This Masquerade

Words & Music by Leon Russell
Recorded by George Benson, 1976 (#10)

Am            Am+7             Am7           D9
Are we really happy with this lonely game we play,

Am            F7       E7   Bm7-5  E7
Looking for words to say?

Am                 Am+7         Am7         D9
Searching but not finding understanding any way,

       F7          E7     Am
We're lost in this masquerade


Gm7             C7                FM7      Dm7
Both afraid to say we're just too far away

       Gm7          C7             FM7
From being close together from the start;

   F#m7             B7             E6              E6 alt
We tried to talk it over, but the words got in the way;

       D      B7        E7   Bm7-5     E7
We're lost inside this lonely game we play.

(Instrumental Interlude - 1 verse)

Repeat Bridge:

Am                  Am+7             Am7              D9
Thoughts of leaving disappear ev'ry time I see your eyes,

   Am          F7     E7   Bm7-5   E7
No matter how hard I try

   Am            Am+7            Am7           D9
To understand the reason that we carry on this way,

      F7           E7     Am   Am+7 Am7 Am6 F7 E7 Am
We're lost in this masquerade.

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