[Count Veilmbre]
Closer every door to me
Hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows and shut off the light
Do what you want to me
Hit me and laugh at me
Darken my day time and torture my night
If my life were importat I would ask
Will I leave her die
But I know the answers lay far from my world
Close every door to me
Keep those I love from me
Children of Israel are never alone
For I know I shall find my own peace of mind
For I have been promised a land of my own
Moments of disgrace
One blazing storm
And Count Veilmbre
Give me your embrace
Just give me a number
Instead of my name
Forget all about me and let me decay
I do not matter
I'm only one person
Destroy me completely
And throw me away
If my life were important I would ask
Will I leaver her die
But I know the answers lay far from this world
Close every door to me
Keep those I love from me
Children of Israel are never alone
For I know I shall find my own peace of mind
For we have been promised a land of our own



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    General CommentWas this song wriiten for a movie cuz im thinkin some kind of threat the the people ... other wise i think this sng is jsut about being excluded or locked away from everyone and everything, feeling alone and left out, without a reason to go on kinda thing but i like the song, we are singing it in musical theatre what are all of the other songs about?
    white_stone_3on October 28, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber for his musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." There are two meanings I draw from this song. One is the literal meaning of Joseph's situation as he is locked away in jail by Potiphar (who owned him since he was a slave).

    There is also the second meaning I draw from the song. This song isn't just Joseph's story. This is the story of the Jews through the centuries of persecution. While the line of "children of Israel" fits the 1st meaning of the song since Jacob (Joseph's father) was known as Israel, it also fits this one as the Jewish people are the children of Israel. Lines like "just give me a number, instead of my name" invoke images of the Holocaust where Jews who were lucky enough to be spared the gas chambers at Auschwitz were tattooed with 6 digit numbers on their left forearm. The song also speaks of being promised a land that they will get after suffering the persecution.

    gobears1987on August 16, 2011   Link

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