Have Mercy Weak At The Knees

I called you up, just where have you been?

I’m just waiting for our lives to begin

Cause no one wants you the way that I want you

When no one wants you

Can you say you want me too?

Why won’t she go home?

I have you on the other telephone

Cause no one, no one can do the things you do

And say the three words that I just want you to

Cause I need you

Yeah I need you

We laughed in the sun, we laid in the grass

And I felt your earth pushing back, it pushed back

What you don’t know, don’t know

Is you’re gone and I’m home

But I’m all alone

And everybody knows what comes after

We laughed in the sun, we laid in the grass

And I felt your earth pushing back, it pushed back

What you don’t know, don’t know

Is you’re gone and I’m all alone

And everybody who sung from the rafters

I want you weak at the knees

I want you weak at the knees

I want you weak at the knees

I want you weak at the knees

Have Mercy Pete Rose And Babe Ruth

I’ll tell you how it went and all the time we spent trying to make something of us.

Something we knew but never was.

Laid faced down on the bed and spoke in tongues with the dead.

The times you saw me lose my cool:

The stares were blank, the words were cruel…

But what if I was the problem the whole time?

Well, I’d beg forgiveness and oblige.

The ground just opened wide and ate me whole.

Why am I so happy I could die?

There were no words to say “goodbye,”

the ground just opened wide and ate you whole.

Figured they’d figure out soon they never put a man on the moon.

And no one knows the truth ‘bout Pete Rose and Babe Ruth…

What if you got there to see that it’s not what you believed?

No blinding lights or smiling teeth…

I’d tell you “you were wrong all along” and

you’d tell me that you hate me.

I’m always looking for the answers and wondering why

the rules were ever made for us if we never abide…

Have Mercy The Place You Love

You called me late from a friend’s phone and you were looking for a friend.

I told you I’d take you to the place you love.

You had your back faced towards the water: you were looking for a dance.

I was too gone, could’ve caught her,

I could have gave her the chance.

Soaking wet…

And I bet this is the best night you’ve had in awhile.

Where we met…

And I’ll let you call me “darling” but you don’t mean it yet.

I was looking and you had dead eyes.

I could see everything.

You forgot the one rule:

Where we went to, I could tell you everything.

I pulled you out from the water and you just laughed in my arms.

You told me how you never wanted to keep us apart.

So why’d you do it?

Why are you selfish?

Why can’t I trust you anymore?

Where’s the “sorry?”

No pity party when you come and knock on my door…

If you ever forget where, I will take you there.

Have Mercy The Ancient West

It’s been weeks since I’ve seen a real smile

Oh I know I won’t see it for awhile

I’ve counted inches from your yard to my door

And I want nothing more than to know for sure

It’s been weeks since I’ve had a good thought

I’m telling secrets about the lies that you bought

You used to love to hear me sing

And we would talk about everything

It was beautiful to me

I don’t want to be him anymore

Maybe I’ll hear your voice in a crowded room

Picture us one day a bride and a groom

He’ll walk in and I bet he will too

Does he feel the way I felt about you?

I muttered something quiet under my breath

Then he quickly grabbed his coat and his chest

I don’t know how much time is left

So hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

I don’t want to be him anymore

So keep me up and tell me every fear

(I don’t want to be him anymore)

When you were young and the days passed like years

Between the booze and the “remember whens”

I’m telling all the same stories again

You pray to him he is a god to you

But does he hold your head and hear your blues?

I won’t be the one who makes you choose

And give up everything that you can’t lose

Old notions from the ancient west

They hang your head and pray for the best

So hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

Hang your head and pray for the best

Have Mercy Cigarettes And Old Perfume

Cigarettes and old perfume

The long nights I spent in your room

I’m simply calling cause we’re okay

I think it’s better off this way

Without you

It’s like you never found your way

Your way back home

(Home)

I could name off the things you lack

But I want you back

(Back)

Tell me you’ve been thinking of me

(Tell me you’ve been thinking of me)

Tell me you’ve been thinking of me

(Tell me you’ve been thinking of me)

Cigarettes and old perfume

The long nights I spent in your room

I’m simply calling cause we’re okay

I think it’s better off this way

Without you

Without you

It’s like you never found your way

Your way back home

(Home)

I could name off the things you lack

But I want you back

(Back)

Tell me you’ve been thinking of me

Your words were hard to beat

Ten words and seven sheets

Tell me, are you thinking of me?

Are you thinking of me?

Are you thinking of me?

Are you thinking of me?

Have Mercy Coexist

You’re smoking cigarettes

In the back of your house

I watch the liquor spill

And drip from your mouth

You said you’re holding on

To old memories

They keep you from moving on

To all of your dreams

But it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t the worst

When I feel you again I want to know if it hurts

But to tell you the truth

I’m not the person you knew

But it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t the worst

When I feel you again I want to know if it hurts

But to tell you the truth

I’m not the person you knew

Cut it off, cut it off

Take pieces of me

Cast away, ricochet

To where you want to be

And when you feel complete

Give them back to me

Cause it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t the worst

When I feel you again I want to know if it hurts

But to tell you the truth

I’m not the person you knew

Cause it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t the worst

When I feel you again I want to know if it hurts

But to tell you the truth

I’m not the person you knew

Anymore

I am sure

And then I took you by the wrist

Told you that we can’t coexist

Friendly banter

Tonight’s a blur

“Are you good?” and “How ya been?”

We do this time and time again

Cause it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t the worst

When I feel you again I want to know if it hurts

But to tell you the truth

I’m not the person you knew

Cause it wasn’t the best and it wasn’t the worst

When I feel you again I want to know if it hurts

But to tell you the truth

I’m not the person you knew

Cause it wasn’t the best

And it wasn’t the worst

Have Mercy Living Dead

I found out when my ears set flame

Little nothings to a worn out brain

You thought I was someone you knew

Looking down to me from your balcony view

I didn’t think we would still be there

All nighters and our minds to share

I know it more than I ever thought I would

And if I stay then will you stay?

I know you should

We’re done for good and we’re good as dead

Where you sleep is where I plan to make my bed

I’ve got a song that belongs on your right arm

I need to know what you feel

And if you mean no harm

Talks and sleep in each others arms

No big plans, just false alarms

When I got there it looked better than it could

And I’ll stay if you stay

I know you should

We’re done for good and we’re good as dead

Where you sleep is where I plan to make my bed

I’ve got a song that belongs on your right arm

I need to know what you feel

And if you mean no harm

Say you won’t but I know you will

Wasted nights for me always end in a cheap thrill

I’ve waited twenty-two years to find something real

So tell me where to go

You shouldn’t leave alone

You are young and bold

With a heart of gold

Oooh…

So rest in peace for the living dead

And where you sleep is where I plan to make my bed

I’ve got a song that belongs on your right arm

I need to know what you feel

And if you mean no harm

So rest in peace for the living dead

And where you sleep is where I plan to make my bed

I’ve got a song that belongs on your right arm

I need to know what you feel

And if you mean no harm

Have Mercy Pawn Takes Rook

Friday night, dressed up in your Sunday’s best,

you stopped asking if I got there yet.

I’ve thought up every way to tell you “no.”

And why you shouldn’t go alone.

And why I shouldn’t go alone.

You were so much better than me:

polite and right and some straight teeth.

Find someone that will make you love yourself as much

as I loved you.

It’s a goddamn shame that you ever changed your name.

I’m the pawn and you’re the rook and you played me like a crook.

I never wanted it to end this way.

You wanted some change and you changed what you want:

“Tall, dark, and handsome…”

I am being blunt.

Bound and gagged and hands were cuffed,

now you only call when things get rough.

You were so much better than me:

polite and right and some straight teeth.

Find someone that will make you love yourself as much

as I loved you.

It’s a goddamn shame that you ever changed your name.

I’m the pawn and you’re the rook and you played me like a crook.

I never wanted it to end this way.

It’s a goddamn, it’s a goddamn,

I’m the pawn and you’re the rook and you played my like a crook.

I never wanted it to end this way.

I told you how you’re wrong, I kept it clean.

The coffee table talks and a blank TV screen.

I preached life and what it means.

How I’m a terrible man.

It’s ingrained in my genes and it doesn’t mean shit to me…

Its a goddamn, it’s a goddamn,

I’m the pawn and you’re the rook and you played my like a crook.

I never wanted it to end this way.

Have Mercy Spacecrafts

I waited everyday for you and I know that this is strange,

But no I had to see it for myself, so I never go insane.

I got this voice inside my head, “don’t believe a word I say.”

Remember you said if you die you’d haunt me every day.

But I think I caught what you caught

A general fear and a thought:

I will never live again.

I was never more than a friend.

I wish I knew everyone as well as you knew me.

We’re talking of spacecrafts, we both laugh and I’m relieved.

See we’ve got a good thing, it’s a good thing when you’re with me

When you’re with me

If you knew me well at all, I’ve never felt complete:

I am an empty building bound to fall and all the stories leak.

Got a Bible but I’m the only one that had a plan for me.

Left my God in confidence ‘cause I never heard him speak.

So let me say what I want then I’ll go,

There’s something that you ought to know

‘Cause I knew that you had forgot:

When I think I’m alone, I am not.

I wish I knew everyone as well as you knew me.

We’re talking of spacecrafts, we both laugh and I’m relieved.

See we’ve got a good thing, it’s a good thing when you’re with me

When you’re with me

I know exactly who you are

I know exactly who you are

I wish I knew everyone as well as you knew me.

We’re talking of spacecrafts, we both laugh and I’m relieved.

See we’ve got a good thing, it’s a good thing when you’re with me

I wish I knew everyone as well as you knew me…