Come revel in the Masquerade where love is part of the charade;
But come prepared and unafraid to face the games that could be played.
Before the stars begin to fade, how many roles will be portrayed?
How many hopes may be mislaid...how many debts remain unpaid?
Within this glittering cavalcade, where faith and trust could be waylaid,
A promise might be lightly made and dreams might well be torn and frayed.
So come and join in the parade...this shallow, narrow accolade,
And count the hearts to be betrayed and broken by the Masquerade.