This is not the song written by Michael Jackson and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as it is credited. This is a song with the same title, written by Christine McVie....
Don't you come too close to me
You're dangerous, can't you see
You can make the darkness mean more

Then it ever did
Ever did before
It's a devil's disguise

Angel in black
And I recognize the face behind the mask
It's a devil's disguise
Angel in black

I don't know if I want you back
You're the cool nights of the desert
And the hot kisses of the sun
Why is it that I don't believe you
When you say I'm the only one
I know I'm the lonely one
It's a devil's disguise

Angel in black
And I recognize the shadows from your past
It's a devil's disguise
Angel in black

Don't you know it'll never last
The face behind the mask
There will never be a second chance for you
Oh No
Not for you
It's a devil's disguise

Angel in black
And I recognize the face behind the mask
It's a devil's disguise
Angel in black

Don't you know it'll never last
The face behind the mask
It's a devil's disguise

Angel in black
And I recognize the shadows from your past
It's a devil's disguise
Angel in black

I don't know if I want you back
I don't know if I want you back
Don't you know it'll never last
The face behind the mask


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"Behind the Mask" as written by Chris Mosdell Michael Joe Jackson

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    General CommentChristine McVie likes to use old sayings in her soongs for some reason. I'd even call ither 'thing'. This seems to me to be about an attraction. Someone she's familiar with who's changed somehow, but she's not fooled. Good tune.
    subtlesaturnon April 06, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is told from the perspective of someone encountering someone else from their past. Possibly a friend or more likely, an ex-lover. This person was a bad influence and was possibly psychologically abusive and manipulative, and even though the narrator longs to see them again, they know that the angelic appearance they put on is only a mask, they know who they really are.
    adaminoacids32on August 11, 2017   Link

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