"The Music of the Night [From The Phantom of the Opera]" as written by and Dallas L / Austin....
Night time, sharpens, heightens each sensation,
Darkness stirs, and wakes imagination,
Silently the senses, abandon their defenses,

Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender,
Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn you 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 possess 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 through 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 of the night

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

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"The Music of the Night" as written by Jerry Goldsmith Jerrald K. Goldsmith


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    General CommentDarkness wakes and stirs imagination.
    Silently the senses abandon their defenses.
    Helpless to resist the notes I write.
    For I compose the music of the night.

    There are at least 2 different versions of Music of the Night.

    Which version is the one that I noted above?
    My thoughts is that this is the Original Broadway version (circa 1988) with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. I believe a video was recorded of this - I'd LOVE to get a copy of the video.

    Anybody have any concrete thoughts about all of this?
    JosephDan2000on November 27, 2013   Link

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