angel of mercy lyrics – al stewart

every evening you come
around here
in your cloak of lies
half-believing i sit and listen
as you offer up the prize
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
there is no pleasure
waiting here for you
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
i don’t see you anymore
as an angel of mercy

imitations of the good life
were your stock in trade
pale imitations you run for cover
when the promise starts to fade
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
there is no treasure
waiting here for you
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
i don’t see you anymore
as an angel of mercy
you play the game well
you’ve got the knack
your hand in the till
and the knife in the back
head for the hills
leaving them flat
how come you treat
everybody like that

spaced invader of my privacy
be on your way
tricky trader in webs of fantasy
the bank is closed today
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
there is no pleasure
waiting here for you
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
i don’t see you anymore
as an angel of mercy

pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
there is no treasure
waiting here for you
pick up your smile
just go faithless friend
i don’t see you anymore
as an angel of mercy
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/ al stewart lyrics