Die Songs - Lyrics

Pride & mercy
i reach for your help
you know i tried all the best
to do what is good for all
or do i deceive myself
i know that i did not do
something i should not do
well, i did what i got to
but it's not good for you

so i have not succeeded
in being as good as i want
i'm not the one who's needed
when something's totally wrong
you tell me that i've cheated
on myself and everyone else
(but) i feel i've been mistreated
do i deserve what i'm into?

my conscience is clean - i know
but my deeds stain my soul
i thought i wiped out the dirt
but i'm not in control
i feel i've been a good man
(that's) the jewel of my pride
but jewels are not cushions
i lay my head at night

so i have not succeeded
in being as good as i want
i'm not the one who's needed
when something's totally wrong
i'm smug and i'm conceited
just about the way i am
your mercy's what is needed
to clean up my dirty soul