The Phantom Of The Opera Musical Lyrics

Down Once More

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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!!