You hid them smiles to seem distressed
You hid them tears to seem brave
You lose them all veils and masks
When you walk into your grave
Under this bright light
Reasons and excuses fade
Is it hope or ignorance,
That you still wear the naïve face?
All that’s staged will be gone
Drop the act, the screens are coming down
Wash down the lies, all fake and wicked
To the hangman, we all go naked….
"Naked to the Hangman" is the title of a book by Andrew Taylor.
Havn't read the book...but the title got me thinking.