1. Fires of Mercy

From the recording Fires of Mercy


Well the moonlight tonight is like fire
upon the dark face of the lake
where I held you, and drowned you,
and left you for dead
and now your ghost wanders my head
for three years I followed you closely
a stranger so lost in the crowd
but my devil was dreaming
an evil he spread
like a river it flooded my head
your kindness was not lost upon me
your smile it brightened the gloom
and slowly I found you
as I followed the thread
with a desert wind burning my head
And as I held you under
your eyes they bulged with alarm
and your back it was arching
as your spirit it fled
like a serpent it swallowed my head
Now my body is burning with sorrow
deep down in the well of my gut
where burning the dark
there's a merciful spark
where the tears they stream out of my heart
where the tears they stream out of my heart
(From the album Multitudes)
music & lyrics by James Houlahan
published by Gumbo Luvah Music