The Phantom of the Opera - The Point of No Return Lyrics

London production 1986
The Phantom of the Opera the Musical - The Point of No Return Lyrics

PHANTOM as Don Juan
Past the point of no return
No backward glances
The games we played till now are at an end
Past all thought of "if" or "when"
No use resisting
Abandon thought and let the dream descend

What raging fire shall flood the soul?
What rich desire unlocks its door?
What sweet seduction lies before us?

Past the point of no return
The final threshold
What warm unspoken secrets will we learn?
Beyond the point of no return

You have brought me
To that moment when words run dry
To that moment when speech disappears
Into silence

I have come here
Hardly knowing the reason why
In my mind I've already imagined
Our bodies entwining
Defenseless and silent
Now I am here with you
No second thoughts
I've decided

Past the point of no return
No going back now
Our passion-play has now, at last, begun
Past all thought of right or wrong
One final question
How long should we two wait, before we're one?
When will the blood begin to race?
The sleeping bud burst into bloom?
When will the flames, at last, consume us?

Past the point of no return
The final threshold
The bridge is crossed
So stand and watch it burn
We've passed the point of no return

(By now, the audience and the police have realised that Signor Piangi is dead behind the curtain,
and it is the Phantom who sings in his place. Christine knows it too.
As final confirmation, the Phantom sings.)

Say you'll share with me
One love, one lifetime
Lead me, save me from my solitude

(He takes from his finger a ring and holds it out to her.
Slowly, she takes it and puts it on her finger)

Say you want me with you here beside you
Anywhere you go, let me go too
Christine that's all I ask of

(We never reach the word 'you,'
for Christine quite calmly reveals the phantom's face to the audience.
As the forces of law close in on the horrifying skull,
the phantom sweeps his cloak around her and vanishes)

(Meg pulls the curtain upstage, revealing Piangi's body, garotted,
propped against the bed, his head gruesomely tilted to one side.
She screams. Police, stagehands, etc. rush onto the stage in confusion.]


What is it? What has happened? Ubaldo!

Oh my god... My god

We're ruined, Andre—ruined!

GIRY (to Raoul)
Monsieur le Vicomte! Come with me!

CARLOTTA (rushing over to Piangi's body)
Oh, my darling, my darling... Who has done this?

(Hysterical, attacking Andre)

You! Why did you let this happen?

(She breaks down, as Piangi's body is carried off on a stretcher)

Monsieur le Vicomte, I know where they are!

But can I trust you?

You must. But remember: your hand at the level of your eyes!

But why?

Why? The Punjab Lasso, monsieur. First Buquet, now Piangi

MEG (holding up her hand)
Like this, monsieur. I'll come with you

No, Meg! No, you stay here!

(to Raoul)

Come with me, monsieur. Hurry, or we shall be too late!

Other Album Songs: The Phantom of the Opera the Musical Lyrics

London production 1986
The Phantom of the Opera the Musical Lyrics


A Rehearsal for Hannibal
Think of Me
Angel of Music
Little Lotte/ The Mirror (Angel of Music)
The Phantom of the Opera
The Music of the Night
I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It
Magical Lasso
Notes.../ Prima Donna
Il Muto (Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh)
Why Have You Brought Us Here?/Raoul, I've Been There
All I Ask of You
All I Ask of You (Reprise)
Masquerade/ Why So Silent?
Notes.../ Twisted Every Way
We Have All Been Blind
A Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Wandering Child.../ Bravo, Monsieur...
The Point of No Return
Down Once More.../Track Down This Murderer