The Phantom Of The Opera

Down Once More Lyrics

Carrying a torch, forcefully and angrily pulling Christine along

Down once more to the dungeon of my black despair

Down we plunge to the prison of my mind Down that path into darkness,
Deep as Hell!
Why, you ask,
Was I bound and chained
In this cold and dismal place?
Not for any mortal sin
But the wickedness of my abhorrent face

Track down this murderer
He must be found
Hunt down this murderer
He must be found

Phantom Carrying Christine out of the boat
Hounded out by everyone (Putting her down)
Met with hatred everywhere
No kind words from anyone

No compassion anywhere Forcing her to look at him
Spoken Christine.
Why, why?

Raoul and Giry appear above. They make their way down, meeting a pack of rats. Giry screams and lowers her guard. The rats and the Ratcatcher pass them. Giry raises her hand again

Madame Giry
Keep your hand at the level of your eyes

Your hand at the level of your eyes

Your hand at the level of your eyes

Madame Giry Spoken
This is as far as I dare go

Thank you.

She turns to go back up the slope. RAOUL looks at the water. He removes his coat and plunges in. The MOB appears at the top of the slope. They come down to the lake edge, their torches flickering. Raoul goes through all the traps of the labyrinth underground. Swims through the waters, breaks through gates, turns every wheel, everything

Beyond the lake/The Phantom's lair
The Phantom is sitting down looking at the ring

Have you gorged yourself Phantom looks up at her At last
In your lust for blood?
Am I now to be prey
To your lust for flesh?

Coldly That fate, which condemns me to wallow in blood
Has also denied me the joys of the flesh...
This face, the infection which poisons our love

He takes the bridal veil from the dummy, and moves slowly towards her

This face, which earned a mother's fear and loathing
A mask, my first unfeeling scrap of clothing
He places the veil on her head
Pity comes too late
Turn around and face your fate
An eternity of THIS before your eyes Puts the ring in her hand

This haunted face holds no horror for me now
Raoul comes to the gate
It's in your soul that the true distortion lies

Wait! I think, my dear, we have a guest

Christine Spoken

This is indeed an unparalleled delight
I had rather hoped that you would come
And now my wish comes true Holds Christine close
You have truly made my night!

Christine spoken
Let me go!

pleading, grasping the bars of the gate
Free her
Do what you like, only free her
Have you no pity?

To Christine, dryly Your lover makes a passionate plea

Please, Raoul, it's useless

I love her
Does that mean nothing?
I love her
Show some compassion

snarls furiously at Raoul
The world showed no compassion to me!

To Phantom Let me see her

Be my guest, sir...
He pulls the lever, opening the gate. Raoul enters
Monsieur, I bid you welcome
Did you think that I would harm her?
Reaches into the water and takes out something
Why would I make her pay
For the sins which are yours?

The thing he pulled out of the water was the PunJab lasso. He lassos Raoul around the neck, choking him. As Raoul tries to escape, the Phantom forces him back and ties the lasso around the gate and tighter around Raoul's neck

Order your fine horses now

Raise up your hand to the level of your eyes
Nothing can save you now, except perhaps Christine

to Christine
Start a new life with me
Buy his freedom with your love!
Refuse me, and you send your lover to his death!
This is the choice,
This is the point of no return!

The tears I might have she'd
For your dark fate,
Grow cold and turn to tears
Of hate!!!

Christine, forgive me, please forgive me
I did it all
For you, and all for

Overlapping. Looking at the Phantom but to herself
Farewell, my fallen idol and false friend
We had such hopes, and now those hopes are shattered

Phantom Overlapping
Too late for turning back, Too late for prayers and useless pity

Raoul Overlapping
Say you love me, and my life is over!

Phantom Overlapping
Past all hope of cries of help,
No point in fighting
For either way you choose, You cannot win

Raoul Overlapping
Either way you choose, he has to win

So do you end your days with me
Or do you send him to his grave?

Why make her lie to you to save me?

Phantom Overlapping
Past the point of no return...

Christine Overlapping
Angel of Music . . .

Raoul Overlapping
For pity's sake, Christine, say no!

Christine Overlapping
Who deserved this?

Phantom Overlapping
The final threshold . . .

Raoul Overlapping
Don't throw your life away for my sake!

Phantom Overlapping
His life is now the prize which you must earn!

Christine Overlapping
Why do you curse mercy?

Raoul Overlapping
I fought so hard to free you . . .

Christine Overlapping Just Phantom
Angel of Music...

Phantom Overlapping Just Christine
You've passed the point of no return!

... you deceived me
I gave you my mind blindly

Phantom Spoken
You try my patience,
Make your choice!
Pulls the rope, choking Raoul harder

Moves slowly toward the Phantom
quietly at first, then with growing emotion

Pitiful creature of darkness,
What kind of life have you known?
God give me courage to show you,
You are not alone...

Kisses him long and full on the lips. The embrace lasts a long time. RAOUL watches in horror and wonder.

Breaths heavily

Then she leans toward him and embraces him again. But this time the kiss is long and deep. A lover's kiss

Kisses him again

Sobs as he breaths heavily

Track down this
Murderer, he must be found!
Hunt out this animal, who runs to ground!
Mob continues to sing

Phantom Spoken
Walking away from Christine, up the stairs

Take her, forget me,
Forget all of this . . .
Leave me alone - forget all you've seen . . .
Christine begins to unlace Raoul
Go now - don't let them find you!
Take the boat, swear to me, never to tell
The secret you know, of the angel in hell! Raoul and Christine hug

Go now - GO NOW and leave me!

Raoul and Christine get in the boat

With music box as background melody

Sadly singing
Paper faces on parade . . .
Hide your face so the world will never find you

He turns and sees Christine standing at the bedroom door. His look is of immense longing and helplessness

Christine, I love you....

Christine puts the ring in his hand and exits. The Phantom holds the ring to his heart

Christine to Raoul, on the boat
Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime

Say the word and I will follow you...

Christine looking back at the Phantom
Share each day with me, each night, each morning...

Phantom Looking after her, sadly
You alone, can make my song take flight (Runs a bit down the stairs, and picks up a golden goblet) It's over now, the music of the (Furiously and sadly he smashes a mirror he sees his face in with the goblet) night!!

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