Final Masquerade - Linkin Park


The Experience:  We both keep on waiting for something we won't find. You said it was forever but then it slipped away, standing at the end of the final masquerade. Is there more to this life than en empty act, and empty promises? 


Official Video: The Video is charged with religious symbolism, including what rosaries, Bible pages, black and white angels and the resemblance of a Madonna and child. The message seems at first to be that good and meaning have lost as the white angel collapses on the ground in tears, but surprisingly in the end she gets back up, stoops and rescues a child that has been left on the road. At the same time a man who seemed dead awakes, the mother embraces her child, the lead singer and a boy rise out of the grave in which they were lying, it seems that hope is still possible, that there will be resurrection.  

The meaning of Linkin Park's Final Masquerade: We were better off yesterday. The future only looks dark, Cuz' I don't have a reason and you don't have the time. I, the older generation, don't see why I should keep on going. And you, the younger generation are too busy to even care. So we satisfy ourselves with playing like it's all okay until the final masquerade, when the faking comes to an end. But we don't need to wait for the grave to end the masquerade: we can live with meaning now, if we choose to.

Ask yourself: Is my life just show, or do I take life seriously and live with meaning?




LYRICS


Tearing me apart with what you wouldn't say
Suddenly tomorrow's moment washed away
Cuz' I don't have a reason and you don't have the time
But we both keep on waiting for something we won't find

The light on the horizon is brighter yesterday
Shadows floating over, scars begin to fade
You said it was forever but then it slipped away
Standing at the end of the final masquerade

The final masquerade

All I've ever wanted, the secrets that you keep
All you've ever wanted, the truth I couldn't speak
Cuz' I can't see forgiveness, and you can't see the crime
If we both keep on waiting for what we left behind


The light on the horizon is brighter yesterday
Shadow floating over, scars begin to fade
You said it was forever but then it slipped away
Standing at the end of the final masquerade

The final masquerade
The final masquerade
Standing at the end of the final masquerade

The light on the horizon is brighter yesterday
Shadow floating over, scars begin to fade
You said it was forever but then it slipped away
Standing at the end of the final masquerade

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Standing at the end of the final masquerade


Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Standing at the end of the final masquerade
The final masquerade

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