Masterpiece



Lyrics

If you were the Mona Lisa
You'd be hanging in the Louvre
Everyone would come to see you
You'd be impossible to move

It seems to me that's what you are
A rare and priceless work of art
You stay behind your velvet rope
But I will not renounce all hope

And I'm right by your side
Like a thief in the night
I stand in front of the masterpiece

And I can't tell you why
It hurts so much
To be in love with a masterpiece

'Cause after all
Nothing's indestructible

From the moment I first saw you
All the darkness turned to white
An Impressionistic painting
Tiny particles of light

It seem to me that's what you're like
The "look but please don't touch me" type
And honestly it can't be fun
To always be the Chosen one

And I'm right by your side
Like a thief in the night
I stand in front of a masterpiece

And I can't tell you why
It hurts so much
To be in love with a masterpiece

'Cause after all
Nothing's indestructible
Nothing's indestructible
Nothing's indestructible
Nothing's indestructible

And I'm right by your side
Like a thief in the night
I stand in front of a masterpiece

And I can't tell you why
It hurts so much
To be in love with a masterpiece

And I'm right by your side
Like a thief in the night
I stand in front of a masterpiece

And I can't tell you why
It hurts so much
To be in love with a masterpiece

'Cause after all
Nothing's indestructible
'Cause after all
Nothing's indestructible

Credits

Written by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry
Produced by Madonna and William Orbit
Additional production by Jimmy Harry
Mixed by Demacio "Demo" Castellon
Acoustic guitars, keyboards, vocoder and programming by Jimmy Harry


Album


W.E., the album
W.E. (OST)

Song

Madonna at the Golden Globe Awards 2012This ballad was written for the end credits of the movie W.E. It leaked online early December 2011. The song features both on MDNA and the soundtrack album of W.E. In January 2012, the song was awarded for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes. It wasn't released as a single, but it received airplay on UK radio stations and briefly charted there.


Tour

Masterpiece @ MDNA Tour Madonna ended her MDNA Tour speech with some words about love, giving her the perfect bridge to this sweet love song. Her dancers sit around, watching her sing this lovely ballad, as if she were singing at the camp fire. Madonna's flanked by Monte on guitar and Jason Yang on violin, while the Kalakan trio performs the backing vocals. Scenes from W.E in the background beautifully illustrate the lyrics. As the musicians and dancers leave the stage in pairs, Madonna is left alone to sing the final lines.

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