A few weeks back, an idea popped into my head. I thought it would be pretty neat to have a playlist - sadly, with no Les Mis songs on it- inspired by what a character from my favorite musical, Les Miserables, goes through! Needless to say, I got to work compiling songs and I have a couple of Les Miserables inspired playlists for you tonight!
Some of the songs on these playlists are pop songs, such as Tied Together With a Smile, by Taylor Swift. However, some songs, such as A New Life (Jekyll and Hyde) are from musicals!
My first playlist is called the 'Every Word He Says Is A Dagger In Me' playlist. As you might have guessed by the title, this is inspired by the famous lovelorn Eponine.
The lyrics from each song that remind me of Eponine are:
-Tied Together With a Smile: Guess it's true that love was all you wanted/cause you're giving it away like it's extra change/hoping it will end up in his pocket/but he leaves you out like a penny in the rain
-A New Life: A new chance/one that maybe has a touch of romance
-Paradise: When she was just a girl/she expected the world/but it flew away from her reach/so she ran away in her sleep
-A Thousand Years: I have died everyday waiting for you/darling don't be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more
-I'm Not That Girl: She who's winsome/she wins him/gold hair with a gentle curl/that's the girl he chose/and Heaven knows/I'm not that girl
-Come In With the Rain: Just know I'm right here hoping/that you'll come in with the rain
-Tomorrow Will Be Kinder: A brighter day is coming my way/yes tomorrow will be kinder
-Someone Else's Story: Sadly she realized she'd left him behind/and sadder than that she knew he wouldn't even mind
-Invisible: And you just see right through me/but if you only knew me/we could be a beautiful miracle/unbelievable/instead of just invisible
-Someone Like You: Oh if someone like you/found someone like me/then suddenly nothing would ever be the same/my heart would take wing/and I'd feel so alive/if someone like you/loved me
And now, a playlist inspired by our Les Mis lovers... 'A Night Bright As Day' playlist!
The lyrics that remind me of Marius and Cosette are:
-Two Is Better That One: I can't live without you/cause baby two is better than one
-Enchanted: This night is sparkling, don't you let it go/I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home/I'll spend forever wondering if you knew/I was enchanted to meet you
-I See The Light: All at once everything is different/now that I see you
-Everything Is Different: All I know is we said hello/and your eyes looked like coming home/all I know is a simple name/and everything has changed
-All I Ask of You: -Anywhere you go let me go too/love me/that's all I ask of you
-So Easy: This letting go is so beautiful/cause you make it so easy/to fall so hard
-As Long As You're Mine: Borrow the moonlight until it is through/and know I'll be here/holding you
-1, 2, 3, 4: Make it feel good when it hurts so bad/the best that I've ever had/I'm so glad I found you/I love being around you
-Out of My Dreams: When the mist is low and stars are breaking through/then out of my dreams I'll go/into a dream with you
-Ten Minutes Ago: I have found her/she's an angel/with the dust of stars in her eyes
There's that, everyone! And for being such an awesome audience, here are some extra Les Mis edits I made!
"To love another person is to see the face of God."
"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables