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The 16th and 17th centuries were an extremely unpleasant time in history for the mentally ill. In 1675, the Bedlam Asylum became a tourist attraction , when it opened its doors to the general public, allowing them to gaze at the people held therein (for a few pence, of course). On occasion the non-dangerous inmates of the Abraham Ward were allowed out into the streets to beg for alms. With this knowledge, it was common for other poor and desperate beggars to act and dress as if they, too, were inmates! It makes the things that we do for money seem, well, not so bad.

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The flagstones gleam, The lamplights flicker
A madman seems, To dance and snicker
Down the alleys, And through the streets
Float his pleas, And his grief

You get in it, to get out of it
Its all the same, its all the same
You fed in it, you bleed out of it
From the vein, the vain
You get in it, to get out of it
Its all the same, its all the same
You fed in it, you bleed out of it
From the vein, the vain

The Professor and The Madman speak in notes
Oxford bound, London post

You get in it, to get out of it
Its all the same, its all the same
You bled in it, you feed out of it
From the vein, the vain

The Beldam of Bedlam casts her bones
Locked in her cell all alone

Skin and bones

With down turned eyes, He starts to rant
Those who see his lies, Have no cent to grant
Disheveled robes, Tin cup in hand
The poor man knows, How to sham Abraham

Its all the same, its all the same
From the vein, the vain
Its all the same, its all the same
From the vein, the vain

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from Yes, Have Some, released March 26, 2011
Lyrics: Chris Rodgers, Tim Bastianon
Music: Bastianon, Bret Fontaine

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