Les Misérables and British Indie Pop (Songs For Every Book)

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One of the most beautiful and heartbreaking songs I’ve ever heard has to be “I Found” by the British Indie band, Amber Run. I’ve loved this song for a while now, but recently I realized that the lyrics sound an awful lot like Éponine’s pain as a result of her unrequited love for Marius:

“I’ll use you as a warning sign
That if you talk enough sense then you’ll lose your mind.

And I found love where it wasn’t supposed to be
Right in front of me. Talk some sense to me.”

–Amber Run

From Les Misérables by Victor Hugo:

“She dropped her head again on Marius’ knees, and her eyelids closed…All at once, at the very moment when Marius fancied her asleep forever, she slowly opened her eyes in which appeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:–

‘And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you.'”

Do you agree that this song sounds like Éponine (or does it make you think of a different book character altogether)? What do you think about the song, in general?

Check out Classical Music Stories: Les Misérables if you want another mashup between music and Les Mis!

 

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13 thoughts on “Les Misérables and British Indie Pop (Songs For Every Book)

  1. I love this musical, I’ve never read the book but I’ve seen the musical twice and I also saw the movie. It’s such an amazing story.. Thanks for sharing this. I think in all aspects of literature we can find comparisons, its amazing isnt how much they can truly express one’s emotions.

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    • Thanks so much! Amber Run is a great band in general, so if you liked that song I’d definitely recommend their other stuff, as well. And that’s awesome! I’ve found that when you combine things and find their similarities you often see something new in the individual parts, too. 🙂

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