The Cotswold Voices

Music Of The Night/Do You Hear The People Sing?

Solo: Night time sharpens

Heightens each sensation

Darkness stirs and wakes imagination

Silently the senses

Abandon their defenses

 

All: Slowly, gently

Night unfurls it's splendor

Grasp it, sense it

Tremulous and tender

Turn your face away

(From the) garish light of day.

(Turn your) thoughts away

From cold, unfeeling light,

And listen to the music of the night.

 

Close your eyes

And surrender to your darkest dreams.

Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before.

Close your eyes,

Let your your spirit start to soar.

And you'll live as you've never lived before.

 

(SS: harmony) Softly, (T: Softly) deftly (T: Deftly)

Music shall caress you

Hear it, feel it

Secretly possess you

Open up your mind

(Let your) fantasies unwind

(In this) darkness that you know you cannot fight

The darkness of the music of the night

 

Let your mind

Start a journey through a strange new world

Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before

Let your soul take you where you long to be.

Only then can you belong to me

 

(SS: harmony) Floating, falling

Sweet intoxication

Touch me, trust me

Savour each sensation

Let the dream begin

(Let your) darker side give in

(To the) power of the music that I write

The power of the music of the night

 

You alone can make my song take flight

Help me make the music of the night

 

(Staggered lines) Do you hear the people sing?

Singing a song of angry men?

It is the music of a people

Who will not be slaves again!

When the beating of your heart

Echoes the beating of the drums

There is a life about to start

When tomorrow comes!

 

(All) Will you join in our crusade?

Who will be strong and stand with me?

Beyond the barricade

Is there a world you long to see?

Then join in the fight

That will give you the right to be free!

 

Do you hear the people sing?

Singing a song of angry men?

It is the music of a people

Who will not be slaves again!

When the beating of your heart

Echoes the beating of the drums

There is a life about to start

When tomorrow comes!

 

Will you give all you can give

So that our banner may advance

Some will fall and some will live

Will you stand up and take your chance?

The blood of the martyrs

Will water the meadows of France!

 

Do you hear the people sing?

Singing a song of angry men?

It is the music of a people

Who will not be slaves again!

When the beating of your heart

Echoes the beating of the drums

There is a life about to start

When tomorrow comes