Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer lyrics


Down once more to the dungeon of my black despair!

Down we plunge to the prison of my mind!

Down that path into darkness deep as hell!

Why, you ask, was I bound and chained

In this cold and dismal place?

Not for any mortal sin, but the

Wickedness of my abhorrent face!

All (in distance):

Track down this murderer, he must be found!

Track down this murderer, he must be found!


Hounded out by everyone, met with hatred everywhere!

No kind words from anyone, no compassion anywhere

Christine. Why, why?

Madame Giry: Your hand at the level of your eyes

Raoul (Echoed): At the level of you eyes

Choir (Echoed): At the level of your eyes


Have you gorged yourself at last in your lust for blood?

Am I now to be prey to your lust for flesh?


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 mothers fear and loathing

A mask, my first unfeeling scrap of clothing

Pity comes to late, turn around and face your fate!

An eternity of this!, before your eyes


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!. Sir!

Christine: Raoul!


This is indeed, an unparrelled delight

I had rather hoped that you would come

And now my wish comes true

You have truely made my night


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


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!

Monseuir I bid you welcome

Did you think that I would harm her?

Why would 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


The tears I might have shed for your dark fate

Grow cold, and turn to tears of hate!


Christine forgive me, please forgive me!

I did it all for you and all for nothing


Farewell, my fallen idol and false friend

We had such hopes and now those hopes are shattered!


Too late for turning back

Too late for prayers and useless pity


Say you love him and my life is over


Among all cries for help, no point in fighting

Phantom and Raoul:

For either way you choose. you cannot/he has to win


So do you end your days with me

Or do you send him to his grave?


Why make her lie to you to save me?


Angel of music, who deserves this?

Why do you curse mercy?


Past the point of no return. Final threshold

His life is the prize which you must earn


For pity's sake Christine say no

Don't throw your life away for my sake

I fought so hard to free you

Phantom: You've past the point of no return

Christine: Angel of music, you decieved me

Christine (Spoken): I gave you my mind blindly


You try my patience

Make your choice


Pitiful creature of darkness

What kind of life have you known?

God give me courage to show you you are not alone!

All (in distance):

Track down this murderer, he must be found!

Hunt out this animal, who runs to ground!

Too long he's preyed on us, but know we know

The Phantom of the Opera is there, deep down below

Phantom (Spoken):

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 secret you know, of the angel in hell!

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

Christine (in distance):

Say you'll share with me

One love one lifetime

Raoul (in distance):

Say the word and

I will follow you

Christine (in distance):

Share each day with me

Each night, each morning


You alone, can make my song take flight

It's over now, The Music of the Night!

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