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Mercy Street

Peter Gabriel

Looking down on empty streets, all she can see
Are the dreams all made solid
Are the dreams all made real

All of the buildings, all of those cars
Were once just a dream
In somebody's head

She pictures the broken glass, she pictures the steam
She pictures a soul
With no leak at the seam

Let's take the boat out
Wait until darkness
Let's take the boat out
Wait until darkness comes
Nowhere in the corridors of pale green and grey Nowhere in the suburbs
In the cold light of day There in the midst of it so alive and alone Words support like bone
Dreaming of Mercy Street
Wear your inside out Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms again Dreaming of Mercy Street
'Swear they moved that sign Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms
Pulling out the papers from drawers that slide smooth Tugging at the darkness, word upon word Confessing all the secret things in the warm velvet box
To the priest, he's the doctor
He can handle the shocks Dreaming of the tenderness, the tremble in the hips
Of kissing Mary's lips
Dreaming of Mercy Street
Wear your inside out Dreaming of mercy
In your daddy's arms again Dreaming of Mercy Street
'Swear they moved that sign Looking for mercy
In your daddy's arms
Looking for mercy Looking for mercy Looking for mercy
Mercy, mercy

Anne, with her father is out in the boat Riding the water Riding the waves on the sea