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Posted: 31 Mar 05, 23:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you ever wondered what Queen, Bruce Springsteen & U2 would sound like in one mans art, read on.

--act of mercy--
november 2003
copyright 2003
w. k. mahler music publishing co. ascap
by william k. mahler

in an act of mercy from somebody in a bind
a morning dove landed waiting for me
patiently and intently on the telephone line

with a gift, an order, a simple plea
come here young man and talk with me
my eyes roam where danger may be found
my ears listen carefully for any sound
my heart it beats in accordance with you
in chaos and or calm i must remain true
in hopes that i can keep helping our skies be blue
in trust that i remain faithful to you

remember the times devoid of fights
delights of innocent days and or nights
inhibitions left behind while in bliss
for splendors of sharing nakedness
nobody knew the meaning of lies
and nobody heard any painful cries
for nobody dared and nobody implied
to keep a soul from being alive
believe me somebody has tried

my instincts told me where i was bound
for a destination with a stop or two
with and or without a clear image and sound
keeping in time while the words i find
come from a place that is truly divine
still there is this hellish nature by design
i know there is much to keep in mind
i know you and i have to let it all go sometime
i am sure you and i will find in places discreet
nary a moment left in the darkest of the deep
the truths of consciousness that we keep

the forgotten may be a contradiction
perhaps the remembered will create friction
true reality derived from fact and or fiction
there's much we experience and more we are missing
so please take my hand stranger and friend
there is a place for us to be in the end
tell my lover it is she of whom i send
all my love and hopes and prayers whilst i make amends
for crimes past and present for a innocent future
so the next life has a place to live within again
into the next moment and the moment thereafter
in hopes of peace, unity and laughter

Back when this was written in November of 2003, it was literally only lyrics. Later that night, it was performed for the 1st time ever in Hyannis at "The Prodigal Son" along with a G Hohner harmonica. With the lyrics printed out on a stand in front of me, it turned out quite fun. Looking back now about then and todays world, with our soldiers in the Middle East, South Korea and elsewhere, with our law enforcement, our kind hearted peoples around the world, well I like to think this is for the troops the most. I know, no caps, I never have put caps in this. "Act Of Mercy" along with 13 other songs and another CD is at my domain below. I will send the MP3 of "Act Of Mercy" to anyone upon request. I am also seeking artists to help this song with more instruments, a new version.


William K. Mahler, Owner