Singer: Samantha Barks aka Eponine
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9.5
From the movie: Les Miserables
My overall opinion: Ever since seeing Les Mis, I’ve known I’d have to review some of the songs. I ended up considering four songs before settling on this one…my original favorite. Eponine’s vocals on this are absolutely amazing! I can, and have, listened again and again. I love the beginning…quiet, elegant almost. Very believable. Then slowly it grows…shining pavement is sung of. Trees full of starlight. This is such a pretty part! And then she acknowledges it’s just her imagination and the music really swells…still somewhat softly though. Then, oh, she says it! She loves him! And I love that part. But then the river's just a river again…she is sad. I love in the movie that a stranger walks by at the perfect part. And yes, I know it was deliberate. And now she sings strong and loud of loving him. A climax! And then a dramatic drop in tone…she’s crying. And the end. Yes, I know that’s all disjointed. I’m typing as I listen. Sorry! But there you go. I love this song so much! Listen below.