"Masquerade" as written by Thomas Miller, Michael Pinnella and Michael James Romeo....
Shackled in darkness - the forbidden portrait confined to
it's frame
Unbroken silence - a total misfortune and shame

Ragin obsession - this mask of oppression, it hides your
aggression from view
This tearing suture renounces the love he once knew

Your sacrifice this paradise of innocence
Trust the lie - you falsify the line of truth
You disguise your insolence
Don't deny insanity - mediocrity

Save us from this masquerade of lies
Kings and fools die in ridicule (save us)
Save us from this masquerade of lies

A fallen fortress sees him beneath starless skies
Subsiding deeper - the final farewell in his eyes

Unspoken hero - distrusted and thrusted within surmise
Seizing intrusion to unveil his clever disguise

Your sacrifice this paradise of innocence
Trust the lie - you falsify the line of truth

Save us from this masquerade of lies
Kings and fools die in ridicule (save us)
Save us from this masquerade of lies

[Solo]

Save us from this masquerade of lies
Kings and fools die in ridicule (save us)
Save us from this masquerade of lies


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"Masquerade" as written by Michael James Romeo Michael Pinnella

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis is the most powerfully charged song in the world!
    Awsome lyrics and music of course!
    I Love this song, My personal Favorite!!
    Symphony X!
    B12on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites songs ever. It's so damn good, and the meaning i think is obvious: "lies are not good, kids" and it's also about people who change the truth to be called "lords" or "masters", those are the "kings of fools".
    Those classical sounds and the violin-guitar games are so hipnotizing.
    PEACE
    Hathaldiron July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Awsome intro indeed.
    Although I Don't Really know if it's just Pinella toying with the violin sound in his keyboard or Romeo plaing on some foreign instrument.
    B12on August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would imagine it's Pinella; the man is a goddamn orchestra all by himself!
    Eliminationon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA common misconseption is that Pinella does the orchestral parts, but really Romeo writes and records them (i.e. The Odyssee).

    I think the lyrics would be obvious like Hathaldir said, but that first verse bugs me. It sounds like it has something to do with Dorian Grey.
    Mesa XIon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBy the title (Masquerade) I thought I had something to do with Vampire: The Masquerade. The rest, though, doesn´t point that way.
    albotrindadeon July 16, 2008   Link

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