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Lyrics: A Graveyard (wishing You Were Somehow Here Ag...

Song: A Graveyard (wishing You Were Somehow Here Again)
Released: 1986
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A Graveyard (wishing You Were Somehow Here Again) lyrics
(A mausoleum with hanging moss. In the centre a pyramid of skulls in front of a cross.)

CHRISTINE

You were once my one companion . . .
you were all that mattered . . .
You were once a friend and father -
then my world was shattered . . .

Wishing you were somehow here again . . .
wishing you were somehow near . . .
Sometimes it seemed if I just dreamed,
somehow you would be here . . .

Wishing I could hear your voice again . . .
knowing that I never would . . .
Dreaming of you won't help me to do
all that you dreamed I could . . .

Passing bells and sculpted angels,
cold and monumental,
seem, for you, the wrong companions -
you were warm and gentle . . .

Too many years
fighting back tears . . .
Why can't the past
just die . . .?

Wishing you were somehow here again . . .
knowing we must say goodbye . . .
Try to forgive . . . teach me to live . . .
give me the strength to try . . .

No more memories,
no more silent tears . . .
No more gazing across
the wasted years . . .
Help me say goodbye.

(The PHANTOM emerges from behind the cross)

PHANTOM (very soft and enticing)

Wandering child . . .
so lost . . .
so helpless . . .
yearning for my guidance . . .

(Bewildered, CHRISTINE looks up, and murmurs breathlessly):

CHRISTINE

Angel . . . or father . . .
friend . . . or
Phantom . . . ?
Who is it there, staring . . . ?

PHANTOM (more and more hypnotic)

Have you forgotten your Angel . . .?

CHRISTINE

Angel . . . oh, speak . . .
What endless longings echo in this whisper . . .!

(RAOUL appears in the shadows and watches for a moment transfixed)

PHANTOM (now drawing CHRISTINE towards him)

Too long you've wandered in winter . . .

RAOUL (to himself a murmur)

Once again she is his . . .

PHANTOM

Far from my far-reaching gaze . . .

RAOUL

Once again she returns . . .

CHRISTINE (increasingly mesmerized)

Wildly my mind beats against you . . .

PHANTOM

You resist . . .

PHANTOM AND CHRISTINE

Yet your/the soul obeys . . .

RAOUL

. . . to the arms of her angel . . .
angel or demon . . .
still he calls her . . .
luring her back, from the grave . . .
angel or dark seducer . . .?
Who are you, strange angel . . .?

PHANTOM

Angel of Music!
You denied me, turning from true beauty . . .
Angel of Music!
Do not shun me . . . Come to your strange Angel . . .

CHRISTINE

Angel of Music!
I denied you, turning from true beauty . . .
Angel of Music!
My protector . . . Come to me, strange Angel . . .

(CHRISTINE moves towards the figure of the PHANTOM)

PHANTOM (beckoning her)

I am your Angel of Music . . .
Come to me: Angel of Music . . .

RAOUL (suddenly calling out)

Angel of darkness!
Cease this torment!

(Inexorably the PHANTOM continues to beckon CHRISTINE)

PHANTOM

I am your Angel of Music . . .
Come to me: Angel of Music . . .

RAOUL (in desperation)

Christine! Christine listen to me!
Whatever you may believe, this man . . . this thing . . . is not your father!

(To the PHANTOM)

Let her go! For God's sake, let her go! Christine !

(Coming out of her trance CHRISTINE turns and mouths the words):

CHRISTINE

Raoul . . .

(She turns to RAOUL who embraces her protectively. The PHANTOM freezes for a moment and then suddenly seizes a pike upon which is impaled a skull. At a movement from him a flash of fire streaks from the gaping mouth of the skull and lands at RAOUL's feet)

PHANTOM

Bravo, monsieur! Such spirited words!

(Another fireball)

RAOUL

More tricks, monsieur?

PHANTOM

Let's see, monsieur how far you dare go!

(Another fireball)

RAOUL

More deception? More violence?

CHRISTINE (to RAOUL)

Raoul, no . . .

(RAOUL has begun to walk slowly and resolutely towards the PHANTOM the fireballs always landing just ahead of him)

PHANTOM

That's right, that's right,
monsieur keep walking this way!

(Two more fireballs)

RAOUL

You can't win her love by making her your prisoner.

CHRISTINE

Raoul, don't . . .

RAOUL (to CHRISTINE)

Stay back!

PHANTOM

I'm here, I'm here,
monsieur: the angel of death!
Come on, come on, monsieur
Don't stop, don't stop!

(Three more fireballs. RAOUL. is almost at the PHANTOM's feet. A confrontation is imminent when CHRISTINE suddenly rushes across to RAOUL)

CHRISTINE

Raoul! Come back . . .

(She pulls him away)

PHANTOM

Don't go!

(As they are exiting, the PHANTOM declaims in fury):

So be it! Now let it be war upon you both!

(At a gesture from the PHANTOM, there is a flash of lighting and the stage erupts into flame)

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