Don't Take My Mask Off

by Lili Crane

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This track is about the constant fear of not feeling like you belong or feeling like you have to change yourself or put on a facade so that people will like you better.
We live in a world where people crave acceptance and go to great extents to achieve an outcome which probably isn't actually that great or important, especially in high school, which is what inspired me to write this song.


Have you been to outer space?
So much happens every day
I didn't want him to know
I've been sitting home alone

I could tell a few more lies
Don't want him to see my boring side
I've worked so hard to try to change
Don't want him to see the real me

I'm hiding behind a wall
Please don't take my mask off

I gotta fess up to the truth
I'm lurking 'round the phone booth
It's wearing thin on all my friends
They're saying all this has to end

It's not the best idea to call
But I can't figure out at all
How am I supposed to say
All this to your face

I'm hiding behind a wall
Please don't take my mask off

Knock on your door
Face to face with trouble
I don't know how this is gonna go

I'm running with fire
The sound of screeching tyres
Please don't take my pride

You're looking down at me like I'm the only thing you can't see
That intimidating stare is driving me crazy
Don't look at me
Don't look at me

I'm hiding behind a wall
Please don't take my mask off

Too many times before
Have I let it go this far


released March 31, 2019


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Lili Crane Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle based singer/songwriter, Lili Crane has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 9 years old. In 2016 at the age of 15, she won the 'Rising Star' competition in Brisbane which gave her the life changing prize and opportunity of a musical journey to Nashville for unique recording and song writing sessions. The 18-year-old plans to continue releasing music to the world. ... more

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