Madness Reflected – Written Sunday 4th December 1994

Madness Reflected

i have got to look after you
every night i travel the land
every night i look –
and as i go, so swift
through the sky, to take a look
and then, i present my gift
watching the magic
that i once knew
i have got to look after you
some people –
seem harder to talk to
it happens every day
the distance becomes greater
they seem further away
they tell me that i am a freak
they call me everything
the voice of the weak
but i do not lay any blame
in life,
it probably plays to be a freak
after all, this world is insane
a psychedelic nightmare
if you cannot beat them, join them
demons shift and sigh
good people never live
like the gods they die
i have got to look after you
i am not sure why
but it is something i am going to do

James Garratt – Sunday 4th December 1994

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