It’s October, people! Why do the years seem to be flying by too fast? It’s also Monday, which of course means music! This week’s theme: “Anything to do with a masquerade or disguise or songs relating to the truth, reality, nothing hidden.” Let’s get this masquerade party started!

Let’s start with a song that’s more than perfect for the theme – even though I couldn’t find anything written about the song itself. The indie group’s website says:

A shadowed authority specializing in impactful music, Hidden Citizens is an underground group of creators that crafts top-tier content from outside the public eye. Their music will take you on a journey. With reflective low points and extreme high points, they paint an unforgettable picture.

If the end of everything has a soundtrack, Hidden Citizens will bring it to life.

So there you go. For this song, they collaborated with an American singer-songwriter, whose music has also been used on multiple television series.

Give a listen to Hidden Citizens featuring Ruelle with “Nothing Is As It Seems”:

Next up is an Indian-American pop singer, songwriter, and producer with a song that tells the story of someone who is struggling to be true to themselves and is afraid to reveal their true emotions to the world. It is a poignant exploration of the human struggle with identity and self-expression, and it is a relatable message that many people can connect with.

Give a listen to Stellar with “Masquerade”:

Next up this favorite artist sings this one from the viewpoint of a man who is conflicted over a romantic relationship. He confronts his partner, asking if she’s just playing the part of a faithful woman and wondering if she’s simply put on a brilliant disguise. Later in the song, he turns the tables, letting her know that he might be faking it as well.

When introducing the song, the artist would offer some words of wisdom along these lines:

“‘In this life, you make your choices, you take your stand, and you awaken from that youthful spell of immortality where it feels like the road is going to go on forever. And you walk alongside your chosen partner with the clock ticking, and you recognize that life is finite, that you’ve got just so much time, and so together, you name the things that will give your life in that time its meaning. Its purpose, its fullness, its very reality. This is what you build together, this is what your love consists of. These are things you can hold on to when the storms come, as they will.”

Give a listen to the great Bruce Springsteen with “Brilliant Disguise”:

Last, but certainly not least, if you’ve ever wondered what guys are really thinking about, it’s spelled out in this song. They like drinking beer, watching football, and power tools. They may go out for sushi or talk about their feelings from time to time, but that’s only to help them get what they really want: a little lovin’ from their lady. That’s the truth about men.

It’s all lighthearted and in good fun, the musical equivalent of the TV series Home Improvement.

Get ready for some fun, here’s Tracy Byrd, Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry, and Blake Shelton with “The Truth About Men”:

That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   Photobucket

For this new year, the 4M crew is operating a bit differently. If you have a theme idea, submit your request by email. Each person’s suggestion(s) will be credited accordingly – unless someone wants to volunteer for the monthly co-host spot, then we won’t be looking for anyone to fill it in 2023. It’s tough to commit for 4-weeks. The object is to keep things fun!

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!


  1. These were great and, I’m not a country fan, but I got a hoot out of the last song. It’s so true with all the gals around them. My hubby will say something…um….stupid and I look at him and he just says, ” whaddya want? Men are pigs.” Even the nice ones..yup..they love food, machines/tools and sex..not necessarily in that order. Oh and sleep.

  2. First and last for me. The last song was so funny (with a dash or two of truth). Now, if only their wives could come up with a song for their side of the story. Gwen? Anyone?

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