A Martyr for My Love for You

Album: Icky Thump (2007)
  • She was sixteen and six feet tall in a crowd of teenagers comin' out of the zoo
    She stumbled, started to slip and fall, teeter-tottered on the top of patent leather shoes
    I happened to catch her and said: "Maybe these ruby shoes are a little cumbersome for you."
    Maybe for you, now

    But not as shaky as I must have seemed talkin' junk through her giggle, little teenage dream
    And on the phone I could not compete; my dumb-luck fake competence was getting weak
    And for a sec' I thought I sounded sweet
    But sure enough in a gruff, faint voice, I heard myself speak

    [Chorus:]
    I could stay a while
    But sooner or later I'll break your smile
    And I can tell a joke
    But one of these days I'm bound to choke
    And we could share a kiss
    But I feel like I can't go through with this
    And I bet we could build a home
    But I know the right thing for me to do... is to leave you alone
    Leave you alone, now

    I'm beginning to like you, so you probably won't get what I'm going to do
    I'm walkin' away from you; it probably don't make much sense to you
    But I'm trying to save you from all of the things that I'll probably say or do
    I'll probably do

    [Chorus]

    You'll probably call me a fool and say I'm doin' exactly what a coward would do
    And I'm beginning to like you
    It's a shame, what a lame way to live, but what can I do?
    I hope you appreciate what I do

    I'm a martyr for my love for you
    A martyr for my love for you, now...
    A martyr for my love for you...
    A martyr for my love for you... Writer/s: JACK WHITE
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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