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Martha's Mantra (For the Pain)
by Neil Halstead
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Martha's Mantra (For the Pain) Lyrics

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Verse 1
Martha takes the greyhounds
she says she lost her mantra way down South
but all that repetition just got her down, got her down
Verse 2
Now she says she won't do drugs
because she found something to love
she cured herself of everything
there's nothing left but hair and skin
Verse 3
The only thing I asked her
was did she have a plaster
for my pain, oh for the pain
Verse 4
She closed her eyes and took my hand,
she said "God might have a plan for me"
Verse 5
But making love in Martha's room
I felt like I could see through her to him
Verse 6
But heaven is the place that's open
when all the bars in town are closed
heaven is the place, I never find
Verse 7
The only thing I told her
was that God would have no answer
for my pain, oh for the pain, oh for the pain
Verse 8
She threw my clothes against the wall
she said "I've met your type before
don't go, oh don't go"
Verse 9
I've cured myself of everything
and now I think I know what makes you tick
Verse 10
She tied my hands about my head
said a prayer and fetched her wit
she said the devil hides within my heart
Verse 11
The only thing I asked her
was did she have a plaster
for my pain, oh for the pain
oh for the pain, oh for the pain

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