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Let's Make a Martyr

Recorded

October 1, 2012 - November 30, 2013

Genre

Power Pop

"Let's Make a Martyr" is a song written by Austin Scholl and recorded under his alias ThornBrain. It was released on his second album, Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty or Dying.

About

The song was musically inspired by Andrew WK, who specializes in a major chord-driven mix of Pop Metal, Punk Rock and Disco. Lyrically the song satirizes the concept of martyrdom and how people attain a greater level of fame and notoriety for themselves and their messages after their deaths, particularly Jesus of Nazareth and the biblical prophets.

The intro samples "Bob's ATM.com", a spam voicemail Thorn received several years earlier and of which he saved a recording. The website has long been inactive, and the voicemail never explains what bobsatm.com is for, so the purpose of the site is long forgotten.

Lyrics

I look forward to the day we can travel through time
And go back to the day when all the sinners were freed
We'll discover that the saviour was just a normal guy
And the prophets were illiterates and Romans agreed

Gotta pad the story a bit
So let's say you're not gone forever
While he still breathes

Do you ever wonder if Kurt Cobain
Remembers the people who drove him to his end
They're calling the poor guy Jesus nowadays
If he didn't he would blow his brains out again

It won't amount to anything if
You're still alive in the morning
Everyone leaves
Eventually
Better pick up the pace

Let's make a martyr
You gotta die someday
Let's make a martyr
You're gonna die anyway
Let's make a martyr
If no one hears a word you say
Become a martyr today

These are just a few of my favourite things
People dying, people crying, and a lost message
Why would you ever wanna fight for your rights
When getting over life is a right of passage

I think it's just adorable how you
Stand up for what you believe in
Nobody grieves

Soon down the road you will realize
That no one can be bothered until somebody dies
You should have stayed happy with all you got
The message gets through better to people when it's SHOT

It won't amount to anything if
You're still alive in the morning
Everyone leaves
Eventually
Better pick up the pace

Let's make a martyr
You gotta die someday
Let's make a martyr
You're gonna die anyway
Let's make a martyr
If no one hears a word you say
Become a martyr today
Let's make a martyr
You gotta die someday
Let's make a martyr
You're gonna die anyway
Let's make a martyr
If no one hears a word you say
Become a martyr today

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