Mercy Me

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"Mercy Me"
Single by Alkaline Trio
from the album Crimson
Released November 28, 2005
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 2004–2005 at Conway Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Punk rock
Label Vagrant
Writer(s) Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Derek Grant
Producer(s) Jerry Finn
Alkaline Trio singles chronology
"Time to Waste"
(2005)
"Mercy Me"
(2005)
"Burn"
(2006)

"Mercy Me" is a song by the Chicago-based punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released as the second single from their 2005 album Crimson. It peaked at No. 30 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 89 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.[1][2] The single was released as a CD backed with an acoustic recording of "Private Eye" as well as "Buried", a B-side from the album's recording sessions. It was also released as a set of two 7" records, backed with acoustic recordings of "This Could Be Love" and "Crawl".

The song's music video was directed by Ben Goldman.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

CD version[edit]

[5]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mercy Me"   Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Derek Grant 2:49
2. "Private Eye" (acoustic) Skiba, Andriano, Mike Felumlee 3:37
3. "Buried"   Skiba, Andriano, Grant 3:17
Total length:
9:43
  • The data portion of the enhanced CD consists of the music video for "Mercy Me".

7" version 1[edit]

[6]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mercy Me"   Skiba, Andriano, Grant 2:49
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Could Be Love" (acoustic) Skiba, Andriano, Grant 4:04
Total length:
6:53

7" version 2[edit]

[7]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mercy Me"   Skiba, Andriano, Grant 2:49
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Crawl" (acoustic) Skiba, Andriano, Felumlee 4:15
Total length:
7:04

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart stats - Alkaline Trio". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Alkaline Trio Album & Song Chart History: European Hot 100". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Media: Alkaline Trio". vagrant.com. Vagrant Records. Retrieved 2009-11-10. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Alkaline Trio - 'Mercy Me'". mtv.com. MTV. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  5. ^ Mercy Me (CD Inner Sleeve). Alkaline Trio. Vagrant Records. 2005. VRUK024CDS. 
  6. ^ Mercy Me (Record sleeve). Alkaline Trio. Vagrant Records. 2005. VRUK024S. 
  7. ^ Mercy Me (Record sleeve). Alkaline Trio. Vagrant Records. 2005. VRUK024SX. 

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