Out There

Lyrics from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Quasimodo: Out There

[Frollo]: The world is cruel, the world is wicked
It's I alone who you can trust in this whole city
I am your only friend
I who keep you, teach you, feed you, dress you
I who look upon you without fear
How can I protect you, boy, unless you always
Stay in here, away in here

You are deformed
([Quasimodo]: I am deformed)
And you are ugly
([Quasimodo]: And I am ugly)
And these are crimes for which the world shows little pity
You do not comprehend
([Quasimodo]: You are my one defender)

Out there they'll revile you as a monster
([Quasimodo]: I am a monster)
Out there they will hate and scorn and jeer
([Quasimodo]: Only a monster)
Why invite their calumny and consternation
Stay in here, be faithful to me
([Quasimodo]: I'm faithful)
Grateful to me
([Quasimodo]: I'm grateful)
Do as I say, obey
And stay in here
([Quasimodo]: I'll stay in here)

[Quasimodo]: Safe behind these windows and these parapets of stone
Gazing at the people down below me
All my life I watch them as I hide up here alone
Hungry for the histories they show me

All my life I memorize their faces
Knowing them as they will never know me
All my life I wonder how it feels to pass a day
Not above them
But part of them

And out there
Living in the sun
Give me one day out there
All I ask is one
To hold forever

Out there
Where they all live unaware
What I'd give
What I'd dare
Just to live one day out there

Out there among the millers and the weavers and their wives
Through the roofs and gables I can see them
Every day they shout and scold and go about their lives
Heedless of the gift it is to be them
If I was in their skin
I'd treasure every instant

Out there
Strolling by the Seine
Taste a morning out there
Like ordinary men
Who freely walk about there
Just one day and then
I swear I'll be content
With my share

Won't resent
Won't despair
Old and bent
I won't care
I'll have spent
One day
Out there

Lyrics transcribed by Disneyclips.com

Music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Tony Jay and Tom Hulce

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