Mercy Me

from Songs For Creeps by Amy Annelle

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recorded and mixed by Brian Beattie at The Wonder Chamber, Austin, Texas.

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this is the room that I once lived in
gold carpet, fake wood paneling
worked from dark, 'til the dawn it crept in
stayed there until I'd been forgotten

the shop downstairs sells generic cigarettes
lighters with tits, and lottery tickets
and they got a motor on the beer cooler
that keeps me up at night

and I've seen the holes burned into these walls
by the eyes of the lonely who've long ago given up
calling for mercy. oh mercy me.
oh, mercy me, oh, mercy.

a lady lives next to me she has some family
her hair is still blond though her body has softened
her daughter's ashamed of her stays half an hour
on christmas and her birthday

and I share a bathroom with the blond lady
halfway between her and me in the hallway
and everything shakes when trucks go by on the street
it makes my head and my bones ache

and I've seen the holes burned into these walls
by the eyes of the lonely who've long ago given up
calling for mercy. oh mercy me.
oh, mercy me, oh, mercy.
hey, ho, let yourself go
slit me up from gut to throat
and call it a victory
oh, mercy me.
oh, mercy me, oh mercy.

now my key's in the door this room's fallen empty
through the wall I hear a TV
and I'm leaving now while nobody sees me

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from Songs For Creeps, released November 1, 2006
Amy Annelle: guitar, vocals, fake flute, drum, cymbal

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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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