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Dog Eat Dog (The Sewers) Lyrics

Album/Collection: Les Miserables (Act 2)
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     [Thenardier is picking through the corpses in the sewers.]

     Here's a hint of gold
     Stuck into a tooth
     Pardon me M'sieur
     You won't be needing this no more.
     Shouldn't be too hard to sell.
     Add it to the pile
     Add it to the stock
     Here among the sewer rats
     A breath away from hell
     You get accustomed to the smell.

     Well someone's got to clean 'em up, my friends
     Bodies on the highway
     Law and order upside down
     Someone's got to collect their odds and ends
     As a service to the town!

     [Valjean arrives, carrying Marius, and collapses.
     Thenardier robs Marius.]

     Here's a tasty ring
     Pretty little thing
     Wouldn't want to waste it
     That would really be a crime
     Thank you sir, I'm in your debt
     Here's another toy
     Take it off the boy
     His heart's no longer going
     And he's lived his little time
     But his watch is ticking yet!

     Well, someone's got to clean them up, my friends
     Before the little harvest
     Disappears into the mud
     Someone's got to collect their odds and ends
     When the gutters run with blood.

     It's a world where the dog eats the dog
     Where they kill for bones in the street
     And God in His Heaven
     He don't interfere
     'Cause he's dead as the stiffs at my feet
     I raise my eyes to see the heavens
     And only the moon looks down
     The harvest moon shines down!

     [He turns over Valjean's body, recognizes him, and leaves.
     Eventually, Valjean picks up Marius again and walks through
     the sewers.  As they emerge, they meet Javert.]

     It's you, Javert
     I knew you wouldn't wait too long
     The faithful servant at his post once more!
     This man's done no wrong,
     And he needs a doctor's care.

     I warned you I would not give in
     I won't be swayed

     Another hour yet
     And then I'm yours
     And all our debts are paid.

     The man of mercy
     Comes again
     And talks of justice

     Come, time is running short
     Look down, Javert
     He's standing in his grave
     Give way, Javert
     There is a life to save.

     Take him Valjean,
     Before I change my mind
     I will be waiting

     [Valjean carries Marius off.]

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