Alesana - A Gilded Masquerade Lyrics




As the water drips from the sky, I start to wonder.
If I'm still alive then I have to find the answer.
Could it be that it was a dream, and I'm still beside her?
Right before my eyes such a big surprise, the water stops.

Wickedness will rain, and drown us in her.
Sorrow (in her thoughts)
If I hope to survive, I must think faster.
I'm losing ground.
Should I pull back the veil.
You had the best of me (now taste the worst).
All that glimmers is not gold.

I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
You had me convinced that together we could fly
Until I started scratching at the surface.
And your body is your masquerade.
Your body is an illness.

Temples crashing down all around me.
Panic clears the streets
The golden city falls.
And with it our lives go up in flames.

Should I pull back the veil.
You had the best of me (now taste the worst).
All that glimmers is not gold.

I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
You had me convinced that together we would fly
Until I started scratching at the surface.
And your body is your masquerade.
Your body is an illness.

(Who shall be made clear?)
(Hear them watching you, under.)
My blood runs cold.
(There's no need to fear our love.)
I feel alone from you
(Choose me or you will be left, abandoned)
(Will somebody shout? Is there anybody right?)
Who are you?
Who are you?
Who are you?
Yeah!

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

I pull back the veil.
You had the best of me (now taste the worst).
All that glimmers is not gold.

I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
You had me convinced that together we could fly
Until I started scratching at the surface.
And your body is your masquerade.
Your body is an illness.

And I'm sickened by the thought of you!

I may never be the same again
(I may never be the same again)





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Alesana A Gilded Masquerade Comments
  1. Venemous Syrin

    I have very vivid memories of the release of this song and the album in general. Alesana might not like this album but it holds a special place in my heart. Alongside The Emptiness and On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, this album means an era for me. It was part of my development and I will always cherish the sounds and story behind this album. This meant my high school years and all the shit that went down, all the friends and feelings that I instantly remember just because it is connected to this era. I am so proud of these guys and the legacy they left for us.
    I remember counting down the hours for the release of this song, I anticipated a continuation of The Emptiness so much. I was fascinated by Annabel and The Artist, it was impossible for me not to want a second part. When I first heard this song, I remember I screamed, I was so excited and because it was so late and I had to go to school the day after, I went to sleep but my body was so anxious for daylight so I could blast the song on my headphones that I couldn't sleep. I wanted to listen to it over and over again.
    There was something sonically sad and melancholic about this tune that I remember I even looked it up without vocals to figure out why it was so mesmerizing to my ears. It turns out it was the whole production of it, the whole composition, the backtracking melodies, the lyrics, Denis, the violins, the instrumental, and of course Shawn's melodic voice. It was simply everything because everything was where it was supposed to be.
    It had something that reminded me of "A Lunatic's Lament" Absolutely fantastic song. It was everything I wanted. I was absolutely thrilled about this album. You can guess I ran to my local CD store and begged my dad to purchase the album. I was the happiest when he said yes.
    I had to spell the band's name out to the cashier so he could check in his computer's system if he had the album in his store.
    It is a pity that many people bash their own fanatism when they were younger and don't appreciate the melancholy that listening to these melodies actually give you.
    This was true hardcore Millenial emo music and I absolutely love to have been a part of this odd but amazing era of our time.
    I still listen to Alesana from time to time and I have realized I wasn't wrong when I loved them so much!
    Almost 2020 and bitch I love this.

  2. bryan pedrosa

    ooh I'm back in the comment section.... this song really hits me in the feels.

  3. bryan pedrosa

    why is this sooo nostalgic???

  4. ash crimson

    This year,who still listen this song?hand up😉😉

  5. Joshua Lumbo

    Still lit 💓

  6. marcoeris gomez

    2020 welcome

  7. marcoeris gomez

    me too...

  8. Rael Renity

    i dont mind if this song getting old by times..to me.. All Alesana album will never getting old by me..always in top of my heart than other band..ALESANA NUMBER 1!!!!! always hear Alesana song everyday :)

  9. Mecha Mokki

    I think alesana always have a beautiful intro in most of their songs 👍

  10. ISAEL Ceto

    Cuantos recuerdos 😢😢😢

  11. aji cakra Kusuma

    As the water drips from the sky, I start to wonder.
    If I'm still alive then I have to find the answer.
    Could it be that it was a dream, and I'm still beside her?
    Right before my eyes such a big surprise, the water stops.
    Wickedness will rain, and drown us in her.
    Sorrow (in her thoughts)
    If I hope to survive, I must think faster.
    I'm losing ground.
    Should I pull back her veil.
    You had the best of me (now taste the worst).
    All that glimmers is not gold.
    I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
    You had me convinced that together we would fly
    Until I started scratching at the surface.
    And your body is your masquerade.
    Your body is an illness.
    Temples crashing down all around me.
    Panic clears the streets
    The golden city falls.
    And with it our lives go up in flames.
    Should I pull back her veil.
    You had the best of me (now taste the worst).
    All that glimmers is not gold.
    I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
    You had me convinced that together we would fly
    Until I started scratching at the surface.
    And your body is your masquerade.
    Your body is an illness.
    My blood runs cold.
    (There's no need to fear our love.)
    I feel alone from you
    (Choose me or you will be left, abandoned)
    (Will somebody shout? Is there anybody right?)
    Who are you?
    Who are you?
    Who are you?
    Yeah!
    Hey hey hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey
    I pull back her veil.
    You had the best of me (now taste the worst).
    All that glimmers is not gold.
    I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
    You had me convinced that together we would fly
    Until I started scratching at the surface.
    And your body is your masquerade.
    Your body is an illness.
    ?
    I may never be the same again
    (I may never be the same again)

  12. Mclarenroy Sopie

    2019🤘

  13. Kevin Yazzie

    2019 anyone?

  14. Dams Rguez Bta

    ¿2019?❤️

  15. マイヤーズピンク

    anyone 2019?

  16. WESLLEY CÂMARA JIU JITSU E MUAY THAI

    Banda de gays kkk

  17. Emperor.Melmie

    The excitement I felt when this first came out... fck... I still feel it every time I listen. It's been almost 8 years. Wow

  18. Jim Phan

    7 years !!! Time flies like a jet

  19. Jim Phan

    Thumbs up if you're here in 2019!

  20. Anang Ma'ruf

    Nostalgia 2019

  21. Christian Ramirez

    I will listen to Alesana in 2019, and consecutively until my last breath to remind of when I first listened to them about 12 years ago! 😃

  22. Nero Byte

    Anyone 2019?

  23. ISAEL Ceto

    2019 y aun me sigue gustando esta canción marco mi infancia 😪

  24. Angga Stti

    2019 This song more alive

  25. Ben Sullivian

    2019 and still listening to them...

  26. 吾之榮耀•W

    i'm still listening in 2019.. :) 8/2/2019

  27. デッドエゼキエル

    2019? xD

  28. Rizky Ristianttt

    January 2019?

  29. Vasto Lordes

    2019 im still playing this song :v

  30. ISAEL Ceto

    ALGUIEN EN EL 2019?

  31. Allan

    2019 anyone?

  32. Efi Wijayanti

    Ah 2011.. when I was in high school, my second year 😍😆

  33. Cristian adiel Zamudio

    Simón haha xD

  34. Dior

    🇮🇩

  35. Venemous Syrin

    Anyone 2018? I guess no lol :(

    Fantasy Heartbeats

    2019!!!

    Skittles Sun

    Venemous Syrin 2019! 🤟🏼

    Nadav Guy

    2019 boiiiii

    Mini Rider

    I'm back lol

    Venemous Syrin

    @Mini Rider y'all make me proud as fuck! 2019 YAAAS, almost 2020!

  36. Labing Lima

    "all that glimmers is not gold" 2018 ? anyone ?

  37. Aline Oliveira

    🇧🇷

  38. Aoyoc

    Brings back memories of senior yr of college

  39. ISAEL Ceto

    hace mucho que escuche esta cancion ls mejores epocas de mi vida ahora revive ese recuerdo que aguna vez me hizo feliz pero la cancion en si es hermosa

  40. Gabriela Mishell Cuenca

    ES UNA DE LS ROLAS QUE MAS ME GUSTA DE ALESANA LA CONOCI GRACIAS A MI NOVIO

  41. Ozzie Hardwick

    2018 and still listening 🤘

  42. First Name Surname

    2018 LOL whatever. Xoxo

  43. João Rocha

    Oh my... time goes by so fast! I remember how happy I was what they released this song

  44. Strawberry Deathcakes

    listening in 2018

  45. 3:45 AM

    Nostalgía

  46. total death

    shit💔

  47. Daniel K

    Who's still here?

    Ron Minoza

    October 1 2018

    VEGAN

    Daniel K hi

  48. Anopa

    this song and band is highly slept on

  49. Melanny Iglesias

    Alesana is my favorite band!
    Los vi el 16 de septiembre.
    De los mejores días de mi vida <3

  50. Venemous Syrin

    lol ya know these guys hate this CD, shit it was my jam

  51. Metalcore

    Who's listening right now? As in now?

  52. Venemous Syrin

    I remember when I first listened to this song, I screamed, I was so obsessed with this band :) brings back very good memories <3

  53. Adoliano Morris

    mi cantante favorito

  54. patrick poole

    these guys are real flat earthers. if you love them and love their music read into the lines you'll see it especially on the song beyond the sacred glass oh yeah that whole song

  55. Felix Vigilante

    ive been listening to these guys since high school and still cant get over how beautiful Shauns voice is! Blows me away! xoxo

  56. Dewajagung

    suka lagu ini

  57. sp00kydascary

    6 years. god damn.

    edit - old ass channel too. damn again

  58. baloy

    this is so fucking nostalgic

  59. a7xunlimited1

    Very underrated album and band

  60. Mithos

    Beautiful. ~

  61. Jeffeter f-16

    Fico na bad toda vez q ouço

  62. Tearju

    Ahhhh fuck! This is my favorite song ever since they released the album when I was about to graduate High School! I miss Alesana so much :(

  63. Rain Montgomery

    none of my friends know alesana....

    teen witch

    Rain Montgomery Same!!

  64. It's Better To Die Young

    And I'll never be the same again.

  65. Ray Getard

    This song is so emo. I LOVE IT

  66. danlsan

    Man this was my shit my freshman year of high school

    The Legacy Of Kaizer

    Good job writing the exact same comment as the one below you.

    danlsan

    The Legacy Of Kaizer i didnt see it when i typed this lol chill out bud

    麗秀

    danlsan same. brings back the memories 😂

    Camilla M

    Sameeee

  67. Xylaax

    still listening, and still my favorite song off this album, overall tho? can't really say they have so many amazing songs, All I know for sure is they don't have a song I don't like

  68. Ge Veiga

    😍😍😍😍😍

  69. eo Khotdokdok

    2016 almost 2017 still listening

    Ahmad hafiz

    same here mate!

    Jeremy Therik

    2017 almost 2018 still listening

    Autumn-Springs

    Almost 2019 m'dudes and still listening

  70. Johnny Mosshead

    Man... This was my jam back in my freshman of highschool good old 4 years

  71. Pedro Luevano

    Me identifico

  72. Pedro Luevano

    Me identifico

  73. Deion Mitchell

    This is my favorite album from them.

  74. Alexandra Brunander

    Awesome song! Love it!

  75. TangyRabbit

    Just started listening. Are they still together?

    Rain Montgomery

    +Jøsië Paigë really?! omg I'm getting it! ( I'm a guy btw)

    Josie Paige

    same lmaaoo.
    if there's a tour for that album ill be going to that one too lmao.

    Souless Ginger

    listen to Confessions

    Delight Infamously

    Jøsië Paigë i see you everywhere!!:))

    Josie Paige

    omg, I've turned to one of those people, bless me hahah

  76. Juan Morales

    been a fan since 2009. And finally saw them in L.A. last year. forever a fan. even met the whole band and took many pictures with Dennis

  77. mychemicalcats catss

    My love for alesana omg ;-;💜

  78. Warsha Cerulli

    I can't believe it's already been 4 years... so many memories,so much nostalgia. Alesana is still my favorite band of all time alongside Motionless<3

    Max Ceballos

    yes they are amazing, originally i am a heavy metal type but when i was first introduced to Alesana i fell in love with the music. especially the way they mix up their vocals from melodic to screamo. forever a fan.

    Adriane Ascrate

    +Max Ceballos agree

    John Powers

    Warsha Cerulli alesana is more than just a band. They are story tellers. Through out the emptiness all the way to they said a storm was coming is all a story about Annabel and the crazy man they call the "lover", "murderer, artist and ect. This band has litteraly told a story through their music in four albums. Been together for 13-14 years. They also published a book. Not one band has ever done what these guys have. Proud to say this is definitely my favorite band in all rock /hardcore music.

  79. David Ott

    so many memories

  80. Max Ceballos

    +renbunny, yes they do have a unique sound, I'm glad to know there are still fans out there that enjoy their music. I still listen to them now.

  81. Max Ceballos

    Alesana is the shit! I was introduced to it not to long ago. never listen to this type of music. this is all I listen to now.

    Max Ceballos

    +Renbunny♡ they are an awesome band love their music and melodies.

    Warsha Cerulli

    +Max Ceballos They're truly amazing; how they create the sounds and add in the vocals to make it sound... I'm not sure of the word, but it's the same thing that attracts me to gothic metal. Been listening to them for over 4 years now and they're still my favorite.

  82. ACKia Sorento

    Still my favorite band. The new album is amazing

  83. Majo Olguín

    I still love it, since the first time 4 years ago...

  84. Jeremy Delgado

    Por Dios que esta cancion es maravillosa 
    Sin duda le mejor de todo a place where the sun is silent
    Simplemente, grandiosa

    Nyx Hoja

    No tanto como el círculo 7 o lullaby of the crusified

  85. Marcos z

    me encanta , no me canso de escucharla

  86. KingKong999king

    His sister sings

  87. eli joe

    nostalgic

    wayward9969

    eli joe even more nostalgic

  88. edgar bautista olivares

    I love alesana

  89. Josevarocker

    Me acuerdo cuando salió esta canción a la luz en youtube... :')
    Yo, sinceramente... Lloré. c':

    TonoDeMetal88

    Josevarocker me gusta mucho esta canción, tiene un no se que que que se yo ;)

    ISAEL Ceto

    yo tambien y mas por las letras

  90. bEkOTV1

    i hadn't listen to Alesana in a while. their look really changed but the music is still the same. i'm happy to see that. i guess i'll be checking in more often.

  91. hdzer0

    I love this song but its hard to listen to, too many memories come back to me.

  92. TraceofHatred

    Not really feeling this one, it's been the same kind of stuff for the past three albums nearly. Dennis (I think that's his name? Can't remember) needs to switch up his screaming. He's been doing the same inhaled WUAUWAUWAUWA since this band started, it was starting to get old in their last album, but they got a little more creative. But this is just right back to stage one, boring stuff that we've heard before.

    I'm probably gonna get a lot of hate for this comment, but I'm not 14 anymore - 
    I like when bands grow and change, not when they sound like whiny teenagers.
    And this is coming from someone who personally bought their last three albums,
    long time fan but - they really need to grow up and stop hashing out the same album.