Those who follow the path of the righteous shall have their reword. And if they fall, as Lucifer fell. The flame! 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 flames! And so it must be, for so it is written on the door way toParadise, 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!
On my own, pretending he’s beside me. All alone, I walk with him till 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 all full of strangers.
I love him. But every day I’m learning. All my life, I’ve only been pretending. Without him, his world will go on turning. A world that’s full of happiness that I have never known. I love him, but only on my own.
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 want 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. And dreams were made and used and wasted. There was no ransom to be paid, 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 dream to shame.
He slept a 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 dream he’ll come to me, that we will live the years together. But there are dreams that can not be. And there are storms we can not 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.
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.
One day more, another destiny. This never-ending road toCalvary. 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, and do I dare? Will you take your place with me? The time is now! The day is here!
One day more! One day more to revolution. We will nip it in the bud. We’ll be ready for these schoolboys. We 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 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! I didn’t live until today. We’ll join these people’s heroes. We will follow where they go. One more day on my own. We will learn their little secrets. How can I live when we are parted? We will know the things they know. One day more!
Tomorrow you’ll be worlds away. One more day to revolution! We will nip it in the bud. What a life I might have known. We’ll be ready for these schoolboys. How can I live when we are parted? Tomorrow we’ll be far away. 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!
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 live in the debt of a thief! Damned if I 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 noting 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 can not hold. I’ll escape now from that world, from the world of Jean Valjean. There is nowhere I can turn. There is no way to go on!
Take my hand, I lead you 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’s 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. We will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord.
We will walk behind the plough-share. We will put away the sword. The chain will be broken and all men will have their reword. Do you hear the people sing? Singing the 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? Somewhere 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? Say, do you hear the distant drums? It is the future that they bring 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!
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! Tomorrow comes!