Songs That Stab Me in the Heart: “On My Own” From Les Misérables
I am the only person on Earth who hasn’t seen the recent film version of Les Misérables, but that only means that the Hollywood-ized version hasn’t interested me. After the Golden Globes my curiosity was piqued but only just. Who am I kidding? I never get to go to the movies. By the time I get a chance, it won’t be in theaters anymore, and besides, I still haven’t seen The Hobbit.
I will admit that I have never seen the stage version of the play, either. Once upon a time I had an audio cassette compilation of songs from popular musicals, and “On My Own” was on it, and that is how I know the song. I listened to it often in the mid-90′s, when everything was drama and heartbreak, and the song entered my heart and stayed forever.
I like this YouTube clip much better than the one from the movie. Perhaps you will too. The eponymous section begins at 1:41.