Mercy Me

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"Mercy Me"
Alkaline Trio - Mercy Me cover.jpg
Single by Alkaline Trio
from the album Crimson
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2005
FormatCD, 7"
Recorded2004–2005 at Conway Studios, Los Angeles
GenrePunk rock
LabelVagrant
Songwriter(s)Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Derek Grant
Producer(s)Jerry Finn
Alkaline Trio singles chronology
"Time to Waste"
(2005)
"Mercy Me"
(2005)
"Burn"
(2006)
"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. "Mercy Me" was released to radio on September 27, 2005.[1] It peaked at No. 30 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 89 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.[2][3] 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.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

CD version[edit]

[6]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mercy Me"Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Derek Grant2:49
2."Private Eye" (acoustic)Skiba, Andriano, Mike Felumlee3:37
3."Buried"Skiba, Andriano, Grant3:17
Total length:9:43
  • The data portion of the enhanced CD consists of the music video for "Mercy Me".

7" version 1[edit]

[7]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mercy Me"Skiba, Andriano, Grant2:49
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Could Be Love" (acoustic)Skiba, Andriano, Grant4:04
Total length:6:53

7" version 2[edit]

[8]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mercy Me"Skiba, Andriano, Grant2:49
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Crawl" (acoustic)Skiba, Andriano, Felumlee4:15
Total length:7:04

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jerry Finn – producer, mix engineer
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer
  • Seth Waldmann – assistant engineer
  • Dave Collins – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Chart stats - Alkaline Trio". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  3. ^ "Alkaline Trio Album & Song Chart History: European Hot 100". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  4. ^ "Media: Alkaline Trio". vagrant.com. Vagrant Records. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  5. ^ "Alkaline Trio - 'Mercy Me'". mtv.com. MTV. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
  6. ^ Mercy Me (CD Inner Sleeve). Alkaline Trio. Vagrant Records. 2005. VRUK024CDS.
  7. ^ Mercy Me (Record sleeve). Alkaline Trio. Vagrant Records. 2005. VRUK024S.
  8. ^ Mercy Me (Record sleeve). Alkaline Trio. Vagrant Records. 2005. VRUK024SX.

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