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Jewel – Mercy Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« on: September 07, 2015, 08:53:26 AM »
Jewel – Mercy Lyrics

Simplicity does not come easy
When you’re dreaming
Of being someone else
And grace you see
Is fleeting
When you’re bleeding
You’re inner self

Have mercy
On me please
Have mercy
I’m on my knees
I’m being broken
Again and again
And I’ll keep being broken
Until I remain
Open

When you’re locked away
Fighting shadows
A constant battle
Trying to feel safe
When your own armor
Starts killing you
‘Cause it’s causing you
To sink beneath its weight

Call for mercy
Won’t you please
Call for mercy
Get on your knees
You’re being broken
Again and again
You’ll keep being broken
Until you remain
Open

So feel the pain
Give into it
Cry ‘til you crack
That’s how the light gets in
Set your weapons on the ground
‘Til you’re naked and trembling now
And when you feel you can’t stand anymore

Give mercy
To someone in need
Give mercy
Don’t you see
Life will break our hearts
Again and again
We’ll keep being broken
Until we remain
Open

Can’t you see
I have broken
Wide open
Let yourself be
Broken
Wide Open
I have broken
Open

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 09:06:32 AM »
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“Mercy,” by Jewel Murray.

“This is the newest song on the album. I wrote it for myself. I was in a lot of pain when I wrote it. It really touches me when I sing it. It reminds me a little bit of “Hands” just in its message: yielding and giving instead of being more brittle and fighting and armored. I’ve been playing it live recently and it seems to be bringing a lot of comfort to people. People often cry when I sing it. It's always nice when you create something for yourself that you really needed to hear and it seems to be something other people needed to hear as well.”



Also, I think "I have broken open" is a perfect way to end an album like this.

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 09:22:16 AM »
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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 10:53:48 AM »

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 05:06:50 PM »
This one's really growing on me. I like the "Have mercy on me/Call for mercy/Give mercy to someone" progression of it.

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 04:49:24 PM »

She performed Mercy here. No mic. No stage. Cellphone recording. And she just rattled the windows in Verastegui's living room.  :wub:

https://www.periscope.tv/EVerastegui/1LyGBPppgaaxN

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2015, 06:02:13 AM »

She performed Mercy here. No mic. No stage. Cellphone recording. And she just rattled the windows in Verastegui's living room.  :wub:

https://www.periscope.tv/EVerastegui/1LyGBPppgaaxN

The Universe doesn't want me to see this.  I needed a plug-in on Twitter, and now it's expired.  Not meant to be.

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2015, 07:44:55 AM »
Darn. :(

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 03:12:53 PM »
Damn. I was watching this last night, all the while trying to think of a way to record it because I figured it would go away. Kind of wish now I'd recorded the audio, at least.

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2015, 08:01:46 PM »
Yeah, Periscope recordings only last for 24 hours I think. I usually always tune in too late to see anything myself. :(

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 07:49:37 AM »
Damn. I was watching this last night, all the while trying to think of a way to record it because I figured it would go away. Kind of wish now I'd recorded the audio, at least.

I had software on an older laptop that would allow you to box off part of the screen and record it, and the extract the audio.  I tried to download it on the new machine and some bugger made sure the download for it has a virus in it.  I used to use it for editing quite a lot.

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Re: Jewel – Mercy
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 07:12:35 PM »

Mercy

Standard Tuning

VERSE:

G                         Cadd9-G
Simplicity, does not come easy
            Cadd9-G             D
When you’re dreaming of being someone else
    G                C9   G
And grace you see is fleeting
            C9   G        D
When you’re bleeding your innerself


CHORUS:

     C           G
Have Mercy on me please
     C                G-D
Have Mercy, I’m on my knees
          C                 Em
I’m being broken again and again
                C               D
I’ll keep being broken until I remain
Cadd9
Open


VERSE:

            G
When you're locked away,
         Cadd9-G           Cadd9-G
Fighting shadows, constant battles
 D
Trying to feel safe
              G             Cadd9-G
When your own armor starts killing you,
           Cadd9-G         D
Cause it’s causing you to sink beneath its weight


CHORUS:

         C                G
Call for mercy, won’t you please
          C                  G-D
Call for mercy, get on your knees
             C                  Em
You’re being broken, again and again
                  C                   D
You’ll keep being broken, until you remain Open


            C   
So feel the pain, give into it
     Em
Cry till you crack, that’s how the light gets in
         Am
Set your weapons on the ground
             C
Until you’re naked and trembling now
             G                         D
And when you think you can’t stand any more


CHORUS:

     C                    G
Give mercy to someone in need
     C                 G-D
Give mercy, don't you see
                    C                  Em
Life will break our hearts, again and again
                  C               D
We’ll keep being broken until we remain
     C
Open
          Em
Can’t you see
       C           Em
I have broken wide open
                C           Em
Let yourself be broken wide open
       C *[LET RING]
I have broken open

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Re: Jewel – Mercy Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2015, 07:20:02 PM »
Chords Used:


   C   Cadd9    G    D   Em  Am
e--0-----3------3----2----0---0---
B--1-----3------3----3----0---1---
G--0-----0------0----2----0---2---
D--2-----2------0----0----2---2---
A--3-----3------2----0----2---0---
E---------------3---------0-------

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Re: Jewel – Mercy Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2017, 06:05:15 PM »
Apparently this is a brand new song lol :facepalm:


Fake news like this can welcome bad press for the artist. I hope they fix it.

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Re: Jewel – Mercy Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 06:08:55 PM »
Worth noting: I don't follow zappos on Twitter ... this was a promoted tweet. They're paying to spread this untruth.