The Last to Know

(Colin Hay/Michael Georgiades)

Standing alone trying to talk on the phone
I opened my mouth there was no one home
I always knew what I wanted to say
Then I felt the tap on the shoulder
It was fierce mercy
Telling me to take it slow
Or I’ll be the last to know

I remembered the time was around ‘89
I can still see you and your hand in mine
You broke free you walked away from me
Then I felt the air getting colder
And it was fierce mercy
You’re going to have to let go
Or I’ll be the last to know

Don’t blink an eye or look the other way
Mercy comes to visit you should let her stay
It was happen on any given day
Don’t be the last to know

I kept my cards close played a winnin’ hand
Drove the lost highway through the desert land
Came out of nowhere in a fast sunrise
There it lay before me and I recognized that
It was fierce mercy
Telling me to take it slow
Or’ I’ll be the last to know

It was fierce mercy
Telling me to take it slow
It was fierce mercy
Telling me to take it slow
Or’ I’ll be the last to know
Yeah I’ll be the last
Yeah I’ll be the last
To know
Don’t be the last to know