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Musician magazine interviewed DM about the recording process of 'Songs of Faith and Devotion', and they reported: ''For the bridge, Gahan learned the lyrics backwards, phonetically, and sang them over a mirror image of the melody; the tape was then reversed, lending a ghostly tone to the vocal.''
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|title=Mercy In You
|screen=hd
|screenshot=Album-SOFAD.jpg
|artist=[[Depeche Mode]]
|album=[[Songs Of Faith And Devotion]]
|songwriter=[[Martin L. Gore]]
|producer=[[Depeche Mode]]<br>[[Flood]]
|studio=Madrid, Spain<br>Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
|tempo=96
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|key=A♭ Major
|label=[[Mute Records]]
|length=4:17
|recordingdate=February 1992 – January 1993
|releasedate=22 March 1993
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Alan Wilder said in the May 1993 issue of Keyboard magazine:
{{S|Mercy In You}} is a song from the 1993 album <i>[[Songs Of Faith And Devotion]]</i> by [[Depeche Mode]].
 
== Quotes ==
 
''Musician'' magazine interviewed [[Depeche Mode]] about the recording process of '[[Songs Of Faith And Devotion]]', and they reported: "For the bridge, Gahan learned the lyrics backwards, phonetically, and sang them over a mirror image of the melody; the tape was then reversed, lending a ghostly tone to the vocal."
 
[[Alan Wilder]] said in the May 1993 issue of Keyboard magazine:
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<blockquote>
"That's a backwards high piano [at the end of 'Mercy In You']."
"That's a backwards high piano [at the end of 'Mercy In You']."
</blockquote>
</blockquote>


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== Trivia ==
*In a {{EL|https://www.bratproductions.com/mixes/released_mix/mercyinyou_brat.html feature}} on his {{EL|https://www.bratproductions.com/index.html BRAT Productions}} website, Depeche Mode archivist Daniel "BRAT" Barassi confirmed the whispered vocals audible during the chorus sections were performed by [[Martin L. Gore|Martin Gore]].
 
{{Template:Lyrics|Mercy In You|
You know what I need
 
When my heart bleeds
 
I suffer from greed
 
A longing to feed
 
On the mercy in you
 
 
I can't conceal
 
The way I'm healed
 
The pleasure I feel
 
When I have to deal
 
With the mercy in you
 
 
I would do it all again
 
Lose my way and fall again
 
Just so I could call again
 
On the mercy in you
 
 
When here in my mind
 
I feel inclined
 
To wrongly treat you unkind
 
I have faith I will find
 
The mercy in you
 
 
I would lose my way again
 
Be led hopelessly astray again
 
Just so I could pray again
 
For the mercy in you
 
 
When here in my mind
 
I have been blind
 
Emotionally behind
 
I have faith I will find
 
The mercy in you
|Martin L. Gore|©1992 Grabbing Hands Music Overseas/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.}}
 
== Live performances ==
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[[Category:Depeche Mode songs]]
[[Category:Songs of Faith and Devotion songs]]
[[Category:Songs in A♭ Major]]
[[Category:Songs between 95-99 BPM]]
[[Category:Songs written by Martin L. Gore]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:44, 30 June 2020

3. Condemnation
4. Mercy In You
List of Songs of Faith and Devotion songs
5. Judas
Mercy In You
Album-SOFAD.jpg
Song Mercy In You
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Flood
Recorded at Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Length (mm:ss) 4:17
Tempo 96 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key A♭ Major
Recorded February 1992 – January 1993
Originally released 22 March 1993
Live performances as Depeche Mode 76 times *
Total live performances 76 times *

"Mercy In You" is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.

Quotes

Musician magazine interviewed Depeche Mode about the recording process of 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion', and they reported: "For the bridge, Gahan learned the lyrics backwards, phonetically, and sang them over a mirror image of the melody; the tape was then reversed, lending a ghostly tone to the vocal."

Alan Wilder said in the May 1993 issue of Keyboard magazine:

"That's a backwards high piano [at the end of 'Mercy In You']."

Trivia

  • In a feature on his BRAT Productions website, Depeche Mode archivist Daniel "BRAT" Barassi confirmed the whispered vocals audible during the chorus sections were performed by Martin Gore.

Lyrics


Mercy In You

You know what I need

When my heart bleeds

I suffer from greed

A longing to feed

On the mercy in you


I can't conceal

The way I'm healed

The pleasure I feel

When I have to deal

With the mercy in you


I would do it all again

Lose my way and fall again

Just so I could call again

On the mercy in you


When here in my mind

I feel inclined

To wrongly treat you unkind

I have faith I will find

The mercy in you


I would lose my way again

Be led hopelessly astray again

Just so I could pray again

For the mercy in you


When here in my mind

I have been blind

Emotionally behind

I have faith I will find

The mercy in you


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1992 Grabbing Hands Music Overseas/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Mercy In You"
Main article: List of dates where "Mercy In You" was played