The Lyrics to “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera

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Discover the lyrics to “Music of the Night” from the Phantom of the Opera, and learn about the meaning behind the words.


The “Music of the Night” is a song from theAndrew Lloyd Webber musical Phantom of the Opera. It was composed by Webber and sung by Michael Crawford as the Phantom in the original 1986 version. In this version, the lyrics were written by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe.

The song is included in the 2004 film adaptation of the musical, which starred Gerard Butler as the Phantom and Emmy Rossum as Christine Daae. The song was also performed by Patrick Wilson and Emmy Rossum in a live concert performance of excerpts from the musical, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.

The Lyrics

The first verse

Sing, my angel of music
Sing for me, sing for me
Let your voice wash over me
And fill this dark and lonely night

With music, with music
Transport me, transport me
Take me away to a place where I can be
Who I was meant to be

The second verse

The lyrics to “Music of the Night” continue to tell the story of the phantom and how he uses music to entice people. He explains that when they hear his music, they will be “enchanted by the night” and “drawn to [his] strange symphony.” The phantom believes that his music has the power to change people and make them see the world in a different way.

The lyrics in the second verse are as follows:

Listen to my music
And let it flow
Into your soul
And melt your heart

Let me take you
On a strange and wondrous journey
To a world where you will see
The things you never dreamed of
And all because of music
Of the night

The third verse

The lyrics to “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera are as follows:

Sing my angel of music,
Sing for me, sing for me.
Let your voice be my spirit guide,
And lead me on from night to day.

Darkness vanishes and shadows die,
The creature is transformed once more.
But in my heart I know the truth,
This was no dream, it happened real life!

The fourth verse

It’s here, the night of the moon
The air is alive with a promise of passion
I feel my heart start to race
As I’m drawn into your web of desire

The night is ours to explore
And we’ll follow where it leads us
To a place where we can be as one
In the music of the night

The fifth verse

Sing once again with me
Our strange duet
My power over you
Grows stronger yet
And though you turn from me
To glance behind
The Phantom of the Opera is here…
Inside your mind


The lyrics to “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera are some of the most beautiful and moving ever written. They express a deep yearning for love and connection, and a hope that someday those things will be found. The music is haunting and evocative, and the words are full of emotion and longing. This is a song that will stay with you long after you’ve heard it.

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