The evil Frollo convinces Quasimodo that the world is cruel and he should stay inside of the church like he says.


Frollo: The world is cruel

The world is wicked

It's I alone whom 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

Remember what I taught you, Quasimodo

You are deformed

Quasimodo: I am deformed

Frollo: And you are ugly

Quasimodo: And I am ugly

Frollo: And these are crimes

For which the world

Shows little pity

You do not comprehend

Quasimodo: You are my one defender

Frollo: Out there they'll revile you

As a monster

Quasimodo: I am a monster

Frollo: Out there they will hate

And scorn and jeer

Quasimodo: Only a monster

Frollo: Why invite their calumny

And consternation?

Stay in here

Be faithful to me

Quasimodo: I'm faithful

Frollo: Grateful to me

Quasimodo: I'm grateful

Frollo: Do as I say


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

Ev'ry 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 ev'ry 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

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