Martha's Mantra (For the Pain)
Description and Information
Author/s: Neil Halstead
Release year: 2002
Length: 5:11
Label: 4AD

Martha takes the greyhounds
She said she lost her mantra...
Way down south

But all that repetition just got her down
Got her down

Now she says she won't do drugs,
'Cause she found something to love
She cured herself of everything
Nothing left but hair and skin

The only thing I asked her
Was if she had a plaster
For my pain

She closed her eyes and took my hand
She said that God might have a plan for me

But making love in Martha's room,
I felt like I could see through her to him

But heaven is the place that's open
When all the bars in town are closed
Heaven is the place I never find

The only thing I told her
Was that God would have no answer
For my pain

Na, nah, nah, nah

She through my clothes against the wall
She said 'I've met your type before,
Don't go
Oh, don't go'

I've cured myself of everything
And now I think I know what makes you tick

She tied my hands above my head,
Said a prayer and fetched her wit
Said the devil hides within my heart

The only thing I asked her
is did she have a plaster
For my pain...
Oh, for the pain

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