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​Under the Mask of Happiness

This song is by Graham Parker and appears on the album The Mona Lisa's Sister (1988) and on the live compilation album The Official Art Vandelay Tapes, Live One (2005).

All the dirt's lying under the carpet
He swallowed a drink and then checked her heartbeat
Her wedding gown has been burned to ashes
Fanned by the flutter of her false lashes
One last chance to kiss again
She looked so good he looked so sane
Not forever could they last
Under the mask under the mask
Under the mask of happiness
Under the mask of happiness

She got colder with each incision
No one knew he had a fatal vision
One last chance to kiss again
Your mother knows her baby's pain
Not forever could they last
Under the mask
Under the mask
Under the mask of happiness
Under the mask of happiness

Under the mask, Under the mask,
Under the mask, Under the mask,
Under the mask, Under the mask

Look at them walking look at them kiss
What a picture of domestic bliss
Laughing and laughing like clockwork toys
Until they're broken girls and boys

One last chance to kiss again
She looked so good he looked so sane
Not forever could they last
Under the mask, Under the mask,
Under the mask, Under the mask,
Under the mask, Under the mask,

Under the mask of happiness
Under the mask of happiness
Under the mask of happiness