mother of mercy lyrics – iron maiden

sitting, waiting in the falling rain.
getting ready to begin again.

wounded, lying, crying.
bodies moving, dying.
all around there is the smell
of death and fire.

here the planes are coming.
hear the soldiers running.
killing on a scale to comprehend.

why are we here?
in this place… here to kill.
please, god, forgive us for
what we have done.

i always thought i was doing right.
as of now, i’m not feeling so sure.

i’m at a place of where
i give no grace.
i’m a soldier of war.

i sit waiting for my darkest hour
to come.
i cannot think of all the things
that i have done.
it shouldn’t take a fool to see
that i believe.
accept the consequence.
repent for what i’ve done.

you tell me what is certain
but i’ll tell you what is true.
you tell me what is honesty
when all around is death
and cruelty.

the making of a man is fire.
not giving in to our desires
within the truth that lies
within the only thing.
mother of mercy.
angel of death, desire.
mother of mercy
taking my last breath of fire.

mother of mercy.
angel of pain.
mother of mercy
taking my last breath.

some say you are a lost cause.
some say you’re a saint.
just being here’s an act of
suffering and restraint.

walk down the long dark road
to ruin, panic not.
i’ll die a lonely death, of that
i’m certain of.

rivers flow with blood.
there’s nowhere left to hide.
it’s hard to comprehend
there’s anyone left alive.

sick of all the killing
and the reek of death.
will god tell me
what religion is to man?

i don’t hold with bad religion,
understand what’s underneath it.
now i come to think of it,
i just don’t hold at all, you know it.

you say you are a holy man
but what is it you do?
from where i stand is nothing
but a hollow man i see.

mother of mercy.
angel of death, desire.
mother of mercy
taking my last breath of fire.

mother of mercy.
angel of pain.
mother of mercy
taking my last breath.

i’m just a lonely soldier fighting
in a bl**dy hopeless war.
don’t know what i’m fighting,
who it is, or what i’m fighting for.

thought it was for money,
make my fortune, now i’m not
so sure.
seem to just have lost my way.

/ iron maiden lyrics