We've got the fire, who's got the matches?
Take a look around at the sea of masks
And come one, come all
Welcome to the grand ball
Where the strong run for cover
And the weak stand tall

I'm not one to scatter ashes
But there's some things that'll melt the plastic
Try and dig down deeper if you can

I'm not afraid, I'm not ashamed, I'm not to blame
Welcome to the masquerade
I'm not ashamed, I'm not afraid, I'm not o.k.
Welcome to the masquerade
Welcome to the masquerade

We've got the power
Who's got the action?
Break it down, 'till there's nothin'
But a mere fraction
Out of the fire, rise from the ashes
Reject your doubt, and release the passion

Let's get on it
Believe, if you want it
Step into the realm
Where the real one's flaunt it
Come, back, rewind
Another time on it
Reach out, take that
One off, step on it


Lyrics submitted by rkfanatic101, edited by JoselynnEM

Welcome To The Masquerade song meanings
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  • +6
    General CommentI coud go line by line to tell you exactly what this song means, but it is pretty simple to me. So many people hide behind masks of fake personalitites, but it is false. All of it is false, and not to be believed. And if you arent careful, you wont realize that life is all a masquerade to a point, so welcome to it and you are living it. Also, it is saying that you arent to be ashamed knowing that you are your true self, your beliefs, so stand up for them and stand strong.
    life4musicon August 12, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentOk. I believe this song is saying that life is a masquerade, and that masquerades are for people who are ashamed of themselves, who they are and what they've done.

    I'm not afraid, I'm not ashamed, I'm not to blame
    Welcome to the masquerade

    Trevor is basically saying that he might be in the masquerade but he is not wearing a mask. He is showing his true self and he is saying that he is not afraid of being himself.

    I'm not one to scatter ashes
    But there's some things that'll melt the plastic
    Try and dig down deeper if you can

    He is also saying that there are things that will make it easier for you to show your true self. This song is saying to be genuine in a deceiving world.
    1Tachiion January 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWe've got the fire, who's got the matches?
    Take a look around at the sea of masks
    And come one, come all
    Welcome to the grand ball
    Where the strong run for cover
    And the weak stand tall

    I'm not one to scatter ashes
    But there's some things that'll melt the plastic
    Try and dig down deeper if you can

    I'm not afraid, I'm not ashamed, I'm not to blame
    Welcome to the masquerade
    I'm not ashamed, I'm not afraid, I'm not ok.
    Welcome to the masquerade

    We've got the power
    Who's got the action?
    Break it down, 'till there's nothin'
    But a mere fraction
    Out of the fire, rise from the ashes
    Reject your doubt, and release the passion

    Let's get on it
    Believe, if you want it
    Step into the realm
    Where the real one's flaunt it
    Come, back, rewind
    Another time on it
    Reach out, take that
    One off, step on it

    I'm not one to scatter ashes
    But there's some things that'll melt the plastic
    Try and dig down deeper if you can

    I'm not afraid, I'm not ashamed, I'm not to blame
    Welcome to the masquerade
    I'm not ashamed, I'm not afraid, I'm not ok.
    Welcome to the masquerade
    Welcome to the masquerade

    I'm not afraid, I'm not ashamed, I'm not to blame
    Welcome to the masquerade
    I'm not ashamed, I'm not afraid, I'm not ok.
    Welcome to the masquerade
    Welcome to the masquerade
    Welcome to the masquerade

    I'm not one to scatter ashes
    But there's some things that'll melt the plastic
    Try and dig down deeper if you can

    I'm not afraid, I'm not ashamed, I'm not to blame
    Welcome to the masquerade
    I'm not ashamed, I'm not afraid, I'm not ok.
    Welcome to the masquerade
    Welcome to the masquerade

    You are missing like half of the song. It doesn't matter that he repeats. You should at least put something in there like [Chorus] to say when he does it again.
    kaelanyeateron November 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationMy interpretation is just this. Lies it's all lies, quit lying to me and yourself take it off throw it away and show me what your really feeling.
    AronKnighton May 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow did you manage to miss almost half of the song?
    rawkfiston January 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfixinglyrics is right, BTW you're very good at your job. It's supposed to say " scare the masses". I checked several sources.
    JoselynnEMon October 30, 2013   Link
  • -3
    Lyric Correction"I'm not one to scatter ashes" is incorrect. The lyric is "I'm not one to scare the masses"
    fixinglyricson June 18, 2011   Link

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