Masquerade/ Why So Silent? Lyrics

London production 1986
The Phantom of the Opera the Musical - Masquerade/ Why So Silent? Lyrics

ENSEMBLE
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

Thigh of blue...
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...

RAOUL & CHRISTINE
But who can name the face?

ENSEMBLE
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!

GIRY
What a night

MEG
What a crowd

ANDRE
Makes you glad

FIRMIN
Makes you proud
All the creme de la creme

CARLOTTA
Watching us
And watching them!

MEG/GIRY
And all our fears are in the past!

ANDRE
Six months

PIANGI
Of relief

CARLOTTA
Of delight

ANDRE & FIRMIN
Of Elysian peace

MEG & GIRY
And we can breathe
?at last!

CARLOTTA
No more notes!

PIANGI
No more ghost

GIRY
Here's a health

ANDRE
Here's a toast
To a prosperous year

FIRMIN
To the new chandelier

PIANGI & CARLOTTA
And may our
?splendour
?never fade!

FIRMIN
Six months!

GIRY
What a joy!

MEG
What a change

FIRMIN & ANDRE
What a blessed release

ANDRE
And what a masquerade!

CHRISTINE
Think of it, a secret engagement
Look—your future bride
Just think of it

RAOUL
But why is secret? What have we to hide?

CHRISTINE
Please let's not fight

RAOUL
Christine, you're free

CHRISTINE
Wait till the time is right

RAOUL
When will that be?
It is a engagement, not a crime
Christine, what are you afraid of?

CHRISTINE
Let's not argue
Please pretend
You will understand in time

RAOUL
Let's not argue
I can only hope
I'll understand in time

ENSEMBLE
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

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 worse things than a shattered chandelier

To CHRISTINE
Your chains are still mine
You will sing for me!

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