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"Stars" is a song from the theatrical musical adaptation of Les Misérables, as well as its 2012 live-action film of the same name. It features Javert as he swears to catch the fugitive Jean Valjean.

PerformersEdit

Character Original Album Concept French Cast Original French Cast Original London Cast Original Broadway Cast Original U.S. Tour Cast 2006 Broadway Revival 2012 Film 2014 Broadway Revival 10th Anniversary Concert Cast 25th Anniversary Concert Cast 2019 Concert Cast
Javert Jacques Mercier Jean Vallée Roger Allam Terrence Mann Herndon Lackey Norm Lewis Russel Crowe Will Swenson Philip Quast Norm Lewis Michael Ball

LyricsEdit

There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
Those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall
As Lucifer fell
The flames
The sword!

Stars
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night

You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flame!

And so it must be, and so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price!

Lord let me find him
That I may see him
Safe behind bars
I will never rest
Till then
This I swear
This I swear by the stars!

There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from grace
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
Those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall
As Lucifer fell
The flames
The sword!

Stars
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night

You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flame!

And so it must be, and so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price!

Scarce to be counted
Changing the chaos
To order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night.

Other AppearancesEdit

  • In 2010, the song was performed at a production of the musical a the Royal Albert Hall, performed by Javert's actor Philip Quast. This version was featured on the albums Les Misérables: Highlights (Manchester Cast) - EP, Les Misérables (In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall), Les Misérables Live! The 2010 Cast Album, Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert, Les Misérables: The Complete Symphonic Recording, and Hey Mr. Producer! - The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh.
  • The London Cast version of the song appeared on the following albums Les Misérables (The Original London Cast Recording), and Les Misérables Highlights - Original London Cast. The London version also features altered lyrics.
  • The Broadway version of the song was featured on the albums Les Misérables (Original Braodway Cast Recording), Les Misérables - Highlights (Original Broadway Cast Recording 1987), and Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 17, 2015.
  • The film version was feature on the film's soundtrack.

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