The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores

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"The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores"
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Mercury cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Mercury
Released March 15, 1993
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 4:14
Label Reprise Records (US) / Virgin Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Mercury track listing
  1. "Gratitude Walks"
  2. "If I Had A Hammer"
  3. "Challenger"
  4. "I've Been A Mess"
  5. "Hollywood 4-5-92"
  6. "What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life"
  7. "Keep Me Around"
  8. "Dallas, Airports, Bodybags"
  9. "Apology For An Accident"
  10. "Over And Done"
  11. "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
  12. "The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores"
  13. "More Hopes And Dreams"
  14. "Will You Find Me?"

"The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores" is the 12th song on American Music Club's sixth album, 1993’s Mercury.

Lyrics

When I spend too much time alone, I get afraid
Afraid that you’re gonna leave me breathing
Afraid of what they’d throw in the way
In the way of something simple like leaving

"Forgive me if you can," said the sad cashier,
"For the dollars and cents our love has become.
I didn’t sell you anything my dear
You were a scarecrow looking for a bonfire to sleep on."

"Believe me if you can," said the pile of bones,
"I think that this is all there is left to see.
Just waiting for my prescription to come
‘Cause every second in hell dissolves more of me."

And all of heaven’s ten thousand whores
Are on a party line to his big toe
Singing ooh I just can’t do it anymore
So don’t bother asking -
now you know

Don’t bother me with little things
Pennies, nickels, quarters, and dimes
They’ve all taken me as far as I’m gonna go
So don’t bother asking -
now you know

Believe me if you can

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