MADHOUSE MARTIN
There’s a great fire in God’s House, it’s burning from within;
That I am sent to put a torch to this vile den of raging sin:
The clergy ignored my warnings and epistles at each turn,
So here’s fuel to their fire; burn, York Minster, burn.

One hundred pounds was offered for my apprehension there,
So I with grace of God to Hexham did repair;
But I was caught and I was taken, and now I stand here, accused;
My faith remains unshaken, my liberty abused.

I’ve been a tanner, a sailor, a rover, and a dreamer;
A despiser of the clergy and a bold pamphleteer:
God is my witness; God is in my dreams;
Let God be my judge, not you unholy fiends.

I’m mad as a hatter and the clergy’s getting fatter;
Arson my arse, I’ll burn you up the bum:
I’m Jonathan Martin, Madhouse Martin;
God grant me the strength to blow you all to Kingdom Come.

The clergy have departed, from the path the saints once trod;
That I deemed it just for them to feel the mighty wrath of God:
Their faith they have laid waste, their yearning souls to sell;
That I deemed it just to let them taste the burning coals of Hell.

You can lock me up in bedlam and throw away the key,
But there’s no asylum built can hold this bold incendiary:
I have this burning dream, to raze London to the ground;
With an armed host and God’s blessing, to London I’d be bound.

My heart is an inferno and my belly is a-flame;
Too fierce to be quenched, by the salt sea in my veins:
When the walls are closing in, God will still remember me;
Confined but judged not guilty, due to insanity.

I’ve been a tanner, a sailor, a rover, and a dreamer;
A despiser of the clergy and a bold pamphleteer:
God is my witness; God is in my dreams;
Let God be my judge, not you unholy fiends.

I’m mad as a hatter and the clergy’s getting fatter;
Arson my arse, I’ll burn you up the bum:
I’m Jonathan Martin, Madhouse Martin;
God grant me the strength, to blow you all to Kingdom Come;
God grant me the strength, to blow you all to Kingdom Come;
God grant me strength.


(Lyrics & Music: Gary Miller)
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