When the french maids cigarette turns
Burns like a boiling tapeworm
(That was really something baby,
That was really something baby)
When the chandeleers shatter,
Your guest's gowns turn to tatters, the portraits just chatter
(That was really something baby,
That was really something baby)
Can you feel your sweat beading porcelin?
Your skeleton outgrowing it's skin?
It's the pinball masquerade....
Oh Oh Oh I saw the curtains of hair,
Oh Oh Oh I saw my fingers tear.
They said "we are the six nightmares (oh yeah)
We are the six nightmares (oh yeah).
Oh Oh Oh I saw the face of a girl strapped to a poison pear she said:
"We are the six nightmares (oh yeah)
We are the six nightmares (oh yeah)"
I saw a millionaire eat his shadow,
I saw a water clock beat a widow
They said if one man's life is the sum of something
I want to see your fears materializing!"
Where are the six nightmares at this costume bash?
Open your throat look in the raw gash!

You hold each other by well groomed hands,
Mumbling prayers to a neglected jesus.
The matradees quiver as they watch you shiver as the mask
And the mouth knit into each other.
Our laughter was deafining but our lips
But our lips but our lips were trembling.
Now the lady with the peacock mask,
Is writhing around in broken monicle glass,
Imprisoned like a beetle laying on it's back,
And the man striped up and clawed calico like a cat,
Is trapped forever looking like that.
"All your luxury, all your well hidden trash,
All your empty wine bottles disguised as class,
All the bastard children you pay off,
All the money it takes for you to get off.
"May I have this dance?"
The dark dealer takes your hands...
All your memories all your forgotten plans/one night stands;
They are the six nightmares at the masquerade.
Oh Oh Oh I saw the mirrors cringe
Oh Oh Oh the choir voices bend
Oh Oh Oh the costume in my skin...they said
"We are the six nightmares (oh yeah!)
We are the six nightmares (oh yeah)"


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Six Nightmares at the Pinball Masquerade Lyrics as written by Jordan Blilie Cody Votolato

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    i think this song is about your horrible insides and secrets coming out and fucking you over. hence all the mask metaphors and skeletons out growing skins and crap

    fatty padson April 11, 2004   Link
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    i think this song is about your horrible insides and secrets coming out and fucking you over. hence all the mask metaphors and skeletons out growing skins and crap

    fatty padson April 11, 2004   Link
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    this song owns all because when jordan actually gets to sing it's a wonderful thing because he sounds so damn good.

    excitingon April 21, 2004   Link
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    if burn piano island could get any better...no it can't. songs like this are why >.<

    rocadelpunkon September 17, 2004   Link
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    i think this song is about a wedding. and these reoccuring things that this guy has creeping up on him while hes going through with this wedding.. and its all fake to him... "mumbling prayers to a neglected jesus"- is like the saying of vows. the well groomed hands. is just like how everyone gets done up to get married.

    all your luxury, all your well hidden trash, all your empty wine bottles disguised as class, all the bastard children you pay off, all the money it takes for you to get off.

    alcoholism, child support, hookers, are all his well hidden trash.

    these are like his 6 nightmares. at this wedding... which is the masquerade...

    Alliloves3ebon November 05, 2004   Link
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    The wedding metaphor makes sense... especially with the liberal use of skeletons as a theme. Who hasn't heard the saying "skeleton in your closet"?

    "curtains of hair" Hiding behind vanity... many people's vanity is presented through their hair...

    "Peacock mask"' Outward beauty disguising a distasteful inside.

    "man striped up... guest gowns" These lyrics make the wedding theme more evident

    ROCKSTAR NAILBOMB!on December 26, 2004   Link
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    "Our laughter was deafining but our lips but our lips but our lips were trembling."

    hiding your fears, putting up a front. how this fits in. . well. .

    jessayon February 15, 2005   Link
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    "as the mask and the mouth knit into each other. "..that's saying that theyre also putting up a front, everything theyre saying is not actually themselves.. just who they want to be, theyre becoming a life behind a mask, so to speak.

    emilyc27on July 07, 2005   Link
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    That part about the rich man eating his shadow implies how money dosen't necessarily bring inner happiness, but I'm not sure how this relates to the rest of the song.

    Ddaduttaon September 21, 2005   Link
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    The Blood Brothers best song.

    Charles Bronsonon April 18, 2006   Link

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