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Flight Into Egypt is a song from Act II of the American version of the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

When Esmeralda leaves a wounded Phoebus in the care of Quasimodo, the statues, figments of Quasimodo's imagination, come to life and reprimand him for not helping her more. The statue of beheaded priest Saint Aphrodisius chimes in, telling Quasimodo to carefully observe the woven band that Esmeralda had given him. He realizes that it is a map of the city from above and that he can use it to find her and flee from Paris with her.

Lyrics

Statue:
You have to save her!

Quasimodo:
Save her? Me?

Statues:
Oh, what's the matter? Are you afraid?
Of course he's afraid, and he should be.
But that's what makes you a hero: doing what you're afraid of!
A hero...or a saint!

Quasimodo:
You mean like Saint... Saint... Oh, what's your name again?

Saint Aphrodisius:
Saint Aphrodisius
The Bishop of Beziers
I was beheaded by
A mob in Place Saint-Cyr
And though I made a choice
I did not know would bring
My grizzly martyring
I wouldn't change a thing

For I kept safe and free
The Holy Family
On their flight into Egypt
Land of the date and palm
I offered shelter
To her who is Notre Dame
If that's what I could do
Then, Quasimodo, you can too

Quasimodo:
But even if I could go out there, how can I find her?

Saint Aphrodisius:
The amulet she gave you!

Statues:
But what is it? Just a web and a jewel.
It doesn't mean anything!

Saint Aphrodisius:
No, it must be a clue
Made with guile and art

Statues:
And she gave it to you
Because she knows your smart
Think, Quasimodo
Is it hopeless?

Saint Aphrodisius:
Or can you see in it
Something you've seen before?

Quasimodo:
"Seen before"?
Wait! I know this! Look!
This line, that's a bridge!
That's a street!
And this jewel!
It must show where
We're supposed to meet!

Statues and Saint Aphrodisius:
You've done it, Quasimodo!
This we're certain of!

Quasimodo:
It's a map! It's a map! Look!
It's the city seen from above!

Statues and Saint Aphrodisius:
It's a map of the city from above!

Quasimodo:
I'll do it!
I will go out there while it's dark,
I'll find Esmeralda, and bring her back!

Just like the angel
Who warned Joseph he must flee
I'll save Esmeralda!
Her angel will be me
I'll give her sanctuary
Somewhere safe to hide
Protected at my side
A little like...a bride

Statues:
Like saints in stone and song...

Quasimodo:
For her, I will be strong

Quasimodo, Statues and Saint Aphrodisius:
And (y)our flight into Egypt
May last (y)our whole life long
Yes, that flight into Egypt
Will last...

Quasimodo:
Our whole life long


v - e - d
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Media
Films: The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IIVideo

Television: House of MouseEsmeralda
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy TurvyKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Music: SoundtrackStudio Cast Recording
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Mickey's Gift of DreamsThe Golden MickeysThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical AdventureThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools
Restaurants: Clopin's Festival of Foods
Parade: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade
Firework: Disney Dreams!Happily Ever AfterWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowHappy HallowishesIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeVillains Mix and Mingle

Characters
Original: QuasimodoEsmereldaClaude FrolloPhoebusVictor, Hugo, and LaverneClopinArchdeaconAchillesDjaliQuasimodo's motherQuasimodo's fatherOld PrisonerSnowballBrutish and Oafish GuardFrollo's soldiers

Sequel: MadellaineZephyrSarousch

Songs
Original: The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereTopsy TurvyHumiliationGod Help the OutcastsThe Bell TowerHeaven's LightHellfireParis BurningA Guy Like YouThe Court of MiraclesSanctuaryAnd He Shall Smite the WickedInto the SunlightSomeday

Sequel: Le Jour D'AmourAn Ordinary MiracleI'd Stick With YouFa la la la Fallen In LoveI'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing ActRest and RecreationRhythm of the TambourineInto Notre DameTop of the WorldThai Mol PiyasEsmeraldaCity Under SiegeFlight Into EgyptOut of Love (Reprise) • Dance of the GypsiesMade of StoneGrand Finale
Deleted Songs: In a Place of MiraclesAs Long As There's a MoonSomeday

Locations
ParisNotre Dame de ParisPalace of JusticeCourt of Miracles
Miscellaneous
MusicalDisney Sing Along Songs: Topsy TurvyThe Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame