Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 17:09:44 -0400
From: Janet Marting r1jm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DAX.CC.UAKRON.EDU
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
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!).
Department of English
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325
On Thu, 20 Jul 1995, Jim Ague, ague[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]tincup.cxo.dec.com, 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?