Masquerade

by Hokum

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There is also a live performance video of the song:
vimeo.com/74305207
This is the continuation of a series of regular releases of this kind, which merge the worlds of both - live performances and a professionally produced visual experience.

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released 09 June 2013

Masquerade

Music by Hokum
Lyrics by André Epperlein

Produced by Hokum
Recorded and mixed by Nicolai Retzlaff
Mastered by Ludwig Maier at GKG-Mastering
Photography by Jonas Fischer
Artwork by André Epperlein

Released June 9th 2013

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Hokum Munich, Germany

Hokum plays metal. Metal that is progressive, technical and straightforward at the same time. As contradictory as it may sound, you have to experience one of their gigs or some tracks from their four available CDs to truly understand. Thrash metal meets progressive rock, groove meets polyrhythm, harmonies meet dissonances. Hokum is metal. ... more

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Track Name: Masquerade
Masquerade

The core is getting old, the veil preserves what's left untold
We walk a path of lies to find ourselves ignored
Steering the flesh machine been banished inside, quarantine
Crashing the moral, driving to extreme – for a fake, supreme

Keep up appearances pretending strengths you'll never gain
Discard the weaknesses showing the real you

Time to reveal your raddled skin
Protected ego – your smile's so lying genuine
I look through my shell, watching you acting in your small cell wearing my face,
Wasting just another masquerade

Buried alive – for several times you woke up in the dirt
Washed away the old grimace but sickness still clings sticky to your face...

Time to reveal your raddled skin
Protected ego – your smile's so lying genuine
I look through my shell, watching you acting in your small cell wearing my face,
Wasting just another masquerade

Acting doubtful
Lie to reassure ourselves or to prevent another scar

Deception failed, what's done is done
The mask will fall for everyone

...Eventually... let's die in honesty

Concealed behind a shade
We share this masquerade
A newfound sovereignty
To be as one, unique

Time to reveal your raddled skin
Protected ego – your smile's so lying genuine
I look through my shell, watching you acting in your small cell wearing my face,
Wasting just another masquerade