#6 Mercy Dash

#6 Mercy Dash – Shriekback

Like so many people, I just cannot understand why Shriekback are not famous. I really don’t. This album (Jam Science) is one of the best albums released by anyone, ever;  this is one of the singles it spawned (Hand on my heart being the other). The song is an upbeat, clever song with good lyrics and a catchy tune which didn’t even chart … and yet U2 have hit after (unoriginal, plagiarised, boring) hit.

Lyrics

Are you ready
Ready for this
Are you ready for a show of devotion

Are you ready
Ready for this
Are you ready for a show of devotion

Don’t go drinking that dirty water
Don’t go swimming in the bay today
Don’t do nothing without looking first – say
Where’s your coat when the sky’s so grey?

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a show of devotion? »I’m ready«

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a show of devotion? »would you move«

Will you move »would you«
Move now »come on«
Just move in the spirit of the motion »I know«
I know you can »’cos you«
You move me »I know«
I nearly die in the pleasure of the motion »oh«

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a shock of emotion? »I’m ready«

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a shock of emotion? »would you«

Don’t go using that language
Don’t go driving that car so fast
Don’t do nothing without looking first – say
Where’s your cash and your credit cards?

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a show of devotion? »I’m ready«

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a show of devotion? »would you move«

Will you move »would you«
Move now »come on«
Just move for the spirit of the motion »I know«
I know you can »’cos you«
You move me »you know«
I nearly die in the pleasure of the motion »oh«

I’m getting thinner – I need cash – I’m queuing now for the mercy dash…
I’m getting thinner – I need cash – I’m queuing now for the mercy dash…
I’m getting thinner – I need cash – I’m queuing now for the mercy dash…
I’m getting thinner – I need cash – I’m queuing now for the mercy dash…

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a show of devotion? »I’m ready«

Are you ready »ready«
Ready for this »anytime«
Are you ready for a show of devotion? »would you move«

Will you move »would you«
Move now »come on«
Just move in the spirit of the motion »I know«
I know you can »’cos you«
You move me »come on«
I nearly die in the pleasure of the motion »oh«

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