Song’s from the Movies

I love this song from the 1996 Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Sung by Patrick Page and written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, I think it’s a real powerhouse in Disney’s Catalogue.

Now for a second lets forget it’s Disney. If you’ve not heard this I truly recommend it cos when I called it a real powerhouse, I think it truly is. I’m no music critic so I can’t tell you what they may say but for me this is such a compelling, moving piece of music.

Check out the video here. Go on, give it a go… after you’ve read the lyrics.


Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti
Beatae Mariae semper Virgini

Beato Michaeli archangelo
Sanctis apostolis omnibus sanctis

Beata Maria
You know I am a righteous man
Of my virtue I am justly proud

(Et tibit Pater)

Beata Maria
You know I’m so much purer than
The common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd

(Quia peccavi nimis)

Then tell me, Maria
Why I see her dancing there
Why her smold’ring eyes still scorch my soul


I feel her, I see her
The sun caught in her raven hair
Is blazing in me out of all control

(Verbo et opere)

Like fire
This fire in my skin
This burning
Is turning me to sin

It’s not my fault
(Mea culpa)
I’m not to blame
It is the gypsy girl
The witch who sent this flame
(Mea maxima culpa)
It’s not my fault
(Mea culpa)
If in God’s plan
(Mea culpa)
He made the devil so much
Stronger than a man
(Mea maxima culpa)

Protect me, Maria
Don’t let this siren cast her spell
Don’t let her fire sear my flesh and bone
Destroy Esmeralda
And let her taste the fires of hell
Or else let her be mine and mine alone

Dark fire
Now gypsy, it’s your turn
Choose me or
Your pyre
Be mine or you will burn

God have mercy on her
(Kyrie Eleison)
God have mercy on me
(Kyrie Eleison)
But she will be mine
Or she will burn!


Feature image from Pixabay, modified by JRFC.
The images found within the text are readily available in various places on the internet and believed to be in the public domain. I hope no one minds.

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