We have all been blind and yet the answer is staring us in the face
This could be the chance to ensnare our clever friend
We shall play his game, perform his work, but remember we hold the ace
For if Miss Daaé sings, he is certain to attend
We make certain the doors are barred
We make certain the police are there
We are certain they're armed
The curtain falls, his reign will end!
Raoul, I'm frightened, don't make me do this
It scares me, don't put me through this ordeal by fire
He'll take me, I know. We'll be parted for ever. He won't let me go
What I once used to dream I now dread. If he finds me, it won't ever end
And he'll always be there, singing songs in my head
He'll always be there, singing songs in my head...
You said yourself he was nothing but a man
Yet while he lives, he will haunt us till we're dead
Twisted every way, what answer can I give?
Am I to risk my life to win the chance to live?
Can I betray the man who once inspired my voice?
Do I become his prey? Do I have any choice?
He kills without a thought, he murders all that's good
I know I can't refuse and yet, I wish I could. Oh God, if I agree,
What horrors wait for me in this, the Phantom's opera?
Christine, Christine, don't think that I don't care
But every hope and every prayer rests on you now
Seal my fate tonight. I hate to have to cut the fun short
But the joke's wearing thin, let the audience in, let my opera begin!
[Thanks to partsboy07095 for correcting these lyrics]