No Mercy

by JACK COLWELL

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UPDATE 2/12: We have raised $1050 so far! Thank you!

UPDATE 29/11: So far we have raised $660 for the National LGBTQI Health Alliance. Thanks to everyone who has donated and please keep spreading the word. - Jx

100% of funds raised from the sale of this single will be donated to QLife, a project of the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

QLife provides LGBTI-specialist counselling and referral for people of all ages, 3pm to midnight everyday, across Australia, by phone on 1800 184 527 or by webchat at qlife.org.au.

“Jack Cowell’s release of “No Mercy” is not just a heartfelt reminder of the pressures young LGBTI people face, it will make a real difference with donations being directed to QLife,” says Stella Topaz, project manager of QLife.

Jack says:

"After a year that has seen a sustained campaign against the Safe Schools program and our government moving LGBTQI people around as though we’re chess pieces, I felt I had to release this song urgently to let young people know that we’re listening to them, and that we hear them and see them."

"I hope this song can empower and provide support to young queer people who may be struggling."

lyrics

NO MERCY

I’m gonna take back the innocence you stole from me

‘Cause when I feel again, I'll point the finger
And you'll be first

Oh there'll be no mercy
And what was stolen from me will be returned

I've plumbed the sea below and surfaced just to face you
I'll shed my skin, I'll teach my body how to replace you
What do you see when you look at me?
What do you see when you look at me?
All I am to you

Is a faggot
Just a faggot

You tell me to die
Say I got no friends
Every word that you spurred, that I heard
Won't take me down in the end
Shut your mouth
You made it clear
You're just a simple minded redneck, full of fear

I've plumbed the sea below and surfaced just to face you
I'll shed my skin, I'll teach my body how to replace you
What do you see when you look at me?
What do you see when you look at me?
All I am to you

Feel the rage
Watch me burn
Feel the things that I would love to say to you

See it come
See it go
I know the memories they sting but let them burn

I've plumbed the sea below and surfaced just to face you
I'll shed my skin, I'll teach my body how to replace you
What do you see when you look at me?
What do you see when you look at me?
All I am to you

Is a faggot
Just a faggot

Now who do you see?
Now who do you see?

credits

released November 27, 2016
Written and performed by Jack Colwell
Recorded at Studios 301, Sydney
Engineered and mixed by Antonia Gauci
Mastered by Harvey O’Sullivan
Cover by Peter Salmon-Lomas (www.salmondesign.com.au)
Artist Photo by Wilk (cargocollective.com/wilk)

Thanks to Antonia, Harvey, Studios 301 and Salmon for donating their services.

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