In My Life is a song from Les Misérables, sung by the characters of Cosette, Jean Valjean, Marius Pontmercy and Éponine Thénardier.



How strange

This feeling that my life's begun at last

This change,

Can people really fall in love so fast?

What's the matter with you, Cosette?

Have you been too much on your own?

So many things unclear

So many things unknown.

In my life

There are so many questions and answers

That somehow seem wrong

In my life

There are times when I catch in the silence

The sigh of a faraway song

And it sings

Of a world that I long to see

Out of reach

Just a whisper away

Waiting for me.

Does he know I'm alive?

Do I know if he's real?

Does he see what I saw?

Does he feel what I feel?

In my life

I'm no longer alone

Now the love in my life

Is so near

Find me now, find me here!


Dear Cosette,

You're such a lonely child

How pensive, how sad you seem to me

Believe me, were it within my power

I'd fill each passing hour

How quiet it must be, I can see

With only me for company.


There's so little I know

That I'm longing to know

Of the child that I was

In a time long ago...

There's so little you say

Of the life you have known

Why you keep to yourself

Why we're always alone

So dark! So dark and deep...

The secrets that you keep!

In my life

I have all that I want

You are loving and gentle and good

But Papa, dear Papa,

In your eyes I am just like a child

Who is lost in a wood


No more words

No more words. It's a time that is dead

There are words

That are better unheard,

Better unsaid.


In my life

I'm no longer a child and I yearn

For the truth that you know

Of the years... years ago!


You will learn

Truth is given by God

To us all in our time

In our turn


In my life

She has burst like the music of angels

The light of the sun

And my life seems to stop

As if something is over

And something has scarcely begun.

Éponine, you're the friend who has brought me here

Thanks to you, I am one with the gods

And Heaven is near!

And I soar through a world that is new that is free


Every word that he says is a dagger in me!

In my life

There's been no one like him anywhere

Anywhere, where he is...

If he asked... I'd be his


In my life

There is someone who touches my life


Waiting near


Waiting here