All I Ask of You (Lloyd Webber)

All I Ask of You
(Lloyd Webber)

All I Ask of You
by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Koji Kondo
The “All I Ask of You by Andrew Lloyd Webber” is a song from the English musical The Phantom of the Opera, between characters Christine Daaé and Raoul, originally played on stage by Sarah Brightman and Steve Barton, respectively. It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, and solely produced by Lloyd Webber. An operatic pop piece, its lyrics serve as dialogue between the two characters and discuss themes such as commitment and romance. Like Lloyd Webber’s song “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You” was compared to the music found in Giacomo Puccini’s 1910 opera La fanciulla del West.


From the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera.
Performed by Patrick Wilson as Raoul and Emmy Rossum as Christine.

Lyrics

No more talk of darkness,
Forget these wide-eyed fears;
I’m here, nothing can harm you,
My words will warm and calm you.

Let me be your freedom,
Let daylight dry your tears;
I’m here, with you, beside you,
To guard you and to guide you.

Say you love me every waking moment,
Turn my head with talk of summertime.
Say you need me with you now and always;
Promise me that all you say is true,
That’s all I ask of you.

Let me be your shelter,
Let me be your light;
You’re safe, no one will find you,
Your fears are far behind you.

All I want is freedom,
A world with no more night;
And you, always beside me,
To hold me and to hide me.

Then say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime;
Let me lead you from your solitude.
Say you need me with you, here beside you,
Anywhere you go, let me go too,
Christine, that’s all I ask of you

Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime;
Say the word and I will follow you.
Share each day with me,
Each night, each morning.

Say you love me!
RAOUL
You know I do.

Anywhere you go, let me go to
Love me, that’s all I ask of you.
(they kiss)

I must go
They’ll wonder where I am
Wait for me Raoul!

Christine I love you!

Order your fine horses!
Be with them at the door!

And soon you’ll be beside me!

You’ll guard me and you’ll guide me
(they hurry off and the phantom emerges from behind the statue)

I gave you my music
Made your song take wing
And now how you’ve repaid me
Denied me and betrayed me
He was bound to love you when he heard you sing
Christine
Christine

Say you’ll share with me one love,
One lifetime say the word and I will follow you
Share each day with me, each night, each morning

You will curse the day you did not do
All that the Phantom asked of you!

Go!

Songwriters: Charles Hart / Andrew Lloyd Webber / Richard Stilgoe