Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 17:09:44 -0400


Subject: Re: "at the end of the day"


The song from Les Miserables is "At the End of the Day." Sung by the

Poor, the Foreman, the Workers, Valjean, and Fontine, the song's opening

lyric is:

At the end of the day

you're another day older

and that's all you can say for the life of the poor,

it's a struggle, it's a war

and there's nothing that anyone's giving

one more day standing about

what is it for?

The song is heard at the beginning of the musical, just after Valjean is

released fron prison and just before "I Dreamed a Dream." One can only

hope that the musical was (is) popular enough to motivate people to

incorporate the line into their speech (I know that "One Day More" from

Les Mis is definitely a part of my repetoire!).

Janet Marting

Department of English

University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325

On Thu, 20 Jul 1995, Jim Ague, ague[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], Col Spgs, CO wrote:

I'm sitting here trying to remember some of the music from Les Miserables. It

seems like there is a line or title with "at the end of the day" in it.

If so, any chance that the popularity of the musical has caused a resurgence in

the use of this phrase?

-- Jim