And so it's begun
This is year one
The birth of a child in the form of a man
Wrapped in towel
Passed out on the floor
These drunken hours -- graces deflowered
Cast down by an angel
She used to kiss his weeping eyes
Depressed in her bosom
Tears roll off her nipple

Sweet baby, don't cry...
Your tears are only alibis
To prove you still feel --
You only feel sorry for yourself
Well, get on that cross
That's all you're good for...

And thusly it ends
Depression seeps in on a lonely messiah
Now he drinks with the lepers
Losing a limb, his better half
A glass once half full
A head hung half-mast
He claims he's the victim
Strangled by the nine-to-five
And a pattern of stillness
That haunted this still life

Your tears are only alibis
To prove you still feel
You only feel sorry for yourself
And that's how you thrive
Your sorrow's your goldmine
So write some sad song about me
Screaming your agonies, playing the saint

The Martyr...
The Martyr...
The Martyr...
The Martyr...
The Martyr...
Oh....


Lyrics submitted by jephque

The Martyr Lyrics as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    this is the first cursive song i have heard. its so addicting. i love everything about this song....

    hatemeon April 24, 2002   Link
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    this was my first cursive song also. it's just amazing.

    Anne Arbouron April 26, 2002   Link
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    The intro is amazing. Great song. Great lyrics.

    A Vacant Andyon May 23, 2002   Link
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    my first was lament of pretty baby but i love this song too its a great band

    onspie1234on July 27, 2002   Link
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    Nothing but good things to repeat about the band. :D

    persaon August 06, 2002   Link
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    Not my first. My second, but my favorite. =]

    XunspokenlullabyXon August 15, 2002   Link
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    Your tears are only alibis To prove you still feel You only feel sorry for yourself And that's how you thrive Your sorrow's your goldmine So write some sad song about me Screaming your agonies, playing the saint.

    fucking amazing.

    shootthestarson August 20, 2002   Link
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    weird as shit this was my first cursive song too, and it got me so addicted, i think they put nicotine in their songs or something, i fucking love the chorus Your tears are only alibis To prove you still feel -- You only feel sorry for yourself Well, get on that cross That's all you're good for...

    TEXticle2on March 06, 2003   Link
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    Even just the way he said "the martyr" in the end...incredible. I agree texticle...where do they hide such a form of nicotine? hmmmm. And I vowed to myself to stay away from drugs. bah.

    Broken And Bruisedon March 06, 2003   Link
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    cursive is just simply amazing.

    t0mon March 14, 2003   Link

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