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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Josh Groban sings

Man, if you are going to do something, do it with passion. I just love feeling the passion of this song. . , 'let your darker side give in to the passion' . . . the darker side isn's always a bad thing.

PHANTOM
I have brought you
to the seat of sweet
music's throne . . .
to this kingdom
where all must pay
homage to music . . .
music . . .
You have come here,
for one purpose,
and one alone . . .
Since the moment
I first heard you sing,
I have needed
you with me,
to serve me, to sing,
for my music . . .
my music . . .
(changing mood)
Night-time sharpens,
heightens each sensation . . .
Darkness stirs and
wakes imagination . . .
Silently the senses
abandon their defences . . .
Slowly, gently
night unfurls its splendour . . .
Grasp it, sense it -
tremulous and tender . . .
Turn your face away
from the garish light of day,
turn your thoughts away
from cold, unfeeling light -
and listen to
the music of the night . . .
Close your eyes
and surrender to your
darkest dreams!
Purge your thoughts
of the life
you knew before!
Close your eyes,
let your spirit
start to soar!
And you'll live
as you've never
lived before . . .
Softly, deftly,
music shall surround you . . .
Feel it, hear it,
closing in around you . . .
Open up your mind,
let your fantasies unwind,
in this darkness which
you know you cannot fight -
the darkness of
the music of the night . . .
Let your mind
start a journey through a
strange new world!
Leave all thoughts
of the world
you knew before!
Let your soul
Take you where you
long to be !
Only then
can you belong
to me . . .
Floating, falling,
sweet intoxication!
Touch me, trust me
savour each sensation!
Let the dream begin,
let your darker side give in
to the power of the music that I write -
the power of the music of the night . . .
You alone can make my song take flight -
help me make the music of the night .

5 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I think it's a hangover from Puritan days, but people think anything that makes you feel passionate must be "dark" in nature...! Not so! Too many sleepwalking through life...

Chatty Crone said...

About the shadow side - I couldn't agree with you more. The shadow side doesn't have to be dark - it can be the part of us that we lost - the fun side. People who deny it - may end up in a mid-life crisis! Much better to keep your shadow a friend.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Beauty always gives me goose bumps and tears. Lord, that song is absolutely lovely, isn't it?
Josh's voice is a gift from God above! April and I went to Chicago to see Phantom..it was her high school graduation gift from me to her. 'Twas an experience neither one of us will ever forget. The theatre was incredible!

Chatty Crone said...

I'm going to add that to my bucket list.

JeanMac said...

Hey, Chatty, another good post.