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Artist :Andrew Lloyd Webber
Album :Love Never Dies
Title :

Before The Performance


Ooh

Gustave, could you hand me those earrings

The diamond ones on the left?

There, how do I look?



You look so beautiful

So very beautiful

Like a queen in a book



You too are beautiful

So very beautiful

Once this performance is through

We'll spend some time just us two

Won't that be fun?



Father, doesn't mother look lovely tonight?

Indeed she does

As lovely as she looked the very first time

I came to her dressing room door



And look at you, Raoul

Huh?

You look just like that handsome boy in the opera box

The one who'd always toss me a single red rose



Please, Gustave, if you don't mind

Would you wait outside a while?



May I go exploring, by myself?



Yes, but stay backstage, my dear

When I'm finished, meet me here



I will



Since our wedding day, things have gone astray

Raoul

I'm not proud of the way that I've acted

We've both been

The demands I've made, all the hopes mislaid

I'm aware of the price they've exacted



Though I've no right to ask you to

There's one thing more I'd have you do

If you love me as I love you



Anything, darling

Don't sing the song, dear

What?

But, Raoul

You have to know

Something's terribly wrong, dear



But I have to do this

It's what we agreed to

That hell-spawn demon

He's had us playing his game all along, dear

Let me just get through this

Listen, please, I need to



You need so much, it's true

And I've denied you

You need the man you knew

Back here beside you



You'll have him back, I vow

Just ask it of me

But we must leave here now

If you still love me



Do you mean it, Raoul, truly?

I've booked a passage for three

To Cherbourg on the Atlantic Queen, it leaves in an hour

We'll have just enough time, I beg you

Let's be on it for both our sakes

And the child's



Leave this place behind



He knows his love is not enough

He knows he isn't what you need

He knows you're made of finer stuff

I think on that we're all agreed



It's time to leave him in the dust

It's time to be who you should be

It's time to do now as you must

And set the music in you free



In moments, mere moments

Drums will roll

There you'll stand just like before



The crowd will hush

And then in one sweet rush

I will hear you sing once more



And music, our music

Will swell and then unwind

Like two strands of melody at last entwined



Fulfill us, complete us

Make us whole

Seal our bond forever more



Tonight, for me

Embrace your destiny

Let me here you sing once more



Miss Daaé, it's time



Twisted every way

What answer can I give?



I know I can't refuse

And yet I wish I could

Oh, God



Christine, Christine

Don't think that I don't care

But every hope and every prayer

Rests on you now



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