Mercy Down
©2019. Shayfer James.

There's  dead canary in the coal mine

And a lamb's head growing from a grape vine
There's an old man laughing in the back yard
catching crooks and crickets in a bell jar
I've bee waiting for my woman to relieve me
But she's outside climbing on the oak tree
There's a dead canary in the coal mine
And a lamb's head growing from a grape vine
Growing from a grape vine

It's getting biblical now
Better pick your weapons up 
and throw your mercy down
It's' getting mythical now

Better pick your weapons up 

and throw your mercy 
throw your mercy down

There's a mad man tapping at the window
with a pocket full of innuendo
there's a joker pokin at the doorbell
and a sparrow drowning in the ink well
I've been waiting for my lover to relieve me
But she's outside swinging from the oak tree
Swinging from the oak tree
 

 

It's getting biblical now
Better pick your weapons up 
and throw your mercy down
It's' getting mythical now

Better pick your weapons up 

and throw your mercy 
throw your mercy down

There's a tyrant on the throne
and a clown on every screen
compelling us to stay at home
in this low grade fever dream
But we're gathering our strength
We're becoming less afraid
there is hope for us

in this unholy mess we've made

 

It's getting biblical now

Better pick your weapons up 
and throw your mercy down

It's' getting mythical now

Better pick your weapons up 

and throw your mercy 
throw your mercy down