The Saint & The Martyr

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An early evening drunk once said to me
I knew a saint way back in '63
She had a message to spread
Gave up her things, and shaved her head
She wandered through these dirty streets
Preaching good will to all that she would meet
And yet she lived in sadness
She had her method and her madness
She must be a saint
She must be a martyr
An angel of mercy till the end
The saint, and the martyr, saving souls...
Fueled by the public's insanity
Denouncing conveniences and vanity
She removed herself from modern living
Dreamt of a barren landscape cold and unforgiving
She must be a saint
She must be a martyr
An angel of mercy till the end
The saint, and the martyr, saving souls...
She sought to tell the tale of her own death
Neither to shock or awe nor impress
She set the stage in Union Square
Dragging the crowds into her own despair
She must be a saint
She must be a martyr
An angel of mercy till the end
The saint, and the martyr, saving souls...
She must be a saint
She will take us farther
Start another chapter of our lives
The saint, and the martyr, saving souls...

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from Sinners, Tricksters, Killers, & Saints, released March 15, 2012

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Asphalt Green Paramus, New Jersey

In late 2009, four individuals from four different musical backgrounds came together in what many people saw as a pathetic attempt at a creative endeavor. Those naysayers were quickly silenced by a sound that has been described as "frightening"...

Asphalt Green fuses blues, rock, jazz, and alternative into a concoction of pure ecstasy. Sinners, Tricksters, Killers & Saints is their first album.
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