Think Of Me - The Phantom Of The Opera

Think Of Me
(Lloyd Webber)

Think of Me
by Lloyd Webber

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The “The Phantom of the Opera” is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. Richard Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber wrote the musical’s book together. Stilgoe also provided additional lyrics.
Based on the eponymous French novel by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé. Soon Christine Daaé becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Paris Opéra House. The musical opened in London’s West End in 1986, and on Broadway in 1988. In 1986 it won the Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Michael Crawford (in the title role) won the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance on 11 February 2012, the first production ever to do so. Finally, it is the second longest-running West End musical, after Les Misérables, and the third longest-running West End show overall, after The Mousetrap.

Lyrics

Think of me, think of me fondly
When we’ve said goodbye
Remember me, once in a while
Please promise me you’ll try
When you find that once again you long
To take your heart back and be free
If you ever find a moment
Spare a thought for me

We never said our love was evergreen
Or as unchanging as the sea
But if you can still remember
Stop and think of me
Think of all the things
We’ve shared and seen
Don’t think about the way
Things might have been

Think of me, think of me waking
Silent and resigned
Imagine me trying too hard
To put you from my mind
Recall those days
Look back on all those times
Think of the things we’ll never do
There will never be a day
When I won’t think of you

Can it be, can it be Christine?
Bravo!
Long ago, it seems so long ago
How young and innocent we were
She may not remember me
But I remember her
Flowers fade, the fruits of summer fade
They have their season so do we
But please promise me that sometimes
You will think of me

Songwriters: Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Richard Stilgoe