I can imagine a sort of Switchfoot-Relient K-Friday's Child-Avril Lavigne (mellow acoustic/electric guitar rock ballad) fusion for this song. It's a (rock) song the Phantom might have sung to Christine...it's really long, though, so perhaps it's better if you consider it just a poem, and not try to come up with music. You can sing it, though, if that amuses you (as it does me).

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I wish I could be free

just as you are today

but I am cursed to what you see

to hide myself away

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And all those with God's grace

live their crooked lives

and taunt me with my face

their words cut like knives

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(angrily and bitterly) But my heart is turned to stone

and they don't want me

so I will live alone

to the darkness I will flee

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(softly and sadly) though I wish for light

and secretly beauty

a lit taper in the night

and just someone to love me

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My name is but a curse,

a shadow on the wall,

you all fear as you rehearse,

"will another body fall?"

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They all stare

at my disfigured face

(defiantly) but I don't care!

(softly) have I left the human race?

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I have nothing to my name

but my music and the night

and my passion, its flame

and my desire for light!

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(desperately) Don't leave me here to die!

I've lived alone too long!

Oh, my very soul does cry

to listen to your song

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I know why you chose him

and you sang of your love

I knew my chance was slim

(sadly) but I had always hoped...

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(snapping back) But it was just a dream,

an inane fantasy

things are never as they seem

(angrily, with a sad tinge) So go! Forget about me!

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So I will live in darkness

without you by my side

but I won't love you any less

the pain will not subside

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Without you, I shall die

I will never know the light

(sad softness) but I'll remember how you made me fly

(softer and softer) as I fade into the night...

as I fade into the night...

and you fade into the light...