On My Own – Les Misérables

I LOVE Les Misérables.  After seeing the musical live in Des Moines, to say I have been counting the days until this movie came out is an understatement.  It was wonderful to see the video with live singing and to hear and see the emotion behind the lyrics.  Although I have so many favorite songs, this song is my favorite of them all.  (I do love I Dreamed a Dream, though, and Anne Hathaway was great in the movie).  In this song though, the way Éponine feels is a way I can identify with.  As this new year begins, I am so excited to see what is in store for me.  New friendships, excitements, adventures…I can’t wait.  As for tonight, I’ll finish making my list of resolutions for the new year…one of them being to write on this blog more often.  I’m terribly behind on posting all the music I’ve been listening to. 🙂

On My Own – Les Misérables
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 full of strangers.

I love him, but every day I’m learning
all my life I’ve only been pretending.
Without me his world would go on turning
A world that’s full of happiness that I have never known.

I love him, I love him,
I love him, but only on my own.

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