MOSE ALLISON lyrics - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy

MOSE ALLISON
"Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"
(Mose Allison)

I can't believe the things I'm seeing
I wonder 'bout some things I've heard
Everybody's Crying Mercy
When they don't know the meaning of the word

A bad enough situation
It's sure enough getting worse
Everybody's Crying Justice
Just as long as it's business first
Toe to toe
Touch and go
Give a cheer
Get your souvenir
People running 'round in circles
Don't know what they're headed for
Everybody's Crying Peace on Earth
Just as soon as we win this war
Straight ahead
Knock 'em dead
Pack your kit
Choose your hypocrite
Well you don't have to go to off-Broadway
To see something plain absurd
Everybody's Crying Mercy
When they don't know the meaning of the word
Nobody knows the meaning of the word