Masquerade

I never thought I'd find my way 

Back to your front door

Black paint and broken picture frames 

Strewn across the floor

I tore the room apart to find your name 

Beneath the layers of 'the same'

 

You're so confused when we're apart

How clever is the man

Who spends a lifetime counting cards

To never show his hand

In the quiet I can feel your shame

A faint familiar barricade

 

I can't see you

I don't hear you call

What am I fighting for?

 

You know I wonder who you are 

When I'm not around

A king, for queen, who plays a part

Or loyal in your crown

Through the doorway I see nothing's changed 

The shadow of the masquerade

 

I don't need you

It's just been so long

How did it all go wrong?

 

I guess it's how the story goes...

 

Don't come back, I need you

Go away, I'll leave you

Hide your heart, I'll cheat you

Don't false start, I'll beat you

 

Through the doorway I see nothing's changed 

The shadow of the masquerade

 

14 July 08