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The Jail Song Lyrics

 
Martin Guerre Soundtrack - Musical, 1999
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The Jail (Bertrande reaches through the bars of the jail to Arnaud, who is chained)

Bertrande



My love, my love, I will wait for you!

I am, and will always be your wife!

And in the spring our child will be born, strong like his father

Then together, we'll wait

And through the seasons he'll grow

And he'll learn of his past!

Of the sacrifice his father made for love

Arnaud

I am Arnaud du Thil

Bertrande

Arnaud du Thil...

Arnaud

You're not my wife!

Bertrande

Arnaud du Thil!

Arnaud

He was my friend

Bertrande

I am more your wife than his

Arnaud

I still betrayed him...Bertrande!

Everything we fought for was born of a lie!

And we deceived ourselves into believing it!

I am nobody now, I am worthless Bertrande

As I was in the past and always will be!

Both

And all I know is that nothing now can change the way I feel

And all I know is the touch of love that changes all I know!

(Martin arrives with keys to the jail, and he opens the door

to let himself and Bertrande inside)

Bertrande

Please, Martin, you don't understand...he came to tell me how you died!

Arnaud

But when I saw Bertrande, the words you said Martin, you spoke of

dreams, Martin

You spoke of chance...

And the hope that you gave me was the hope that turned to loving

(Martin turns to leave, but stops)

Martin

You! Can this really be you! Is a thief and a traitor all you are

made of in the end?

Arnaud

You! I believed you were dead!

Never meant to betray you, please forgive me as a friend!

Bertrande

(she pulls Martin back inside)

You! How can you talk of need!

All those years that I wasted, while I waited just for you!

He never lied to me once!

He would never deceive me, he has told me all he knew...

Martin

But still he betrayed me

Bertrande

He took the life that you left

He was the husband to love me!

He became part of my life!

It's a life I was made for, that I prayed for all these years!

(.....)

(Benoit enters)

Benoit

Why would they kill someone as beautiful as her?

Why would they burn someone as beautiful as her?

They said she was a Protestant! They're b-burning all the

Protestants...burn the Protestant scum, they said. I told them

Louison's not a Protestant, she's a scarecrow! But they said no,

she has to die, she has to die like the Protestant Martin Guerre!

Bertrande (to Martin)

You must help us! Have you not even learned to forgive?

(Martin unchains Arnaud and they leave in a hurry.)

Benoit

Go! Go!

(Guillaume enters the jail)

Guillaume

Where are they?!
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