Who Sang (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over? Etta James

Etta James Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Allie Wrubel, Herbert Magidson
Release Date: 1994-3-15
length: 5:49
My blue horizon is turning grey
And my dreams are drifting away

Your eyes don't shine like they used to shine
And the thrill is gone when your lips meet mine
I'm afraid the masquerade is over
And so is love, and so is love

Your words don't mean what they used to mean
They were once inspired, now they're just routine
I'm afraid the masquerade is over
And so is love, and so is love

I guess I'll have to play Pagliacci
And get myself a clown's disguise
And learn to laugh like Pagliacci
With tears in my eyes

You look the same, you're a lot the same
But my heart says "no, no, you're not the same"
I'm afraid the masquerade is over
And so is love, and so is love

I guess I'll have to play Pagliacci
And get myself a clown's disguise
And learn to laugh like Pagliacci
With tears in my eyes

You look the same, you're a lot the same
But my heart says "No, no, you're not the same"
I'm afraid the masquerade is over
And so is love, and so is love

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Don’t Explain
  • 2 You’ve Changed
  • 3 The Man I Love
  • 4 I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance (with You)
  • 5 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
  • 6 Embraceable You
  • 7 How Deep Is the Ocean
  • 8 (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
  • 9 Body and Soul
  • 10 The Very Thought of You
  • 11 I’ll Be Seeing You