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Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology), song lyrics

Song: Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Lyrics: Marvin Gaye(2)

Music: Marvin Gaye
Year: 1971(1)
Genre: Soul
Country: USA


Mercy, mercy me,
Things aren't what they used to be, no no.
Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east.
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Mercy, mercy me,
Things aren't what they used to be, no no.
Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas;
Fish full of mercury(3).

Mercy, mercy me,
Things aren't what they used to be, no no.
Radiation under ground and in the sky,
Animals and birds who live nearby are dying.
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Mercy, mercy me,
Things aren't what they used to be.
What about this overcrowded land;
How much more abuse from man can she stand?


Notes:

1 - Released on Marvin Gaye's 1971 album "What's Going On" and as a single on the Tamla (Motown) label.

2 - A Marvin Gaye biography from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

3 - This is the only song we are aware of that discusses Mercury Poisoning which is also known as Minamata Disease from the US National Institutes of Health. Some more information about the Poisoning of Minamata from the University of Minnesota.

3a - More information on Mercury and what contain mercury from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.