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siriuss
(Quebec city, Canada)
Posted: Feb 22, 2018 16:30
 

great song..
mardison
Posted: Feb 22, 2018 16:24
 


Such a perfect song!


Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Feb 15, 2018 6:43
 

Thank you Peter Gabriel for
Mercy Street

This is 8 - Most Excellent  to me  TY RP :)

More  Peter Gabriel  please, please


Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Dec 07, 2017 15:37
 

 melzabutch wrote:
clwguy wrote:
Mercy Street is one of the few songs that truly merit a 10.

Trustocity, your comment is as perfect and memorable as this song.


Trustocity wrote:
Every corporate drone in America with a used car and a mortgage was once a teenager staying out too late on a Tuesday night with a group of friends speeding down their town's main strip with the windows open and the radio loud, and when I was that teenager, "So" was the album in the tape deck. I sat in the passenger's seat with my right foot dangling out the window as my best friend drove. The girl he pined for sat in the back with the boy she was dating, my other best friend, and it felt more like a romantic triangle among true comrades from a French movie than the angst-riddled tripe you see on "One Tree Hill." When you love the guy your girl is dating as much as you love the girl, it's the definition of "bittersweet." Whenever "Mercy Street" started trickling through the speakers of that old Grand Am, with its tender, discordant synths followed by the triangle, the atmosphere in the car was hushed. My pal turned the stereo up so loud we couldn't even hear the wind rushing through four open windows. Today, reinhabiting the boy I was, my heart swells like a sponge cake in my chest to remember how happy and at peace I was. We all knew the words by heart, had all read Anne Sexton just to better understand the song, and the unfiltered sadness we experienced from the beginning to the end of that song made us feel magnificently alive and vulnerable, and connected to each other. What I'm trying to say is, I'm never going to finish this report my boss wants by 4:30. Not with "Mercy Street" playing...


 
Trustocity, absolutely brilliant thank you for that. 
 

 Yeah, that was brilliant. brought a tear to my eye for my own memories...


melzabutch
(From the Central Coast of Oz to the Eastern Shore MD)
Posted: Nov 07, 2017 14:43
 

 clwguy wrote:
Mercy Street is one of the few songs that truly merit a 10.

Trustocity, your comment is as perfect and memorable as this song.


Trustocity wrote:
Every corporate drone in America with a used car and a mortgage was once a teenager staying out too late on a Tuesday night with a group of friends speeding down their town's main strip with the windows open and the radio loud, and when I was that teenager, "So" was the album in the tape deck. I sat in the passenger's seat with my right foot dangling out the window as my best friend drove. The girl he pined for sat in the back with the boy she was dating, my other best friend, and it felt more like a romantic triangle among true comrades from a French movie than the angst-riddled tripe you see on "One Tree Hill." When you love the guy your girl is dating as much as you love the girl, it's the definition of "bittersweet." Whenever "Mercy Street" started trickling through the speakers of that old Grand Am, with its tender, discordant synths followed by the triangle, the atmosphere in the car was hushed. My pal turned the stereo up so loud we couldn't even hear the wind rushing through four open windows. Today, reinhabiting the boy I was, my heart swells like a sponge cake in my chest to remember how happy and at peace I was. We all knew the words by heart, had all read Anne Sexton just to better understand the song, and the unfiltered sadness we experienced from the beginning to the end of that song made us feel magnificently alive and vulnerable, and connected to each other. What I'm trying to say is, I'm never going to finish this report my boss wants by 4:30. Not with "Mercy Street" playing...


 
Trustocity, absolutely brilliant thank you for that.  
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 2:22
 

Thank you Peter Gabriel for
Mercy Street

This is 8 - Most Excellent to me      TY RP :)


nicknt
(Milan Italy)
Posted: Oct 08, 2017 5:00
 

A marvelous song for a great poet.
clwguy
Posted: Jul 08, 2017 7:42
 

Mercy Street is one of the few songs that truly merit a 10.

Trustocity, your comment is as perfect and memorable as this song.


Trustocity wrote:
Every corporate drone in America with a used car and a mortgage was once a teenager staying out too late on a Tuesday night with a group of friends speeding down their town's main strip with the windows open and the radio loud, and when I was that teenager, "So" was the album in the tape deck. I sat in the passenger's seat with my right foot dangling out the window as my best friend drove. The girl he pined for sat in the back with the boy she was dating, my other best friend, and it felt more like a romantic triangle among true comrades from a French movie than the angst-riddled tripe you see on "One Tree Hill." When you love the guy your girl is dating as much as you love the girl, it's the definition of "bittersweet." Whenever "Mercy Street" started trickling through the speakers of that old Grand Am, with its tender, discordant synths followed by the triangle, the atmosphere in the car was hushed. My pal turned the stereo up so loud we couldn't even hear the wind rushing through four open windows. Today, reinhabiting the boy I was, my heart swells like a sponge cake in my chest to remember how happy and at peace I was. We all knew the words by heart, had all read Anne Sexton just to better understand the song, and the unfiltered sadness we experienced from the beginning to the end of that song made us feel magnificently alive and vulnerable, and connected to each other. What I'm trying to say is, I'm never going to finish this report my boss wants by 4:30. Not with "Mercy Street" playing...

ImaOldman
(Charleston, SC)
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 14:01
 

I attended the So reunion tour at Red rocks a few years ago, magical...
netskink
(Durham, NC)
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 5:19
 

 apd wrote:


 
That was touching and very illustrative.  I could visualize the scene.
netskink
(Durham, NC)
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 5:16
 

Dao lived on Mercy St.  I miss her.
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Jan 05, 2017 16:22
 

Man he captures the emotion {#Embarassed}
legacyofrob827
Posted: Dec 26, 2016 21:32
 

an awesome song with more ambience than in your eyes that i havent heard by gabriel astounding 9
hagz21
(somewhere between here and there)
Posted: Dec 10, 2016 17:18
 

One of my few 10's. Well done Mr Gabriel. Well done.
apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 11:47
 

 
bump:
kcar wrote:
 Trustocity wrote:

Every corporate drone in America with a used car and a mortgage was once a teenager staying out too late on a Tuesday night with a group of friends speeding down their town's main strip with the windows open and the radio loud, and when I was that teenager, "So" was the album in the tape deck. I sat in the passenger's seat with my right foot dangling out the window as my best friend drove. The girl he pined for sat in the back with the boy she was dating, my other best friend, and it felt more like a romantic triangle among true comrades from a French movie than the angst-riddled tripe you see on "One Tree Hill." When you love the guy your girl is dating as much as you love the girl, it's the definition of "bittersweet." Whenever "Mercy Street" started trickling through the speakers of that old Grand Am, with its tender, discordant synths followed by the triangle, the atmosphere in the car was hushed. My pal turned the stereo up so loud we couldn't even hear the wind rushing through four open windows. Today, reinhabiting the boy I was, my heart swells like a sponge cake in my chest to remember how happy and at peace I was. We all knew the words by heart, had all read Anne Sexton just to better understand the song, and the unfiltered sadness we experienced from the beginning to the end of that song made us feel magnificently alive and vulnerable, and connected to each other. What I'm trying to say is, I'm never going to finish this report my boss wants by 4:30. Not with "Mercy Street" playing...


 
Screw your boss. That report was irrelevant dust before it was even finished. Hold onto memories and emotions like these. Thank you for sharing. 

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 11, 2016 3:48
 

Jeez, this album is 30 years old?  Where did the time go?  Where are my keys?
buddy
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 18:50
 

Some great youtube videos of this one live.
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 16:47
 

This sounds even better with headphones. 
DrLex
(Belgium)
Posted: Aug 09, 2016 7:05
 

This is an easy 10.
black321
(A sunset in the desert)
Posted: Aug 09, 2016 7:04
 

L2