"The Music Of The Night" as written by and Jerry Goldsmith....
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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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. One of the very few love songs that never becomes corny or cheap. I read somewhere that it was Andrews love song to Sarah Brightman, the original Christine and his wife either at the time or soon after.
    Beltaneon March 03, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe Phantom is, literally, telling Christine to open up her mind. Christine is your average 19th century girl. She is faced with the option of choosing Raoul, a good-looking, kind hearted man, or the Phantom. The Phantom is a freak-genius who dwells under the opera house with no place in society; where as Raoul seems to come from either middle or high social class. Raoul is just about the ideal 19th century lover. The Phantom is telling Christine to open her mind and forget everything she's been told or taught about the world/society and that she'll be able to live freely. If she is able to give all of that away, she could be happy with Phantom. However, in the end Christine goes with what she's told and picks Raoul. The reason why I feel this way is because, in the movie at least, several times Christine seems enchanted and speechless, in a complete state of awe by the Phantom. Not once does she experience this passion with Raoul, yet she finds him to be the better pick, hinting that it must be some sort of societal influence (along with the fact that the Phantom starts killing people, of course).
    bnlearnedon August 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the most beautiful love song in the world.
    SMUSER17000263on February 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much.
    It is positively the most gorgeous thing to listen to with earphones and eyes closed. There are different versions of it, depending on cast of the musical and what country it's performed in...but wichever one I listen to, it never fails to touch me every time.
    Especially since I'm a die-hard fan of opera, and the Phantom musical itself.
    Truly one of the most beautiful songs I know.
    palerougedeathon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmmm the original cast recording has completely different lyrics......i guess there are different versions.....
    KirstenDanielleon May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is apart of my favourite part of the movie.... i love from the mirror part, where the phantom takes christine down to the dungeon area for the first time, up till when she takes the mask off really..
    nallakaon September 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've only seen the 2004 movie with Butler's voice and man... he makes me want to be his lover, especially with this song. I would so succumb to him and his music if I were Catherine. XD
    quitejadedon April 12, 2006   Link
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    Translation"Die Musik Der Nacht"

    Nachts erwachen alle dein Sinne
    Träume wachsen, Zweifel halten inne
    Frei von Ängsten steigen
    Gefühle heraus dem Schweigen

    Fühl den dunklen Schleier, der dich streichelt
    Fass ihn, spür ihn, wie er dich umschmeichelt
    Schütze dein Gesicht
    Vor dem grellen Tageslicht
    Denk an nichts mehr, was die Seele traurig macht
    Und höre nur noch die Musik der Nacht

    Schließ die Augen und gib dich deiner Sehnsucht hin
    Flieh weit fort vor dem Zweifel und dem Tag
    Schließ die Augen und schweb im Geíst davon
    Und verlier dich im Reich der Illusion

    Leise wird Musik in dir erklingen
    Hör sie, lass sie zärtlich dich durchdringen
    Lös dich von der Welt
    Die dein Herz gefangen hält
    Widerstrebe nicht der unbekannten Macht
    Den dunklen Drängen der Musik der Nacht

    Wir reisen in eine and're Wirklichkeit
    Wo die Seele sich reinigt und befreit
    Lass dich treiben, lass alles hinter dir
    Denn erst dann wirst du ein Teil von mir

    Komm und spür den süßen Rausch des Schwebens
    Komm, berühr mich, trink vom Quell des Lebens
    Lass den Traum geschehen
    Versuche zu verstehen
    Durch zärtliche Musik in mir erwacht
    Und such mit mir nach der Musik der Nacht
    RonLeeon March 27, 2012   Link

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