Javert's Suicide - Live

作詞:Herbert Kretzmer    作曲:Claude-Michel Schonberg

It's you, Javert
I knew you wouldn't wait too long
The faithful servant at his post once more
This man's done no wrong
And he needs a doctor's care

I warned you I would not give in
I won't be swayed

Another hour yet
And then I'm yours
And all our debts are paid

The man of mercy comes again
And talks of justice

Come, time is running short
Look down, Javert
He's standing in his grave
Give way, Javert

Take him, Valjean

There is a life to save

Before I change my mind
I will be waiting

Who is this man what sort of devil is he
To have me caught in a trap
And choose to let me go free
It was his hour at last to put a seal on my fate
Wipe out the past and wash me clean off the slate
All it would take was a flick of his knife
Vengeance was his and he gave me back my life

Damned if I'll live in the debt of a thief
Damned if I'll yield at the end of the chase
I am the Law and the Law is not mocked
I'll spit his pity right back in his face
There is nothing on earth that we share
It is either Valjean or Javert

How can I now allow this man
To hold dominion over me
This desperate man whom I have hunted
He gave me my life
He gave me freedom
I should have perished by his hand
It was his right
It was my right to die as well
Instead I live, but live in hell

And my thoughts fly apart
Can this man be believed
Shall his sins be forgiven
Shall his crimes be reprieved

And must I now begin to doubt
Who never doubted all these years
My heart is stone and still it trembles
The world I have known is lost in shadow
Is he from heaven or from hell
And does he know
That granting me my life today
This man has killed me even so

I am reaching, but I fall
And the stars are black and cold
As I stare into the void
Of a world that cannot hold
I'll escape now from the world
From the world of Jean Valjean
There is nowhere I can turn
There is no way to go on