Notes.../ Twisted Every Way Lyrics

London production 1986
The Phantom of the Opera the Musical - Notes.../ Twisted Every Way Lyrics

ANDRE
Ludicrous! Have you seen the score?

FIRMIN
Simply ludicrous!

ANDRE
It's the final straw!

FIRMIN
This is lunacy! Well, you know my views

ANDRE
...Utter lunacy!

FIRMIN
But we daren't refuse ...

ANDRE
Not another chandelier

FIRMIN
Look, my friend, what we have here

ANDRE
"Dear Andre,?
Re my orchestrations:
We need another first bassoon
Get a player with tone—
And that third trombone
Has to go!
The man could not be deafer
So please preferably one who plays in tune!"

FIRMIN
"Dear Firmin,?
Vis a vis my opera:
Some chorus members must be sacked
If you could, find out which
Has a sense of pitch—
Wisely, though
I've managed to assign a
Rather minor role to those who cannot act!"

CARLOTTA
Outrage!

FIRMIN
What is it now?

CARLOTTA
This whole affair is an outrage!

FIRMIN
Signora, please

ANDRE
Now what's the matter?

CARLOTTA
Have you seen the size of my part?

ANDRE
Signora, listen ...

PIANGI
It's an insult!

FIRMIN
Not you as well!

PIANGI
Just look at this—it's an insult!

FIRMIN
Please understand

ANDRE
Signor! Signora!

CARLOTTA
The things I have to do for my art!

PIANGI
If you can call this gibberish "art"

CARLOTTA
Ah! Here's our little flower!

FIRMIN
Ah Miss Daae, quite the lady of the hour!

ANDRE
You have secured the largest role in this "Don Juan"

CARLOTTA
Christine Daae? She doesn't have the voice!

FIRMIN
Signora, please!

RAOUL
Then I take it you're agreeing

CARLOTTA
She's behind this...

ANDRE
It appears we have no choice

CARLOTTA
She's the one behind this! Christine Daae!

CHRISTINE
How dare you?

CARLOTTA
I'm not a fool!

CHRISTINE
You evil woman! How dare you?

CARLOTTA
You think I'm blind?

CHRISTINE
This isn't my fault! I don't want any part in this plot!

FIRMIN
Miss Daae, surely...

ANDRE
But why not?

PIANGI
What does she say?

FIRMIN
It's your decision, but why not?

CARLOTTA
She's backing out!

ANDRE
You have a duty!

CHRISTINE
I cannot sing it, duty or not

RAOUL
Christine, Christine...
You don't have to...
They can't make you...

GIRY
Please, monsieur—another note
"Fondest greetings to you all!
A few instructions just before rehearsal starts:

GIRY & PHANTOM
Carlotta must be taught to act

PHANTOM
Not her normal trick of strutting 'round the stage
Our Don Juan must lose some weight—
It's not healthy in a man of Piangi's age
And my managers must learn
That their place is in an office, not the arts

As for Miss Christine Daae
No doubt she'll do her best—
It's true her voice is good
She knows, though, should she wish to excel
She has much still to learn
If pride will let her return to me, her teacher
Her teacher...

Your obedient friend

GIRY
"and Angel"

RAOUL
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

ANDRE
We're listening

FIRMIN
Go on

RAOUL
We shall play his game
Perform his work, but remember we hold the ace
For, if Miss Daae sings, he is certain to attend

ANDRE
We make certain the doors are barred

FIRMIN
We make certain our men are there

RAOUL
We make certain they're armed

ANDRE/FIRMIN/RAOUL
The curtain falls, his reign will end!

GIRY
Madness!

ANDRE
I'm not so sure

FIRMIN
Not if it works

GIRY
This is madness!

ANDRE
The tide will turn!

GIRY
Monsieur, believe me—
There is no way of turning the tide!

FIRMIN
You stick to ballet!

RAOUL
Then help us!

GIRY
Monsieur, I can't

RAOUL
Instead of warning us

RAOUL/ANDRE/FIRMIN
Help us!

GIRY
I wish I could

RAOUL/ANDRE/FIRMIN
Don't make excuses!

RAOUL
Or could it be that you're on his side?

GIRY
Monsieur, believe me
I intend no ill
But Messieurs, be careful—
We have
?seen him kill ...

ANDRE/FIRMIN
We say he'll fall
And fall he will!

CARLOTTA
She's the one behind this!
Christine! This is all a ploy!

PIANGI
This is the truth! Christine Daae!

RAOUL
This is his undoing!

ANDRE & FIRMIN
If you succeed, you free us all—
This so-called "angel" has to fall!

RAOUL
Angel of ?music Fear my fury

GIRY
Hear my warning!

ANDRE
Christine sings, we'll get our man

GIRY
Fear his fury!

PIANGI
She is crazy!

CARLOTTA
What glory can she ?hope to gain?

PIANGI
She is raving!

FIRMIN
If Christine helps us in this plan

RAOUL
Here is where you fall!

GIRY
Monsieur, I beg you

ANDRE
If Christine won't, then no one can

RAOUL
Say your prayers

CARLOTTA
It's clear to all
The girl's insane!

CHRISTINE
Please don't!

GIRY
Do not do this...

ANDRE & FIRMIN
This will seal his fate!

RAOUL
Black
Angel of Death!

CHRISTINE
If you don't stop, I'll go mad!

CARLOTTA & PIANGI
Gran Dio! Che imbroglio

CHRISTINE
Raoul, I'm frightened—
Don't make me do this
Raoul, it scares me—
Don't put me through this ordeal by fire
He'll take me, I know
We'll be parted forever
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

CARLOTTA
She's mad ...

RAOUL
You said yourself—he was nothing but a man
Yet while he lives, he will haunt us 'til we're dead

CHRISTINE
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?

RAOUL
Christine, Christine, don't think that I don't care
But every hope, and every prayer rests on you now

(Instrumental)

RAOUL (spoken)
So, it is to be war between us! But this time, clever friend, the disaster will be yours!

REYER (spoken)
Don Juan—Signor Piangi—here is the phrase:

(sung) "Those who tangle with Don Juan..."

(spoken) If you please?

PIANGI (sung)
Those who tangle with Don Juan

REYER (spoken)
No, no. Nearly—but no

(sung)
"Those who tan–, tan–, tan–..."

PIANGI
Those who tangle with Don Juan

CARLOTTA (spoken)
His way is better. At least he make it sound like music!

GIRY (spoken)
Signora—would you speak that way in the presence of the composer?

CARLOTTA (spoken)
The composer is not here. And if he were here, I would say to him—

GIRY (spoken)
Are you certain of that, Signora?

REYER (spoken)
So, once again—after seven
Five, six, seven

PIANGI (sung)
Those who tangle with Don Juan

(spoken)

CARLOTTA
Ah, piu non posso!

PIANGI
Is right?

GIRY
Have patience, Signora

CHRISTINE
Not quite, Signor, listen: "Those who tan– tan–" You see?

CARLOTTA
No one will care if it is right or if it is wrong

REYER
Settle down now

PIANGI
I do no understand[?]
I no understand

REYER
Senor Piangi, may I suggest—

CARLOTTA
Those who tangle with Don Juan!

ALL EXCEPT CHRISTINE
Poor young maiden! For the thrill
On your tongue of stolen sweets
You will have to pay the bill
Tangled in the winding sheets!

CHRISTINE
In sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came
That voice which calls to me and speaks my name

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