Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 17:09:44 -0400 From: Janet Marting Subject: Re: "at the end of the day" Jim, 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 >