The Mask. the mask. The Mask. THE MASK.
It's all a cycle Psycho when I write, though Looking like The mask of Michael With a resemblance of me What's the price of my life Walking a tightrope My past created a path, so Wherever I go It follows A role model Providing a blueprint Step away from the needle Just giving my two cents How the hell did I escape From the hell That they threw me into Gotta hurry and find me A better influence Promise that I won't follow What all my friends doing Problems are piling on top of him This kid's ruined I think it's time to Put an end to it Dear God, Be my mentor I put it all on the line I lost sight Of what happiness looks like But my mask shows That I'm fine What I'm battling inside You'll never know It's all backwards Laughing is a cry And my passion is a crime And I'm clashing with my job And I'm trapped in this disguise. Mask on Don't worry, my mask on I stare at the mirror Swallow pills in the bathroom Sleeping pills Anxiety pills Now I'm back calm Heartbeat slows down So now I'm half-normal Survived another night Somebody should clap for him Mind of the mask Thanks for the platform Gathered all around me They want me to rap for them The skills of a running wheel I feel like a rat to them Spinning in circles They're cheering on my verses Think I'm the only person Realizing I haven't gone anywheres I don't care So yea, laugh on Best rapper alive whenever My mask on But the pills must be working I'm talking out of my box If my mask happened to fall off The neighbors would call the cops I'm supposed to be the innocent one Now they're all shocked If you split me in half Which side would you want now? Cops knocking at my door They're telling me to come out Put my mask back on And open it with a smile
I'm thinking about you Spent the weekend with you Now you question People around you See I treat you with kindness I'm respecting your mind It's the person that I am We're deep with our conversations A friendship for now But if it grows into something more I wouldn't be surprised I'm feeling your vibe You make me feel alive I'm inspired to capture this moment And turn it into a song, like I had a lot on my mind I started vented to you You were interested at the time I kept warming you that I'm different I'm not normal But you kept reassuring me It's my own insecurities You saw right through me Had my guard up And you broke it down Both of our lives are in transition New jobs with ambition We both have broken hearts Feels like we can't fix it Damaged people With trust issues But you smile in disguise And leave the worries behind Because the worst is behind us Optimistic, we climb You got a permanent shine And It's attractive Being just friends Gonna take practice So just smile in disguise And leave the worries behind Because the worst is behind us Optimistic, we climb You got a permanent shine And It's attractive Being just friends Gonna take practice I'm thinking about you Spent the weekend with you Now you question People around you See I treat you with kindness I'm respecting your mind It's just the person that I am We're deep with our conversations A friendship for now But if it grows into something more I wouldn't be surprised I'm feeling your vibe You make me feel alive I'm inspired to capture this moment And turn it into a song, like See you're beautiful lady You're confusing me baby 'Cause you great a communication It's putting me on the spot You're challenging all my thoughts Off-balance I'm off of my game She looked directly at my mask And altered my pain This the life of dying poet I write my soul in the open And hope that when it arrives The message is still intact And have some kind of impact On the person it was directed at I feel the pressure.
The Mask is a blanket that shields us from our insecurities. It disguises our worst flaws and attributes from even the people that love us most. The Mask is our protection, and when it’s removed, we’re completely vulnerable. The Mask allows us to have multiple identities. This gives us the advantage of using whatever face society’s willing to accept. The question I ask myself: is the mask protecting me from the world, or is it protecting the world from me?