Leon Russell

Leon Russell: This Masquerade

Artista: Leon Russell
Canzone: This Masquerade – 1972

“This Masquerade” is a song written by Leon Russell. The song appeared on the B-side of the single for Russell’s 1972 hit “Tight Rope” and on his Carney album. The song has also been recorded by many other artists, most notably George Benson.

Leon Russell’s version is part of the soundtrack for the Exorcist director William Friedkin.
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Leon Russell: This Masquerade – Lyrics

by Leon Russell (1972)

Are we really happy with this lonely game we play?
Looking for words to say, searching but not finding understanding anyway
We’re lost in this masquerade

Both afraid to say we’re just too far away
From being close together from the start
We tried to talk it over but the words got in the way
We’re lost inside this lonely game we play

Thoughts of leaving disappear every time I see your eyes
No matter how hard I try
To understand the reasons why we carry on this way
We’re lost in a masquerade


We can start all over but it’s all so hard to do
We’re you’re lost in this masquerade



Leon Russell: This Masquerade

Cover Versions

George Benson


The Carpenters

Pat Metheney

Mia Martini