Enjoy Music of the Night Lyrics Below this Video
SCENE: BEYOND THE LAKE THE NEXT MORNING
Finally they arrive in the PHANTOM’S lair. Downstage the candles in the lake lift up revealing giant candelabras outlining the space. The boat turns into a bed.
I have brought you
to the seat of sweet music’s throne . . .
to this kingdom where all must pay homage to music . . .
music . . .
You have come here,
for one purpose and one alone . . .
Since the moment I first heard you sing,
I have needed you with me, to serve me, to sing,
for my music . . .
my music . . .
Phantom of the Opera Lyrics
Night-time sharpens, heightens each sensation . . .
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination . . .
Silently the senses abandon their defences . . .
Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendour . . .
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 surround you . . .
Feel it, hear it, closing in around 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 life 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 savour 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 . . .
(During all this, the PHANTOM has conditioned CHRISTINE to the coldness of his touch and her fingers are brave enough to stray to his mask and caress it, with no hint of removing it. The PHANTOM leads her to a large mirror from which he removes a dust cover and in which we see the image of CHRISTINE, a perfect wax-face impression, wearing a wedding gown. CHRISTINE moves slowly towards it when suddenly the image thrusts its hands through the mirror towards her She faints. The PHANTOM catches her and carries her to the bed, where he lays her down.)
You alone can make my song take flight –
help me make the music of the night . .
Some Interesting Facts About Music of the Night Lyrics and Music
“The Music of the Night” is a song from the musical The Phantom of the Opera. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart. It is one of the show’s most famous songs and one of the most famous songs in musical theatre.
Initially made famous by Michael Crawford, the actor who originated the role of the Phantom both in London and on Broadway, the popular song has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into many different languages. The Really Useful Group filmed a video starring Crawford and Sarah Brightman (who did not sing), which featured the original lyrics to the song.
In the musical, it is sung after the Phantom lures Christine Daaé down to his lair beneath the Opera House. He seduces Christine with “his music” of the night. Eventually, the Phantom pulls back a curtain to reveal a life-size doll of Christine in a wedding gown, causing her to faint. The Phantom carries Christine to a bed, where he lays her down and goes on to write his music.
Sarah Brightman declared at the London’s Royal Albert Hall Concert in 1997, that the song was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber for her, the first time he met her. That version had different lyrics and was called “Married Man”. The lyrics were later rewritten and the song was added into the The Phantom of the Opera.
A year before The Phantom Of The Opera even opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the original version of the song was performed at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s own theatre at Sydmonton, along with the first drafts of the show. The audience were a specially gathered group of Webber’s acquaintances. The Phantom was played by Colm Wilkinson, who sang “The Music Of The Night” in Act One. As Charles Hart had not yet become involved in writing the song, in places the lyrics were very different from the ones used in the three versions below.