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Castle on a Cloud

This song is by Claude-Michel Schönberg and appears on the musical Les Misérables - The Complete Symphonic Recording (1988) by various artists.

Young Cosette
There is a castle on a cloud
I like to go there in my sleep
Aren't any floors for me to sweep
Not in my castle on a cloud

There is a room that's full of toys
There are a hundred boys and girls
Nobody shouts or talks too loud
Not in my castle on a cloud

There is a lady all in white
Holds me and sings a lullaby
She's nice to see and she's soft to touch
She says "Cosette, I love you very much"

I know a place where no one's lost
I know a place where no one cries
Crying at all is not allowed
Not in my castle on a cloud

Oh help! I think I hear them now
And I'm nowhere near finished sweeping
And scrubbing and polishing the floor
Oh, it's her! It's Madame!

Mme. Thénardier
Now look who's here: the little madam herself!
Pretending once again she's been so awfully good
Better not let me catch you slacking, better not catch my eye!
Ten rotten francs your mother sends me, what is that going to buy?
Now take that pail, my little Mademoiselle
And go and draw some water from the well!

We should never have taken you in in the first place
How stupid the things that we do!
Like mother like daughter, the scum of the street
Eponine, come my dear, Eponine, let me see you
You look very well in that new little blue hat
There's some little girls who know how to behave
And they know what to wear and I'm saying thank heaven for that

Still there Cosette? Your tears will do you no good!
I told you fetch some water from the well in the wood!

Young Cosette
Please do not send me out alone
Not in the darkness on my own!

Mme. Thénardier
Enough of that, or I'll forget to be nice!
You heard me ask for something, and I never ask twice!