[ENSEMBLE:] There's a face that we wear In the cold light of day - It's society's mask, It's society's way, And the truth is That it's all a fa?ade! There's a face that we hide Till the nighttime appears, And what's hiding inside, Behind all of our fears, Is our true self, Locked inside the fa?ade! Every day People, in their own sweet way, Like to add a coat of paint, And be what they ain't! That's how our little - Game is played, Livin' like a masquerade Actin' a bizarre charade - While playing the saint! But there's one thing I know, And I know it for sure: This disease that we've got Has got no ready cure! And I'm certain Life is terribly hard - When your life's a fa?ade! Look around you! I have found You cannot tell, by lookin' at the surface, What is lurkin' there beneath it! See that face! Now, I'm prepared to bet you, What you see's not what you get - 'Cause man's a master of deceit ! So, what is the sinister secret? The lie he will tell you is true? - It's that each man you meet In the street Isn't one man but two! Nearly everyone you see - Like him an' her, An' you, an' me - Pretends to be A pillar of society - A model for propriety - Sobriety An' piety - Who shudders at the thought Of notoriety! The ladies an' gents 'ere before you - Which none of 'em ever admits - May 'ave saintly looks - But they're sinners an' crooks! Hypocrites! Hypocrites! There are preachers who kill! There are killers who preach! There are teachers who lie! There are liars who teach! Take yer pick, dear - Cause it's all a fa?ade! If we're not one, but two, Are we evil or good? Do we walk the fine line - That we'd cross if we could? Are we waiting - To break through the fa?ade? One or two Might look kinda well-to-do - Hah! They're bad as me an' you, Right down they're boots! I'm inclined to think - Half mankind Thinks the other half is blind! Wouldn't be surprise to find - They're all in cahoots! At the end of the day, They don't mean what they say, They don't say what they mean, They don't ever come clean - And the answer - Is it's all a fa?ade! Is it's all a fa?ade! Man is not one, but two, He is evil and good, An' he walks the fine line We'd all cross if we could! It's a nightmare - We can never discard - So we stay on our guard - Though we love the fa?ade - What's behind the fa?ade? Look behind the fa?ade!