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Phantom Of The Opera – Point Of No Return lyrics

Past the point of no return, no backward glances
Our games of make-believe are at an end
Past all thought of if or when, no use resisting
Abandon thought and let the dream descend

What raging fire shall flood the soul?
What rich desire unlocks it's door?
What sweet seduction lies before us?

Past the point of no return, the final threshold
What warm unspoken secrets will we learn?
Beyond the point of no return

You have brought me
To that moment where words run dry
To that moment where speech disappears
Into silence, silence

I have come here, hardly knowing the reason why
In my mind I've already imagined
Our bodies entwining defenseless and silent
And now I am here with you
No second thoughts
I've decided, decided

Past the point of no return, no going back now
Our passion play has now at last begun
Past all thought of right or wrong, one final question
How long should we two wait, before we're one?

When will the blood begin to race?
The sleeping bud burst into bloom?
When will the flames at last consume us?

Past the point of no return, the final threshold
The bridge is crossed, so stand and watch it burn
We've passed the point of no return

Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime
Lead me, save me from my solitude

Say you want me with you here beside you

Anywhere you go let me go too
Christine, that's all I ask of...

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    When reading the lyrics of this song, you have to remember that this is one of the songs The Phantom (or Erik, whichever you prefer) wrote for his opera, Don Juan Triumphant (in this scene, The Phantom is playing Don Juan and Christine is playing Aminta). He wrote the music, he wrote it's lyrics. He wrote it knowing by the time it's sung on stage the person supposed to playing Don Juan (Piangi) will be dead by now and this will be his (The Phantom's) chance to sing with Christine, his obsession. So some of it, like "Point of no return..." sounds like The Phantom saying she has reached a point of no return with him, and that she should just obey and be in full subjection to him. And the romantic parts Christine sings, all written by him, so he can hear her sing about "loving him", when she most likely isn't, she's just being a singer and singing the song she was given with no second thoughta about it, not realizing the whole thing is his doing until the end of the song, when she decides to expose him by ripping off his hood and ripping off the mask. (I made this explanation after hearing the song/reading the lyrics several times, and watching the 25th anniversary edition several times. I have not watched the movie).
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