March 19, 2012

Love Never Dies Ruins My Raoul

The drop dead gorgeous prince charming is completely ruined in the sequel, Love Never Dies. I...don't know what to say.

I'm not amused by how the story evolves to be a typical modern soap opera show. Guy A loves girl but girl loves Guy B and Guy B loves her back, so Guy A is brokenhearted and Guy B and girl get married and have a son. 10 years after, Guy A still loves the girl, and Guy B turns out to be a jerk of a husband who was heavily burdened with financial debt. Guy A still tries to win the girl and the girl gives in. And you know what? Guy A finds out that the son is actually HIS SON. So the girl is finally torn between two choices, save the withering marriage with Guy B, or have an affair with Guy A and leave her husband behind.

Guy A is phantom, Guy B is Raoul, and the girl is Christine, the femme fatale that's being fought by these two guys.

Classic? I don't appreciate it, at all.

I don't even know if I should feel grateful for the sequel. I think it just spoils the romantic - although tragic - ending of the Phantom of The Opera. I really don't know what to say.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is certainly a gifted composer, that's unquestionable. Some pieces from the sequel are incredible, such as the namesake Love Never Dies and Beneath A Moonless Sky. But they're still incomparable with the first piece. It's a classic, and will always be one.

So, enjoy this beautifully composed lyric and melody. Absorb how much they love one another at this moment, and forget about the future 10 years ending of wrecked marriage and that child from another guy.

All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber

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

You know I do

Anywhere you go, I will go to
Love me, that's all I ask of you