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Shawn Mendes: Mercy Meaning

Song Released: 2016

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You've got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
I stand a hundred feet
But I fall when I'm around you

Show me an open door
Then you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying baby

Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on...


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    Jun 6th, 6:31pm report

    I think it is about a guy loving a girl who keeps hurting him by not loving him as much as he loves her. She doesn't try to hurt him or even realise the pain he's going through because of her. He knows the relationship is bad for him but can't leave as she is all he wants even thought he knows she doesn't love him back. She's giving him mixed signals 'show me an open door then you go and slam it on me'. He wants her to 'have mercy on him' and stop giving him false hope and let him move on from her and find closure.


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    May 13th, 5:30am report

    I think he fells like the relationship has mental affects on them and he's hurting emotionally and she might have good intentions but she is manipulative as he says I'm a puppet on your strings and she doesn't even notice that she does it, and she takes a lot out of him like when he says consuming all the air inside my lungs ripping all the skin from off my bones, but he would do anything for her.


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    Apr 24th, 4:03pm report

    What I think the song meant was he was asking her for mercy for not loving him right and he's heartbroken and asking her to not hurt him anymore.


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    Mar 11th, 3:26am report

    It can also mean he is pleading for mercy whilst on tour, like he is just saying "give me a break" or "please have mercy" as he said in an interview.


    Jennifer Moffett
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    Mar 3rd, 3:45pm report

    I view it as a letter from the environment and animals to humanity.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jan 28th, 1:57pm report

    In my eyes, the song is about a guys loving a girl and her not loving him back. It's unrequited love. When it says he's a puppet on her strings- he will do anything for her basically. When it says she has no idea of the pain, maybe she doesn't know he feels this way or that it hurts him so bad. The song is him asking for mercy from her, he can't let her go.


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    Jan 23rd, 1:23pm report

    He has a lot of pain from the relationship that he is in now but it isn't physical pain; its emotional pain. His heart can't handle it anymore even though he wants her.


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    Dec 29th, 2016 12:42am report

    I think it is about a girl who has really hurt him a lot and although she keep on hurting him but he can not get over her so he asking to have 'mercy' on him or to take it easy on him .In the song he is saying that she hurt him so much he felt like someone was punching him but in the end when he look at the mirror he realizes that he was not physically hurt but emotionally hurt.


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    Oct 24th, 2016 10:31pm report

    I think it's about a girl that hurt him and she's hurting him more and more. And Shawn is asking her to have mercy

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