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I don't know if You can hear me
Or if You're even there
I don't know if You would listen
To a gypsy's prayer

Yes, I know I'm just an outcast
I shouldn't speak to You
Still I see Your face and wonder
Were You once an outcast too?

God help the outcasts
Hungry from birth
Show them the mercy
They don't find on earth

Please help my people
They look to You still
God help the outcasts
Or nobody will

I ask for wealth, I ask for fame
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love I can possess
I ask for God and His angels to bless me

I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I

God help the outcasts
The poor and downtrod
I thought we all were
Children of God



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  • U
    UnregisteredApr 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm
    She is asking for god to give to her "people" what she does not necessarily need to survive. I believe she says that because she has more than, in some sense, what the others don't. And as for the meaning of what she categorized as an outcast, when you watch the scene, there are old, poor, and of course she is including the crippled (like the hunchback), gypsies, and others of the like.
    When she says "still I see your face and wonder were you once an outcast too" she is basically saying I'm asking you be cause maybe you understand how we feel.

    As for the verse before "i ask for nothing/I can get by/but I know others less lucky I" if you remember in the movie it's the outcasts singing it.

    I personally think it would have been better if she had been in the hunchbacks place watching them and sang the particular verse as he watched her from the bell tower and then she sank behind.

    Another thing, this movie is loosely based on a French folk tale about hunchback and a selfless princess, the gypsy in my opinion is the princess, in the movie.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    All the people who are not deemed perfect or worthy, this song is for them, or the fallen who cant find there way.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    My meaning is that so many people want their lige better and then this supposedly evil person is praying not for herself but for others and it is just touching.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 5:57 am
    To me the lyrics mean that she is asking god to help the outcasts which in the movie were the hunchback and the gypsies, she asking god a selfless request, to help them. I love this song
  • U
    UnregisteredOct 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    I absolutely love the song from the hunchback of notre damn, but these are so not the right lyrics for it! I don't know if maybe there is more than one version... But i don't like this one! Sorry

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