Song Lyric Sunday | “No One Would Listen” – Phantom of the Opera


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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is listen.”


Glad to be done with the headache of moving last week so I can sit down and enjoy some music and Song Lyric Sunday!

No One Would Listen was a song written by David Zippel for the 2004 theatrical version of Phantom of the Opera starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. It was cut and the melody was reused set to new lyrics for the movie’s closing song Learn to Be Lonely, sang by Minnie Driver. The song does appear on the two-disc CD soundtrack from the movie.

The song has Erik, the Phantom sitting in his lair surrounded by pictures of Christine. He is singing of how she was the only one who ever pitied him, while everyone else feared him.


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No One Would Listen

No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears

Shamed into solitude
Shunned by the multitude
I learned to listen
In the dark, my heart heard music

I long to teach the world
Rise up and reach the world
No one would listen
I alone could hear the music

Then at last a voice in the gloom
Seemed to cry “I hear you. I hear your fears, your torment and your tears.”

She saw my loneliness
Shared in my emptiness
No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears

No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “No One Would Listen” – Phantom of the Opera

  1. I loved this film adaption of Phantom, own it on DVD and have watched it countless times. Thanks for the backstory on the song, I think I’m going to have to watch the movie again soon, it’s been too long. 🙂


  2. Great background info on the song. Wow, Gerard Butler (aka Mr. 300) and Emmy Rossum (aka Fiona Gallagher) were in this??? I forgot. They both look so young and innocent here. The Phantom of the Opera has so many good songs and this is one of them. beautiful listen this morning.

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