Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
From the musical The Phantom Of The Opera
composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart
Performed by
Mirusia Louwerse

You were once my one companion . . .
you were all that mattered . . .
You were once a friend and father,
then my world was shattered . . .

Wishing you were somehow here again . . .
wishing you were somehow near . . .
Sometimes it seemed if I just dreamed,
somehow you would be here . . .

Wishing I could hear your voice again . . .
knowing that I never would . . .
Dreaming of you won't help me to do
all that you dreamed I could . . .

Passing bells and sculpted angels,
cold and monumental,
seem, for you the wrong companions -
you were warm and gentle . . .
Too many years fighting back tears . . .
Why can't the past just die . . .?

Wishing you were somehow here again . . .
knowing we must say goodbye . . .
Try to forgive, teach me to live . . .
give me the strength to try . . .

No more memories, no more silent tears . . .
No more gazing across the wasted years . . .
Help me say goodbye.
Help me say goodbye!









































The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston
Leroux. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart

The musical focuses on a beautiful singer, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured
musical genius known as "The Phantom of the Opera," who terrorizes the Paris Opera.

The music for Lloyd Webber's version was composed specifically for the voice of his then-wife Sarah Brightman
The musical was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Lloyd Webber's 'Really Useful Group' and opened at 'Her
Majesty's Theatre' in London on October 9, 1986, where it still runs as of 2007

It now is the longest-running Broadway musical of all time, breaking the record held by Lloyd Webber's Cats on
January 9, 2006 with its 7,486th performance.

Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera has been translated into several languages and produced in over twenty
countries on six continents. With one exception, these productions have all been "clones," i.e., they use the original
staging, direction, sets and costume concepts.
Andrew Lloyd Webber