• Masks of silver, masks of gold
    Hidden spirits cruel and cold
    Faces gilded and bejeweled
    Leave the watchers easily fooled

    Masks of iron, masks of steel
    Hidden wounds have yet to heal
    Faces strong and full of pride
    Conceal the pain they hold inside

    Masks of paper, masks of wood
    Hidden strength not understood
    Faces given not a glances
    Knights and heroes deprived the chance

    But no one else would think to ask
    To see the person beneath the mask
    Faces are hidden, roles are played
    In this, the worldwide masquerade