Behind The Mask

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  • All along I had to talk about it
    But like a two edged sword,
    He touched you and it stabs

    All along I knew you were
    A phony girl
    You sit behind the mask
    And you control your world

    You sit around and I watch your face
    I try to find the truth but that's your hiding place
    You say you love me but its hard to see
    Cause when he's in your arms,
    Your throwing rocks at me
    Who do you love?
    Is it me?
    Well, I don't know
    Who do you love?
    That I want
    If you had
    If you knew me

    (There is nothing in your eyes)
    There is nothing in your eyes
    (But that's the way you cry)
    But that's the way you cry, girl (cry, girl)
    (All is grand, all is bright)
    All is grand, all is bright
    (You're just steady in my mind)

    I walk around I'm sufferin'
    In my doom
    When I come to you,
    You're sittin' in your room
    You sit around in the strangest place
    So take off the mask
    So I can see your face
    Who do you love?

    Is it me?
    Well, I don't know
    Who do you love?
    That I want ya
    If you had
    I know you

    (Heaven must be weary)
    Heaven must be weary
    (Your smile is scary)
    You got me scared, girl
    (Insincere, empty tears)
    ?
    You got me scared, girl

    (Heaven must be weary)
    Heaven must be weary
    (Your smile is scary)
    You know ooh, babe
    (Insincere, empty tears)
    ?
    Na na na
    (Where's your soul? Where did it go?)

    I walk around, I'm suffering in my doom
    When I come to you, you're sitting in your room
    You sit around in the strangest place
    So take off the mask, so I can see your face

    Who do you love?
    Is it me?
    Well, I don't know
    Who do you love?
    Gotta want ya
    If he had
    I know you

    Who do you love?
    Is it me?
    Well,
    I don't know
    Who do you love?
    God I want ya
    If he can
    I don't know
    I don't wanna talk about it (let's talk about it)
    I don't wanna talk about it (let's talk about it)
    I don't wanna talk about it (let's talk about it) Writer/s: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, CHRIS MOSDELL, MICHAEL JACKSON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Luke E. from Manchester, UkThe backing vocals during the intro and verse are basically the same as Do The Bartman, also written by Jackson.
  • Patrick from Atlanta, GaKaz, the original song, by Yellow Magic Orchestra, was about a woman who hides behind a figurative mask. She shows no emotion. "There is nothing in your eyes, but that's the way you cry." It was Quincy Jones who suggested Jackson cover it. The song was never released while Michael was alive because of YMO's management. Jackson's keyboardist recorded it before Clapton, and he played on Clapton's cover of it (Along with Phil Collins).
  • Robyn from Philadelphia, PaPeople always THINK that they new Michael only proving otherwise. If you really knew Michael, Kaz, you would know that that "fishbowl" started WAY before Thriller. Afterwards... well... it just got WORSE. By the time Michael was a teen, he was already dealing with the media spreading rumors about his career, his body, his voice and even his sexuality. It really wasn't easy being Michael Jackson. He was also already wearing mask & disguise out in public, probably his inspiration behind said mask.

    As for the song I am convinced that 90% of the tracks are his voice except, "Breaking News". You can tell, however, that "BTM" is indeed a song written in the late '70's by it's chorus. It really does have an electronic/disco feel to it. It really does sound like it was recorded for "Thriller". Oh... & btw: I'm not trying to be insulting, I just feel that fans (especially newer ones) just don't know Michael as well as they think.
  • Kaz from C, OhWhy is this song called behind the mask? it has nothing to do with the lyric content. and why would MJ write about being under a microscope during thriller when he wasn't under a microscope until after i dont like this "Michael" album. because i believe they got people to impersonate and clip together his vocals.
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