Pat Flanakin
Martha (orig. vers.)
Lyrics
MARTHA cPat Flanakin

Martha I lie in the street din'
Over my head a yellow moon
Honey, I hope you won't be cryin'
For I won't be there for you

Martha tonight I tried to rob a man
I wanted to end our poverty
No I didn't see the gun he had in his hand
When he stole my life from me

Oh say a prayer for me, Martha
Oh say a prayer for me Martha

BREAK

Martha my wife, I love you
I'm sorry for what I could not be
And all of the things I couldn't give you
Oh please don't weep for me

Oh say a prayer for me, Martha
Oh say a prayer for me, Martha
Oh say a prayer for me, Martha
Oh say a prayer for me, Martha
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Pat Flanakin
Music Credits: Pat Flanakin
Producer Credits: Pat Flanakin
Publisher Credits: Pat Flanakin/BMI
Performance Credits: Pat Flanakin
Description
Short Song Description:
A man's dying message to his wife
Long Song Description:
A man tries to rob a store to feed his family because he is in dire poverty and gets killed in the process
Metadata
Song Length: 3:53
Primary Genre: Rock-Easy Listening
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Crime, Theft
Subject Matter 2: Poverty
Mood 1: Miserable
Language: English