Accidentally Like a Martyr Song Lyrics

Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon Excitable Boy cover art
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The phone don't ring
And the sun refused to shine
Never thought I'd have to pay so dearly
For what was already mine
For such a long, long time

We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love
And abandoned love
Accidentally like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

The days slide by
Should have done, should have done, we all sigh

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Johnny Strikes Up the Band
  • 2 Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
  • 3 Excitable Boy
  • 4 Werewolves of London
  • 5 Accidentally Like a Martyr
  • 6 Nighttime in the Switching Yard
  • 7 Veracruz
  • 8 Tenderness on the Block
  • 9 Lawyers, Guns and Money


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Warren William Zevon
    album: Track 5 in album Excitable Boy
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 104 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Vocal
    length: 3:41
    producer: Waddy Wachtel and Jackson Browne
    drums: Russ Kunkel
    piano: Warren Zevon
    engineer: Dennis Kirk and Greg Ladanyi
    background vocals: Karla Bonoff and The Gentlemen Boys
    guitar: Waddy Wachtel
    bass guitar: Leland Sklar
    lyricist: Warren Zevon
    composer: Warren Zevon

    Album Information

    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin