1992
Label: Mute - 61059-4 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave
The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* - Tender Prey (Cassette, Album)

The most famous song here is Mercy Seat, a harrowing tale of the last inchoate thoughts of a man condemned to fry and die. The cacophony of the instrumentation only reinforces the potency of the lyrics. And most of us know by now that Johnny Cash reciprocated Cave's admiration of his work by covering Mercy Seat on one of his final recordings/5().

It was Tender Prey that raised the delightfully unlikely specter of Nick Cave the pop star. What was even better was that the song that damn near did it--"The Mercy Seat"--was an epic litany relating the thoughts of a condemned prisoner awaiting his walk to the electric chair. "The Mercy Seat" is Cave and his Bad Seeds at their best: the former leavening his mordant tale with grim wit ("A ragged cup, a twisted mop /5().

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Into the mercy seat I climb My head is shaved, my head is wired And like a moth that tries To enter the bright eye So I go shuffling out of life Just to hide in death awhile And anyway I never lied. My kill-hand is called E.V.I.L. Wears a wedding band that's G.O.O.D. 'Tis a long-suffering shackle Collaring all that devil blood. And the mercy.


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  1.  · The Mercy Seat. The opening track of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' album Tender Prey, and the first of two singles released from that album. The song tells the story of a man about to be.

  2. An the mercy seat is waiting And I think my head is burning And in a way I’m yearning To be done with all this measuring of truth. An eye for an eye Tender Prey Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. VIEW. 01 The Mercy Seat 02 Up Jumped The Devil 03 Deanna 04 Watching Alice 05 Mercy 06 City Of Refuge.

  3. A song by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds from the album Tender Prey named The Mercy Seat Playlist; Events; Search; ︎. Discover Music Programs Streams Video Podcasts Schedule Hosts Follow Contact. The Mercy Seat Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Please note that our catalog only lists songs that we've set up within our system; not every track from.

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