Martyr    (intro)

 

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1.                I've been a martyr for love, and I will die in the flames,

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    as I draw my last breath, as I'm close in on death,

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    I will call out your name.

 

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2.         I've been a martyr for love, nailed up on the cross,

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    while you're having your fun, as the damage is done,

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    I'm assessing the cost.

 

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    I knew what I was letting myself in for,

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    I knew that I could never even the score.

 

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3.      I've been a martyr for love, I need to be by your side,

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    I have knelt at your feet, I have felt you deceit,

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    could have leave if I tried.

 

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4.     I've been a martyr for love, tortured every hour,

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    from the day I was born I've been moved like a pawn

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    by the greatest of powers.

 

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    I knew that I would have to suffer in vain,

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    aware that I would never outgrow the pain.

 

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    I've been a martyr for love.           (4x)

 

(orig. = capo 4th)   (Depeche Mode)