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The Decemberists – One Engine lyrics

One engine barely makes it away,
One engine barely makes it away.
Hold on, they're breaking their bonds,
Hold on, they're breaking their bonds,
One engine barely makes it away.

And the martyr line,
It's a bitter pill.
And the line of right,
It will barely make you feel.

I'd like to get you in some kind of way,
Some kind of trouble in some kind of way.
Bear down they'll run you aground,
Bear down they'll run you aground,
We all must suffer awhile in a way.

And the martyr line,
It's a bitter pill.
And the line of right,
It will barely make feel,
Make you feel, barely make you feel.
Make you feel.

And the martyr line,
It's a bitter pill.
And the line of right,
It will barely make you feel,
Make you feel, barely make you feel.
Make you feel.

One engine, one engine, one engine barely makes it away.



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    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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