This is probably a very unpopular opinion for me to have.....but I don't like Mercy.
I think it's way too repetitive, and it sounds like a U2 is covering a Coldplay song. The melody line is the same for way too long, and the lyrics are (in my opinion) cheesy and don't have that typical Bono-ness to them. The best part is the chorus, but even that doesn't really go anywhere we haven't heard them go before. There's nothing that really jumps out about this song. I'm really hoping that it gets a lot of work and undergoes some major changes before getting put on the new release.
"We started out as non-musicians. We learned the play after the group was formed. I mean, we started to write our own material because we couldn't play other people's. Adam couldn't slap in time when he joined, Edge could play sort of bad acoustic. Larry had his military drumming, and I started singing 'cause I couldn't play guitar."
- Bono, 1983
did you know
The song Heartland is about a trip Bono and Adam made after the Joshua Tree tour through America by car, they passed many placed and states and Heartland contains phrases of Bono's journey of that trip.