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The Earth Pushed Back

by Have Mercy

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Dirk years ago I listened to have mercy, then lost track of them, only to come back to them when they were touring with a few other great acts (tiny moving parts, broadside, real friends) and be more appreciative and in awe than ever Favorite track: Level Head.
Jared Kughn
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Jared Kughn I found Have Mercy because they will be going on tour with Real Friends. Honestly, they deserve more recognition. The lyrics are great and they are instrumental good as well. Favorite track: Let's Talk About Your Hair.
Anthony DiPietro
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Anthony DiPietro what can i say yo describe how amazing this record is from the music to the album art everything matches perfectly. It is a tsunami of emotion. Favorite track: Let's Talk About Your Hair.
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1.
Level Head 03:20
It was something I’d never seen Sitting, reading these year old magazines In a house with you You love to laugh and tell me dreams Of who you are who you want to be But I had no clue But I’m thinking if the world does end You’ll talk to me I’ll be you ear to lend Cause you were mine when I called you at 4am I’m saying I wonder what it’s like when we’re both dead I always need to keep a level head I always think about where we’ll be In 20 years and if you’ll marry me I had no clue When you were drunk you told me dreams Of who you are and who you want to be And I had no clue That hold in heaven was a void that filled you Oh our of everyone I’ve known I should’ve not left you alone
2.
Ancient West 03:16
It’s been weeks since I’ve seen a real smile Oh I know I won’t see it for a while I’ve counted inches from your yard to my door And I want nothing more than to know for sure It’s been weeks since I’ve heard a good thought I’m telling secrets about the lies that you bought You used to love to hear me sing And we would talk about everything It was beautiful to me I don’t want to be him anymore Maybe I’ll hear your voice in a crowded room Picture us one day a bride and a groom He’ll walk in and I bet he will too Does he feel the way I felt about you I muttered something quiet under my breath Then he quickly grabbed his coat and his chest I don’t know how much time is left So hang your head and pray for the best Keep me up and tell me every fear When you were young the days passed like years Between the booze and the “remember whens” I’m tell all the same stories again You pray to him he is a god to you But does he hold your head and hear your blues? I won’t be the one who makes you choose And give up everything that you can’t lose Old notions from the ancient west They hang your head and pray for the best So hang your head and pray for the best
3.
Hell 03:51
You laid there shaking on the bed Forgot what everybody said I don’t think of you or any lie you fed It was all in your head Now it’s all in my head You laid there trembling on the floor Forgot what all of this was for Now I don’t think of you at every close door Anymore When you came back from hell Your eyes were filled with fear I’ve got this old note saying “I wish you were here” when you came back from hell your eyes were filled with fear I’ve got these five words saying “I wish you were here” if you could have it your way you would’ve been the one who left that day to all my friends who wished that I could’ve sayed you don’t want me so I’m gonna find someone who may to say
4.
This Old Ark 03:08
Well I don’t know where the time goes But I remember what you said And every single feeling’s dead Every word sounds more absurd Faith and comedy could heal the hurt Versus drug out through some Christian dirt Am I everything you wanted? Am I everything you never had? I thought it was strange How they kept me in the dark Shouting “one day young boy you’ll be a man and you’ll Be guiding this old ark. You’ve got a lonely heart.” Oh but a lonely heart Facing me A false belief And I never thought the books I read Would make me who I want to be   I never knew how much I'd miss it till it's gone I still listen to your favorite songs Wishing you were in my arms
5.
I called you up, just where have you been I'm just waiting for our lives to begin No one wants you the way that I want you When no one wants you Can you say you want me too?   Why won't she go home? I have you on the other telephone? Cause no one, no one can do the things you do Say the three words that I just want you to I need you   We laughed in the sun, we laid in the grass I felt your earth pushing back, it pushed back What you don't know, don't know Is you're gone and I'm home But I'm all alone And everybody knows what comes after   We laughed in the sun, we laid in the grass I felt your earth pushing back, pushing back What you don't know, don't know Is you're gone and I'm home But I'm all alone And everybody sung from the rafters   I want you weak at the knees
6.
We went to bed that night and dreamed of better things A God, a devil and me And how you lost your wings I always wonder when you stopped loving me But I can't see clearly   But I know that you know that I know that you don't really care Let's talk about your hair and how it's grown and how we know that we're not getting anywhere Nothing is what it seems Tell me about the man of your dreams and is it me?   We went to bed that night and dreamed of better things A God, a devil and me And how you lost your wings   But I know that you know that I know that you don't really care Let's talk about your hair and how it's grown and how we know that we're not getting anywhere
7.
Cigarettes and old perfume The long nights I spend in your room I'm simply calling cause we're okay I think it's better off this way Without you   It's like you never found your way Your way back home I could name off the things you lack But I want you back   Tell me you've been thinking of me   Cigarettes and old perfume The long nights I spend in your room I'm simply calling cause we're okay I think it's better off this way Without you   Tell me you've been thinking of me Your words were hard to beat Ten words and seven sheets Tell me are you thinking of me?
8.
The Gates 04:13
You held her and said "I'm not worthy but I'll try to be a better man" "If you don't have the time then leave I've been waiting all year for something that was never really here" "Well you were never really here" Your nose and your throat and everything that's in between Two eyes just like mine a pair I wish I could've seen The times you were the best you could be with me We were never meant to be we were happening You're a shallow hole and everyone can see If I called you now would you be there to answer me? Cause I don't know if I would answer you When I cross the gates and I find you   Remember you said You're so nervous you're so tired Cheap talk, unsteady walk, for such a pretty liar Finding old souls to cast a mold and then set fire And if you want I could take you higher and higher   I don't know what I've been told The road I walked was paved with gold But oh, you didn't want to go   Now I don't know if I would answer you When I cross the gates and I find you
9.
Living Dead 04:40
Found out when my ears set flame Little nothings to a worn out brain You thought I was someone you knew Looking down to me from your balcony view   I didn't we would still be there All nighters and our minds to share I know it more than I ever thought I would And if I stay then will you stay? I know you should   We're done for good and we're good as dead Where you sleep is where I plan to make my bed I've got a song that belongs on your right arm I need to know what you feel and if you mean no harm   Talks and sleeps in each others arms No big plans just false alarms When I got there it looked better than it could And I'll stay if you stay I know you should Say you won't but I know you will Wasted nights for me always end in a cheap thrill I've waited 22 years to find something real So tell me where to go, you shouldn't leave alone You are young and bold with a heart of gold So rest and peace for the living dead And where you sleep is where I plan to make my bed I've got a song that belongs on your right arm I need to know what you feel and if you mean no harm
10.
When I Sleep 03:10
All of our lives turn to black And there's no turning back But you, you are the best thing that I've ever had And we, we were not that bad No one knows the inside jokes or fun we had And we, we were not that bad   You said that you would be there when I sleep So why are you not next to me?   Why are you not next to me?   Cause heaven is the one that i've never had And we, we were not that bad No one knows the inside jokes or fun we had And we, we were not that bad   You said that you would be there when I dream So why were you not next to me?

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released May 21, 2013

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