Greg Young

Greg Young

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Country - General | Abilene, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 4,767   
Member Since: 2005
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Plays:

311

Song Description

A first account tale of finding mercy which borrows from the mythical story of Icarus and the biblical story of Peter the disciple. Ok. I take a little liberty, but the song is really about falling into mercy, an experience most can relate to at one tim

Story Behind the Song

In the Greek myth, Icarus falls into the sea and drowns because he ignores his father's warning and flies too close to the sun. His wings of wax melting illustrate the self-destructive nature of pride. I pick up the story after Icarus falls into the se

Lyrics

SEA OF MERCY

Word and Music by Greg Young

VERSE

Fell from the sky just the other day
Thought I could fly / things happen that way
They said I flew too high and I tried to touch the sun.
I said there's a little of that in everyone

CHORUS

I fell into the Sea of Mercy
Mercy rescued me.
I'm on this boat with all the others.
Sailing across the sea / sailing across the sea.

VERSE

I told my story to the captain.
He told his story back to me.
He said, "One day I was walking on the water
when I fell into the sea." He said...

CHORUS X 2

OUTRO

Song Length
4:20
Genres
Unique - Gospel, Pop - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Serene

Subject Matter
Recovery, Ocean, Sea

Similar Artists
Michael W. Smith, James Taylor
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Greg Young
Music Credits Greg Young
Producer Credits Greg Young and Terry Mashburn, Big Note Studio
Performance Credits Gordon Cotten (keys), Tim Bosley (bass), Phillip Ellis (percussion) Greg Young (vocals, guitar) Terry Mashburn (Mixing, Engineering)