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Night time sharpens
Heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes
Imagination
Silently the senses
Abandon their defenses

Slowly, gently
Night unfurls it's splendor
Grasp it, sense it
Tremulous and tender
Turn your face away
From the garish light of day.
Turn your thoughts away
From cold, unfeeling light,
And listen to the music of the night.

Close your eyes
And surrender to your darkest dreams.
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before.
Close your eyes,
Let your your spirit start to soar.
And you'll live as you've never lived before.

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

Let your mind
Start a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be.
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

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



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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    The meaning of this song is hidden beauty within darkness and fear. I think at this point erik truly falls for christine and is afraid of losing her and that is the emotion behind this song, as well as what i said earlier.
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    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm
    It's an enchanting melody and it talks about falling in love with something dark. The only thing no one really touched on yet was the part that says secretly possess you I think shows how too much of that dark beautiful freedom can be controlling you and giving you less freedom than you had before.
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    UnregisteredJul 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    The elegant optimism of darkness gallantly swerving through the world of music, is felt beyond the forbidden love of the phantom.
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    UnregisteredJun 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    Just letting go, laying there in the darkness with nothing to feel but your thoughts, feelings and instincts. Listening to things you've never heard before, touching things that never seem that important... Relying on all your senses other than sight! So romantic and dreamy, almost feels like an illusion. Life at its most perfect, still, soft, easy, peaceful, intuitive...
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 1:20 am
    My meaning of the song the music of the night.

    My meaning is that it is about love, imagination and dreaming. This song means to me a romance blossoming, and to the let the music of the night/spirit is to consume you.

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