"Martyr Me" as written by and Robert Pope Ryan Pope....
Just to get by try to stay high it's a good life end of discussion hours like sand
Holes in my hand I'm a good soul,
Martyr me
Wasting my life it's passing me by it's a good fight throw in the towel
The hours I've spent aren't enough to pay rent I'm just sinking water deep

But if all I have is defeat
Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake
Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake

Case of my crime a lack of my time it's a roadblock need a catharsis
Patience is spent a virtue I sent to the basement far from me
The less that I spend on the mess that I'm in could be used towards something of value
The time on my side isn't anything I've ever needed can't you see?

That all I have is defeat
Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake
Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake

Every unsuspecting scene when we're supposed to make believe that we're not tearing at the seams,
We hang on, we hang on, we hang on

Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake
Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake

Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake
Tonight if you're awake at all
Tonight if you're awake


Lyrics submitted by saturnine

"Martyr Me" as written by Robert Pope Matthew Patrick Pryor

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Martyr Me song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentTGUK ROCK!!!! Beautiful Song.
    joeeojon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're right. how do you like the newer stuff then?
    its got more aspects of the STWHA kinda feel, with the good songs drom on a wire... i think its sounding pretty good
    sambo28on April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the newer stuff, too! I can't say i love like i do the older songs, but it's growing on me.
    bobross9on April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the new album, it's about being broke and trying to get your life in order.

    So nice to find a regular band in the indie world who still writes about regular life.
    powerbaiton February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust to get by try
    to stay high
    it's a good life end of discussion
    the hours like sand
    the holes in my hand
    I'm a good soul, Martyr me

    Wasting my life it's passing me by it's a good fight throw in
    the towel

    The hours I've spent aren't enough to pay rent I'm just sinking
    water deep



    But if all I have is defeat



    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake

    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake



    Case of my crime: a lack of my time
    it's a roadblock need a catharsis

    Patience is spent;
    a virtue I sent to the basement far from me

    The less that I spend on the mess that I'm in
    could be used towards something of value
    The time on my side isn't anything I've ever needed
    can't you see that all I have is defeat?



    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake

    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake



    Every unsuspecting scene when we're supposed to make believe that we're not tearing at the seams...

    We hang on, we hang on, we hang on



    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake

    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake



    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake

    Tonight if you're awake at all

    Tonight if you're awake




    ------------------------------------
    i love this song, cause it sounds like a sincere complaint about his own lifestyle.

    the holes in my hand:
    crucifixion reference; ties in with the 'martyr' theme.

    pretty much saying how he's just getting by and getting high and being sarcastic on how its a good life.
    he feels like he's wasting his life...and the whole 'tonight if you're awake at all' sounds like him writing this song about his shitty life and wanting to call his ex/have his ex call him for advice/comfort/validation, whatever...that's why he keeps saying it through the song.

    "the less that i spend on the mess that im in could be used towards somethin of value":
    the less money he has to pay back his debts with could be used towards something he really could use.

    but it's not that he needs time - more time won't help - cause all he's always had is defeat, see? he's feeling sorta hopeless here.
    Abeeron July 22, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain