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Phantom Of The Opera – Point Of No Return lyrics

Past the point of no return, no backward glances
The games we've played, till now 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
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

What is it? What has happened?
Ubaldo! Oh my God! My God!
We're ruined Andre, ruined!
Monsieur le Vicomte!
Come with me!
Oh my
darling, my darling!
Who has done this to you?
You! Why did you let this happen?

le Vicomte
I know where they are
But can I trust you?
You must, but remember

Your hand at the level of your eyes!
But why, why?
The Punjab lasso, Monsieur
First Buquet, now Piangi

Like this, Monsieur I'll come with you
No, Meg! No, you stay here!
Come with me, Monsieur
Hurry, or we shall be too late!

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  • u
    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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  • u
    He did write it with all those intentions but she knows it's him before she rips off his mask to expose him. In the play she suddenly gets up in realization it's the phantom in the middle of the song. In the movie you can tell she knows it's him by her facial expressions and the look on Raoul's face shows he knows and others know too. It feels like she still has some feeling for the phantom despite all that he has done. Past the point of no return is like saying, we are past returning from what I (the phantom) has done but there is still hope. We still have this connection and there is no denying it. Christine came to the phantom and learned music with him but she didn't know why and now she does. It's past the point of innocence. Past the point of not knowing. They now have an undeniable connection may it be good or bad or in-between. In the end when she exposes him it's like breaking the barrier. She breaks the illusion and shows herself his true face and she knows his true identity. Past the point of not knowing him. Past the point of no return. There is no returning to the old ways. Once she revealed him it was like signifying the song. It we beautifully done and the song has so much meaning beyond her just acting her part.
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