"Do You Hear The People Sing?" as written by and Claude Michel Schonberg Alain Albert Boublil....
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the songs of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?

Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the songs of angry men?
It is the music of the people

Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the songs of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes


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"Do You Hear The People Sing?" as written by Claude Michel Schonberg Alain Albert Boublil

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    General CommentVictor Hugo was one of the few writers to treat revolutionaries sympathetically even when he disagreed with them. The musical reflects that. It doesn't mince words does it,
    "Some will fall and some will live
    Will you stand up and take your chance?
    The blood of the martyrs
    Will water the meadows of France!"
    Well they weren't summoning people to the barricades under false pretences at least. How awful would your life have to be before you would want to sacrifice it for the hope of a better tomorrow for other people like yourself?
    It is a rallying cry like that of Henry V, but for a rather better cause.
    user1951on March 13, 2005   Link

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