agony builds up, day after day in hardening asphalt "bury it"
the flowers of poison bloom in profusion if I cross myself and pray

the pacifist's white mask take in this hand "break it"
do the same as the rest bound and tied mindless people "marched"
if struck every day with a whip seized by the neck
the bellicist's black mask take in this hand "wear it"

Sweet life Mad life Last life Brain crash

right eye left eye right hand left hand right leg left leg "neck"
bones sweat tears blood breath nerves even brains "torn"
continue to drink until numbed, in a stupor let them drink the leech
dreams severed, living under dictatorship rules "go mad"

spread your wings and see aluminium wings
while the demon isn't there go quickly down to the ground
spread your wings and see a collapsing dream
an unfullfilled dream scatter fast on the ground

Lyrics submitted by Shinigami

Mask (English) song meanings
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    General Commentthe speaker at the begining of this ong makes me think that the song is about nazi germany, but thats a wild geuss, what do you think?
    LadyClubson February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about insanity personally. Maybe insanity brought on by some kind of government or something. I don't see anything specific about n.germany or anything really.

    I welcome comments/ideas!
    demented_lullabyon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about Nazi Germany. It's more likely, if it's along those lines, that it's about Unit 731. It was a medical expermentation unit by the Imperial Japanese Army during WW2. Basically they did alot of horrible experimentation on people, alot like the Nazis did experiments on people.
    violet_yoshion April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning part is from Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech saying that FDR had led American people to WW2. So Kyo is probably saying that Lindbergh was wearing a pacifist "mask" or something? iono...
    liebenasukaon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah those could be true.

    I love watching this live. Seeing Kyo's emotions break loose. You can see that Kaoru and Die switch guitar roles constantly in here. I love this song.
    kaoxtoton June 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthose are some great insights. that's one thing i absolutely love about dir en grey; the lyrics that kyo comes up with are pretty deep.
    anatomieon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with demented_lullaby.I also think it's about insanity.
    hidesmuseumon October 25, 2008   Link

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