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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 it's Splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Hearing is believing, music is deceiving
Hard as lightening, 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 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 that 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, 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!

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You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night.



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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm
    This song is about the phantom wanting to give Christine his love. He is afraid that she won't because of his appearance, but in the dark he can be beautiful for her through his music. He is saying that in the dark he can hide behind his music and make her love him.
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm
    No I think even though Christine does not love the phantom she understands him and cares about him, It's society that loathes him; at leas the phantom thinks society as a whole loathes him. And this is a way of taking Christine with him out of society, but he will have companionship and maybe even he dreams will turn to love, without a society that judges him.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 10:32 am
    I think he is referring to the fact that, in the dark, you can use your other senses to discover, feel and think things. If christine closed her eyes, and didn't care what he looked like, he's hoping that somehow, she would love him. He longs for a feeling of acceptance, and he wants to know if its possible to love him if she ignores his looks, because from his life, he knows no one would accept him otherwise. He seems to be saying that everything looks more beautiful when you can't see it, and wants christine to join him in the dark, live with him and accept him, and make his songs 'take flight'.
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    rhiannon17Aug 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    This song in relation to the tale by Gaston Leroux portrays Eric, or the phantom's illusion that his life is more than misery. The magic and architecture and music he creates is beautiful yet he can not truly do anything with it besides hide it just like he does in the darkness. Christine, with her talent is a tool he feels he needs to complete his mastery of music and to share it with the general populace without scorn. His perfect outlet for the wonder he creates. She is also beautiful and different from the other girls in the opera house, there fore she is the only woman he has ever loved. He chose well, because she is probably the only woman who ever loved him as well.
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    This song is less about making love and more about making music. He wants christine because she is beautiful and has a beautiful voice- he tells her "i am the voice, you are the face". He knows in the darkness (night) they can make music together and there no one will judge him for his disfigurement, he doesn't want christine to judge him by his looks either. Such a sad story, poor phantom! ;_;

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