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Masks

March 2, 2010
By inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!


Verse 1
What if it’s all a lie
What if I’m just another girl
And I just misread your eyes
What if I’m not part of your world?
(instrumental, 4 count)
As I cry myself to sleep
Thinking here I go again
How can I face the world tomorrow
And pretend to be your friend
I gotta act like nothing’s changed, put on a smile, and try not to cry
It’s this massive scale deception that we call our lives

Chorus A
We’re all wearing masks to hide our pain
Like the one you wore everday
that said you felt the same way I do
But I hate you now cause you drew me out
of my safe shell
You gave me wings to fly but then you sent me to hell

Verse 2
Sometimes I forget myself and smile
Sometimes difficult math, memories from the past
Make me okay for a little while
But it seems everything screams your name
Makes my heart cry out in pain
You’re clueless about all of this
But you’ve used that excuse before
Sometimes I reflect on the happy place
When I was convinced you were the one
Now a tear falls from my face
I see the kiss we never had, the fight we never fought
The lukewarm indifference
And everything makes sense but I
Never thought we’d end this way

--Chorus A—

Bridge
Let go (let go let go) of me (let go, let go)
Can’t you see (you’re so blind) that my heart is broken
I take back (back, get back, get back)
Every foolish word I’ve spoken
All the smiles and hints—I was senseless
Or maybe I was in love

Chorus B:
So now I wear this mask to hide my pain
And now I wear it everyday
Can’t let it say I feel the way I do
I’m only hurt if someone draws me out
Of my safe shell
You gave me wings to fly but then you sent me to hell


End:
(after chorus B) to hell, to hell, to hell Oh
Is a place where it’s all a lie


The author's comments:
This song was inspired by Avril Lavigne (I Miss You), Green Day (21 Guns), and Taylor Swift (The Way I Loved You and You’re Not Sorry)

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This article has 4 comments.


on Jun. 23 2010 at 9:12 am
just_A_gurl BRONZE, Alpharetta, Georgia
4 articles 4 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are"

wow! this is really good! i love it! keep it up! this is why you're my inspiration :)

on Mar. 22 2010 at 6:08 pm
xXStephmeisterXx BRONZE, Apopka, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never let fear get in the way of what you truly desire.

You were right...i really liked this! I can totally relate. thanks for the comment on "the one i believed"

inspir3d GOLD said...
on Mar. 11 2010 at 7:57 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

thanks so much!! i love your work and it seems like we have a LOT in common :)

Milo! said...
on Mar. 11 2010 at 4:21 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.


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