Wednesday, November 10, 2010

MASQUERADE

MASQUERADE!


Paper faces on parade!
Masquerade!
Hide your face so the world will never find you!


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!


Take your turn, take a ride!
On a 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!
'Til you drown in the light, in the sound!
But who can name this face?




Masquerade!
Grinning yellows, spinning reds.
Masquerade!


Take your fill!
Let the spectacle astound you!


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!


MASQUERADE!


- "Masquerade"
Act II, Scene 1
Phantom of the Opera
by Andrew Lloyd Webber


Photos:
Kate Moss by Mario Testino
My 25th Birthday
Daria Werbowy by Terry Richardson
Anna della Russo for Vogue Italia
Vogue Paris' 90th Anniversary by Getty Images
From Women Then by Jerry Schatzberg
My Friends and I on Halloween
Bla Masque by Edouard Manet
Film still from Phantom of the Opera

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