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We wear a mask. We hide who we are from all but those close to us. We put on a persona when we go to work. We put on another when we go out. We don't want others to think badly of us, so we don the masks. We allow the ones we trust to see us as we truly are, both the good things and the things we may wish we could change. We do this when someone is willing to look beyond the mask and accept us as we were, as we are, and as we hope to be.

Lucy is a performer/lady of the night who works at a seedy London Pub. She is disillusioned with how her life has turned out. She wants to make something more of her life. In this song, she laments the fact that no one can see her for who she truly is. She is just seen on the surface as the character she portrays to make money. There are none in this place willing to look beyond the mask she wears.

No One Knows Who I Am
from the musical "Jekyll & Hyde"
Music by Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

Look at me and tell me who I am,
Why I am - what I am.
Call me a fool and it's true - I am.
I don't know who I am.
It's such a shame,
I'm such a sham.
No one knows who I am.

Once there were sweet possibilities
I could see, just for me.
Now all my dreams are just memories,
Fated never to be.
Time's not a friend,
Hurrying by.
I wonder - who am I?

Am I the face of the future?
Am I the face of the past?
Am I the one who must finish last?

Look at me and tell me who I am,
Why I am - what I am.
Will I survive?
Who will give a damn
If no one knows who I am?
Nobody knows,
Not even you.
No one knows who I am.

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