Two Fridays ago, “Love Never Dies” musical was a part of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s #TheShowsMustGoOn #HomeisWheretheMusicIs series and it was so fantastic seeing it again after watching the HBO special back in 2012 and then my own hiatus of appreciating musicals took over to be awakened by these weekly specials.
Once a while, my muse will will tease me with a one-shot fic or a little story. Well, three days ago, it was a songfic… Idk. It’s rough. A little background of this song why my muse thought it was good idea for a springboard. 😀
As you recall, Gustave woke from a startling nightmare, saying “he sees a strange man seizing me and drowning me….” This was quite interesting and wonder if it was hint or just a glimpse of Gustave’s “sensitive” side? ESP?
Then the next day Gustave met the Phantom to take his offer of showing him the sights of Coney Island. As the Phantom was about to arrange “their little adventure” Gustave began playing a tune on the piano which made the Phantom stop in his tracks. What was the tune? If you’re a new comer head over to iTunes to buy the digital download of the movie.
Here’s the little song fic. I imagine it to have the same stylistics of “Mother, Please, I’m scared” then crosses over with the melodies of “The Beauty Underneath” too since both songs were Gustave singing. The Phantom has also already unmasked himself, Gustave is still digesting the Phantom’s world and this songfic happens in between that briefest slot just before Gustave screams….
How can this be? Am I locked in a dream?
A space between wakefulness and light sleep?
For all in those dreams, this face I always see.
Phantom: Tell me more about these dreams, little vicomte.
Why do you come by nightmare always there to bring dread and fear?
Reaching out by the water, wending your way to me as if it mattered.
By those hands you seized me, so in terror, I break free and flee
Yet you never follow, you chose to remain to the spot where I left you fore-knowingly.
Phantom: Who are you to me?
Gustave screams seeing clearly more of Phantom’s face.
Then to my delight, when I was listening to “Love Never Dies” album yesterday, there were sections of the “The Beauty Underneath” song I haven’t heard at all. I found the complete lyrics of the “The Beauty Underneath” and while it may have missed some words but it was still okay.
I’ll ask Unofficial_ Ben_ Lewis IG owner about this since she saw the production live. [Update] I no longer needed to ask since I read in Love Never Dies Blogspot, the song was re-worked for the US tour. I’m still ecstatic Ben Lewis recorded it in the Love Never Dies album. It just completes it.