The Facade. Painting by Su hyun Kim

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

I participated Musical Jekyll and Hyde.
In ensemble part, named 'FACADE', I pointed other people and shouted lyrics. I felt catharsis.

FACADE lyric

There's a face that we wear in the cold light of day.
It's society's mask, It's society's way,
the truth is that it's all a façade!

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 façade!

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!

This disease that we've got has got no ready cure!
Life is terribly hard when your life's a façade!

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 façade!

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 façade?

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 façade!
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 façade -
What's behind the façade?
Look behind the façade!


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The Facade.

Su hyun Kim

South Korea

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