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  1. aslında nick cave'in olan ancak johnny cash ile özdeşleşen, bir idam mahkumunun hikayesini anlatan güzel şarkı.

    it all began when they took me from my home
    and put me on death row,
    a crime for which i am totally innocent, you know.

    i began to warm and chill
    to objects and their fields,
    a ragged cup, a twisted mop
    the face of jesus in my soup
    those sinister dinner deals
    the meal trolley's wicked wheels
    a hooked bone rising from my food
    and all things either good or ungood.

    and the mercy seat is waiting
    and i think my head is burning
    and in a way i'm yearning
    to be done with all this weighing of the truth.
    an eye for an eye
    and a tooth for a tooth
    and anyway i told the truth
    and i'm not afraid to die.

    i hear stories from the chamber
    christ was born into a manger
    and like some ragged stranger
    he died upon the cross
    might i say, it seems so fitting in its way
    he was a carpenter by trade
    or at least that's what i'm told

    my kill-hand's
    tatooed e.v.i.l. across it's brother's fist
    that filthy five! they did nothing to challenge or resist.

    in heaven his throne is made of gold
    the ark of his testament is stowed
    a throne from which i'm told
    all history does unfold.
    it's made of wood and wire
    and my body is on fire
    and god is never far away.

    into the mercy seat i climb
    my head is shaved, my head is wired
    and like a moth that tries
    to enter the bright eye
    i go shuffling out of life
    just to hide in death awhile
    and anyway i never lied.

    and the mercy seat is waiting
    and i think my head is burning
    and in a way i'm yearning
    to be done with all this weighing of the truth.
    an eye for an eye
    and a tooth for a tooth
    and anyway i told the truth
    and i'm not afraid to die

    and the mercy seat is burning
    and i think my head is glowing
    and in a way i'm hopin'
    to be done with all this twistin' of the truth.
    an eye for an eye
    and a tooth for a tooth
    and any way there was no proof
    and i'm not afraid to die

    and the mercy seat is glowing
    and i think my head is smoking
    and in a way i'm hopin'
    to be done with all these looks of disbelief.
    a life for a life
    and a truth for a truth
    and i've got nothin' left to loose.
    and i'm not afraid to die

    and the mercy seat is smoking
    and i think my head is melting
    and in a way that's helpin'
    to be done with all this twistin' of the truth
    an eye for an eye
    and a tooth for a tooth
    and any way i told the truth
    but i'm afraid i told a lie.