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Illusion/Masquerade

This song is by Uriah Heep and appears on the album Innocent Victim (1977).

--- Illusion ---

In a forest known as heartbreak
In a clearing in the wood
'Cross a pathway called confusion
Toward the garden of delight

You'll reach the river of desire
And meekly try and cross it
While the valley of love
Keeps avoiding you because
It's only an illusion
It's only an illusion

Upon the hill of high ideals
You begin to wonder if it's real
You are reaching sleep's oasis
You begin to wonder how you feel

But it happens so quickly
It doesn't fit into your schemes
Tossin' and turnin'
The star of so many scenes
It's only an illusion
It's only an illusion

--- Masquerade ---

A masquerade of dancing shadows
Appear before me
Through my mystic window
And soon the scene
I saw presented
Became a vision that
I saw resented
I stood and watched
Its image changing
The unseen hand was rearranging
And all the time I wondered
How and why

Slowly, surely it unfolded
Its simple lines just as
A poet told it
A temporary revolution
My problems rose and fell
With absolution
My mind was telling me, don't fight it
It's just a hazard in the night
Known to those
Who've lost their way
It's a masquerade

Slowly, surely it unfolded
Its simple lines just as
A poet told it
A temporary revolution
My problems rose and fell
With absolution
My mind was telling me, don't fight it
It's just a hazard in the night
Known to those
Who've lost their way
It's a masquerade

Masquerade, it's a masquerade...

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