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

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