Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)

Peter Jöback

Night-time sharpens,
Heightens each sensation...
Darkness awakes,
And stirs the imagination
Silently the senses
Abandon their defenses...

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 caress you...
Hear it, feel it,
Secretly possess you...
Open up your mind,
Let your fantasies unwind,
In this darkness that
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...

You alone
Can make my song take flight -
Help me make
The music of the night...