excerpt from "Red and Black" from the musical Les Miserables

lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

NOTE: This excerpt from a song from the musical reflects much the same sentiment that is in the excerpt from the novel that I have elsewhere on this website, which you can examine by clicking here

Had you been here tonight.
You might know how it feels
To be struck to the bone
In a moment of breathless delight
Had you been there tonight
You might have also known
How the world may be changed
In just one burst of light
And what was right seems wrong
And what was wrong seems right
Red - I feel my soul on fire
Black - my world if she's not there!
Red - The color of desire
Black - The color of despair