My Beautiful Martyr

Intro:  *D  A  Bm    D  A  Bm     D  A  Bm7

  D                      A
I believe your tears are stored away
           Bm                    G
And like a gentle rain they will fall some day
     D                    A
On a dusty heart, on some arid soul
        Bm                      G               Bb
All the tears you've cried will make them whole

             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your crown of thorns)
             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your robe of fire)
             D               A       Bb
My beautiful martyr (in your gown of scorn)
   A
So beautiful
             D        A    Bm     G
My beautiful martyr

  D
I believe your blood (like a river flowing)
     A
Runs wide and deep  (towards an unknown sea)
       Bm
And it stains the sky  (it will change the course) 
    G
And floods the broken street  (of our history)
          D
That your prayers are saved  (in the nail scarred hands)
          A
That your cry is heard  (in the restless wind)
             Bm
And that the world will hang   (like the criminal nailed)
   G                    Bb
On every word   (to the broken sky)

             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your crown of thorns)
             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your robe of fire)
             D               A       Bb
My beautiful martyr (in your gown of scorn)
   A
So beautiful
             D        A    Bm     Bb    A
My beautiful martyr

  D                                  A
I believe we'll meet where there are no farewells
            Bm                          G
Between the spikes that pierced and the sword that fell

             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your crown of thorns)
             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your robe of fire)
             D               A       Bb
My beautiful martyr (in your gown of scorn)
   A
So beautiful
             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your crown of thorns)
             D               A        Bm
My beautiful martyr (in your robe of fire)
             D               A       Bb
My beautiful martyr (in your gown of scorn)
   A
So beautiful
             D
My beautiful martyr
Outro  D  A  Bm4x     D

*or D  D/C#  D/B   or the A could be F#m

Music by Daniel Amos, Words by T.S. Taylor 2001 Zoom Daddy/BMI
Transcribed by B+ Chords - lyrical help by Shawn Brouwer
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