Joanie could have saved her life
If she’d just put on a dress
And said Jesus the only child
Jesus is an only child
Jesus is the only child of god
Why would a god send a woman to do what men had always done
Why would she do that?

Joseph could have saved his life
If he’d just taken the pardon
Said I was guilty but now I’m free
Said I was guilty but now I’m free
Said I was guilty but now I’m free
Who needs fair trials anyway when freedom is all that we wage
Who’d die for that

I want to be a martyr
I want to die for this song
I want to be a martyr
I want to die for this song

Oh ohhhh yeah

Aileen could have saved her life
If she’d just got a respectable job
And said I don’t want to hook no more
I don’t want to hook no more
I don’t want to hook no more
The economy is looking fine
Plenty of good jobs you’ll find
For a poor uneducated white trash woman with no experience

I want to be a martyr
I want to die for this song
I want to be a martyr
I want to die for this song

Oh ohhhh yeah


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Martyr song meanings
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