Hunters and Collectors – Angel Of Mercy

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio  5:42 Cut album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 4:39 1991 02 03 Selinas, Sydney, Australia T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers for 4 October 2015.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

Every time I see you it’s so much better than the time before
You seem to be improving… when you turn on the charm
It’s impossible to ignore

Yeh I suppose that means you’re getting older
People know your face…
All those friends and relations… everyone must have a place
For a guarantee of friendship
Rule of thumb ain’t good enough any more

Oh we shared our secrets, we had a common foe
And when you changed your mind, you always let me know
Somehow we were always on the right side of wrong
And when the lines were drawn

You were an angel of mercy
You were the one that I used to believe in
You were an angel of mercy
Now the tables have turned
And I can see right through you

You made it look so easy, yeah you were always right
From tenderness to treason you faded out of sight
Behind a veil of sophistication, you looked so good
But now the party’s over I know I should have understood

That it’s a crime to be too easy and it’s a crime to be too glad
So now I’ve cut my losses it doesn’t feel so bad
So if I try to reach you by telling you a lie
It’s just another long goodbye

You were an angel of mercy
You were the one that I used to believe in
You were an angel of mercy
Now the tables have turned
And I can see right through you

Every time I see you it’s so much better than the time before
You seem to be improving… when you turn on the charm
It’s impossible to ignore

You were an angel of mercy
You were the one that I used to believe in
You were an angel of mercy
Now the tables have turned
And I can see right through you
[repeat]