"Martyr" as written by Burton C. Bell, Dino A.m. Cazares and Raymond Herrera....
What I thought was life
Came to an end
Born into a world
I never asked for this
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away!

Born into hardship
World of destruction
Suffer, bastard
Suffer, bastard
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away!

Take me to heaven
Adorn me with wings
Suffer, bastard
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away!

Suffer, bastard

What I thought was life
Came to an end
Born into a world
I never asked for this
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away!

Born into hardship
World of destruction
Suffer, bastard
Suffer, bastard
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away!

I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away
I've got to get away


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"Martyr" as written by Dino A.m. Cazares Burton C. Bell

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    General CommentIts about how Burton C. Bell was bored with his lifestyle. He's got to get away from it and make a fresh start.
    pirateballoonon October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton of my favorite FF songs ever

    when I first heard it, I thought it was Napalm Death ("exit wounds" era Napalm Death though)
    kijimaon July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is bluntly put as a Beatiful Noise, Martyr is one of the most underrated metal songs, this means alot to me since the line "ive got to get away" along side a heavy wall of brutal noise brings peace to my mind.
    Ass Ripping Metalon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song that introduced Fear Factory to the world.

    I love this song, I think the Death Metal sound has been lacking from the subsequent Fear Factory albums, but this was pure brutality.
    quiffpornon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFF was way better in these days. They went a little more clean and less brutal imo. But I very much respect the drummer, he's a machine.
    Brain_Muncheron September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song. I got to get a fresh start.
    GathererOfDataon October 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI figured this song was actually about suicide or at the very least about wanting to die. He "never asked" to be "born into this world." There was a point when he "thought" he would have a great life but now it's as if the world is telling him no, "Suffer" while you're here, you "bastard." He hopes that he can leave this world and go to "heaven." However, based on pirateballoon's post, perhaps there is an interview Burt did that I never saw/heard. Without any input from Burt himself, I would've figured this was about suicide or about a passive death wish at the very least.
    ScreenNameNeededon June 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is relevant to the human condition. This song is also reflective of a person's view regarding the state of the world. The view is constant and unchanging. I know that Burton has stated that he is atheistic and if one were to take that view into account, then it can be uncovered that life, itself, as part of the human condition, has a beginning but ironically our only salvation is to end. I think the bottom line that Burton tries to express with this song is that all life yields suffering and that we are all 'bastards' because we are all brought into a world of suffering without our consent.
    filtinatoron July 30, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about moving back in with your parents. Once you're there, all you can say is "I've got to get away... I've got to get away... I've got to get AWAY!!"
    hitchfoxon February 09, 2016   Link
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    QuestionHow does the title tie in to the song's meaning?

    Is he a martyr for rejecting the belief of "life"?

    Is it to get away from life? Religion? Others? Society?
    sokornyon April 11, 2016   Link

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