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Lyrics: “A Little Fall of Rain” from Les Miserables

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Don’t you fret, M’sieur Marius
I don’t feel any pain
A little fall of rain
Can hardly hurt me now
You’re here, that’s all I need to know
 
And you will keep me safe
And you will keep me close
And rain will make the flowers grow.
 
Marius
But you will live, ‘Ponine – dear God above…
If I could heal your wounds with words of love…
 
Eponine
Just hold me now, and let it be.
Shelter me, comfort me…
 
Marius
You would live
A hundred years
If I could show you how
I won’t desert you now…
 
Eponine
The rain can’t hurt me now
This rain will wash away what’s past
And you will keep me safe
And you will keep me close
I’ll sleep in your embrace at last
 
The rain that brings you here
Is Heaven-blessed!
The skies begin to clear
And I’m at rest
A breath away from where you are
I’ve come home from so far
 
                                                                                              Marius [in counterpoint]
So don’t you fret, M’sieur Marius                            Hush-a-bye, dear Eponine
I don’t feel any pain                                                      You won’t feel any pain
A little fall of rain                                                          A little fall of rain
Can hardly hurt me now                                            Can hardly hurt you now
                                                                                             I’m here
That’s all I need to know
And you will keep me safe                                        I will stay with you
And you will keep me close                                     Till you are sleeping
And rain                                                                          And rain
Will make the flowers…                                            Will make the flowers…
                                                                                            Grow.

 
 
I know many people have their own favorite songs in the Les Miserables play or movie but this one’s mine. I heard it even before I have heard about the story or even before I saw the movie.
 
I was pulled in to the feelings of these two voices and when I found out the circumstances surrounding the song within the story, it just felt all the more on-the-mark and perfect and tragic all at the same time.
 
In my fantasy, Eponine was injured but did not die. And Marius realized how silly it was of him to fall in love at first sight with a total stranger when the woman meant to be with him and meant to be loved by him is standing right in front of him all those time.
 
^__^ Yeah. Wishful thinking but a girl can dream.
 
Eponine and Marius 2   
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Lyrics: Breathe Again

What I appreciate the most about Sara Bareilles’ songwriting is that she strings her words and made them unique. Her lyrics are unlike the usual and run-of-the-mill lyrics that are always used in songs… read even the first line and you’ll understand…

 

Car is parked, bags are packed, but what kind of heart doesn’t look back
At the comfortable glow from the porch, the one I will still call yours?
All those words came undone and now I’m not the only one
Facing the ghosts that decide if the fire inside still burns

All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again

Open up next to you and my secrets become your truth
And the distance between that was sheltering me comes in full view
Hang my head, break my heart built from all I have torn apart
And my burden to bear is a love I can’t carry anymore

All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching for something

Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I’ll breathe again

It hurts to be here
I only wanted love from you
It hurts to be here
What am I gonna do?

All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching
All I have, all I need, he’s the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I’m searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again
I’ll breathe again…