Abandoned Masquerade

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The glitter on a paint and plaster face
Is covering desire and disgrace
We could be lovers
But no one suspects at all
Once you’re inside that costume ball

And now I’m sitting here before the mirror
I have the skill still to disguise my tears
Then as the magic starts to fade
I find myself abandoning the masquerade

Even though you’re suffering
You try to hide it
And pretend you’re so nonchalant
You can cry a pool of tears
And sit beside it
Then perhaps you’ll know what you want

I hope you never feel this much despair
Or know the meaning of that empty chair
As the illusions that we made all fall away
In this abandoned masquerade

Even though you’re suffering
You try to hide it
And pretend you’re so nonchalant
You can cry a pool of tears
And sit beside it
Then perhaps you’ll know what you want

I hope you never feel this much despair
Or know the meaning of that empty chair
As the illusions that we made all fall away
In this abandoned masquerade

Abandoned Masquerade
Words byElvis Costello
Music byDiana Krall

Background:
 This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello.
First known performance:
     (0 known performances)


Diana Krall version

Performed byDiana Krall
Produced byTommy LiPuma & Diana Krall
MusiciansDiana Krall - vocal, piano
Anthony Wilson - guitar
Christian McBride - bass
Peter Erskine - drums
AlbumsDiana Krall: The Girl In The Other Room, 2004
Various Artists collectionsYour Guide To The North Sea Jazz Festival 2004
Length5:11
Diana Krall: The Girl In The Other RoomThe Girl In The Other Room album cover.jpg

Covers

Diana Krall The Girl In The Other Room 2004 AllmusicAmazonAmazon.uk
Diana Krall Your Guide To The North Sea Jazz Festival 2004Various Artists 2004 Discogs
Vitamin String Quartet The String Quartet Tribute to Diana Krall (Vol. 2) 2006 websiteAllmusicWikipedia

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