when everybody else is sleeping

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of him and then I’m happy
With the company I’m keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head


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

Emma Yong. On My Own, from Les Miserables. RGS alumni?

She sings well yes.

But wow it is a good song. Powerful lyrics and tune, real emotions. I think the EPIC feeling is important. Especially for musicals. It’s like so much drama and pomp to stage the entire thing, it jolly well be epic.

I listened to it thrice, emphasis mine.

when everybody else is sleeping

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