The Madness of James Tilly Matthews (One more for Bedlam mix)

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One of Bedlam's most famous inmates, look out for those magnetic rays!!

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By the light of a guttering candle he sat
his face set and grim
he could feel magnetic rays dancing in his head
why would no one listen to him........................

People were sent to make him worry
Glovewoman and Archie were in no hurry
acting on orders from Billy the King
the Jacobins built their infernal machine

James Tilly Matthews, he knew of the Air loom
James Tilly Matthews, now resigned to his doom
James Tilly Matthews, his head full of sadness
James Tilly Matthews, his head full of madness

In deep dank cellars the enemy hid
lurking in coffee houses as they did
releasing rays as their victims stood
to brainwash the important, the great and the good

James Tilly Matthews, he knew of the Air loom
James Tilly Matthews, now resigned to his doom
James Tilly Matthews, his head full of sadness
James Tilly Matthews, his head full of madness

The Air loom itself was of oak and brass
fed from barrels of a stinking morass
it could fire an idea right into your brain
or make you die in excruciating pain

James Tilly Matthews, he knew of the Air loom
James Tilly Matthews, now resigned to his doom
James Tilly Matthews, his head full of sadness
James Tilly Matthews, his head full of madness

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from Tales from the Jago, released July 31, 2014

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