Whenever I close my eyes, I see your reflection.
Whenever silence sets in, I hear your voice.
You are a vision that never departs
but forever lingers in my mind...

May 9, 1999




Music of the Night

from the 

Phantom of the Opera 

   Webber Andrew Lloyd 


    C               G

    Night time sharpens

    F                             G

    heightens each sensation

    C              G      

    Darkness wakes

              F             G

    and stirs imagination

    F                 C

    Silently the senses

      F                        C 

    abandon their defences

     F                    Bb        

    Helpless to resist


    the notes I write


    For I compose 

          F         G       C

    the music of the night...
    Slowly, gently

    night unfurls its splendour.

    Grasp it, sense it -

    tremulous and tender

    Hearing is believing

    music is deceiving

    Hard as lightning

    soft as candlelight

    dare you trust

    the music of the night...

    Close your eyes


    for your eyes will only tell the truth


    And the truth


    isn't what you want to see


    In the dark


    it is easy to pretend


    that the truth

        B7                     E 

    is what it ought to be.
    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...
    Close your eyes

    start a journey through a

    strange new world!

    Leave all thoughts

    of the world 

    you knew before!
    Close your eyes

    and let music set you free...

    Only then 

    can you belong to me...
    Floating, falling

    sweet intoxication!

    Touch me, trust me

    savour each sensation...
    Let the dream


    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...


This song is lovingly dedicated to Elaine.


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