The Music of the Night

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Lyricist: Michael Crawford   Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber


Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness 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

Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor . . .
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,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 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 . .