Billie Holiday - "The Masquerade is Over" lyrics

Herb magidson / allie wrubel

My blue horizon is turning gray

And my dreams are drifting away

Your eyes dont shine like they used to shine

And the thrill is gone when your lips meet mine

Im affraid the masquerade is over

And so is love, and so is love

Your love and so is love

I guess Ill have to play pagliacci and get myself a clowns disguise

And learn to laugh like pagliacci with tears in my eyes

You look the same

Youre a lot the same

But my heart says "no, no, youre not the same"

Im affraid the masquerade is over

And so is love, and so is love

Your words dont mean what they used to me

They were once inspired, now theyre just routine

Im affraid the masquerade is over