Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a 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?
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!
So you already know we’re huge Les Miserables fans around here. (I’m speaking of the 1995 10th anniversary concert at Royal Albert Hall, with Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, Philip Quast as Inspector Javert and Ruthie Henshall as The. Best. Fantine. Ever. NOT that God-awful 2012 theatrical version.)
The following is the second encore from the 10th anniversary concert. Or maybe it was the third encore? Or the fourth? Anyway, you get the picture. And if you haven’t seen this production yet, I’ve got just six words for you:
WHERE THE HECK HAVE YOU BEEN?
Tomorrow we’ll discover
What our God in Heaven has in store!
One more dawn
One more day
One day more!
In the meantime, put the 1995 Les Mis on your bucket list. I may even let you borrow my copy, if you’re good. Or you could go here It even has lyrics. You may want to get comfy first. 🙂 (Note: The production is rated PG-13. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
Join us on Monday for a special Memorial Day post,
The Most Solemn of American Holidays.