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[Fantine is left alone, unemployed and destitute.]

Fantine
There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in times gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung
No wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame
He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came
And still I dream he'll come to me
That we'll live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So much different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed
The dream I dreamed.



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  • luvinGirlsAloud
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    luvinGirlsAloudApr 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    i adore this song! would LOVE to see the musical at th West End! would be amazing! Its a poor girl telling things how they r in her eyes n its beautiful!
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2012 at 12:54 am
    Third person cossete did know but was about 2 by the time she was sold she had no memory but she knew she was sold and knew fantine was around
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 4, 2012 at 5:56 am
    This song isnt the one that eponine sings... That one is on my own. Also keep in mind that cosette didnt know of her feelings or even that she was around. @lyricsninja11
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    lyricsninja11Nov 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    I absolutely love this song! Its so sad. I really dont like cosette, i mean how could she do this to poor eponine! I totally agree with you @luvingirlsaloud

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