Mad Martins

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Four Bare Walls

 

Lyrics

Four bare walls, I am not mad;
Four bare walls, my world.
The Lord will save me, have no doubt;
The Lord will find a way.

I’m on fire, I seethe with rage,
Against those who put me here:
I will see them burn;
I have faith; I have no fear.

In and out, in and out;
West Auckland, Gateshead, Bethlem:
From four bare walls, to four bare walls;
From freedom into bedlam.

God grant me just swift freedom,
God grant me wings to fly;
A phoenix from the ashes,
That smoulder in my eye.

Four bare walls, teaching me,
All your rules of Hell:
You will fall, and I will rise,
From my prison cell.

In and out, in and out;
West Auckland, Gateshead, Bethlem:
From four bare walls, to four bare walls;
From freedom into bedlam.

Four bare walls, four bare walls;
From freedom into bedlam.

Four bare walls, to four bare walls;
From freedom into bedlam.

You can chain me,
You can inflame me;
But you will never break me:
I will escape;
Again!


(Lyrics & Music: Gary Miller)

© 2017 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

James Norris, shackled in irons and chained to the walls at Bedlam,
[etching from a sketch by James Arnald, 1814] George Cruikshank, c1815.
William Hone.

 

Recording Credits

Gary Miller - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Iain Petrie - Acoustic Guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Hand Drum, Tambourine, Chains, Backing Vocals
Mick Tyas - Backing Vocals
 

Video Clips

'Four Bare Walls / Escape' live at the Premiere of
'Mad Martins: The Story of the Martin Brothers'
The City Theatre, Durham, England, 5th October 2019