What would be the first thing You'd say to the Lord? And the last thing you would dream If you couldn't dream no more? Won't you please help me to understand Is there no mercy in this land? No mercy in this land? Followed the river 'til the river ran dry Followed my lover 'til we said goodbye Followed you through soldiers Who fire on command Is there no mercy in this land? These days I speak in whispers Travel only to and from Come close you'll see the red Of a well bitten tongue The righteous and the wretched The holy and the damned Is there no mercy in this land? No mercy in this land? Father left us down here all alone My poor mother is under a stone With an aching heart and trembling hands Is there no mercy in this land?