Mercy In You

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3. Condemnation
4. Mercy In You
List of Songs of Faith and Devotion songs
5. Judas
Mercy In You
Song Mercy In You
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Recorded at Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Length (mm:ss) 4:17
Tempo 96 BPM
Time signature 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.


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']."


  • 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.


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