Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Point of No Return

PHANTOM:
Hounded out by everyone!
Met with hatred everywhere!
No kind word from anyone!
No compassion anywhere!
Christine, Christine ...
Why, why ...?

CHRISTINE:
Have you gorged yourself at last, in your lust for blood?
Am I now to be prey to your
lust for flesh?


PHANTOM:
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 ...
Pity comes too late - turn around
and face your fate: an eternity of this before your eyes!

CHRISTINE:
This haunted face holds no horror for me now ...
It's in your soul that the true distortion lies ...

PHANTOM:
Wait! I think, my dear, we have a guest!

CHRISTINE:
Raoul!

PHANTOM:
Sir, 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:
Free her!
Do what you like, only free her!
Have you no pity?

PHANTOM:
Your lover makes a passionate plea!

CHRISTINE:
Please Raoul, it's useless!

RAOUL:
I love her!
Does that mean nothing?
I love her!
Show some compassion ...


PHANTOM:
The world showed no compassion to me!

RAOUL:
Christine ...
Christine ...Let me see her ...


PHANTOM:
Be my guest, sir ...
Monsieur, I bid you welcome!
Did you think that
I would harm her?
Why should 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!

CHRISTINE:
The tears I might have shed for your dark fate grow cold, and turn to tears of hate!

RAOUL:
Christine, forgive me, please forgive me ...
I did it all for you, and all for nothing ...


CHRISTINE:
Farewell my fallen idol and false friend ...
We had such hopes and now
Those hopes are shattered!

PHANTOM:
Too late for turning back, too late for prayers and useless pity!

RAOUL:
Say you love him and my life is over

PHANTOM:
All hope of cries for help; no point in fighting!

RAOUL/PHANTOM:
For either way you choose, he has to win/you cannot win!

PHANTOM:
So, do you end your days with me,
or do you send him to his grave?

RAOUL:
Why make her lie to you, to save me?

CHRISTINE:
Angel of Music ...

PHANTOM:
Past the point of no return -

RAOUL:
For pity's sake,
Christine, say no!

CHRISTINE:
...who deserves this?

PHANTOM:
... the final threshold...

RAOUL:
Don't throw your life away for my sake!

CHRISTINE:
When will you see reason ...?

PHANTOM:
His life is now the prize which you must earn!

RAOUL:
I fought so hard to free you ...

CHRISTINE:
Angel of Music ...

PHANTOM:
You've passed the point of no return ...

CHRISTINE:
... you deceived me.
I gave my mind blindly.

PHANTOM:
You try my patience - make your choice!

CHRISTINE:
Pitiful creature of darkness ...
What kind of life have you known ...?
God give me courage to show you you are not alone ... (kisses him)


PHANTOM: (sobs silently)
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 - swear to me never to tell
The secrets you know of the angel in hell

CHORUS:
The Phantom of the Opera is there inside your mind!

PHANTOM:
Go now! Go now, and leave me!

Masquerade...
Paper faces on parade...
Masquerade...
Hide your face so the world will never find you...
Christine, I love you...

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