LOOK DOWN


Look down, look down

Don't look 'em in the eye

Look down, look down

You're here until you die

No God above

That hell along below

Look down, look down

There's twenty years to go

I've done no wrong

Sweet Jesus, hear my prayer

Look down look down

Sweet Jesus doesn't care

I know she'll wait

I know that she'll be true

Look down, look down

They've all forgotten you

When I get free ya won't see me

Here for dust

Look down, look down

You'll always be a slave

Look down, look down

You're standing in your grave

(…)

Now prisoner 24601

Your time is up

And your parole's begun

You know what that means

Yes, it means I'm free

No!

Follow to the letter your itinerary

This badge of shame will show until you die

It warns you’re a dangerous man

I stole a loaf of bread

I broke a window pane.

My sister's child was close to death

And we were starving

You will starve again

Unless you learn the meaning of the law

I know the meaning of those 19 years

A slave of the law

Five years for what you did

The rest because you tried to run

Yes, 24601

My name is Jean Valjean

And I am Javert

Do not forget my name

Do not forget me

24601

Look down, look down

You'll always be a slave

Look down, look down

You're standing in your grave

THE BISHOP


Come in, Sir, for you are weary

And the night is cold out here

Though our lives are very humble

What we have, we have to share

There is wine here to revive you

There is bread to make you strong

There's a bed to rest till morning

Rest from pain, and rest from wrong

(…)

But my friend, you left so early

Surely something slipped your mind

You forgot I gave these also

Would you leave the best behind?

(…)

I command you for your duty

Now God’s blessing go with you

But remember this, my brother

See in this some higher plan

You must use this precious silver

To become an honest man

By the witness of the martyry

By the passion and the blood

God has raised you out of darkness

I have saved your soul for God

VALJEAN'S SOLILOQUY


What have I done, sweet Jesus, what have I done

Become a thief in the night, become a dog on the run

Have I fallen so far, while is the hour so late

That nothing remains but the cry of my hate

That cries in the dark, that nobody hears

Here where I stand at the turning of the years

If there is another way to go

I risked it twenty long years ago

My life was a war that could never be won

They gave me a number and they murdered Valjean

Where they chained me and let me for dead

Just for stealing a mouth full of bread

Yet why did I allow this man

To touch my soul and teach me love

He treated me like any other

He gave me his trust

He called me brother

My life he claims for God above

Can such things be?

For I had come to hate the world

This world that always hated me

Take an eye for an eye

Turn your heart into stone

This is all I have lived for

This is all I have known

One word from him, and I'ld be back

Beneath the lash upon the rack

Instead he offers me my freedom

I feel my shame inside me like a knife

He told me that I had a soul

How does he know?

What spirit comes to move my life

Is there another way to go?

I am reaching, but I fall

And the night is closing in

As I stare into the void

To the whirlpool of my sin

I'll escape now from that world

From the world of Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean is nothing now

Another story must begin

AT THE END OF THE DAY


At the end of the day you're another day older

And that's all you can say for the life of the poor

It's a struggle, it's a war

And there's nothing that anyone's giving

One more day, standing about, what is it for?

One day less to be living

At the end of the day you're another day colder

And the shirt on your back doesn't keep out the chill

And the righteous hurry past

They don't hear the little ones crying

And the winder is coming on fast, ready to kill

One day nearer to dying!

At the end of the day there's another day dawning

And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise

Like the waves crash on the sand

Like a storm that'll break any second

There's a hunger in the land

There's a reckoning still to be reckoned

And there's gonna be hell to pay

At the end of the day!

At the end of the day you get nothing for nothing

Sitting flat on your butt doesn't buy any bread

There are children back at home

And the children have got to be fed

And you're lucky to be in a job

And in a bed!

And we're counting our blessings!

Have you seen how the foreman is fuming today?

With his terrible breath and his wandering hands

It's because little Fantine won't give him his way

Take a look at his trousers, you'll see where he stands

And the boss, he never knows

That the foreman is always on the heat

If Fantine doesn't look out

Watch how she goes

She'll be out on the street!

At the end of the day it's another day over

With enough in your pocket to last for a week

Pay the landlord pay the shop

Keep on grafting as long as you're able

Keep on grafting till you drop

Or it's back to the crumbs on the table

You've got to pay your way

At the end of the day!

What have we here, little innocent sister?

Come on Fantine, let's have all the news!

"Dear Fantine you must send us more money

Your child needs a doctor

There's no time to lose!"

Give that letter to me

It is none of your business

With a husband at home

And a bit on the side

Is there anyone here

Who can swear before God

She has nothing to fear?

She has nothing to hide?

(…)

What is this fighting all about?

Will someone tear these two apart?

This is a factory, not a circus!

Now come on ladies, settle down

I am the Mayor of this town

I run a business of repute

(…)

At the end of the day she's the one who began it

There's a kid that she's hiding in some little town

There's a man she has to pay

You can guess how she picks up the extra

You can bet she's earning her keep sleeping around

And the boss wouldn't like it!

Yes it's true there's a child

And the child is my daughter

And her father abandoned us leaving us flat

Now she lives with an innkeeper man and his wife

And I pay for the child

What's the matter with that?

At the end of the day she'll be nothing but trouble

And there's trouble for all when there's trouble for one

While we're earning our daily bread

She's the one with her hands in the butter

You must send the slut away

Or we're all gonna end in the gutter

And it's us who'll have to pay

At the end of the day!

I might have known the bitch could bite

I might have known the cat had claws

I might have guessed your little secret

Ah, yes, the virtuous Fantine

Who keeps herself so pure and clean

You'd be the cause I had no doubt

Of any trouble here about

You play a virgin in the light

But need no urgin' in the night

She's been laughing at you

While she's having her men

She'll be nothing but trouble again and again

You must sack her today

Sack the girl today!

LOVELY LADIES


I smell women

Smell 'em in the air

Think I'll drop my anchor

In that harbor over there

Lovely ladies

I’ll love you until I’m broke

Seven months at sea

And now I’m hungry for a poke

Even stokers need a little stoke!

Lovely ladies

Waiting for a bite

Waiting for the customers

Who only come at night

Lovely ladies

Ready for the call

Standing up or lying down

Or any way at all

Bargain prices up against the wall

What pretty hair!

What pretty locks you’ve got there

What luck you got

It's worth a centime, my dear

I'll take the lot

Don't touch me! Leave me alone!

Let's make a price

I'll give you all of ten francs

Just think of that!

It pays a debt

Just think of that

What can I do? It pays a debt.

Ten francs may save my poor Cosette!

Lovely ladies

Waiting in the dark

Ready for a thick one

Or a quick one in the park

Long time, short time

Any time, my dear

Cost a little extra if you want to take all year!

Quick and cheap is underneath the pier!

Come over here

It’s twenty francs for a tooth

Come in, my dear

I’ll pay you well for your youth

The pain won’t last

You’ll still be able to bite

I’ll do it fast

I know my business all right

It’s worth a goal

You pay me first what I am due

You’re getting twice if I take two

Give me the dirt, who's that bit over there?

A bit of skirt. She's the one sold her hair

She's got a kid. Sends her all that she can

I might have known

There is always some man

Lovely lady, come along and join us!

Lovely lady!

Come on dearie, why all the fuss?

You're no grander than the rest of us

Life has dropped you at the bottom of the heap

Join your sisters

Make money in your sleep!

That's right dearie, show him what you've got!

That's right dearie, let him have the lot

Old men, young men, take 'em as they come

Harbor rats and alley cats and every kind of scum

Poor men, rich men, leaders of the land

See them with their trousers off they're never quite as grand

All it takes is money in your hand!

Lovely ladies

Going for a song

Got a lot of callers

But they never stay for long

Come on, Captain

You can wear your shoes

Don't it make a change

To have a girl who can't refuse

Easy money

Lying on a bed

Just as well they never see

The hate that's in your head

Don't they know they're making love

To one already dead

I DREAMED A DREAM


There was a time when men were kind

When their voices were soft

And their words inviting

There was a time when love was blind

And the world was a song

And the song was exciting

There was a time

Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by

When hope was high and life worth living

I dreamed that love would never die

I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid

So dreams were made and used and wasted

There was no ransom to be payed

No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night

With their voices soft as thunder

As they tear your hope apart

As they turn your dreams to shame

He slept the summer by my side

He filled my days with endless wonder

He took my childhood in his stride

But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dreamed he'd come to me

And we would live the years together

But there are dreams that cannot be

And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be

So different from this hell I'm living

So different now from what it seemed

Now life has killed the dream

I dreamed

FANTINE'S ARREST


I don't want you

You've got some nerve, you little slut

You've got some gall

By Christ you'll pay for what you've done

I guarantee, I'll make you suffer

I beg you, don't report me sir

I'll do whatever you may want

Make your excuse to the police!

Tell me quickly what's the story

Who saw what and why and where

Let him give a full description

Let him answer to Javert

Javert, would you believe it

I was lost here in the dark

When this prostitute attacked me

You can see she left her mark

She will answer for her actions

If you make a full report

You may rest assured, M'sieur

She will answer to the court

There's a child who sorely needs me

Please M'sieur, she's but that high

Holy God, is there no mercy?

If I go to jail she'll die!

I have heard such protestations

Every day for twenty years

Let's have no more explanations

Save your breath and save your tears

Honest work, just reward

That's the way to please the Lord

A moment of your time, Javert

I do believe this woman's tale

M'sieur, the Mayor!

You've done your duty, let her be

She needs a doctor, not a jail

M'sieur, the Mayor!

Can this be?

Where will she end

This child without a friend?

I've seen your face before

Show me some way to help you

How have you come to grief

In such a place as this?

M'sieur, don't mock me now, I pray

It's hard enough I've lost my pride

You let your foreman send me away

Yes, you were there, and turned aside

I never did no wrong

Is it true, what I have done?

My daughter's close to dying

To an innocent soul?

If there's a God above

Had I only known then

He'd let me die instead

In His name my task has just begun

(…)

I will see it done!

WHO AM I?


They think that man is me

Without a second glance

The stranger they have found

This man could be my chance

Why should I save his hide?

Why should I right this wrong?

When I have come so far

And struggled for so long

If I speak, I am condemned

If I stay silent I am damned

I am the master of hundreds of workers

The all look to me

Can I abandon them?

How would they live if I am not free?

If I speak, they are condemned

If I stay silent I am damned

Who am I?

Can I condemn this man to slavery?

Pretend I do not feel his agony

This innocent who wears my face

Who goes to judgment in my place

Who am I?

Can I conceal myself forever more?

Pretend I'm not the man I was before

And must my name until I die

Be no more than an alibi

Must I lie?

How can I ever face my fellow men?

How can I ever face, my self again?

My soul belongs to God, I know

I made that bargain long ago

He gave me hope when hope was gone

He gave me strength to carry on

Who am I?

Who am I?

I'm Jean Valjean

M'sieur, the Mayor!

You show your honor

You see, it’s true

This man there’s no more guilt than you

Who am I?

24601!

COME TO ME


Cosette, it's turned so cold

Cosette, it's past your bedtime

You've played the day away

And soon it will be night

Come to me

Cosette the light is fading

Don't you see the evening star appearing?

Come to me and rest against my shoulder

How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder

Dear Fantine, Cosette will be here soon

Dear Fantine, she will be by your side

Come Cosette, my child

Where did you go?

Be at peace

Be at peace evermore

My Cosette

She’ll live in my protection

Take her now

Your child will want for nothing

Good M'sieur, you come from God in heaven

Tell Cosette I love her and I’ll see her and I wake

THE CONFRONTATION


Valjean, at last

We see each other plain

M'sieur le Mayor

You'll wear a different chain!

Before you say another word, Javert

Before you chain me up like a slave again

Listen to me! There is something I must do

This woman leaves behind a suffering child

There is none but me who can intercede

In Mercy's name, three days are all I need

Then I'll return, I pledge my word

Then I'll return

You must think me mad!

I've hunted you across the years

A man like you can never change

A man such as you

Believe of me what you will

(Men like me can never change)

There is a duty that I'm sworn to do

(Men like me can never change)

You know nothing of my life

(No! 24601)

All I did was steal some bread

You know nothing of the world

(My duty's to the law. You have no Rights)

You would sooner see me dead

(Come with me 24601)

But not before I see this justice done

(Now the wheel has turned around. Jean Valjean is nothing now)

I am warning you Javert

(Dare you talk to me of crime)

I'm a stronger man by far

(And the price you had to pay)

There is power in me yet

(Every man is born in sin)

My race is not yet run

(Every man must choose his way)

You know nothing of Javert

I was born inside a jail

I was born with scum like you

I am from the gutter too!

CASTLE ON A CLOUD


There is a castle on a cloud

I like to go there in my sleep

Aren't any floors for me to sweep

Not in my castle on a cloud

There is a lady all in white

Holds me and sings a lullaby

She's nice to see and she's soft to touch

She says, "Cosette, I love you very much!"

I know a place where no one's lost

I know a place where no one cries

Crying, at all, is not allowed

Not in my castle on a cloud

MASTER OF THE HOUSE


My band of soaks

My den of dissolutes

My dirty jokes, my always pissed as newts

My sons of whores

Spent their lives in my inn

Homing pigeons homing in

They fly through my doors

And they crawl out on old floors

Welcome, M'sieur

Sit yourself down

And meet the best

Innkeeper in town

As for the rest

All of 'em crooks

Rooking their guests

And cooking the books

Seldom do you see

Honest men like me

A gent of good intent

Who's content to be

Master of the house

Doling out the charm

Ready with a handshake

And an open palm

Tells a saucy tale

Makes a little stir

Customers appreciate a bon-viveur

Glad to do a friend a favor

Doesn't cost me to be nice

But nothing gets you nothing

Everything has got a little price

Master of the house

Keeper of the zoo

Ready to relieve 'em

Of a sou or two

Watering the wine

Making up the weight

Pickin' up their knick-knacks

When they can't see straight

Everybody loves a landlord

Everybody's buxom friend

I do whatever pleases

Jesus! Won't I bleed 'em in the end

Master of the house

Quick to catch yer eye

Never wants a passerby

To pass him by

Servant to the poor

Butler to the great

Comforter, philosopher

And lifelong mate

Everybody's boon companion

Everybody's chaperone

But lock up your valises

Jesus! Won't I skin you to the bone

Food beyond compare

Food beyond belief

Mix it in a mincer

And pretend it's beef

Kidney of a horse

Liver of a cat

Filling up the sausages

With this and that

Residents are more than welcome

Bridal suite is occupied

Reasonable charges

Plus some little extras on the side!

Charge 'em for the lice

Extra for the mice

Two percent for looking in the mirror twice

Here a little slice

There a little cut

Three percent for sleeping with the window shut

When it comes to fixing prices

There are a lot of tricks he knows

How it all increases

All those bits and pieces

Jesus! It's amazing how it grows!

(…)

I used to dream

That I would meet a prince

But God Almighty

Have you seen what's happened since?

Master of the house?

Isn't worth me spit!

Comforter, philosopher

And lifelong shit!

Cunning little brain

Regular Voltaire

Thinks he's quite a lover

But there's not much there

What a cruel trick of nature

Landed me with such a louse

God knows how I've lasted

Living with this bastard in the house

Master of the house

Master and a half

Comforter, philosopher

Ah, don't make me laugh!

Servant to the poor

Butler to the great

Hypocrite and toady

And inebriate

Everybody bless the landlord!

Everybody bless his spouse!

Everybody raise a glass

Raise it up the master's arse

Everybody raise a glass to the master of the house!

BARGAIN / THE WALTZ OF TREACHERY


I found her wandering in the wood

This little child, I found her trembling in the shadows

And I am here to help Cosette

And I will settle any debt you may think proper

I will pay what I must pay

To take Cosette away

This is a duty I must heed

Thereis a promise I have made

For I was blind to one in need

I did not see what stood before me

Now her mother is with God

Her suffering is over

And I speak here with her voice

And I stand here in her place

And from this day and evermore

Let me have your coat, M'sieur

Cosette shall live in my protection

You are very welcome here

I Will not forget my vow

Take a drink. Take a chair

Cosette shall have a father now

What to do? What to say?

Shall you carry our treasure away?

What a gem! What a pearl!

Beyond rubies is our little girl!

How can we talk of debt?

Let's not haggle for darling Colette!

- Cosette!

Dear Fantine, gone to rest

Have we done for her child what is best?

(I think so)

Shared our bread. Shared each bone

Treated her like she's one of our own

Like our own, Monsieur!

Your feelings do you credit, sir

And I will ease the parting blow

Let us not talk of bargains or bones and greed

Now, may I say, we are agreed?

That would quite fit the bill

If she hadn't so often been ill

Little dear, cost us dear

Medicines are expensive, M'sieur

Not that we begrudged a sou

It's no more than we Christians must do!

No more words. Here's your price

Fifteen hundred for your sacrifice

Come, Cosette, say goodbye

Let us seek out some friendlier sky

Thank you both for Cosette

It won't take you too long to forget

(…)

Where I go, you will be

Will you be like a papa to me?

Yes, Cosette. Yes, it's true

I’ll be father and mother to you

SUDDENLY


Suddenly you’re here

Suddenly it starts

Can two anxious hearts

Beat as one?

Yesterday I was alone

Today you walk beside me

Something still unclear

Something not yet here

Has begun

Suddenly the world

Seems a different place

Somehow full of grace

Full of light

How was I to know

That so much hope

Was held inside me?

What is past is gone

Now we journey out through the night

How was I to know at last

That happiness can come so fast?

Trusting me the way you do

I’m so afraid of failing you

Just a child who cannot know

That danger follows where I go

There are shadows everywhere

And memories I cannot share

Nevermore alone

Nevermore apart

You have warmed my heart like the sun

You have brought the gift of life

And love so long denied me

Suddenly I see

What I could not see

Something suddenly

Has begun

STARS


There, out in the darkness

A fugitive running

Fallen from God

Fallen from grace

God be my witness

I never shall yield

Till we come face to face

Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark

Mine is the way of the Lord

Those who follow the path of the righteous

Shall have their reward

And if they fall as Lucifer fell

The flames

The sword

Stars

In your multitudes

Scarce to be counted

Filling the darkness

With order and light

You are the sentinels

Silent and sure

Keeping watch in the night

Keeping watch in the night

You know your place in the sky

You hold your course and your aim

And each in your season

Returns and returns

And is always the same

And if you fall as Lucifer fell

You fall in flame!

And so it must be

For so it is written

On the doorway to paradise

That those who falter and those who fall

Must pay the price

Lord let me find him

That I may see him

Safe behind bars

I will never rest

Till then

This I swear

This I swear by the stars!

LOOK DOWN (THE BEGGARS)


Look down and see the beggars at your feet

Look down and show some mercy if you can

Look down and see the sweepings of the street

Look down, look down, upon your fellow man

'Ow do you do? My name's Gavroche

These are my people. Here's my patch

Not much to look at, nothing posh

Nothing that you'd call up to scratch

This is my school, my high society

Here in the slums of Saint Michele

We live on crumbs of humble piety

Tough on the teeth, but what the hell

Think you're poor?

Think you're free?

Follow me! Follow me!

Look down and show some mercy if you can

Look down, look down, upon your fellow man

There was a time we killed the king

We tried to change the world too fast

Now we have got another king

He is not better than the last

This is the land that fought for liberty

Now when we fight, we fight for bread

Here is the thing about equality

Everyone’s equal when they’re deade

Take your place. Take your chance

Vive la France! Vive la France!

Look down and show some mercy if you can

Look down, look down, upon your fellow man

When this gonna end?

When we gonna live?

Something's gotta happen now

Something's gonna give

It'll come, it'll come, it'll come

It'll come, it'll come

Where are the leaders of the land?

Where is the king who runs this show?

Only one man, general Lamarque

Speaks for these people here below

Lamarque is ill and fading fast

Won't last the week out, so they say

With all the anger in the land

How long before the judgment day?

Before we cut the fat ones down to size?

Before the barricades arise?

ROBBERY / JAVERT'S INTERVENTION


Everyone here, you know your place

Brujon, Babet, Claquesous

You, Montparnasse, watch for the law

With Eponine take care

You turn on the tears

No mistakes, my dears

Please m'sieur, come this way

Here's a child that ain't eaten today

Save a life, spare a sou

God rewards all the good that you do.

Wait a bit. Know that face

Ain't the world a remarkable place?

Men like me don't forget

You're the bastard who borrowed Colette!

- Cosette!

What is this? Are you mad?

No, Monsieur, you don't know what you say

You know me, I know you

And you’ll pay what we due

(…)

It's the police! Disappear!

Run for it! It's Javert!

Another brawl in the square

Another stink in the air

Was there a witness to this?

Let him speak to Javert!

M'sieur, the streets are not safe

But let these vermin beware

We'll see that justice is done

Look upon this fine collection

Crawled from underneath a stone

This swarm of worms and maggots

Could have picked you to the bone

I know this man over here

I know his name and his trade

And on your witness, M'sieur

I'll see him suitably paid.

But where's the gentleman gone?

And why on earth did he run?

You will have a job to find him

He's is not all he seems to be

And that girl he thrills behind him

Is the child he stole from me

Yeah, and me

Yeah, both of us

Could it be he's that old jailbird

That the tide now washes in

Heard my name and started running

All the omens point to him

In the absence of a victim

Dear Inspector, may I go?

And remember when you've nicked him

It was me who told you so

Let the old man keep on running

I will run him off his feet

Everyone about your business!

Clear this garbage off the street!

EPONINE'S ERRAND


Cosette! Now I remember!

Cosette! How can it be?

We were children together

Look what's become of me

Eponine, who was that girl?

Some bourgeois two-a-penny thing!

Eponine, find her for me!

What will you give me?

Anything!

Got you all excited now

But God knows what you see in her

Ain't you all delighted now

No, I don't want your money sir

Eponine, do this for me

Discover where she lives

Be careful how you go

Don't let your father know

Eponine! I'm lost until she's found!

You see, I told you so!

There's lots of things I know

'Ponine... she knows her way around

ABC CAFE - RED AND BLACK


The time is near

So near it's stirring the blood in their veins!

And yet beware

Don't let the wine go to your brains!

We need a sign

To rally the people

To call them to arms

To bring them in line!

Marius, wake up

What's wrong today?

You look as if you've seen a ghost

Some wine and say what's going on

A ghost you say... a ghost maybe

She was just like a ghost to me

One minute there, and she was gone

I am agog!

I am aghast!

Is Marius in love at last?

I've never heard him `ooh' and `aah'

You talk of battles to be won

And here he comes like Don Ju-an

It's better than an o-per-a

It is time for us all

To decide who we are

Do we fight for the right

To a night at the opera now?

Have you asked of yourselve

What's the price you might pay?

Is it simply a game

For a rich young boy to play?

The colors of the world

Are changing day by day

Red - the blood of angry men!

Black - the dark of ages past!

Red - a world about to dawn!

Black - the night that ends at last!

Had you seen her today?

You might know how it feels

To be struck to the bone

In a moment of breathless delight

Had you been there today?

You might also have known

How the world may be changed

In just one burst of light

And what was right seems wrong

And what was wrong seems right

Red - I feel my soul on fire!

Black - My world if she's not there!

Red - The color of desire!

Black - The color of despair!

Marius, you're no longer a child

I do not doubt you mean it well

But now there is a higher call

Who cares about your lonely soul?

We strive toward a larger goal

Our little lives don't count at all

Red - the blood of angry men!

Black - the dark of ages past!

Red - a world about to dawn!

Black - the night that ends at last!

Listen everybody!

General Lamarque is dead!

Lamarque! His death is the hour of fate

The people's man

His death is the sign we await!

On his funeral day they will honor his name

The light of rebellion ablaze in their eyes

From the candles of grief we will kindle our flame

On the tomb of Lamarque shall our barricade rise

The time is here!

Let us welcome it gladly with courage and cheer

Let us take to the streets with no doubt in our hearts

But a jubilant shout

They will come one and all

They will come when we call!

IN MY LIFE


How strange

This feeling that my life's begun at last

This change

Can people really fall in love so fast?

What's the matter with you, Cosette?

Have you been too much on your own?

So many things unclear

So many things unknown

In my life

There are so many questions and answers hat sometimes seem wrong

In my life

There are times when I catch in the silence the sigh of a faraway song

And it sings of a world that I long to see

Out of reach, just a whisper away, waiting for me

Does he know I'm alive, do I know if he's real?

Does he see what I see, does he feel what I feel?

In my life, I'm no longer alone now the love in my life is so near

Find me now, find me here

Dear Cosette, you're such a lonely child

How pensive, how sad you seem to me

Believe me, were it within my power

I'd fill each passing hour

How quiet it must be, I can see

With only me for company

There's so little I know that I'm longing to know

Of the man that you were in a time long ago

There's so little you say of the life you have known

Why you keep to yourself, why we're always alone?

So dark, so dark and deep

The secrets that you keep

In my life

Please forgive what say, your are loving and gentle and good

But papa, dear papa

In your eyes I am still like the child who was lost in a wood

No more words

No more words, it's a time that is dead

There are words

That are better unheard, better unsaid

In my life

I'm no longer a child and I yearn for the truth that you know

Of the years, years ago

You will learn

Truth is given by God to us all in our time

In our turn

In my life

She has burst like the music of angels, the light of the sun

And my life

Seems to stop as if something is over and something has scarcely begun

Eponine, you're the friend who has brought me here

Thanks to you

I am one with the gods, and heaven is near

And I soar through a world that is new, that is free

Every word that he says is a dagger in me

In my life

There's been no-one like him anywhere, anywhere

Where he is

If he asked, I'd be his

In my life, there is someone who touches my life

Waiting near

Waiting here

A HEART FULL OF LOVE


A heart full of love

A heart full of song

I'm doing everything all wrong

Oh God, for shame

I do not even know your name

Dear mademoiselle

Won't you say?

Will you tell?

A heart full of love

No fear, no regret

My name is Marius Pontmercy

And mine's Cosette

Cosette, I don't know what to say

Then make no sound

I am lost

I am found

A heart full of light

(He was never mine to lose)

A heart full of you

Why regret what could not be

(A single look and then I knew)

I knew it too

These are words he'll never say

Not to me

From today

Not to me

Not for me

Everyday

His heart

For it isn't a dream

(Full of love)

He will never feel this way

ON MY OWN


On my own

Pretending he's beside me

All alone

I walk with him 'til morning

Without him, I feel his arms around me

And when I lose my way, I close my eyes

And he has found me

In the rain

The pavement shines like silver

All the lights are misty in the river

In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight

And all I see is him and me forever and forever

And I know it's only in my mind

That I'm talking to myself

And not to him

And although I know that he is blind

Still I say there's a way for us

I love him

But when the night is over

He is gone

The river's just a river

Without him, the world around me changes

The trees are bare and everywhere the streets are full of strangers

I love him

But everyday I'm learning

All my life I've only been pretending

Without me, his world will go on turning

A world that's full of happiness that I have never known

I love him

I love him

I love him

But only on my own

ONE DAY MORE


One day more

Another day, another destiny

This never ending road to Calvary

These men who seem to know my crime

Will surely come a second time

One day more

I did not live until today

How can I live when we are parted?

One day more

Tomorrow you'll be worlds away

And yet with you my world has started

One more day all on my own

Will we ever meet again?

One more day with him not caring

I was born to be with you

What a life I might have known

And I swear I will be true

But he never saw me there

One more day before the storm

Do I follow where she goes?

At the barricades of freedom

Shall I join my brothers there?

When our ranks begin to form

Do I stay, do I dare?

Will you take your place with me?

The time is now

The end is near

One day more!

One day more to revolution

We will nip it in the bud

We’ll be ready for the schoolboys.

They will wet themselves with blood

One day more!

Watch 'em run amuck

Catch 'em as they fall

Never know your luck when there's a free-for-all

Here’s a little dip

There a little touch

Most of them are goners so they won't miss much!

One day to a new beginning

Raise the flag of freedom high

Every man will be a king

Every man will be a king

There's a new world for the winning

There's a new world to be won

Do you hear the people sing?

My place is here

I fight with you

One day more!

(…)

Tomorrow is the judgment day

Tomorrow we'll discover what our God in heaven has in store

One more dawn

One more day

One day more!

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?


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 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

AT THE BARRICADE / JAVERT'S ARRIVAL


I need a volunteer

Someone who can find out their plan and when they will attack

I can find out the truth

I know their ways

Fought their wars

Served my time

In the days

Of my youth

See the people unite

I pray you’re right

Dogs will bark

Fleas will bite

They will do what is right!

Red - the blood of angry men!

Black - the dark of ages past!

Red - a world about to dawn!

Black - the night that ends at last!

He’s back!

Listen my friends

I have done as I said

I have been to their lines

I have counted each man

I will tell what I can

Better be warned

They have armies to spare

And the danger is real

We will need all our cunning

To bring them to heel

Have faith

If you know what their movements are

We'll spoil their game

There are ways that a people can fight

We shall overcome their power

I have overheard their plans

There will be no attack tonight

They intend to starve us out

Before they start a proper fight

Concentrate their force

Hit us when it’s light

Liar!

LITTLE PEOPLE


Good evening, dear inspector

Lovely evening, my dear

I know this man, my friends

His name is Inspector Javert

So don't believe a word he says

'Cause none of it's true

This only goes to show

What little people can do

Bravo, little Gavroche, you're the top of the class!

So what we’re gonna do with this snake in the grass?

Take his man and through him in this tavern in there

The people will decide your fate, Inspector Javert!

Shoot me now or shoot me later

Every schoolboy to his sport

Death to each and every traitor

I renounce your people's court!

A LITTLE FALL OF RAIN


Don't you fret

M'sieur Marius

I don't feel any pain

A little fall of rain

Can hardly hurt me now

You're here

Thats all I need to know

And you will keep me safe

And you will keep me close

And rain will make the flowers grow

But you will live, 'Ponine

Dear God above

If I could close your wounds with words of love

Just hold me now and let it be

Shelter me

Comfort me

(Hush a bye)

So don't you fret

(Dear Eponine)

M'sieur Marius

I don't feel any pain

(You won't feel any pain)

A little fall of rain

(A little fall of rain)

Can hardly hurt me now

(Can hardly hurt you now)

I’m here

That’s all I need to know

And you will keep me safe

(And I will stay with you)

('Til you are sleeping)

And you will keep me close

And rain

And rain

Will make the flowers

Will make the flowers

Grow

VALJEAN'S ARRIVAL


Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot!

I come here as a volunteer

You see that prisoner over there?

A volunteer like you

A spy who calls himself Javert

He is going to get in too

Get in there! Get inside!

Don’t kill him! I know him!

(…)

Thank you M'sieur

Give me no thanks M'sieur

There is something you can do

If it is in my power

Give me the spy Javert

Let me take care of him

Do what you have to do

The man belongs to you

We meet again

You've hungered for this all your life

Take your revenge

How right you should kill with a knife

Get out of here

Don’t understand

Clear out of here

Once a thief, forever a thief

What you want you always steal

You would trade your life for mine

Yes, Valjean, you want a deal

Shoot me now for all I care

If you let me go, beware

You'll still answer to Javert!

You are wrong, and always have been wrong

I'm a man, no worse than any man

You are free, and there are no conditions

No bargains or petitions

There's nothing that I blame you for

You've done your duty, nothing more

If I come out of this alive, you'll find me

At Rue de l'homme Armé

No doubt our paths will cross again

DRINK WITH ME


Drink with me to days gone by

To the life that used to be

At the shrine of friendship never say die

Let the wine of friendship never run dry

Here’s to you and here’s to me

Do I care if I should die

Now she goes across the sea?

Life without Cosette means nothing at all

Would you weep, Cosette, if were to fall?

Will you weep, Cosette, for me?

BRING HIM HOME


God on high, hear my prayer

In my need you have always been there

He is young, he's afraid

Let him rest, heaven blessed

Bring him home

Bring him home

Bring him home

He's like the son I might have known

If God had granted me a son

The summers die, one by one

How soon they fly on and on

And I am old and will be gone

Bring him peace, bring him joy

He is young. He is only a boy

You can take. You can give

Let him be. Let him live

If I die, let me die

Let him live

Bring him home

Bring him home

Bring him home

THE FINAL BATTLE


You at the barricade listen to this

The people of Paris sleep in their beds

You have no chance

No chance at all

Why throw your lives away?

Let us die facing our foes

Make them bleed while we can

Make them pay through the nose

Make them pay for every man

Let others rise

To take our place

Until the earth is free!

THE FINAL CONFRONTATION


It's you, Javert

I knew you wouldn't wait too long

The faithful servant at his post once more

This man's done no wrong

And he needs a doctor's care

I warned you, I would not give in

I won't be swayed

Another hour yet

And then I'm yours

And all our debts are paid

The man of mercy

Comes again

And talks of justice

Come, time is running short

Look down, Javert

He's standing in his grave

JAVERT'S SUICIDE


Who is this man?

What sort of devil is he

To have me caught in a trap

And choose to let me go free?

It was his hour at last

To put a seal on my fate

Wipe out the past

And wash me clean off the slate

All it would take

Was a flick of his knife

Vengeance was his

And he gave me back my life

Damned if I'll live in the debt of a thief

Damned if I'll yield at the end of the chase

I am the law and the law is not mocked

I'll spit his pity right back in his face

There is nothing on earth that we share

It is either Valjean or Javert!

And my thoughts fly apart

Can this man be believed?

Shall his sins be forgiven?

Shall his crimes be reprieved?

And must I now begin to doubt

Who never doubted all these years?

My heart is stone and still it trembles

The world I have known is lost in shadow

Is he from heaven or from hell?

And does he know

That granting me my life today

This man has killed me even so?

I am reaching, but I fall

And the stars are black and cold

As I stare into the void

Of a world that cannot hold

I'll escape now from the world

From the world of Jean Valjean

There is nowhere I can turn

There is no way to go on

EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES


There's a grief that can't be spoken

There's a pain goes on and on

Empty chairs at empty tables

Now my friends are dead and gone

Here they talked of revolution

Here it was they lit the flame

Here they sang about tomorrow

And tomorrow never came

From the table in the corner

They could see a world reborn

And they rose with voices ringing

And I can hear them now

The very words that they had sung

Became their last communion

On this lonely barricade, at dawn

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me

That I live and you are gone

There's a grief that can't be spoken

There's a pain goes on and on

Phantom faces at the windows

Phantom shadows on the floor

Empty chairs at empty tables

Where my friends will meet no more

Oh my friends, my friends don't ask me

What your sacrifice was for

Empty chairs at empty tables

Where my friend will sing no more

EVERY DAY


Every day

You walk with stronger step

You walk with longer step

The worst is over

Don't think about it, Marius.

With all the years ahead of us!

I will never go away

And we will be together

Every day

Every day

We'll remember that night

And the vow that we made

A heart full of love

(She was never mine to keep)

A night full of you

(She is youthful)

I wasn’t around but always true

(She is free)

Cosette, Cosette!

I saw you waiting and I knew

(Love is the garden of the young)

You are here

(Waiting for you)

Let it be

(At your feet)

Let it be

(At your call)

A heart full of love

(And it wasn't a dream)

This I give you

(Not a dream)

On this day

(After all)

VALJEAN'S CONFESSION


M'sieur, this is a day

I can never forget

Is gratitude enough

For giving me Cosette?

Your home shall be with us

And not a day shall pass

But will will prove our love

To you, whom we shall call

A father to us both

A father to us all

Not another word my son

There's something now that must be done

There lived a man whose name was Jean Valjean

He stole some bread to save his sister's son

For nineteen winters served his time

In sweat he washed away his crime

Years ago

He broke parole and lived a life apart

How could he tell Cosette and break her heart?

Marius,

It's for Cosette this must be faced

If he is caught, she is disgraced

The time has come to journey on

And from this day he must be gone

Who am I?

Who am I?

You're Jean Valjean!

Monsieur, you cannot leave

Whatever I tell my beloved Cosette

She will never believe!

Tell her I have gone on a journey

A long way away

Tell her my heart was too full for farewells

It is better this way

Promise me, M'sieur, Cosette will never know

What I have spoken, why I must go

For the sake of Cosette

It must be so

Thank you Marius

SUDDENLY (REPRISE)


Why is he gone, without a word?

That wouldn’t be his way to go

Why so sudden, why so strange?

Did he say how long he’ll be gone?

All he asked for me to say

Its he’s on a journey far away

He can’t leave us now

How he breaks my heart?

We will never be apart

I promise

VALJEAN'S DEATH


Alone, I wait in the shadows

I count the hours until I sleep

I dreamed a dream Cosette stood by

It made her weep to know I die

Alone at the end of the day

Upon this wedding night I pray

Take these children, my Lord, to thy embrace

And show them grace

God on high

Hear my prayer

Take me now

To thy care

Where you are?

Let me be

Take me now

Take me there

Bring me home

Bring me home

M'sieur I blessed your name

I’m ready, Fantine

M'sieur lay down your burdens

At the end of my days

You raised my child in love

She is the best of my life

And you will be with God

Papa, papa!

I do not understand

Are you alright?

Why did you go away?

Cosette, my child!

Am I forgiven now?

Thank God! Thank God!

I’ve lived to see this day

It’s you who must forgive a thoughtless full

It’s you that must forgive a thankless man

It’s thank to you that I am living

And again I lay down my life at your feet

Cosette, your father is a saint

When they wounded me, he took me from the barricade

Carried like a baby and brought me home to you

Now you are here

Again beside me

Now I can die in peace

For now my life is blessed

Papa you're going to live! 

It's too soon, to soon to say goodbye

Yes Cosette, forbid me now to die

I'll obey, I will try

On this page, I write my last confession

Read it well when I at last am sleeping

It's the story of one who turned from hating

A man who only learned to love

When you were in his keeping

Come with me

Where chains will never bind you

All your grief at last at last behind you

Lord in heaven, look down on him in mercy

Forgive me all my trespasses

And take me to your glory

Take my hand and lead me to salvation

Take my love, for love is everlasting

And remember the truth that once was spoken

To love another person is to see the face of God

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? - FINALE


Do you hear the people sing

Lost in the valley of the night

It is the music of a people

Who are climbing to the light

For the wretched of the earth

There is a flame that never dies

Even the darkest night will end

And the sun will rise

They will live again in freedom

In the garden of the Lord

They will walk behind the plough-share

They will put away the sword

The chain will be broken

And all men will have their reward

Will you join in our crusade?

Who will be strong and stand with me?

Somewhere beyond the barricade

Is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing

Say, do you hear the distant drums?

It is the future that they bring

When tomorrow comes

Will you join in our crusade?

Who will be strong and stand with me?

Somewhere beyond the barricade

Is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing

Say, do you hear the distant drums?

It is the future that we bring

When tomorrow comes

Tomorrow comes