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Phantom Of The Opera – Down Once More/Track This Murderer lyrics

Down once more to the dungeons
Of my black despair!
Down we plunge to the prison
Of my mind.
Down that path into darkness
Deep as hell
(He rounds on her, bitterly)
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
(He hears the offstage voices of the pursuing mob)

Track down this murderer!
He must be found!

Phantom (moving off again)-
Hounded out by everyone!
Met with hatred everywhere!
No kind words from anyone!
No compassion anywhere!
Christine, why? Why?

Madame Giry-
Your hand at the level of your eyes.

At the level of your eyes.

At the level of your eyes.

Madame Giry-
He lives across the lake, Monsieur. This is as far as I dare go.

Thank you.

Track down this murderer he must be found! Hunt out this animal, who runs to ground! Too long he's preyed on us, but now we know, the phantom of the opera lives down below!

Have you gorged yourself at last
In your lust for blood?
(no reply)
Am I now to be prey
To your lust for flesh?

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
This face which earned
A mother's fear and loathing.
A mask,
My first unfeeling
Scrap of clothing
(he places veil on her head)
Pity comes too late,
Turn around and face your fate.
An eternity of this
Before your eyes!
(they are almost touching, she looks coldly into his face)

This haunted face
Holds no horror for me now.
It's in your soul
That the true distortion lies
(the phantom senses Raoul's presence, behind the portcullis Raoul comes out of water)

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


Phantom (to Raoul)-
This is indeed an unparalleled delight.
I had rather hoped that you would come.
And now my wish comes true.
You have truly made my night.

Raoul (pleading)-
Free her!
Do what you like only free her!
Have you no pity?

Phantom (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.

Phantom (snarls furiosly at Raoul)
The world showed no compassion to me!

Christine, Christine, let me see her.

Be my guest, sir.
Monsieur, I bid you welcome.
Did you think that I would harm her?
Why would I make her pay
For the sins which are yours
Order your fine horses now!
Raise up your hand to the level of your eyes
Nothing can save you now
Except perhaps 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 nothing.

Farewell, my fallen idol and false friend.
We had such hopes.

Too late for turning back.

Now those hopes are shattered.

Too late for prayers and pity.

Say you love him

All hope of cries for help.

And my life is over

No point in fighting.
For either way you choose you cannot win.

But 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?

Angel of music.

Past the point of no return.

Christine, say no!

Who deserves this?

Don't throw your life away for my sake.

His life is now the prize

Why do you curse mercy?

Which you must earn,

I fought so hard to free you!

You've past the point of no return!

Angel of music
You deceived me.
I gave you my mind blindly

You try my patience.
Make your choice.

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

Track down this murderer.

Take her! Forget me.
Forget all of this.
Leave me alone.
Forget all you've seen.
Go now!
Don't let them find you.
Take the boat. Leave me hear, go now don't wait just take her and go before it's too late... Go... Go now and leave me!

The phantom of the opera is there
Deep down below.

(musical box plays magicaly)
Paper faces on parade.
Hide your face
So the world will never find you
Christine, I love you

Say you'll share with me
One love, one lifetime.

Say the word and I will follow you

Share each day with me,
Each night, each morning.

You alone can make my song
Take flight
It's over now, the music
Of the night
!!! (Phantom sits on throne sits on part of his cloak, wraps the rest around him and disappears, Meg picks up his mask in her little hand)

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    Really the phantom of the opera in general is one of my favorite musicals but I just love this song think about it the phantoms one sided love for Christine Raouls and Christines love all in one song and not just this one to it is truly a song mostly about the Phantoms past with his scarred face and how it horrified his mother and his only safe place is the black dungeon of despair the phantom has been friend zoned as we would call it by Christie this has brought him to jealousy and rage that she loves another man and will not be with him this is why he has her choose to be free but lose her love or be a prisoner of him and have him still be alive most likely never seeing him again which might cause her to fall in love with him as the more time you spend with someone the better you relationship is and the more of a chance you will date them that's why so many relationships are at places like work or school and acting when two actors in movies pretend to be in love they have more of a chance of actually dating as their brains believe they are truly in love.
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