Firmin: (Spoken)
Monsieur Andre!

Andre: (Spoken)
Monsieur Firmin!

Firmin:
Dear Andre, what a splendid party

Andre:
The prelude to a bright new year

Firmin:
Quite a night, I'm impressed

Andre:
Well, one does one's best

Andre and Firmin:
Here's to us

Andre:
A toast for the city!

Firmin:
What a pity that the Phantom can't be here!

Chorus/Crowd:
Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade
Masquerade!
Hide your face so the world will never find you
Masquerade!
Every face a different shade
Masquerade!
Look around, there's another mask behind you.

Flash of mauve
Splash of puce
Fool and king
Ghoul and goose
Green and black
Queen and priest
Trace of rouge
Face of beast
Faces!
Take your turn, take a ride
On the merry-go-round
in an inhuman race
Eye of gold
True is false
Who is who?
Curl of lip
Swirl of gown
Ace of hearts
Face of clown
Faces!
Drink it in, drink it up
Till you've drowned
In the light
In the sound
But who can name the face?

Masquerade!
Grinning yellows, spinning reds
Masquerade!
Take your fill, let the spectacle astound you
Masquerade!
Burning glances, turning heads
Masquerade!
Stop and stare at the sea of smiles around you
Masquerade!
Seething shadows breathing lies
Masquerade!
You can fool any friend who ever knew you
Masquerade!
Leering satyrs, peering eyes
Masquerade!
Run and hide, but a face will still pursue you.

Carlotta:
What a night!

Firmin
What a crowd!

Andre:
Makes you glad

Firmin
Makes you proud! All the crиme, De la crиme

Madame giry: (Overlapping)
Watching us....

Meg (Overlapping)
Watching them

Carlotta: (Overlapping)
All our fears are in the past

Andre:
Three months

Piangi:
Of relief!

Carlotta:
Of delight!

Andre
Of Elysian peace!

Piangi
And we can breathe at last.

Carlotta:
No more notes

Piangi:
No more ghost

Madame Giry:
Here's a health

Andre
Here's a toast, to a prosperous year

Firmin:
To the new chandelier

Piangi and Carlotta:
And may the splendor never fade!

Firmin/Andre:
What a blessed release!

Madame Giry:
And what a masquerade!

Christine:(Spoken)
Think of it
A secret engagement. Look, your future bride. Just think of it.

Raoul: (Spoken)
But, why is it secret? What have we to hide? You promised me.

Christine: (Spoken)
No, Raoul, please don't, they'll see.

Raoul: (Spoken)
Well then let them see. It's an engagement, not a crime.
(Sung)
Christine, what are you afraid of?

Christine(and Raoul in parenthesis):
Let's not argue(Let's not argue)/Please pretend (I can only hope)/You will understand in time (I'll understand in time)

Chorus/Crowd:
Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade
Masquerade!
Hide your face so the world will never find you
Masquerade!
Every face a different shade
Masquerade!
Look around, there's another mask behind you
Masquerade!
Burning glances, turning heads
Masquerade!
Stop and stare at the sea of smiles around you
Masquerade!
Grinning yellows, Spinning reds
Masquerade!
Take your fill, let the spectacle astound you.

(Voices fade and turn to gasps as the lights dim and the Phantom appears at the top of the stairways)

Phantom:
Why so silent, good Messieurs?
Did you think that I had left you for good?
Have you missed me, good Messieurs?
I have written you an opera.
Here, I bring the finished score.
Don Juan Triumphant!
i advise you to comply
my instructions should be clear
remember there are worst things than a shattered chandelier

Phantom:
Your chains are still mine,
(spoken)
You belong to me!

(The Phantom runs to the middle of the stairway and disappears into the floor hidden by fire. Raoul jumps into the hole in the floor with sword in hand and the floor closes again)
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Masquerade/why So Silent Lyrics

Phantom Of The Opera – Masquerade/why So Silent Lyrics