My dead brother walked with me, in dreamtime.
We passed by a hollow tree, in dreamtime:
Where thirteen steeples stand,
To fall at God’s command;
So I would understand, in dreamtime.
An angel spoke to me, in dreamtime.
She proclaimed my destiny, in dreamtime:
The Ship of Truth to guide,
Through religion’s erring tide;
For God is on my side, in dreamtime.
Invention is my goal, in dreamtime.
Philosophy my role, in dreamtime:
The future’s taking hold,
My ideas turn to gold;
Their mockery runs cold, in dreamtime.
© 2017 Whippet Records
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This song is part of the 'Mad Martins' project.
'Mad Martins' depicts the extraordinary lives and times of the Martin brothers, William (self-proclaimed “natural philosopher and philosophical conquerer of all nations”), Jonathan (incendiary of York Minster) and John (eminent painter, engraver, town-planner and host), who were born in the late eighteenth century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland.
Other songs from 'Mad Martins' include 'A Painting for Charles', 'A Thin Veneer', 'At the Assizes', 'The Dandy Horse', 'Drainage Scheme', 'Four Bare Walls', 'God and Air', 'In the Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe)', 'The Leaping Swordsman', 'Madhouse Martin', 'Maria's Testimony', 'Medals', 'My 'Life'', 'The Paint and the Pain', 'Pandemonium', 'Picture the Scriptures', 'Searching for the Waters of Oblivion', '"Shoot the Bishop!"', 'Three Mad Martins (Epitaph)', 'Three Mad Martins (Prophecy)', 'Wicked Old World', 'William, You Were Really Something'.