"The Point Of No Return" as written by and Jeff Limbo/pete Steiner/hank Sherman....
Passarino - go away!
For the trap is set and waits for
Its prey!

You have come here
In pursuit of
Your deepest urge,
In pursuit of
That wish,
Which till now
Has been silent,
Silent...

I have brought you,
That our passions
May fuse and merge -
In your mind
You've already
Succumbed to me,
Dropped all defences,
Completely succumbed to me -
Now you are here with me:
No second thoughts,
You've decided,
Decided...

Past the point
Of no return -
No backward glances:
The games we've played
Till now are at
An end...
Past all thought
Of "if" or "when" -
No use resisting:
Abandon thought
And let the dream
Descend...

What raging fire
Shall flood the soul?
Which rich desire
Unlocks its door?
What sweet seduction
Lies before
Us...?

Past the point
Of no return,
The final threshold -
What warm,
Unspoken secrets
Will we learn?
Beyond the point
Of no return...

CHRISTINE
You have brought me
To that moment
Where words run dry,
To that moment
Where speech
Disappears
Into silence,
Silence...

I have come here,
Hardly knowing
The reason why...
In my mind,
I've already
Imagined our
Bodies entwining,
Defenceless and silent -
And now I am
Here with you:
No second thoughts,

I've decided,
Decided...

Past the point
Of no return -
No going back now:
Our passion-play
Has now, at last
Begun...
Past all thought
Of right or wrong -
One final question:
How long should we
Two wait, before
We're one...?

When will the blood
Begin to race,
The sleeping bud
Burst into bloom?
When will the flames,
At last consume
Us...?

BOTH
Past the point
Of no return,
The final threshold -
The bridge
Is crossed, so stand
And watch it burn...
We've passed the point
Of no return...

PHANTOM
Say you'll share with
Me one
Love, one lifetime...
Lead me, save me
From my solitude...

Say you want me
With you,
Here beside you...
Anywhere you go
Let me go too -
Christine,
That's all I ask of...

CARLOTTA
(spoken)
What is it? What has happened? Ubaldo!

ANDRÉ
(spoken)
Oh, my God...my God...

FIRMIN
(spoken)
We're ruined, André - ruined!

GIRY
(spoken)
Monsieur le Vicomte! Come with me!

CARLOTTA
(spoken)
Oh my darling, my darling...who has
Done this...?

You! Why did you let this happen?

GIRY
(spoken)
Monsieur le Vicomte, I know where they
Are.

RAOUL
(spoken)
But can I trust you?

GIRY
(spoken)
You must. But remember: your hand at
The level of your eyes!

RAOUL
(spoken)
But why...?

GIRY
(spoken)
Why? The Punjab lasso, monsieur. First
Buquet. Now Piangi.

MEG
(spoken)
Like this, monsieur. I'll come with you.

GIRY
(spoken)
No, Meg! No, you stay here!

Come with me, monsieur. Hurry, or we
Shall be too late


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"The Point of No Return" as written by Hank Sherman Jeff Limbo

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  • +2
    General Commenttoo bad Christine picked Raoul eh? this song should have made it obvious that she should be with the Phantom. sexual love over true love. beautiful.
    and to the people who hated the movie: Andrew Lloyd Webber himself helped picked out the cast so that has to say something. he's a music genuis and i'm betting he saw something in Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum since he wanted them playing the Phantom and Christine in the movie.
    lookingforprofoundon February 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen the refrain of this song is song with rauol in the phantoms lair i get chills up my spine the intent of the song becomes so sinister and wonderful. michael crawford is so good. i didn't really like the movie that much, i just thought that they made phantom too good looking.
    freddysgirlon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentquitejaded -

    Clearly, not jaded enough.

    Gerard Butler was terrible for the part, and any true Phantom lover knows that. Michael Crawford is the god of this musical.

    And for anyone still wondering... It's about sex.
    StellarFuryon August 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay, this song is hot!

    gerry singing this is hot!

    sir Andrew Lloyd Weber wanted a roughness to the phantom that Gerry gave, i think the thinking was that the phantom was never taught how to sing so his voice is slightly rough?

    he is a sexy phantom
    phantom123on January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!!! how come no one commented on it? i get the chills up my spine when i hear this. especially when phantom says silence... silence...

    *shiver*
    bejenka_foxon August 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite song of the show.. (i've seen the musical and the movie) it's so powerful, emotional, and oddly: romantic. it gives me tingles when i hear this song, i love it.
    jilly_bean233on February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWen i had to sing this on stage in the west end i got scared bcoz the man hoo played phantom there had the loudest voice in the world. i thought he flooded mi voice. luckly ppl cud still hear me. wen i saw the film i woz like omg i sooooo cant wait to perform on stage. andrew lloydwebber sed to me " Sophie You played Christine Daae gr8. then he sed, Sophie i want you to meet... The cast of the film" i wet myself nearly bcoz i lovedemmy rossums voice and all the other cast. i cant believe i met em!
    skullgirl99on March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song soo fraekin' much. Its like... build-build-build-ORGASM-relax...

    Funnily enough, when I examined the lyrics I found that they WERE singing about sex.

    Butler's voice in this song... just... Gosh. The Phantom turns me on (as long as he has his mask).
    quitejadedon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very beautiful, emotional and powerful song with a very deep meaning.... Though I must admit the Michael Crawford version is much better since his voice probably is better than Butler's. It has various adult themes if you understand the meanings of the lyrics
    anchemison April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I thought that Butler was a pretty decent Phantom. He was certainly not the singer that Crawford (or any other major-musical-caliber leading man) was. However, I suspect that - no matter how much of a genius one might be - a lifetime living in catacombs and sewers (not to mention some small amount of stress during the events of the musical) might well lead to some amount of roughness of voice. In that sense, a less-talented singer adds some measure of verisimilitude. In any case, why don't we try to keep snobbery to a minimum?

    And indeed, the song is clearly about sex. It's most beautiful and erotic.
    CorrDarklighton September 19, 2006   Link

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