The Mercy Seat Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man cover art
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It all began when they took me from my home
And put me on Death Row,
A crime for which I am totally innocent, you know.

I began to warm and chill
To objects and their fields,
A ragged cup, a twisted mop
The face of Jesus in my soup
Those sinister dinner deals
The meal trolley's wicked wheels
A hooked bone rising from my food
And all things either good or ungood.

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I Won't Back Down
  • 2 Solitary Man
  • 3 That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  • 4 One
  • 5 Nobody
  • 6 I See a Darkness
  • 7 The Mercy Seat
  • 8 Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone)
  • 9 Field of Diamonds
  • 10 Before My Time
  • 11 Country Trash
  • 12 Mary of the Wild Moor
  • 13 I'm Leavin' Now
  • 14 Wayfaring Stranger


  • credits


    album: Track 7 in album American III: Solitary Man
    release date: 2000-10-17
    popularity : 247 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:38
    composer: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey
    lyricist: Nick Cave

    Album Information

    label: American Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731458679226
    script: Latin