Song Lyric Sunday/Sadness & Crying…

Great prompt for today’s Song Lyric Sunday…We are a Musical Theatre family.  One of our things was all 6 of us going to musical’s together.  We went to Les Misrables when it was in Chicago.  I really didn’t know much about this musical, but being of lover of all things musical and live theatre I was in.

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt was given by Mary and I just found a great new blog to follow…

I remember it being long very long.  I was just so engrossed in the musical and story it really didn’t matter.  The ending was just so sad.  I just cried and cried and cried.  I remember saying to my kids, ” You should’ve warned me that this was so sad.”  I had know idea that I was going to react this way.  If you ever get a chance to go see this musical live, do it.  This is the ending of the movie version in Les Miserables…


Now you are here
Again beside me
Now I can die in peace
For now my life is blessed
You will live
Papa, you’re going to live
It’s too soon
Too soon to say good bye
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 those who’ve always loved you
Your mother gave her life for you then gave you to my 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?
Lost in the valley of the night
It is the music of the 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 shed
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 they bring when tomorrow comes
Ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh
Tomorrow comes

6 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday/Sadness & Crying…

  1. Coming into Les Mis (my first time was the film), I had no idea Les Mis was a sad show- so after Fantine died, I realized it was a sad musical. After that realization, I did not know how to respond or react- I was shocked and confused. This was my first time with Les Mis. By the end, I seriously did not know if I liked Les Mis. Despite that, I started researching Les Mis without knowing why. My first time with the film was December 2012.

    I don’t know why, but in March 2013, I decided to give this film a 2nd chance- without knowing why. This time, I wasn’t as blind- since I knew it was so tragic due to the 1st time. I slowly started to realize there is something special about Les Mis. By the end of this time, I knew I liked Les Mis- this 2nd chance was what I needed to know if I was a Les Mis fan or not.

    By summer 2013, I was officially obsessed with Les Mis. I loved musicals before Les Mis, but did not develop a passion for them. Les Mis turned that previous love into a passion: Les Mis went against so many things I thought a musical was- it disproved so many things. Because of Les Mis, I became a musical theatre fanatic.

    • So happy you’ve joined the musical theatre 🎭 club…Being a theatre mom I get to escape the real world quite a lot…The husband and our Matthew have both read the book 📖 Have you seen how long that book is!!!

      • I actually read the book- started in May after Spring Semester ended and finished it before the end of July. That was in 2015- I used the musical to help me understand what was going on. I wrote in songs where I recognized that a scene mirrored a song. I didn’t skip anything- I read the unabridged book.


      • Good for you. I’ve thought 💭 about reading it. I did read Gone With the Wind 💨. It looks like it’s comparable in length. Only difference, no music 🎶

  2. I read the book by Victor Hugo also, either in high school or college, so I was familiar with the story. It’s brilliant, and well worth seeing live on stage, but Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway are excellent in the movie, too. 🎶🎶🎶

    • I think it’s one of my all time fav’s !!!! Such a great story ❤ Thanks for stopping by Mz. Martha. I hope the you are weathering this winter as best as you can. I know things are about to get ugly again. Stay warm and safe ❤ Blessings ❤

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