And the mercy seat is waitingAnd I think my head is boilingAnd in a way I'm spoilingAll the fun by all this truth and consequenceAn eye for an eyeAnd a tooth for a toothAnd anyway I told the truthAnd I'm not afraid to die.
I would be remiss not to point you to Johnny Cash's hauntingly brilliant cover as well.
And the mercy seat is smokingAnd I think my head is meltingAnd in a way that's helpingTo be done with all this twisting of the truthA lie for a lieAnd a truth for a truthAnd anyway I told the truthBut I'm afraid I told a lie.
"Hush (Somebody's calling my name)" - Nashville Bluegrass Band
Oh my brother, now won't you hush, hushSomebody's calling out my nameO my Lord, O my Lord, what shall I do?
"Sometimes our dreams float like anchors" - William Elliott Whitmore
Oh the skin, oh the skinThat this old world has put me inI can't wait to shed, I can't wait to shedLord, I'll be free when I'm dead.
"Parting Friends" - Word of Mouth Chorus
Farewell my friends, I'm bound for Canaan,I'm traveling through the wildernessYour company has been delightful,You, who doth leave my mind distressedI go away behind to leave you, perhaps never to meet againBut if we never have the pleasure, I hope we meet on Canaan's land.
"Romeo is bleeding" - Tom Waits
Romeo is bleedingHe climbs to the balcony at the moviesand he'll die without a wimperlike every hero's dreamlike an angel with a bulletand Cagney on the screen.