Stained Glass Masquerade
by Mark Hall and Nicole Nordeman
Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today
Feeling so small?
Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong.
I know they’ll soon discover
That I don’t belong.
So I tuck it all away like everything’s ok.
If I make them all believe it, maybe I’ll believe it too.
So with a painted grin I play the part again.
So everyone will see me the way that I see them.
Are we happy plastic people under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness and smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation’s open to every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain on our stain glass masquerade.
Is there anyone who’s been there.
Are there any hands to raise.
Am I the only one who’s traded in the altar for a stage?
The performance is convincing and we know every line by heart.
Only when no one is watching can we really fall apart.
But would it set me free if I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person that you imagine me to be.
Would your arms be open or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus be enough to make you stay?