Denise Hudson - Mercy Killing (Shadow)

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2/3 of these lyrics were written in 2008. They have lain in wait for completion, purpose and a part.

This song is about a few things.

1. The birth of doubt. Doubt of all kinds, both general and specific
2. The birth and youth of my specific doubt
3. Cowardice, ignorance, and passing the buck
4. The subject of abortion, from a woman’s perspective.. not for or against- just that it’s terrible, tragic, hard, awful, and heartbreaking.
5. Suicide. We know for sure, at least, that it IS a death.

In a way, the whole song is about apathy, fatigue, sexuality, birth, death, and choice (not for or against- just that it is there to be made or passed over).

lyrics

Meet me at the back of the alley, mr. x
You know what it's for, but it's not for that
Better make it fast ... think I paid enough for the
Mercy killing.

I changed my mind -
I don't really wanna know how it's gonna go down
I think maybe i'd like a lotta people around
So gun me down ...

... in a crowd
Then just fade out
And i won't hear the sounds
From your mercy killing

When i decide that it's time
I don't wanna hide
I wanna do this right
Remove the option
And give someone else a try
Why shouldn't i?

I .......

Maybe i'll give a little signal if I panic
If i'd like my dreams back

Meet me at the back of the alley, mr. x
You know what it's for
This time it's for that
Now i think that this time i might really
Want .........

credits

from SpinTunes #1: Round 3, released July 28, 2010
Denise Hudson

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