10,000 Maniacs - Please Forgive Us Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs Blind Man’s Zoo cover art
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"Mercy, mercy," why didn't we hear it? "Mercy, mercy," why did we read it buried on the last page of our morning papers? The plan was drafted, drafted in secret. Gunboats met the red tide, driven to the rum trade for the army that they created. But the bullets were bought by us, it was dollars that paid them.
Please forgive us, we don't know what was done in our name. There'll be more trials like this in mercenary heydays. When they're so apt to wrap themselves up in the stripes and stars and find that they are able to call themselves heroes and to justify murder by their fighters for freedom.
Please forgive us, we don't know what was done. Please forgive us, we didn't know. Could you ever forgive us? I don't know how you could. I know this is no consolation. Please forgive us, we didn't know. Could you ever believe that we didn't know? Please forgive us, we didn't know. I wouldn't blame you if you never could, and you never will

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Eat for Two
  • 2 Please Forgive Us
  • 3 The Big Parade
  • 4 Trouble Me
  • 5 You Happy Puppet
  • 6 Headstrong
  • 7 Poison in the Well
  • 8 Dust Bowl
  • 9 The Lion’s Share
  • 10 Hateful Hate
  • 11 Jubilee


  • Credits
    album: Track 2 in album Blind Man’s Zoo
    release date: 1989-5-16
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:25
    producer: Peter Asher
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    piano: Dennis Drew
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    engineer: Frank Filipetti
    guitars: Robert Buck
    organ: Dennis Drew
    bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    assistant engineer: Dave Cook, Dennice Brown and Jeff Abikzer
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596081528
    script: Latin