Warren Zevon - Accidentally Like a Martyr Lyrics

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
Never thought I'd ever be so lonely
After such a long, long time
Time out of mind

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

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 : 114 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
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin