Nighttime sharpens; heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses

Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes; let your spirit start to soar
And you'll live as you've never lived before

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you
Hear it, feel it, secretly posses you
Open up your mind
Let your fantasies unwind
In this darkness which you know you cannot fight
The darkness of the music of the night

Let your mind start a journey to a strange, new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me
Savor each sensation
Let the dream begin
Let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night.



Lyrics submitted by corriebird, edited by awv, bloewenhagen

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody commented on this song! A song that can explain how music can impact one's life. (I know that's not what it means in the play; that's how I see it.)
    gskitty88on February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song
    tasteslikeG0LDon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe phantom has a great voice
    blackliston July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfabulous song
    Herenionon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is and absolutely beautiful song. Michael Crawford has a gorgeous voice as well. Such a meaningfull song and it just makes you want to be wrapped in the music forever!
    Actiede1on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHE LYRICS OF THIS SONG ARE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD KNOW FOR I HAVE THE ALBEM AND SAW IT ONLY LAST WEEK (friday actualy but...)!!! HOW COULD YOU PUT THE WRONG LYRICS UP??????!?!?!?!?!?!

    First of all, for the last two lines of the first stanza, The phantom says nothing because the only thing that rhymes with defenses is untenses, which isn't in the song.

    second of all, no offense, but you totaly screwed up the entire second verse and you obviously just got the highlights version of the CD. I will write the correct lyrics here because i'm listening to The Music of the Night right now:

    slowly, gently night
    unfurls its splendor
    grasp it, sense it
    tremulous and tender
    turn your face away
    from the garish light of day
    turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light
    and listen to the music of the night


    thirdly, you forgot the third verse, which i will write out here (it has a different melody, be warned):

    Close your eyes and surrendor to your darkest dreams
    Purge all thoughts of the life in you before
    Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
    and you'll live as you've never lived before.

    The fourth stanza is ok, but there are a few problems:

    softly, deafly, Music shall *surround* you
    *feel it hear it*
    closing in around you
    open up you mind
    let your fantasies unwind
    in this darkness which you know you cannot fight
    the darkness of the music of the night
    Let your mind start journy
    through a strange new world
    Leave all thoughts of the world you new before
    Let your soul take you where you long to be
    only then can you belong to me

    The last stanza is a-ok, and i now relize it is not your fault but the Movie and the highlight's CD that the wrong titles and Lyrics are up everywhere. SEE THE SHOW. or at least get the real CD. trust me.
    Fenceingsockson February 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry for flipping out. I listened to this version a few days ago and i kept cracking up because it was HILARIOUS! it was fast and incorrect. i was trying to french and math and it was hard because i kept giggling.
    Fenceingsockson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"for I compose the music of the night" .... um .... not really what weber or hart or stilgoe intended .....
    jillflash1289on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is not only about how music makes one feel, but it's about sex. He is, after all, seducing her. He makes the music seductive. "Music of the Night"...yeah, if that doesn't say sex, I don't know what does.
    Michael/Loganon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong. -_-
    Xanofaron February 20, 2008   Link

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