New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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

Lyrics taken from

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:


  • 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.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.