The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “think.”
I just had to be patient and bide my time. 😀
I knew I’d get to post a song from my favorite opera and one of my favorite movies!
A lifelong Phantom of the Opera fan, I also raised my daughter on the Opera Ghost. Separately, we’re pretty annoying. Together… well, you’d probably lock us in a closet. 😀
If you’ve read Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux and seen the Broadway stage production or any of the movies—1925, 1943, 2004—you know none of the remakes closely adhere to the original. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage play is the best, Rupert Julian’s 1925 silent theatrical version starring Lon Chaney is the scariest… and I have no words for the 1943 musical horror version except NO… just NO! (Yes, it won Oscars but technicolor was new! 😀 )
But it’s Webber’s 2004 theatrical version which brought Phantom of the Opera to the general public. Starring Gerard Butler as the Phantom, Emmy Rossum as Christine, Patrick Wilson as Raoul, and Minnie Driver as Carlotta.
When the vain and spoiled Carlotta suffers an accident, (thank you, Phantom!) Christine Daae sings Think of Me, wins the role and becomes a star!
The main lyrics are about the amicable end of a relationship. Lyrics do differ between theatrical and stage productions, however, the video and lyrics below are from the 2004 film.
If for some bizarre, unexplainable reason you’ve never read or seen the Phantom of the Opera, it’s currently playing on Netflix. You’re welcome! 🙂
See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.
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Think of Me (from Phantom of the Opera)
Sang by Christine & Raoul (Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson) in the 2004 film
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe
Compiled from Genius Lyrics, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Google.