This Masquerade - Afterallogy - Lyrics


This Masquerade


Music and Lyrics: Leon Russel

Original lyrics and music by Noa and Gil Dor


Well the rain is falling

And the hour is late

She will sit by her window, turn the light out and wait

She knows her heart’s playing fool’s gamed with her mind, but she swallows the pain

Again follows, follows the lie,

She’s been noticing all that smell in his hair

And the look in his eye

Unfamiliar his glare

The well known signs,

The snap in her mind!

At a quarter to three he arrives

And she says:


Are we really happy here with this lonely game we play

Looking for words to say

Searching but not finding

Understanding anyway

We’re lost in a masquerade


Both afraid to say we’re just too far away

From being close together from the start

We try to talk it over, but the words get in the way

We’re lost inside

This lonely game we play

(could it be so, could it be, we’re lost?)


So they sit face to face on a table of snow

And her tears like the rain in the gutter below

Take off your mask, pretty baby,

Is it worth all the doubt?

‘cause after years we don’t know what we’re loving about.. and he says


Thoughts of leaving disappear every time I see your eyes

No matter how hard, no matter how hard, I try

To understand the reasons why we carry on this way, tell me, why do we do it babe, we’re lost

In a masquerade


Both afraid to say we’re just too far away

From being close together from the start

We try to talk it over, but the words get in the way

We’re lost

Inside

This lonely game we play

(could it be so, could it be, we’re lost?)


It’s 12:15 on a Saturday noon

With the flower he left and a sorrowful tune

As she walks to the door

Fells a tickle of pride

Better to be alone

Than wither at his side

And she goes out!

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