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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #121
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Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #123
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    Love the wordiness... reminds me of BTCS. The lyrical feel of this song will grow on us. Sometimes the best songs take a few listens to become awesome.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #124
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    I'm thinking this song is going to have the same structure as GIG...Dave/Sax Intro/Verse then maybe still just Dave with a little sax or violin on the first chorus, then Carter/rest of the band come in on the second verse, then song builds and culminates with Carter/Dave sing last two chorus' then long mellow jam at the end of the song...just what's going on in my head
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    Old 04-25-2012, 01:03 PM   #125
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    Love this song. Cannot wait to see how the full band plays it. Lillywhite's tweets make me more excited!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #126
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    I know this is most likely a pro Obama song for Dave, but this is my anti Obama song...

    Don't give up I know you can see, all the world and the mess (Obama's) making

    Mercy will we overcome this (shitty 4 years)
    How do you stay so current?

    Looks like those clowns in congress have done it again!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 01:14 PM   #127
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    LOL you clowns get so butt hurt when people criticize Obama, it's kind of funny.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #128
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    captain kirk's backing vox on the last chorus are fantastic. makes me think carter and rashawn are really gonna hopefully do the same and really belt it out. Great somber little number to listen to.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #129
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    captain kirk's backing vox on the last chorus are fantastic. makes me think carter and rashawn are really gonna hopefully do the same and really belt it out. Great somber little number to listen to.
    Love them too. Makes the song even better.

    Was there no talk about the new DMB record?
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #130
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    Love them too. Makes the song even better.

    Was there no talk about the new DMB record?
    Fallon just said "later this year"
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #131
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    Fallon just said "later this year"
    I wouldn't read too much into that. Tomorrow is later this year.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #132
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    I wouldn't read too much into that. Tomorrow is later this year.
    True. Not to mention Stefan was saying "soon soon soon"
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #133
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    @SLessard "Ah.... Now I know what song "Mercy" is (I only knew working titles) Oh yeah, it's a full band monster on the album Nice to hear lyrics"
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #134
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    From Stefan's Twitter:
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    “@KristinHolder: "Mercy" is legit!! Can we get a hint as to when the new album is set to release?? Probably late summer, early fall"
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:56 PM   #135
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    do we know why captain kirk was the second guitarist on this? was it just because timmy like had another show or something? it would be quite awesome (although guarantee it won't happen) if they stole captain kirk from the roots for a tour or two....
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    Old 04-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #136
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    do we know why captain kirk was the second guitarist on this? was it just because timmy like had another show or something? it would be quite awesome (although guarantee it won't happen) if they stole captain kirk from the roots for a tour or two....
    the best anyone has come up with is he has a show today, in georgia or somewhere else down south
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    Old 04-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #137
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    God-centrict in the notion that he's saying:

    "Can't give up and hope God will intercede" (You have to solve your own problems, not sit on the sidelines, hoping a god will do it for you).

    "Can't lay down and hope a miracle will change things. So lift up your eyes, lift up your heart." (Same as above).
    Can't give up and hope God will intercede
    ...
    Cause cryin won't save our feet or hungry child
    ...
    Can't lay down and hope no miracles change things

    We see this exact language in Exodus 14 as Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and to the sea.

    10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”


    13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
    15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.


    Basically God telling the Egyptians, "Quitcher bitchin! Crying won't do you any good!" and telling Moses, "Don't just sit there and wait for Me! Get off your asses and do something so I CAN intercede!".
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    Old 04-25-2012, 03:09 PM   #138
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    do we know why captain kirk was the second guitarist on this? was it just because timmy like had another show or something? it would be quite awesome (although guarantee it won't happen) if they stole captain kirk from the roots for a tour or two....
    I don't think Timmy can hit those harmonic falsettos.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #139
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    Man, how I hate the word "soon".
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    Old 04-25-2012, 03:57 PM   #140
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    Fantastic song. Simple but catchy and memorable. Just feels good in the soul. Couldn't be more excited.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #141
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    Can't give up and hope God will intercede
    ...
    Cause cryin won't save our feet or hungry child
    ...
    Can't lay down and hope no miracles change things

    We see this exact language in Exodus 14 as Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and to the sea.

    10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”


    13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
    15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.


    Basically God telling the Egyptians, "Quitcher bitchin! Crying won't do you any good!" and telling Moses, "Don't just sit there and wait for Me! Get off your asses and do something so I CAN intercede!".

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    Old 04-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #142
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    Re: Mercy

    Given a large scale build up on the album, Carter will murder this song.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #143
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    Re: Mercy

    Guys, this song is obviously about the state that the band is in right now:

    Mercy will we overcome this? (the last 3 crummy albums they made)
    One by one could we turn it around? (get some fans back on their side)
    Maybe, carry on just a little bit longer (they're getting up there in age)
    And I try to give you what you need (get back Lillywhite and capture what people have been looking for)
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    Old 04-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #144
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    Can't give up and hope God will intercede
    ...
    Cause cryin won't save our feet or hungry child
    ...
    Can't lay down and hope no miracles change things

    We see this exact language in Exodus 14 as Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and to the sea.

    10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”


    13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
    15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.


    Basically God telling the Egyptians, "Quitcher bitchin! Crying won't do you any good!" and telling Moses, "Don't just sit there and wait for Me! Get off your asses and do something so I CAN intercede!".

    pretty sure it's "crying won't save or feed a hungry child."

    i think i like "save our feet" better. maybe nike could use this in a new ad campaign.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #145
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    i have to say i am sort of in disbelief. people really think this sing is "great?"

    they really have done a good job over the years of lowering your expectations.

    #41, Warehouse, Dancing Nancies and Recently are GREAT songs. This is not. if you think it stands up to those tunes, i can't help you. it's just a harmless ditty that i could never hear again and not miss. the best part is the backup vocals.

    i am sure it will be a MONSTER live though!

    seriously? a good song is a good song. full band or solo, that won't change.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #146
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    forget youtube.

    Here's the link for the performance
    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon....-24-12/1398281

    and here's the link for the mp3 of 'mercy'
    http://www.mediafire.com/?vr7561es4hsaoob

    enjoy kids.

    thank you so much!!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 05:18 PM   #147
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    Forget YouTube.

    Here's the link for the performance
    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon....-24-12/1398281

    And here's the link for the MP3 of 'Mercy'
    http://www.mediafire.com/?vr7561es4hsaoob

    Enjoy kids.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #148
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    I wouldn't read too much into that. Tomorrow is later this year.
    One time, this guy handed me a picture of him, he said, "Here's a picture of me when I was younger." Every picture is of you when you were younger. "Here's a picture of me when I'm older." "You son-of-a-bitch! How'd you pull that off? Lemme see that camera... what's it look like? "
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    Old 04-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #149
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    Cause cryin won't save OR FEED A hungry child
    There, fixed it.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #150
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    One time, this guy handed me a picture of him, he said, "Here's a picture of me when I was younger." Every picture is of you when you were younger. "Here's a picture of me when I'm older." "You son-of-a-bitch! How'd you pull that off? Lemme see that camera... what's it look like? "
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