Accidentally Like a Martyr Lyrics

Warren Zevon


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 : 37 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Vocal
length: 3:41
producer: Jackson Browne and Waddy Wachtel
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

Cover Art

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