Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Music of the Night

Duncan and I saw the Phantom of the Opera last night with Brett and Beatrice. It was Phantastic. Although I must admit it was nothing close to seeing it performed live on stage (which I have done twice), something about the way they weave the magic of the story on the stage that just can't be captured in a movie. But, still, made me remember why I love Phantom so much... So moving, so dark, so romantic, so sad... the characters are real enough to feel yourself in them.

No more talk of darkness,
forget these wide-eyed fears;
I'm here, nothing can harm you,
my words will warm and calm you.
Let me be your freedom,
let daylight dry your tears;
I'm here, with you, beside you,
to guard you and to guide you.

Say you'll love me ev'ry waking moment;
turn my head with talk of summertime.
Say you need me with you now and always;
promise me that all you say is true,
that's all I ask of you.

Let me be your shelter,
let me be your light;
you're safe, no one will find you,
your fears are far behind you.

All I want is freedom,
a world with no more night;
and you, always beside me,
to hold me and to hide me.

Then say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime;
let me lead you from your solitude.
Say you want me with you, here beside you,
anywhere you go, let me go too,
that's all I ask of you.

- Christine and Raoul

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