Mercy (The Ghost Inside Cover)

by Brian Marquis

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Download my cover of "Mercy" by The Ghost Inside.
All proceeds will go to The Ghost Inside recovery fund.

Back in November 2015, the band The Ghost Inside was in a fatal and devastating tour bus accident ( ) that took the lives of both drivers involved and left the band and crew with a staggering list of injuries ranging from multiple broken bones, blood infections, to total loss of limbs. Even now, 10 months after the accident, some of them have yet to take their first steps unassisted. These guys still have a lot of healing to do and the costs of their medical care, living costs, loss of wages, and all the other incurred expenses are as equally staggering as their injuries.

I wanted to do something more to show my continued support of their recovery by covering their song "Mercy". I'm continually amazed and inspired by their resilience, positivity, and strength following the accident. Their collective spirit is what inspired this rendition of their song and the lyric within it "Life’s swinging hard but I’m swinging harder" sums up that spirit. 

Please help The Ghost Inside by donating $1 (or more if you wish) and download this song and share the link with your friends and family. All money raised from this song will go to The Ghost Inside fund to assist everyone involved with their medical costs, etc.

I've known the band for a few years now from touring on Warped Tour together and I've known Jim Riley, the bassist, for more than 10 years. We are all connected by years of music and touring and I wanted to do my part by giving back to them in one of the best ways I know how.

This is merely one way you can help the band and below are links to other ways of contributing if this one isn't right for you. If you've already donated or cannot donate I urge you to send some positive energy their way by dropping them a message on their socials and reminding them that we're still here supporting them every step of the way.

Much love to The Ghost Inside and to all those who continue to support them and their continued recovery.



-Donate directly to The Ghost Inside's GoFundMe:

-Buy The Ghost Inside albums and merchandise:

-Download The Ghost Inside albums:
*Epitaph Records will be donating 100% of all The Ghost Inside album sales to the band:

-Download Stray From The Path's benefit song for The Ghost Inside:

-Download Crystal Lake's benefit cover song for The Ghost Inside:

Send the band some love:


by The Ghost Inside

For whom the bell tolls.

There’s a hurricane raging inside me.
The second wave is right there behind me.
Don’t leave me alone, as this fire burns whole.
Before there’s nothing left to atone.
Breathe new life into me.
Send waves to crash right through me.
I wear the perfect disguise, right behind my eyes.

Its got me coming undone.
My facade made of stone.
I'm deep beneath now, I need to let go.
This life has taken it's toll.
I can’t be myself pleasing everyone else. No!

First one up in line when there is hell to pay.
Filthy hands that never wash away.
This is one time I won’t be subjective.
I need to see things from a brand new perspective.

Because I’m coming undone.
My facade made of stone.
I'm deep beneath, now I need to let go.
This life has taken it's toll.
I can’t be myself pleasing everyone else. No!

I’d like to think I’d never cave in.
A vicious battle I may never win.
And I’d like to think I’ll come out stronger.
Life’s swinging hard but I’m swinging harder.

For whom the bell tolls.
"I have an inheritance from my father, it’s the moon and the sun.
And although that I roam all over the world, the spending’s never done."

My facade made of stone.
I'm deep beneath, now I need to let go.
This life has taken it's toll.
I can’t be myself pleasing everyone else. No!


released September 6, 2016
Brian Marquis - vocals/guitar
Joanna Katcher - keys

Produced, mixed, & engineered by Joanna Katcher

"Mercy" written by The Ghost Inside

Photo and design by Brian Marquis
Circle logo by The Ghost Inside



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Brian Marquis Los Angeles, California

Singer/songwriter Brian Marquis. Former guitarist/vocalist of the band Therefore I Am. Founder/Producer of the Acoustic Basement Stage on the Vans Warped Tour and the US & UK Acoustic Basement Tours.

Debut solo full length record 'Blood & Spirits' OUT NOW on Equal Vision Records.
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