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The Decemberists – One Engine lyrics

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  • u
    Actually, to correct the above post, a martyr is (according to Merriam Webster):
    - a person who is killed or who suffers greatly for a religion, cause, etc.
    - a person who pretends to suffer or who exaggerates suffering in order to get praise or sympathy
    - a person who suffers greatly from something (such as an illness)

    In the "Hunger Games", all the tributes are martyrs to the Capitol, but perhaps particularly Katniss, who martyrs herself for her sister.
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    I think it's a very good song for the hunger games; it's very fitting. "martyr" is someone who changes their religion, belief, lifestyle, or something of the sort. The "martyr line" refers to succumbing to the capitol, in my opinion. Over and over again the lyrics refrence to the capitol; about how they'll "run you aground", and about "i'd like to get you in trouble in some kind of way" is about the capitol attempting to crush katniss (and peeta, maybe?), yes? Anyways, very nice song.
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