20 July 2009

Mellifluous Mondays: Les Miserables

Jared took me to see Les Mis at the Fulton on Thursday, which was very sweet of him, and all the more fun because it was a surprise. :) A excellent show. A more excellent boyfriend. So . . . an enjoyable evening all told.

Anyway, Eponine is one of my favorite characters, and I love this song. I always wish she could have married Marius rather than losing him to Cosette; not that I dislike Cosette, but I'm such a skeptic that I don't buy the love-at-first-sight thing, and I think that loyal, quiet, constant Eponine should have gotten Marius instead. Grr. The beauty of tragedy and all that.

"On My Own"

And now I'm all alone again
Nowhere to turn, no one to go to
Without a home, without a friend
Without a face to say hello to
But now the night is near
And I can make-believe he's here

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of him and then I'm happy
With the company I'm keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head

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 every day I'm lonely
All my life I've only been pretending
Without me, his world will go on turning
The world is full of happiness that I have never known

I love him
But only on my own

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rebekah! I read your blog sometimes b/c Sara has it linked from her...I'm very good at "blog lurking", as I rarely post comments. But I HAD to comment here b/c that song has always been my very fave from Les Mis and I feel exactly the same about Eponine! And when I went to see it at the Fulton I had to remind myself it's just a show and that I really shouldn't be mad at Cosette. LOL! Glad you enjoyed the show.
    ~Laura C.