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Emmy Rossum - Masquerade lyrics

Andre (Spoken): Monsieur Firmin!

Firmin: Dear Andre, what a splendid party

Andre: The prologue to a bright new year

Firmin: Quite a night, I'm impressed

Andre: Well, one does one's best

Both: Here's to us

Andre: The toast of all the city

Firmin: 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

'Till 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

Madame Giry: What a night!

Firmin: What a crowd!

Andre: Makes you glad

Firmin: Makes you proud

All the crème

De la crème

Carlotta: Watching us, watching them

Meg: All our fears are in the past

Andre: Three months

Piangi: Of relief!

Carlotta: Of delight!

Andre: Of Elysian peace!

Firmin: And we can breathe at last

Carlotta: No more notes

Piangi: No more ghosts

Carlotta: Here's a health

Andre: Here's a toast

Firmin: To a prosperous year

Andre: To our friends who are here

Piangi and Carlotta: And may our splendour never fade!

Madame Giry: What a change!

Firmin/Andre: What a blessed release!

Madame Giry: And what a masquerade

Christine: Think of it

Christine (Spoken):

A secret engagement

Look, your future bride

Just think of it

Raoul (Spoken):

Why is it secret? What have we to hide?

You promised me

Christine (Spoken):

No, Raoul, please don't, they'll see

Raoul (Spoken):

Well then let them see

It's an engagement, not a crime

Raoul: 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: You will/I'll understand in time

Chorus:

Masquerade! Paper faces on padade

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! Buring glances, turning heads

Masquerade! Stop and stare at the sea of smiles around you

Masquerade! Grinnning yellows, Spinning reds

Masquerade! Take your fill, let the spectacle astound you