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Depeche Mode
Working title
'Martyr For Love'
Produced by
Recorded at
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Length (mm:ss)
3:23 (album/single version)
3:07 (radio version)
108 BPM
Time signature
B♭ Major
Dave McCracken
Richard Morris
Ben Hillier
Richard Morris
Mixing assistance
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Emily Lazar
Mastering assistance
Sarah Register
Recording assistance
Nick Sevilla
Arjun Agerwala
Rudyard Lee Cullers
Devin Workman
Kt Rangnick
Art direction
Anton Corbijn
Originally released
October 30, 2006
Played live
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Total live plays
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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

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Dates where Martyr was played

Martyr has never been played live.

1981-1985: Dreaming of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of LoveLeave in SilenceGet The Balance Right!Everything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous RumoursSomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangeloveNever Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Route 66Personal Jesus
1990-1999: Enjoy The SilencePolicy of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUselessOnly When I Lose Myself
2000-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used ToSuffer WellJohn the RevelatorLilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile TensionHole To Feed
2010-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulWhere's The RevolutionGoing BackwardsCover Me
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalkerMissing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle LivingHold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw SomethingDeeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012: SpockSingle BlipAftermaths