Phantom:
Down once more to the dungeon of my black despair!
Down we plunge to the prison of my mind!
Down that path into darkness deep as hell!

Why, you ask, was I bound and chained
In this cold and dismal place?
Not for any mortal sin, but the
Wickedness of my abhorrent face!

All (in distance):
Track down this murderer, he must be found!
Track down this murderer, he must be found!

Phantom:
Hounded out by everyone, met with hatred everywhere!
No kind words from anyone, no compassion anywhere
Christine. Why, why?

Madame Giry: Your hand at the level of your eyes
Raoul (Echoed): At the level of you eyes
Choir (Echoed): At the level of your eyes

Christine:
Have you gorged yourself at last in your lust for blood?
Am I now to be prey to your lust for flesh?

Phantom:
That fate which condemns me to wallow in blood
Has also denied me the joys of the flesh
This face the infection which poisons our love
This face which earned a mothers fear and loathing
A mask, my first unfeeling scrap of clothing
Pity comes to late, turn around and face your fate!
An eternity of this!, before your eyes

Christine:
This haunted face holds no horror for me now
It's in your soul that the true distortion lies

Phantom: Wait!, I think, my dear, we have a guest!. Sir!
Christine: Raoul!

Phantom:
This is indeed, an unparrelled delight
I had rather hoped that you would come
And now my wish comes true
You have truely made my night

Raoul:
Free her!. Do what you like only free her
Have you no pity?

Phantom: Your lover makes a passionate plea
Christine: Please, Raoul it's useless

Raoul:
I love her, does that mean nothing?
I love her, show some compassion!

Phantom: The world showed no compassion to me!
Raoul: Christine, Christine, let me see her!
Phantom: Be my guest sir!

Monseuir I bid you welcome
Did you think that I would harm her?
Why would I make her pay for the sins which are yours!

Order your fine horses now!
Raise up your hand to the level of your eyes!
Nothing can save you now
Except perhaps Christine

Start a new life with me!
Buy his freedom with your love
Refuse me and you send your lover to his death
This is the choice
This is the point of no return

Christine:
The tears I might have shed for your dark fate
Grow cold, and turn to tears of hate!

Raoul:
Christine forgive me, please forgive me!
I did it all for you and all for nothing

Christine:
Farewell, my fallen idol and false friend
We had such hopes and now those hopes are shattered!

Phantom:
Too late for turning back
Too late for prayers and useless pity

Raoul:
Say you love him and my life is over

Phantom:
Among all cries for help, no point in fighting

Phantom and Raoul:
For either way you choose. you cannot/he has to win

Phantom:
So do you end your days with me
Or do you send him to his grave?

Raoul:
Why make her lie to you to save me?

Christine:
Angel of music, who deserves this?
Why do you curse mercy?

Phantom:
Past the point of no return. Final threshold
His life is the prize which you must earn

Raoul:
For pity's sake Christine say no
Don't throw your life away for my sake
I fought so hard to free you

Phantom: You've past the point of no return
Christine: Angel of music, you decieved me
Christine (Spoken): I gave you my mind blindly

Phantom:
You try my patience
Make your choice

Christine:
Pitiful creature of darkness
What kind of life have you known?
God give me courage to show you you are not alone!

All (in distance):
Track down this murderer, he must be found!
Hunt out this animal, who runs to ground!
Too long he's preyed on us, but know we know
The Phantom of the Opera is there, deep down below

Phantom (Spoken):
Take her, forget me, forget all of this
Leave me alone, forget all you've seen
Go now, don't let them find you!
Take the boat, swear to me never to tell
The secret you know, of the angel in hell!

Phantom: Go now, go now and leave me

Masquerade, paper faces on parade
Masquerade, hide your face so the world will never find you

Christine, I love you

Christine (in distance):
Say you'll share with me
One love one lifetime

Raoul (in distance):
Say the word and
I will follow you

Christine (in distance):
Share each day with me
Each night, each morning

Phantom:
You alone, can make my song take flight
It's over now, The Music of the Night!


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    General CommentMY FAVOURITE SONG IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!!!!!
    I love when groups sing 2 or more different songs at the same time. Christine here, sings "Angel of Music" while Raoul and the Phantom use the tune of "Point of No Return" This is the most intense part of the play!
    It is obviously about Christine being forced to make a life decision about which man she longs to be with, however the Phantom threatens to kill Raoul if Chirstine chooses against the Phantom and for Raoul!
    WHAT A PICKLE!
    Megnificent000on August 20, 2008   Link

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