Institution - working lyrics

“Then, however, women could find themselves labelled insane and locked up in madhouses for a range of conditions – from postnatal depression to alcoholism or senile dementia, and even for social transgressions such as infidelity (‘moral insanity’).”
— Daily Mail

Stuck inside in 1925 / She sat and thought there must be more to life / She chose a way / the path was always there but it wasn't hers to take / he made the call, silenced his prey / but pendulums will sway

Her omission penalized in his bylaw / Opposition identified as hysteria / when we know it was all his fault

He took her down to the institution / before she starts a revolution / you took her body but you can't take her mind / Down to the institution / before she starts a revolution / you took her story so i'm gonna show you mine

I feel her hands they're pushing on my back / Indifferent to everything I lack / I choose a way / the path was always there and now it's mine to take / So I'll be blunt, get the fuck out of my way / the pendulum has swayed

Her omission penalized in his bylaw / Opposition identified as hysteria / when we know it was all his fault

He took her down to the institution / before she starts a revolution / you took her body but you can't take her mind / Down to the institution / before she starts a revolution / you took her story so i'm gonna show you mine