Paris / Look Down

Lyricist: Les Misérables    Composer: Les Misérables
前奏
BEGGARS
Look down and see the beggars at your feet
Look down and show some mercy if you can
Look down and see the sweepings of the street
Look down, look down,
Upon your fellow man!
GAVROCHE
\'Ow do you do? My name\'s Gavroche
These are my people, here\'s my patch.
Not much to look at, nothing posh
Nothing that you\'d call up to scratch
This is my school, my high society
Here in the slums of Saint Michele
We live on crumbs of humble piety
Tough on the teeth, but what the hell!
Think you\'re poor?
Think you\'re free?
Follow me! Follow me!
BEGGARS
Look down and show some mercy if you can
Look down, look down, upon your fellow man!
GAVROCHE
There was a time we killed the King
We tried to change the world too fast
Now we have got another King
He\'s no better than the last
This is the land the fought for liberty
Now when we fight, we fight for bread
Here is the thing about equality
Everyone\'s equal when they\'re dead
Take your place!
Take your chance!
Vive la France! Vive la France!
STUDENTS & BEGGARS
Look down and show some mercy if you can
Look down, look down, upon your fellow man!
COURFEYRAC
When\'s it gonna end?
BEGGAR 1
When we gonna live?
JOLY
Something\'s gotta happen now!
BEGGAR 2
Something\'s gotta give!
STUDENTS & BEGGARS
It\'ll come, it\'ll come, it\'ll come, It\'ll come, it\'ll come
ENJOLRAS
Where the leaders of the land?
Where is the king who runs this show?
MARIUS
Only one man, General Lamarque
Speaks for the people here below
ENJOLRAS
Lamarque is ill and fading fast!
Won\'t last the week out, so they say.
MARIUS
With all the anger in the land
How long before the judgement day?
ENJOLRAS
Before we cut the fat ones down to size?
ALL
Before the barricades arise?