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25 Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics That Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life

When it comes to living our best lives as thespians, it’s easy to take inspiration from the stage. Any theatre nerd who can’t resist a good show tune knows that Andrew Lloyd Webber is the king of Broadway. From ‘Phantom’ to ‘Cats’ to ‘School of Rock’, Webber has penned songs for numerous musicals that continue to stay relevant and perform across the globe.

Start your day off on a positive (music) note with these 25 lyrics from Andrew Lloyd Webber shows:

1. “Don’t try to think ahead. Save tomorrow for tomorrow. Think about today instead.” – ‘What’s The Buzz?’ (Jesus Christ Superstar)

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2. “Stand back–you ought to know what’cha gonna get in me: Just a little touch of star quality!” – ‘Buenos Aires’ (Evita)

3. “Close your eyes and let music set you free.” – ‘The Music Of The Night’ (The Phantom Of The Opera)

4. “And with me in control of the band as a whole, we will rock and we’ll roll with our heart and our soul; If you’re in raise your hand! I’m in the band!” – ‘You’re In The Band’ (School Of Rock)

5. “If you think it, want it, dream it, then it’s real.” – ‘You Are What You Feel/Any Dream Will Do’ (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)

6. “I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then. I remember the time I knew what happiness was. Let the memory live again.” – ‘Memory’ (Cats)

7. “You’ll get by, you always have before.” – ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’ (Evita)

8. “No more talk of darkness, forget these wide-eyed fears; I’m here, nothing can harm you, my words will warm and calm you.” – ‘All I Ask Of You’ (The Phantom Of The Opera)

9. “We taught the world new ways to dream.” – ‘New Ways To Dream’ (Sunset Boulevard)

10. “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’ (Starlight Express)

11. “With Odin and Zeus on the bass and the drums, and Thor playing tambourine, and Amos and Janis and Kurt will appear, and Jesus’ll toss me a beer; and we’ll jam ‘round the clock at the top of Mount Rock!” – ‘When I Climb To The Top Of Mount Rock’ (School Of Rock)

12. “Try to forgive, teach me to live, give me the strength to try.” – ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ (The Phantom Of The Opera)

13. “So look with your heart and not with your eyes, the heart understands, the heart never lies.” – ‘Look With Your Heart’ (Love Never Dies)

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14. “With one look I’ll ignite a blaze; I’ll return to my glory days; They’ll say, ‘Norma’s back at last!” – ‘With One Look’ (Sunset Boulevard)

15. “Don’t cry for me, Argentina; the truth is I never left you all through my wild days, my mad existence, I kept my promise, don’t keep your distance.” – ‘Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina’ (Evita)

16. “Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to problems that upset you, oh. Don’t you know everything’s alright, yes, everything’s fine.” – ‘Everything’s Alright’ (Jesus Christ Superstar)

17. “Let the dream begin.” – ‘The Music of the Night’ (The Phantom Of The Opera)

18. “For we know we shall find our own peace of mind…” – Close Every Door (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)

19. “Back when I was younger, wild and bold and free, I can still remember how the music used to be. Chords like rolling thunder, loud beyond control; every note and lyric branded right across my soul.” – ‘Where Did The Rock Go?’ (School Of Rock)

20. ”Only you have the power within you. Just believe in yourself.” – ‘I Am The Starlight’ (Starlight Express)

21. “Feel the early morning madness, feel the magic in the making; why, everything’s as if we never said goodbye.” – ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ (Sunset Boulevard)

22. “Don’t hold back, you are certain to impress!” – ‘Buenos Aires’ (Evita)

23. “Any dream will do.” – ‘Any Dream Will Do’ (Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)

24. “Let me be your shelter, let me be your light; you’re safe, no one will find you, your fears are far behind you.” – ‘All I Ask Of You’ (The Phantom Of The Opera)

25. “Stick it to the man!” – ‘Stick It To The Man’ (School Of Rock)

Have a favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber lyric that you live by? Share it with us in the comments below!

Written by Kailey Hansen

Kailey received her B.A. in English, studied Shakespeare in London and interned at an opera house.

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