Masquerade Lyrics

by Soundtrack

FIRMIN
Monsiuer Andre!
ANDRE
Monsiuer Firmin!
(laughter)
GENTLEMAN#1
Dear Andre what a splendid party
GENTLEMAN#2
The prologue to a bright new year
GENTLEMAN#1
Quite a night, I'm impressed
ANDRE
Well, one does one's best
Here's to us!
The toast of all the city, what a pity that The Phantom can't be here!
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...
Thigh of blue...
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,
'Til you've drowned
In the light,
In the sound...
But who can name the face?

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!

Andre, Firmin:
What a night!
What a crowd!
Makes you glad!
Makes you proud!

Carlotta:
All the crme de la crme!
Watching us, watching them!
And all our fears
are in the past!
Andre:
Three months...
Of relief!
Of delight!

Andre:
Of Elysian peace!

Giry:
And we can breathe at last!
Carlotta:
No more notes!
Piangi:
No more ghosts!
Giry:
Here's a health!
Here's a toast

Managers:
to a prosperous year!
To our friends who are here!

Carlotta/Piangi:
And may our splendour never fade!

All:
What a joy!
What a change!
What a blessed release!
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?
You promised me
CHRISTINE
No Raoul, please don't,
They'll see!
RAOUL
Well, then let them see.
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
BOTH
I'll/You will ...
...Understand in time...

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!

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!