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What Have I Done?

 
Les Miserables Cast
Les Miserables Soundtrack - Musical, 1987
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What Have I Done? [VALJEAN]
What have I done?
Sweet Jesus, what have I done?
Become a thief in the night,
Become a dog on the run
And have I fallen so far,
And is the hour so late
That nothing remains but the cry of my hate,
The cries in the dark that nobody hears,
Here where I stand at the turning of the years?

If there's another way to go
I missed it twenty long years ago
My life was a war that could never be won
They gave me a number and murdered Valjean
When they chained me and left me for dead
Just for stealing a mouthful of bread



Yet why did I allow that man
To touch my soul and teach me love?
He treated me like any other
He gave me his trust
He called me brother
My life he claims for God above
Can such things be?
For I had come to hate the world
This world that always hated me

Take an eye for an eye!
Turn your heart into stone!
This is all I have lived for!
This is all I have known!

One word from him and I'd be back
Beneath the lash, upon the rack
Instead he offers me my freedom
I feel my shame inside me like a knife
He told me that I had a soul,
How does he know?
What spirit comes to move my life?
Is there another way to go?

I am reaching, but I fall
And the night is closing in
As I stare into the void
To the whirlpool of my sin
I'll escape now from the world
From the world of Jean Valjean
Jean Valjean is nothing now
Another story must begin!

[He tears up his yellow ticket-of-leave]

[Thanks to Curtis Swike for corrections]
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Song title Artist name
Overture / Work Song Les Miserables Cast
Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven Les Miserables Cast
What Have I Done? Les Miserables Cast
At the End of the Day Les Miserables Cast
I Dreamed a Dream Les Miserables Cast
Lovely Ladies Les Miserables Cast
Who Am I? Les Miserables Cast
Fantine's Arrest / Come to Me / Fantine's Death/ Les Miserables Cast
Confrontation Les Miserables Cast
Castle on a Cloud Les Miserables Cast
Master of the House Les Miserables Cast
The Thenardier Waltz of Treachery Les Miserables Cast
Stars Les Miserables Cast
Look Down Les Miserables Cast
Red and Black - The ABC Cafe Les Miserables Cast
Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Miserables Cast
In My Life Les Miserables Cast
A Heart Full of Love Les Miserables Cast
Plumet Attack Les Miserables Cast
One Day More! Les Miserables Cast
At the Barricade Les Miserables Cast
On My Own Les Miserables Cast
Upon These Stones / Building the Barricade Les Miserables Cast
Javert at the Barricade/Little People Les Miserables Cast
A Little Fall of Rain Les Miserables Cast
Night Of Anguish Les Miserables Cast
The First Attack Les Miserables Cast
The night / Drink With Me Les Miserables Cast
Bring Him Home Les Miserables Cast
Dawn of Anguish
The Second Attack (Death of Gavroche)
Dog Eats Dog Les Miserables Cast
Javert's Suicide Les Miserables Cast
Turning Les Miserables Cast
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Les Miserables Cast
Wedding Chorale/Beggars at the Feast Les Miserables Cast
Finale Les Miserables Cast
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The Bargain Les Miserables Cast
The Robbery Les Miserables Cast
Javert's Intervention Les Miserables Cast
Eponine'e Errand Les Miserables Cast
Javert's Arrival Les Miserables Cast
The Final Battle Les Miserables Cast
Valjean's Confession Les Miserables Cast
Everyday Les Miserables Cast
Finale 2 Les Miserables Cast


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