Join the Masquerade

7.31.2012

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Do you feel like someone's following you?

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They're just waiting for you to make a wrong move.

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You keep running, but there is nowhere to hide.

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Let me show you a place where you can leave it behind.

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Just wake up, the night is on your side.

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It's on your side, tonight is on your side.

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Welcome to your big debut!

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We're putting on the real you.

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See a side you never knew.

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Dancing with your dream come true.

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Shine tonight, you've got all the time.

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Come on out and join the masquerade!

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Do you feel like someone is screaming inside?

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Like they're hungry for something out of your mind.

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Let the moonlight pull you out of your skin.

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Let it clothe you in diamonds and let you in.

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Just wake up, the night is on your side.


I encounter poetry on a day to day basis in the form of music lyrics. Today's mainstream music speaks of the "Primadonna life", love lost or found, or the way a girl flips her hair. While catchy and relatable, these are less than inspiring. I often fancy the lyrics which cultivate ideas with a little more depth. In this song by MelĂ©e, he raises issues like the pressure to make it through each day without stumbling. "Masquerade" finds an escape in nightfall, a time to leave everything behind. As a night owl myself, I couldn't help but feel in tune with the message behind these lyrics. Ideas for BOD run wild in my head past daylight hours and my greatest memories often take place at night. Thus, like the song says, I find the night to be very much so on our side, a time we should let ourselves shine.


2 comments:

Melanie said...

wait. so cool. love it!

dervla @ The Curator said...

wow, gorgeous. Very well matched with the images!