MY DAY: “Love Never Dies”

This afternoon, one of my students brought in “Love Never Dies” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES – the sequel to his PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

I’d heard this song before, but paid it little attention.  Today, I truly heard it for the first time.  It is a different song, and to me, is reminiscent of an opera aria – but, naturally, the show revolves around an opera house.  Still, the style seems less along the “pop” style than Mr. Lloyd Webber’s previous work.

The lyrics, by Glenn Slater with additional lyrics by Charles Hart, are not particularly strong, but they do compliment Mr. Lloyd Webber’s

Who knows when love begins
Who knows what makes it start
One day it’s simply there
Alive inside your heart

It slips into your thoughts
It infiltrates your soul
It takes you by surprise
Then seizes full control

Try to deny it
And try to protest
But love won’t let you go
Once you’ve been possessed

Love never dies
Love never falters
Once it has spoken
Love is yours

Love never fades
Love never alters
Hearts may get broken
Love endures
Hearts may get broken
Love endures

And soon as you submit
Surrender flesh and bone
That love takes on a life
Much bigger than your own

It uses you at whim
And drives you to despair
And forces you to feel
More joy than you can bear

Love gives you pleasure
And love brings you pain
And yet when both are gone
Love will still remain

Once it has spoken
Love is yours
Love never dies
Love never alters

Hearts may get broken
Love endures
Hearts may get broken

Love never dies
Love will continue
Love keeps on beating
When you’re gone

Love never dies
Once it is in you
Love may be fleeting
Love lives on
Love may be fleeting
Love lives on

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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