Les Miserables Musical Lyrics

Who Am I?

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Who Am I? Lyrics

    He thinks that man is me
    He knew him at a glance!
    That stranger he has 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.
    They all look to me.
    How can I abandon them?
    How would they live
    If I am not free?

    If I speak, I am 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 bears my face
    Who goes to judgement in my place
    Who am I?
    Can I conceal myself for evermore?
    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 myself 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 journey on

    He appears in front of the court

    Who am I? Who am I?
    I am Jean Valjean!

    He unbuttons his shirt to reveal the number tattooed to his chest

    And so Javert, you see it's true
    That man bears no more guilt than you!
    Who am I?