Love is a Martyr

Jerome Wincek wrote the words and melody
(not written by Brother Jack)


The babies and mothers
All wait in their car
While dad takes a detour
And drinks at the bar
She might have been lonely
But now she don’t care
He’s usually quiet 
When he drives home impaired

She used to get angry
And they used to fight
But she knows she can’t 
Keep this up every night
The paycheck ain’t much
And he sucks down what’s left
Of what used to be love
And a lifetime of debt

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is a martyr
Love will give until it’s all gone
Without a word
But when it’s gone, don’t even bother
To hope for something more

Now last call is all curdled up in his gut
And he finds his purpose in making abrupt
Interjections to no one, but those who might hear
And those who might hear, also had too much beer

The whole building shook
When his head hit the door
It trembled again
When he crashed on the porch
His car would have broken 
His fall, years before
But nothing and no one
Were there anymore

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is a martyr
Love will give until it’s all gone
Without a word
But when it’s gone don’t even bother
To hope for something more

I still believe you were perfect in every way
I still believe you were perfect in every way
I still believe you were perfect in every way
I still believe you were perfect in every way

It lulls you to sleep
Then it bites like a rattlesnake
The deeper the teeth sink
The better the dreaming
Make up some excuse to get angry
Then fire away
It binds you to me 
Then it cuts like a razor blade
It lulls you to sleep
Then it bites like a rattlesnake
The deeper the teeth sink
The better the dreaming
Make up some excuse to get angry
Then fire away

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love is a martyr
Love will give until it’s all gone
Without a word

All the Words

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