Emilie Autumn - Words From The Asylum lyrics
Case number: 222.
Date of admission: February 14th 18....
Name: Emilie, last name unknown.
Age and Sex: 16 years. Female.
Married, Single or Widowed: Single.
Has any family?: Unknown.
Habits of Life: .....That could mean anything.
Religious persuasion: Church of England (assumed)
Brought by whom?: Madam Mornington, Headmistress, Asylum, FWVG.
Form of Insanity: Melancholia Dementia.
Supposed cause: Unknown, assumed, genetic weakness
Is hereditary?: Suspected
Is Suicidal?: Yes
Is dangerous to others?: Yes
Is destructive to property?: Yes
State of bodily health?: Hmm....Ill
Marks of violence, if any: Cuts and bruises (Self-inflicted of course)
Facts specified in medical certificate, upon which opinion of insanity founded:
1. Facts indicating insanity observed by medical man.
Claims to hear voices at night.
Prone to bouts of melancholia, interspersed with brief periods of excitement,
such as to interrupt the peace of the household.
2: Other facts indicating insanity, communicated to him by others.
Has made numerous accusations against her guardian,
Which, as he is a respected personage,
are clearly the ravings of a fevered mind.
Has violently attacked her guardian,
Causing serious injury.
Has conspired with the housemaid to ruin household property,
and attempted to steal items,
namely a stone Cherub and an ironwork Candelabra.
Attempted suicide by drowning (How original).
Walking the city of London in insufficient and inappropriate clothing.
Stealing goods from local merchants.
Intent to prostitute.
Order signed by....
"Now child, I abhor a fuss,
and I dislike noise in general.
So, I demand your co-operation, and am, as you can see,
prepared to extract it from you willingly or...
Do you intend to come quietly, or not?"
"Madam" said I, "I come as quietly as the dead"
"Brilliant, brilliant, only the light restraints then, gentlemen"
Roughly was I led out to the waiting coach by my leash,
and all I could think was "and these are the light restraints?"
(who are you?)
"I am your captain"
(What is this?)
"Awareness is the enemy of sanity,
For once you hear the screaming,
It never stops"