Todd: No, I had him!
His throat was there beneath my hand.
I had swear I had him!
His throat was there and now he'll never come again.

Mrs. Lovett: Easy now, hush love hush
I keep telling you -

Todd: When? Why do I wait?
You told me to wait -
Now he'll never come again.
There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
And it's filled with people who are filled with shit
And the vermin of the world inhabit it.
But not for long...

They all deserve to die.
Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why.
Because in all of the whole human race
Mrs Lovett, there are two kinds of men and only two
There's the one they put in his proper place
And the one with his foot in the other one's face
Look at me, Mrs Lovett, look at you.

Now we all deserve to die
Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why.
Because the lives of the wicked should be made brief
For the rest of us death will be a relief
We all deserve to die.

And I'll never see Joanna
No I'll never hold my girl to me - finished!
(shouted) Alright! You sir, you sir, how about a shave?
Come and visit your good friend Sweeney.
You sir, you sir? Welcome to the grave.

I will have vengenance.
I will have salvation.
(shouted) Who sir, you sir?
No one in the chair, come on! Come on!
Sweeney's waiting. I want you bleeders.
You sir - anybody.
Gentlemen don't be shy!

Not one man, no, no ten men.
Not a hundred can assuage me -
I will have you!
And I will get him back even as he gloats
In the meantime I'll practice on dishonorable throats.
And my Lucy lies in ashes
And I'll never see my girl again.

But the work waits!
I'm alive at last!
And I'm full of joy!


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Epiphany song meanings
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    General Comment"Who sir, you sir?"
    This is one of my favorite songs in the musical. :]
    what a great movie.
    srsly-dudeon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love it when Sweeney is angry. Oh the poor man... if only Mrs. Lovett told him the truth :(
    alexial39on April 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is THE best song out of the movie,
    it's absolutely amazing because it ties parts from all over the rest of the movie together into one breath-taking song.
    XxHollyManiacxXon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is THE best song out of the movie,
    it's absolutely amazing because it ties parts from all over the rest of the movie together into one breath-taking song.
    XxHollyManiacxXon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is certainly the most revealing song. And I like they way that it's done. There is something of a schizophrenic manner in which he jumps from one corner of his mind to the next. There is the obvious homicidal snap that makes up te meat of this song. But then there is the hatred of the gentry (for obvious reasons), followed by lamentations concerning his daughter, more revenge (with a slight craziness to it - "nor a hundred can assuage me"). Then there is his sorrow over Lucy follwed by a directed revenge, then supplanted by the general homicidal tendency.

    This song has all of his motivations bundled in a pseudo random presentation... and made even more seemingly random by the melody changes that accompany the topic changes

    this song is really amazing
    overlyelectricalon June 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite song from the play. (am I the only one saddened that people only know this as the movie. I mean, I loved the movie, but the original play is amazing.)

    "We all deserve to die"...That pops into my head all the time.
    I think this song is so beautiful because it changes so much. From anger to longing to insanity.
    indie_girlon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    And it's filled with people who are filled with shit
    And the vermin of the world inhabit it.
    But not for long..."
    Pretty catchy!
    TheLoneMarineHickson March 18, 2009   Link

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