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Old 12-09-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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MERCY thread 3,232

Yes, I know the song Mercy has been discussed a lot in here, but I just heard this song 4 hours ago and I'm thinking ; why is this song not on the album!?!?!?! This song is already in my top 50 U2 songs of all time!
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Brilliant song, better than at least half the album I would say.
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i can honestly say that i like every song on the album better than mercy.

mercy has a lot of potential, but i just dont "love" it like everyone else.

it's a really cool bside though, definitly their best bside.
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:01 PM   #5
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Oh, I love this album very much with at least 8 songs from the "Bomb" making my top 50 U2 songs of all time, but I still feel that Mercy should have made the album and its definitely in my top 50 of all time.

Mercy is tied with two other U2 songs(Zooropa and AIWIY), for being U2's second longest recorded song. Only Lemon is clearly longer. I wonder if that had any influence in it not making the album?

I just cannot believe they decided not to put this song on the album. Its way to good to just be a B-side.
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Mercy is in my top 10 U2 songs. I actually limit myself to only hearing it every 3 or 4 days because I don't want that /feeling/ to go away.
Bono said it will be the best B side ever, but in a way I hope they decide to pull a Zooropa and put out another album during the tour, with Mercy being the lead song.
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....I still have not heard it
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....I still have not heard it
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Didnt get it nurse!
Ur not on msn msg by any chance?
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id like to listen to this already infamous song if its not too much trouble please - princey_gecko@hotmail.com
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Why is it not on the album? Well, in my opinion:

1. The guitar part is just not totally right...it needed work.

2. It seems uninspired in places

3. Drags on WAY too long for no reason.

4. Related to #3, it is missing the climax that most epic songs have- it never reaches that height.

5. Lastly, if U2 weren't satisfied by it and didn't want it on the album, it must be lacking something. I'm ok with that.

BTW, I think Mercy is a good song, but is pretty overrated here on the boards.
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Mercy is a song that is really good in its current form. But it’s unfinished. It sounds it needs a structural re-work or lyrical re-work. But to go and do that might take away whatever vibe the song has already.

I think they should clean up the mixing, slap it on as a b-side and it could be one of the best U2 b-sides.
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I think they should clean up the mixing, slap it on as a b-side and it could be one of the best U2 b-sides.
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Why is it not on the album? Well, in my opinion:

1. The guitar part is just not totally right...it needed work.

2. It seems uninspired in places

3. Drags on WAY too long for no reason.

4. Related to #3, it is missing the climax that most epic songs have- it never reaches that height.

5. Lastly, if U2 weren't satisfied by it and didn't want it on the album, it must be lacking something. I'm ok with that.

BTW, I think Mercy is a good song, but is pretty overrated here on the boards.
agree with every word.

(i'll copy your post to paste in the next 814 threads about mercy that will appear soon)
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I believe it's the most soul I've heard from U2 in a long time. Each band member, not just bono's vocals or Edge's guitar, but Larry and Adam also should be highlighted in this song. It's AMAZING. I love it. It should be on the album.
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agree with every word.

(i'll copy your post to paste in the next 814 threads about mercy that will appear soon)

Why? can't handle people liking the song?
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Why? can't handle people liking the song?
sure i can. but like someone said once, "there's been a lot of talk about this one, maybe too much talk..."
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i guess those of us who love this song, love it to bits. i know i do.

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