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​Mercy with the Wine

This song is by David Knopfler and appears on the album The Giver (1993).

I am blood and I am whisky
Mix some mercy with the wine
Not forgotten nor forgiven
Down these corridors of time
I was grief and I was horror
When your madness I embraced
Now I'm walking free to the water
A witness to your faith

I need a witness
I need a witness
Mix mercy with the wine

And you lay it down beside me
So close I almost taste
Sweet sufferance reminds me
Of this distance and this space
I listen for your footsteps
Listen for your psalms
Not so far behind me
Enfold me in your arms

I need a witness
Get me a witness
And mix mercy with the wine

Loves dreams are not forgotten
They could happen any time
If they make poets out of devils
I'll make an angel out of mine

But get me a witness
I need a witness
And mix mercy with the wine

You played me like a guitar
Played me like a deal
As I say so it is written
I'm the wound that will not heal.
I am wings in your darkness.
I am family, I am wronged
Like a stranger in your garden
Where he knows he don't belong.

Get me a witness
I need a witness
And mix mercy with the wine.

Yes I need a witness
Get me a witness
And mix mercy with the wine.

Written by:

David Knopfler