The Martyr

Story Behind The Song


Song Description


Song Length 8:19 Genre Rock - Alternative, Blues - Rock
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Distressed Subject Bad Love, Regret
Language English Era 2000 and later


I thought I saw you Standing there at the market
I didn't even know what to make of the sight
those high-heeled shoes looked just like they were standing on a millionaire
I guess you'd drawn your four aces in the night

and all those many years, they came rushing back
the memory brought a flood of emotion to my soul
and the last time I saw you all I could think was that
you didn't have a clue just how far I'd go

(chorus) and you don't even want to know what I've gone through just to be here
no you don't, you don't even want to know
you don't even want to know what I've gone through just to be here
to be here alone playin' the martyr just for you
just to be here alone playing the martyr just for you

well our lives came together out of the need for a little company
together we chased away those cold and oh so lonely nights
and I had in for you babe and oh, you were so into me
everything we did those first years, they felt so right

then you called me one night and told me of a man you were planning to see
you were getting it together to go out andd inside I was just fallin' apart
and I played it so cool when I told you to go on and enjoy your evening
but I thought to myself "how could anyone be so cool" and

well, that didn't do it to me baby, I was still foolishly hangin around
I made my own excuses for the things you did that I did not think were right
and I know I wasn't all I was supposed to be
maybe my unconventional ways gave you flight
but all I know for sure is that I wanted it to be
everything we both hoped, prayed and dreamed that it might
I know I can forgive you for all those things I let you do to me
If you can forgive me for everything that I wasn't for you....and...(chorus) (R&F)

Lyrics Scott Daniels Music Scott Daniels
Producer Scott Daniels Publisher Scott Daniels
Performance Scott Daniels Label Scott Daniels
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