the mask

the mask

Suzanne Vega - Private goes Public cover

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My favourite album from Suzanne Vega is "99.9 F°" The last track on this beautiful album is "Private Goes Public" a very short but very interesting song about the mask we wear in public, our face. What do we use our "mask" for? Is it just to keep our privacy in or is it maybe so that people won't recognize the resentment against a dictatoric regime? Is the goal under no circumstances to get noticed? Do we want to show no weakness in our personal life, in our relationships? How far does it go. An important question is: Can we take that mask off when we are in our private surrounding. Another main question is do we succeed? Can we really hide our feelings from everybody? Sometimes it doesn't work. These are the moments when we feel the most vulnerable.