Les Miserables Musical Lyrics

Beggar At The Feast

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Beggar At The Feast Lyrics

    Ain't it a laugh
    Ain't it a treat?
    Hob-nobbin' here
    Among the elite?
    Here comes a prince
    There goes a Jew.
    This one's a queer
    But what can you do?
    Paris at my feet
    Paris in the dust
    And here's me breaking bread
    With the upper crust!

    Beggar at the feast!
    Master of the dance!
    Life is easy pickings
    If you grab your chance.
    Everywhere you go
    Law-abiding folk
    Doing what is decent
    But they're mostly broke!
    Singing to the Lord on Sundays
    Praying for the gifts He'll send.

    But we're the ones who take it
    We're the ones who make it in the end!
    Watch the buggers dance
    Watch 'em till they drop
    Keep your wits about you
    And you stand on top!
    Masters of the land
    Always get our share
    Clear away the barricades
    And we're still there!
    We know where the wind is blowing
    Money is the stuff we smell.
    And when we're rich as Croesus
    Jesus! Won't we see you all in hell!

    Valjean is alone in the shadows, with a bare wooden cross for company

    Alone I wait in the shadows
    I count the hours till I can 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.

    Fantine's spirit appears to Valjean

    M'sieur, I bless your name
    M'sieur, lay down your burden
    You raised my child in love
    And you will be with god.

    VALJEAN interjecting
    I am ready, Fantine
    At the end of my days
    She's the best of my life.

    Marius and Cosette rush into the room; they do not see Fantine

    Papa, Papa, I do not understand!
    Are you alright? They said you'd gone 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 fool
    It's you who must forgive a thankless man
    It's thanks 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 babe
    And brought me home to you!

    VALJEAN to Cosette
    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 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 those who always loved you.
    Your mother gave her life for you
    Then gave you to my keeping.

    The other spirits, including Eponine appear

    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!