Depeche Mode - Martyr Video and Lyrics

Martyr by Depeche Mode, Music Video and Lyrics

Martyr is the 45th UK single by Depeche Mode.
It was released as a non-album single intended to promote the new compilation, The Best Of, Volume 1, that was released on November 13, 2006.
The song, originally titled “Martyr for Love”, is a well-known missing track from the Playing the Angel sessions.
The video is a montage and was released on 8 October 2006.

Here is the official video.

Depeche Mode - Martyr Lyrics

I’ve been a martyr for love
And I will die in the flames
As I draw my last breath
As I’m closing on death
I will call out your name

I’ve been a martyr for love
Nailed up on the cross
While you’re having your fun
As the damage is done
I’m assessing the cost

I knew what I was letting myself in for
I knew that I could never even the score

I’ve been a martyr for love
I need to be by your side
I have knelt at your feet
I have felt your deceit
Couldn’t leave if I tried

I’ve been a martyr for love
Tortured every hour
From the day I was born
I’ve been moved like a pawn
By the greatest of powers

I knew that I would have to suffer in vain
Aware that I would never outgrow the pain

I’ve been a martyr for love
I’ve been a martyr for love
I’ve been a martyr for love

Song Information

Released October 30, 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:23
Label Mute - BONG39
Writer Mrtin Gore
Producer Ben Hillier

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