"Think of Me" is a song from the stage musical The Phantom of the Opera composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is sung by Elissa in the fictional Hannibal opera. At first, Carlotta Giudicelli is cast in the part, but during rehearsal a backdrop falls dangerously close to her. She quits, having had many similar experiences for several years. The managers almost cancel the show, but Meg Giry suggests that her friend Christine Daaé could sing the part. Tentatively, Christine begins to sing, but soon she gains confidence and amazes the entire company with her voice and is given the role. During the performance that night, Christine's childhood friend, Raoul de Chagny, attends and is particularly impressed when he hears her.
The lyrics of the song itself are asking someone to think of the singer (Elissa), even when they are "far away and free."
The song begins in the key of "D", and modulates to the key of "E#" or "F," and is the third song in the show. It is the first time the audience hears the Christine character's voice.
taken from the 2005 film
Think of me
Think of me fondly when we've said goodbye
Remember me, once in a while please promise me you'll try
When you find, that once again you long, to take your heart back and be free
If you ever find a moment, spare a thought for me
We never said our love was evergreen
Or as unchanging as the sea
But if you can still remember
Stop and think of me
Think of all the things we've shared and seen
Don't think about the way things might have been
Think of me,
Think of me waking, silent and resigned
Imagine me, trying too hard to put you from my mind
Recall those days, look back on all those times
Think of the things we'll never do
There will never be a day when I won't think of you!
Can it be,
Can it be Christine?
It seems so long ago,
How young and innocent we were,
She may not remember me,
But I remember her.
Flowers fade, the fruits of summer fade,
They have their seasons, so do we
But please promise me that sometimes
You will think ...
(Christine vocalizes an assortment of notes)