And now I'm all alone again
Nowhere to turn, no one to go to
Without a home, without a friend,
Without a face to say hello to.
And now the night is near
Now I can make believe he's here.

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of him and then I'm happy
With the company I'm keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head.

On my own
Pretending he's beside me
All alone, I walk with him till morning
Without him
I feel his arms around me
And when I lose my way I close my eyes
And he has found me

In the rain the pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is him and me for ever and forever

And I know it's only in my mind
That I'm talking to myself and not to him
And although I know that he is blind
Still I say, there's a way for us

I love him
But when the night is over
He is gone, the river's just a river
Without him the world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere
The streets are full of strangers

I love him
But every day I'm learning
All my life I've only been pretending
Without me his world will go on turning
A world that's full of happiness
That I have never known!

I love him
I love him
I love him
But only on my own.

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  • +1
    General CommentAmazing! I love it.

    The meaning... I agree with nutty dolphin, so like, scroll up!
    Vitameataon July 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song beyond words. It's just... hauntingly beautiful.
    alwaysalone13on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, when you hear it, it's like it was written for you. The meaning's pretty obvious - a girl who imagines her crush is there beside her, talking to her, but she knows, deep down inside, she's only imagining it, and she's finally getting over him.
    nutty dolphinon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think every girl can relate to this at some point in her life.
    Sincerityon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI only can agree with y'all.

    This song is so good. wow.
    Sunnyon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really great. my school just did les mis for the annual musical, the actress who sung this made people cry.
    theboohion March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really great. my school just did les mis for the annual musical, the actress who sung this made people cry.
    theboohion March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits sweet. but kind of overused/pop-ified by now. but still really nice, nice imagery and all. yes, can definately identify.
    PRtwilight85on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best song from les mis. she is secretly in love with her friend but nobody knows ["I love him, but only on my own"]. she dreams that someday maybe he'll love her too, but she knows it'll never happen because he's in love with someone else. even so, she'll always love him.
    the lyrics and music are so amazing. the song is pure brilliance.
    Pegasus1288on June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI feel so much for the character of Eponine. I used to and still do listen to this song and sing along because I can sooo relate to it! The lyrics are beautiful and just the soft air of it all... I couldn't explain it in words. My dream is to play Eponine in Les Mis; she is my favorite character and she is so like me.
    retart60on May 16, 2004   Link

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