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    "Masquerade" Lyrics

    Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    Genre:New Age
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    CHORUS

    Masquerade!
    Paper faces on parade . . .
    Masquerade!
    Hide your face,
    so the world will
    never find you!

    Masquerade!
    Every face a different shade . . .
    Masquerade!
    Look around -
    there's another
    mask behind you!

    Flash of mauve . . .
    Splash of puce . . .
    Fool and king . . .
    Ghoul and goose . . .
    Green and black . . .
    Queen and priest . . .
    Trace of rouge . . .
    Face of beast . . .

    Faces . . .
    Take your turn, take a ride
    on the merry-go-round . . .
    in an inhuman race . . .
    Eye of gold . . .
    True is false . . .
    Who is who . . .?
    Curl of lip . . .
    Swirl of gown . . .
    Ace of hearts . . .
    Face of clown . . .

    Faces . . .
    Drink it in, drink it up,
    till you've drowned
    in the light . . .
    in the sound . . .

    RAOUL/CHRISTINE
    But who can name the face . . .?

    ALL
    Masquerade!
    Grinning yellows,
    spinning reds . . .
    Masquerade!
    Take your fill -
    let the spectacle
    astound you!

    Masquerade!
    Burning glances,
    turning heads . . .
    Masquerade!
    Stop and stare
    at the sea of smiles
    around you!

    Masquerade!
    Seething shadows
    breathing lies . . .
    Masquerade!
    You can fool
    any friend who
    ever knew you!

    Masquerade!
    Leering satyrs,
    peering eyes . . .
    Masquerade!
    Run and hide -
    but a face will
    still pursue you!

    GIRY
    What a night!

    MEG
    What a crowd!

    ANDRE
    Makes you glad!

    FIRMIN
    Makes you proud!
    All the creme
    de la creme!

    CARLOTTA
    Watching us watching them!

    MEG/GlRY
    And all our fears
    are in the past!

    ANDRE
    Six months...

    PIANGI
    Of relief!

    CARLOTTA
    Of delight!

    ANDRE/FIRMIN
    Of Elysian peace!

    MEG/GIRY
    And we can breathe at last!

    CARLOTTA
    No more notes!

    PIANGI
    No more ghost!

    GIRY
    Here's a health!

    ANDRE
    Here's a toast!
    To a prosperous year
    FIRMAN
    To our friends who are here

    PIANGI/CARLOTTA
    And may its
    splendour never fade!

    FIRMIN
    Six months!

    GIRY
    What a joy!

    MEG
    What a change!

    FIRMIN/ANDRE
    What a blessed release!

    ANDRE
    And what a masquerade!

    CHRISTINE
    Think of it!
    A secret engagement!
    Look - your future bride!
    Just think of it!

    RAOUL
    But why is it secret?
    What have we to hide?

    CHRISTINE
    Please, let's not fight . . .

    RAOUL
    Christine, you're free!

    CHRISTINE
    Wait till the time is right . . .

    RAOUL
    When will that be?
    It's an engagement,
    not a crime!
    Christine,
    What are you
    afraid of?

    CHRISTINE
    Let's not argue . . .

    RAOUL
    Let's not argue . . .

    CHRISTINE
    Please pretend . . .

    RAOUL
    I can only hope I'll . . .

    CHRISTINE
    You will . . .

    BOTH
    . . . understand
    in time . . .

    ALL
    Masquerade!
    Paper faces on parade!
    Masquerade!
    Hide your face,
    so the world will
    never find you!

    Masquerade!
    Every face a different shade!
    Masquerade!
    Look around -
    There's another
    mask behind you!

    Masquerade!
    Burning glances,
    turning heads . . .
    Masquerade!
    Stop and stare
    at the sea of smiles
    around you!

    Masquerade!
    Grinning yellows,
    spinning reds . . .
    Masquerade!
    Take your fill -
    let the spectacle
    astound you!

    [Enter the Phantom dressed as the Red Death. He makes his way down from the top of the stairs]

    PHANTOM
    Why so silent, good messieurs?
    Did you think that I had left you for good?
    Have you missed me, good messieurs?
    I have writen you an opera!
    Here I bring the finished score:
    Don Juan Triumphant!

    [He throws the document onto the floor infront of the managers]

    I advise you to comply
    my instructions should be clear,
    remember there are worst things
    than a shattered chandelier!

    [walking to Christine menancingly]

    Your chains are still mine!
    You will sing for me...!
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Andrew James Bullimore, Daniel Dubose.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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