging you for mercy
I am pleading with you to treat me kindly


Ooh, I'm begging you, I'm begging you, yeah
I am earnestly asking for your mercy and love




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Hipgnosis Songs Group
Written by: Danny Parker, Isley Juber, Shawn Mendes, Teddy Geiger

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Lyrics

You've got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
I stand a hundred feet
But I fall when I'm around ya
Show me an open door
Then you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying, baby
Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
I'd drive through the night
Just to be near you, baby
Heart open, testify
Tell me that I'm not crazy
I'm not asking for a lot
Just that you're honest with me
My pride is all I got
I'm saying, baby
Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Oh, please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me?
I'm a puppet on your string
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
I'm begging you, begging you, please, baby
I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
Ooh, I'm begging you, I'm begging you, yeah



@BeantDhaliwal-ec1dj

Full song is You've got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
I stand a hundred feet
But I fall when I'm around ya
Show me an open door
Then you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying, baby
Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
I'd drive through the night
Just to be near you, baby
Heart open, testify
Tell me that I'm not crazy
I'm not asking for a lot
Just that you're honest with me
My pride is all I got
I'm saying, baby
Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Oh, please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me?
I'm a puppet on your string
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
I'm begging you, begging you, please, baby
I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
Ooh, I'm begging you, I'm begging you, yeah
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Danny Parker / Isley Juber / Shawn Mendes / Teddy Geiger
Mercy lyrics © Hipgnosis Songs Group, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group



@vagia4958

Lyrics:
You've got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
I stand a hundred feet
But I fall when I'm around ya

Show me an open door
Then you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying, baby

Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?

I'd drive through the night
Just to be near you, baby
Heart open, testify
Tell me that I'm not crazy

I'm not asking for a lot
Just that you're honest with me
My pride is all I got
I'm saying, baby

Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart?

Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice

Oh, please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me?
I'm a puppet on your string
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free

I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
I'm begging you, begging you, please, baby
I'm begging you for mercy, mercy
Ooh, I'm begging you, I'm begging you, yeah



@pxte7656

[Lyrics]
Mercy - Shawn Mendes

You got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
I stand a 100 feet
but i fall when i'm around you.

Show me an open door
And you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying baby

Please have Mercy on me
take it easy on my heart
Even tho you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you Please have mercy, mercy
On my heart
Would you please have mercy, mercy
On my heart

I drive
through the night
Just to be near you baby

Heart Open, Testified
Tell me that I'm not crazy

I'm not asking
For a lot
Just that you're honest with me
My pride, Is all i got
and I'm saying
Baby please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even tho you don't mean to hurt me
you keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even tho you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
Would you please have mercy, mercy
On my hearts
Would you please have mercy, mercy
On my heart

Consuming all the air inside my lungs
ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
[x2]

Oh, Please have mercy on me
take it easy on my heart
Even tho you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even tho you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
I'm begging you for mercy
Begging you, begging you please baby (On my heart)
Begging your for mercy, mercy
Oh i'm begging you, I'm begging you, Yeah (On my heart)



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