MERCY

by Vicki Kiely

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This is an album I have been writing for many years, but was pushed to the front of my priorities when I joined Ric O'Barry Dolphin Project and saw how music is a way to spread my message on anti captivity for dolphins and all animals. 30% of profits will go to Ric O'Barrys Dolphin Project www.dolphinproject.net www.vickikiely.com

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released December 23, 2015

Composed by Vicki Kiely
Produced by Gary Crause for Legend Music Productions
Vocals by Vicki Kiely
Drums, piano, bass and synths played by Mike Mitchell
Rhythm and lead guitar by Blaze KC.
Additional programming and vocals by Gary Crause
Vocal sample by Ric O’Barry
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gary Crause at Legend Music

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Vicki Kiely Hong Kong

Vicki comes from a musical family, where singing and playing instruments was very much a part of her upbringing. From an Irish family; but born and raised in Canada; her culture was nurtured in her by her fathers love of singing and playing guitar to her from birth. Rebel songs to Rolling Stones to The Beatles were all on the usual set list. ... more

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Track Name: Mercy
MERCY

VERSE 1
Confined, Detained, taken from your loved ones in restraints.
Blood shed, so much death, and they don’t realize you’re innocent!

I gaze at you, through tempered glass,
So I sing to you, to try to ease your pain

PRE CHORUS
And I want to forgive them for what they do, what they do
But then I see what they’ve done to you, done to you

CHORUS
Where is the Mercy? x6

VERSE 2
My melody draws, while your trapped in this prison
Tracing circles with your inmates, caught and trapped here with no escape.

Our faces eye to eye against the glass, a moment shared, a moment passed.
My vibrations transfix you, and all I want to do is rescue you.
Track Name: Enticement
ENTICEMENT

VERSE 1
Enticed by your smile, by your power to break.
Your heart so big and your gazing at me makes’ me shake Are you a monster that’s gonna swallow me whole?
Or are you an angel redeeming my soul? Enticed by your smile, your strength to bleed. Enticed by your smile, it’s you I need

CHORUS
Your soul is a friend that I know.
My soul is at stake and this I know.
Fly, fly with me, with me, fly, fly away with me

VERSE 2
En-captured by your love, caught in your butterfly net,
You seem to have sucked the life from me, yet tell me don’t fret, Enticed by your smile, your strength to bleed,
Enticed by your smile, don’t you know its you I need

CHORUS
Your soul is a friend that I know
My soul is at stake oh this I know
Fly, fly away with me, Fly, Fly away with me

BRIDGE
Its always been you x3
I look at you and I know that it’s always been you
Oh no, no, open your eyes, and here I am staring back at you Is this a surprise to find me kneeling down here before you

CHORUS
Enticed by your smile and your strength to bleed Enticed by your smile and you know that its you I need
Fly, Fly away with me, fly...fly....
Track Name: Changing Tides
CHANGING TIDES - Written by Vicki Kiely

VERSE 1

In this life I feel like a backdrop
And I feel its never gonna stop
Take me back up to the very top, or else please walk away

Theres somewhere that I really need to go
But the where the how I don't quite know
Backdrop in this lousy 2nd rate show
Its time that I got up to go

Get up and go, Get up and go, Get up and go


CHORUS

I need these Changing Tides,
I wanna go away,
I need a change of pace
I wanna leave this place
x2

VERSE 2

Lately all my energy has flopped
in a daze I walk around it wont stop
help me back up to the very top, or else please walk away

Cause something betters out there waiting for me
I need to find it and become me
I got this great incredible urge to flee
Get ready for the new improved me

Improve yourself, Improve yourself, Improve yourself


CHORUS x2

BRIDGE

In this life you gotta keep moving on
Because one day you know it all be gone
So do what you gotta do and get it done
Its time that I was up and gone

Get up and go, Get up and go, Get up and go
Track Name: Choices
CHOICES - Written By Vicki Kiely in 2001

VERSE 1

Think of all your choices and the consequences of your actions
All the sadness in your life can be relieved

Try to determine clarity of mind
Don't rush the answers to your questions


CHORUS

Reckoning with yourself,
Dealing with yourself
Learning to love yourself
Wishing you were someone else x2

VERSE 2

Stop and think of all the gifts in your life you take granted
All the sadness in your life can be relieved

Look around you you are loved and needed
Every day and in very many ways
Track Name: Plastic
PLASTIC

Verse 1
These are the days of isolation
These are the times of my oppression
These are the moments I forget that I am me
Closing my eyes I see your face
Everywhere in every god forsaken place

CHORUS
Isolate me
Incarcerate me
Asphyxiate me
Wrap me up in plastic
Cover me
You suffocate me
You trap me
Wrap me up in plastic

Verse 2
Sometimes the drugs make me feel strong
With you I know I’m always wrong
Sometimes I wish I had the strength to leave this place
Closing my eyes I see your face
Everywhere in every god forsaken place
Track Name: Wild and Free
Wild and Free

I see your face locking eyes with me
Wrapped in utopias arms , I was soaring free
I sense your empathy, I taste your anxiety
Tangled in their cast nets, you stand helplessly (x2)
 
Pre Chorus
Be my emancipator love me forever?
Can you be my friend, would you set me free?
Can you be my saviour, and take down my jailor?
Can you be my champion, and fight for me? (x2)
 
Chorus
Head banging on the glass, Im a gypsy of the sea
Im screaming let me out, I need to be free
Get me out! Let me out! Get me out! Let me out and set me free
Get me out! Let me out! Get me out! I was born wild and free  (x2)
 
Verse 2
I committed no foul act, engineered no felony
I was fighting for my life, I was hunted and besieged
You hear my voice, you try to understand me
Caught in this prison tank, no crime no release
 
Pre Chorus
Chorus
Track Name: Mr Player
MR PLAYER -

VERSE 1

I close my eyes and I wait for you
And I pray to god that you’ll be here soon
I sit and wait
But its getting late
Come soon, come soon, come soon

Oh oh oh

CHORUS

Mr Player wont you come and play with me
Mr Player wont you come and play with me
With me,with me

VERSE 2

Do you think Mistress is my name?
Aren't you getting tired of all these games….that we play?
But I want you, and I lust for you.
Its true, its true, its true

Oh oh oh

CHORUS

BRIDGE

How I wish your charm was wasted on me
And I wish that I could tell you to let me
to set me free
How I wish your charm was wasted on me
and I wish, yes I wish, yes I wish, that I could tell you to let me be set me free
Track Name: Bangkok Princess
BANGKOK PRINCESS - Written by Vicki Kiely

VERSE 1
You look so small in this concrete city
Tucked amidst the paradise
Your limbs are thin but your face is so pretty
And your smile lights the night sky

Well you cant be much more than 6
With your senses sharp and your beggars tricks
But you stole my heart under this Bangkok sky
But your life is so unfair, and I’m asking God why?


CHORUS
Bangkok Princess, Bangkok, Bangkok Princess x2

VERSE 2
Your tiny face is etched in my mind
A sweeter angel I’d have trouble finding
So I’ll pray for you and hope against the odds
That you find your Wizard of Oz

CHORUS

BRIDGE

Is there a yellow brick road through Bangkok?
And I hope you find your Wizard of Oz
Track Name: The Massacre at The Cove
The Massacre at The Cove

We were weary from the long hard swim, but found a school of size,
With teamwork and excitement ,we surrounded the terrified prize,
Our sonar working perfectly, our bellies soon be full,
We heard a dreadful banging sound, that made my senses dull

My eyes they shook inside my head, I heard my mother cry
Our pod was scattered everywhere searching a way by
To run from this horrendous bang, this ringing in our ears
The sound it grew in length and depth, and with it carried fear

The commotion and the cries from all, I never will forget,
Of course we swam far fast and away, but the banging would not let
It would not let us pass that way, so the other way we went
Little did I know that soon, many lives of ours would be spent

I swam close to my pod, every now and then I dove down deep
In a panic to find some way out, from the wall of sound and beat
Alas this sound it went down too far, and sure I was out of breath
I couldn't stay down very long, and that banging made me deaf

Right back up to the surface where the pod in disarray,
Were jumping, running for their lives, all splashes cries and fray
I swam fast to the very front, I saw my mother leading
A inkling at the back of my mind, that a trap was where we were heading

But swim I did, and run and dive, and search and try to escape
Yet the sound of engines roaring, and the banging made me shake
I notice rocks ahead of us, some nets, and close to shore
If we did not get back to sea, I feared the worst and more

The sound it was beyond us still, and only land ahead
The banging closed around us, and I heard the cries of the dead
Oh now this was an eerie place, blood spilled of many lives
I felt their energy and souls, I heard their petrified last cries

I swam next to my mother, as they behind us dropped a net
We frantically pushed against it, but the net it wouldn't let,
It wouldn't let us out, and my mother was now caught
An engine roared right o’er our heads, my mother was distraught

I tried to help her free herself, but tangled bound was she
They came and shouted, hit her hard, bound her fluke so brutally
Her face I saw as she was dragged, away and by her tail
Gasping coughing drowning now, I watched her attempt to inhale

I poked my head above the surface, to see what they were trying
And in the shallow waters, she was convulsing, bleeding, dying
I desperately swam fast around, calling others from the pod,
But all I saw was blood and pain, and all I loved seemed lost

Then hands were all upon me, and I was forced into a sling
Thrown roughly by the side, and no one heard me screaming
Water it was flung at me, the engine in my ears
I knew right then that this was it, the start of miserable years

And now I float in a grimy tank, a whistle rules my fate
I eat whats given, do my tricks, and drive myself insane
I remember that day like yesterday, the memory etched in stone
This my friends is captivity, a death sentence, a life alone
Track Name: Cats Oasis
Cats Oasis

Verse 1

You met him on the street one night
Cupid drew his bow, and it was love at first sight
Girl your smile caught his heart in a vice
Now you’re bound, now you’re one, and you’ve become his whole life

Love is strange and love is good
Music keeps you connected just like it should
Two souls familiar, two souls soul mates
Now there is nothing that can take that away


Chorus

You’re his Wonderwall 
His soft place to fall
Girl you’re beautiful
You’re his beautiful


Verse 2

He said Don’t Look Back in Anger and Stand by Me
In this Champagne Supernova is where you are free
This love is Supersonic so Don’t Go Away 
Stop Crying Your Heart out girl he’s here to stay

Little by little, Half the World Away
Cigarettes and Alcohol in a drunken haze
Whats the Story Morning Glory, Do you know what I mean?
Let There Be Love, She’s Electric, and we all see….we all see


Bridge

All Around the World
Let There Be Love