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


Lyrics submitted by starrydust

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