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Old 03-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #451
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Is it sad my favorite verison of this live is still the first full band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcAAZCvSSzk
It's ok...in my eyes "Mercy" can't be too good without Boyd's part. You can't hear him at all in this recording. I love what he does on this tune.
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  • Old 04-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #452
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    Re: Mercy

    I really did not like this song initially... but it's grown on me immensely. Top 5 on the album, that outro is just so fucking good.
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    Old 04-03-2013, 10:33 PM   #453
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    Is it sad my favorite verison of this live is still the first full band

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcAAZCvSSzk
    nowhere near my favorite...but to each their own
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    Old 04-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #454
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    Re: Mercy

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    Is it sad my favorite verison of this live is still the first full band

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcAAZCvSSzk
    I prefer it like that too, with Jeff's riff subtle and restrained and only at the end, instead of dominating the whole thing
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    Old 06-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #455
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    From the first time I saw the song debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and seeing it live twice now, and listening to it a lot on AFTW, I believe Mercy is the closest thing to a hymn that I want or need in my life.
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    Old 06-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #456
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    Loved it when I first heard it and love it even more now.
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    Old 06-03-2013, 11:56 PM   #457
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    Underrated tune I really love the outro when Carter is going nuts.
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    Old 05-07-2014, 01:24 AM   #458
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    Really beautiful song, definitely my favorite on the album.
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    Old 07-16-2014, 07:18 PM   #459
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    I seem to like "Mercy" a lot more than most. It'd probably be boring as hell live, but I like the lyrics and stuff.
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    Old 08-24-2014, 12:27 AM   #460
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    Listening to LT29 tonight. I really enjoy Mercy live.
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    Old 08-24-2014, 12:32 AM   #461
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    Clearly was thinking of Gaucho. I should learn song titles
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    Old 09-20-2014, 05:41 AM   #462
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    I seem to like "Mercy" a lot more than most. It'd probably be boring as hell live, but I like the lyrics and stuff.
    My lady is stuck on Mercy since Irvine CA, it truly is a great tune.

    Its good live for a slower jam, people seem eager to sing along to it. good times.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 02:43 AM   #463
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    Re: Mercy

    It seems to me that there are many here that actually like the tune.... I do as well. I love the way the lyrics offer encouragement through hard times.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 02:47 AM   #464
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    Re: Mercy

    Love the song on the album, but I'd be fine with never seeing it live again. I don't think they should have dragged it out into a 10-minute song with an ending "jam" that is mostly repetitive and doesn't really go anywhere.

    Enjoy the lyrics and the melody of the song, but it should have stayed a 5-minute song.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 06:40 AM   #465
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    Re: Mercy

    I've always thought Mercy to be one of the stronger cuts on AFTW, and they can play that slow jam for 15 minutes, as far as I'm concerned. One question though: Why do so many people think that that one line in the song goes "Because crime won't save or feed a hungry child?" Early reviews I read about that song made that mistake, but I figured they'll eventually realize the word he sings is "crying," not "crime." Crime doesn't even make sense in that context!

    So fast forward to today, and I see the same mistake made by the staff in the lead article for antsmarching dot org! What gives?! He does sing "crying," does he not?!
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    Old 06-17-2015, 10:48 AM   #466
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    Re: Mercy

    I've seen Mercy a lot (over 10 times now), and trust me, I could go without seeing it for a while at a show. That being said, I still enjoy it live. To me, the jam serves a similar role as Proudest Monkey. It's a song that allows me to relax, let the music come to me, take a deep breath, enjoy the second hand marijuana in the air, stare up at the moon/stars, feel the gentle summer breeze on my face, and reflect on how lucky I am to be outside at a dmb concert on a nice night like this. The studio version is fine too, I like it.

    I think its kinda funny that people hate this, but if they started playing ten minute heartbeat jams into rapunzel again, it would be celebrated.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 11:58 AM   #467
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    Re: Mercy

    6/8/2013 would be my favorite version if it were a bit shorter. Mark Whitfield is great on it.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 01:35 PM   #468
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    Re: Mercy

    Mercy has really grown on me lately. I like listening to live versions of it, though not sure how I'd take it if it was played at a show I was at, but I like it. The one Danny mentioned is a good one, I also like the one from 2013 with Carlos Malta on flute.
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    Old 06-17-2015, 01:55 PM   #469
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    Mercy has really grown on me lately. I like listening to live versions of it, though not sure how I'd take it if it was played at a show I was at, but I like it. The one Danny mentioned is a good one, I also like the one from 2013 with Carlos Malta on flute.
    Totally agree! it's all about that jam!

    and i prefer the 2013 live versions also. the 2012 tour didn't bring the jam to what it became a year later. now it has faded somehow (not so intense drumming from Carter anymore)

    one of my favourite versions is from Southaven 2013. check it out!
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    Old 06-17-2015, 06:18 PM   #470
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    I've always thought Mercy to be one of the stronger cuts on AFTW, and they can play that slow jam for 15 minutes, as far as I'm concerned. One question though: Why do so many people think that that one line in the song goes "Because crime won't save or feed a hungry child?" Early reviews I read about that song made that mistake, but I figured they'll eventually realize the word he sings is "crying," not "crime." Crime doesn't even make sense in that context!

    So fast forward to today, and I see the same mistake made by the staff in the lead article for antsmarching dot org! What gives?! He does sing "crying," does he not?!
    I noticed that too. Don't call Dave out on a lyric that doesn't make sense when you don't actually know what the lyric is
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    Old 06-17-2015, 06:47 PM   #471
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    I've always thought Mercy to be one of the stronger cuts on AFTW, and they can play that slow jam for 15 minutes, as far as I'm concerned. One question though: Why do so many people think that that one line in the song goes "Because crime won't save or feed a hungry child?" Early reviews I read about that song made that mistake, but I figured they'll eventually realize the word he sings is "crying," not "crime." Crime doesn't even make sense in that context!

    So fast forward to today, and I see the same mistake made by the staff in the lead article for antsmarching dot org! What gives?! He does sing "crying," does he not?!
    the "staff" didn't write it. It was written by a fan defending the song.


    the "staff" did think it was pretty funny that the defender didn't know the words, however. The "staff" may have intentionally left the error in place.
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    Old 06-18-2015, 01:18 AM   #472
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    I think we need to completely fire the staff and give me total control.
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    song easily a bottom 5 song... cant believe people actually like it
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    listened to the studio version of this yesterday, it's soooo good.
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