Song 154: "Paris/Look Down" - Les Miserables

Look down, and see the beggars at your feet
Look down and show some mercy if you can
Look down and see
The sweepings of the streets
Look down, look down,
Upon your fellow man!

How do you do? My name's Gavroche
These are my people, here's my patch
Not much to look at, nothing posh
Nothing that you'd call up to scratch

This is my school, my high society
Here in the slums of Saint Michel
We live on crumbs of humble piety
Tough on the teeth, but what the hell!

Think you're poor?
Think you're free?
Follow me, follow me!

Look down, and show some mercy if you can
Look down, look down, upon your fellow man

There was a time we killed the King
We tried to change the world too fast
Now we have got another King
He is no better than the last

This is the land that fought for liberty
Now when we fight
We fight for bread
Here is a thing about equality:
Everyone's equal when they're dead

Take your place
Take your chance
Vive la France, vive la France!

When's it gonna end?
When we gonna live?
Something's gotta happen now or
Something's gonna give...
It'll come, it'll come, it'll come
It'll come, it'll come, it'll come

Where are the leaders of the land?
Where is the king who runs this show?

Only one man - General Lamarque
Speaks for the people here below.

Lamarque is ill and fading fast!
Won't last the week out, so they say.

With all the anger in the land
How long before the judgement day?

Before we cut the fat ones down to size?
Before the barricades arise!

Vive la France, vive la France!