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"In a Place of Miracles" is a song sung by Phoebus (Alan Menken) and Esmeralda (Heidi Mollenhauer) plus Clopin and Quasimodo in Disney's 1996 animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Background

This deleted sequence was going to be a romantic gypsy song that focused on the budding romance between Esmeralda and Phoebus. The song would have occurred right after Esmeralda stops Clopin from hanging Quasimodo and Phoebus. Though not included in the film, the song has since been revived in the U.S. stage musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. [1]

Lyrics

Esmeralda:
What's happening to me?
My heart is pounding so fast.

Phoebus:
What sort of place it this?
Where we're together at last.

Both
Where our misgivings are past
And we're together at last

Esmeralda
Here we are, nearly strangers
From two worlds that have rarely met
But tonight you are dancing
In my heart

Phoebus
Look how far
We have travelled
And the journey's not over yet
For I'm feeling I just might
Let you win my heart

Both
Can this sweet delusion be true?
Am I really here holding you?
I must be
In a place of miracles

Esmeralda
Where the blind can see

Both
In a place of miracles

Phoebus
Love can work its alchemy

Both
The solider and the gypsy
Dance in an embrace
In a place of miracles

Phoebus:
Like this place, safe and secret
I have hidden my heart away
'Til tonight
It was known to only me

Esmeralda:
See my face
Always laughing
That's just part of the part I play
That's just part of this masquerade if only me

Both:
But now I can drop all disguise
When I see myself in your eyes
I know I'm…
In a place of miracles!
Where my heart is free
To believe in miracles
Like you here in love with me!

Phoebus:
And all my rusty armor
Gone without a trace
In a place of miracles

Esmeralda:
In a place of miracles

Phoebus:
In a place

Both:
Of miracles

Clopin: (speaking) Where are you going? The party has just begun. Has no one offered you a drink? Everyone, a toast to love.

Phoebus: (speaking) A toast to Quasimodo. Without your help, my friend. I never would've found my true love.

Esmeralda: (speaking) Thank you, Quasimodo. (kisses him on the cheek)

Quasimodo: (speaking) To love and friendship.

Clopin: (speaking) Spoken like a true gypsy.
(singing)
There's a place in the city
There's a chance you may chance upon
Where the true
Hidden you is clear to see
Where your secret self is revealed
And your deepest wounds will be healed
Forever!

Both:
In a place of miracles

Clopin:
Love will hold the key

Both:
To a place of miracles!

Clopin:
To a new reality.

Both:
Here we are together
In a state of grace

Phoebus:
In a place of miracles

Esmeralda:
In a place of miracles

Clopin:
In a place

Everyone:
Of miracles.

Phoebus:
Here we are, nearly strangers
From two worlds that have rarely met
But somehow, you have made me
Someone new

Trav'ling far on a journey
That’s the longest I’ve taken yet
Now I’m asking if you will let me
Come with you

Though our lives are tattered and torn
All I’m feeling now is reborn
I must be
In a place of miracles

Esmeralda:
Where the blind can see

Phoebus and Esmeralda:
In a place of miracles

Phoebus:
A miracle you’ve brought to me

Phoebus and Esmeralda:
The soldier and the gypsy
Locked in an embrace
In a place of miracles

Quasimodo:
I knew I’d never know
That warm and loving glow
Though I might wish with all my might
No face as hideous as my face
Was ever meant for Heaven’s light

Esmeralda:
All this time, I’ve been certain
That my life would be spent alone

Quasimodo:
This time, it’s time, I’ve learned
No love will be returned
To one who was born to be alone

Esmeralda:
And what's more, I’ve pretended
Not to care

Quasimodo:
Who looks both laughable and frightening

Phoebus:
But now I’m here beside you

Quasimodo:
And now I know there’ll be
No miracles for me

Phoebus and Esmeralda:
No more need for a heart of stone

Quasimodo:
Better to have a heart of stone!

Phoebus and Esmeralda:
Though we set out for lands unknown
They're lands we’ll share

Quasimodo:
That holds no hope for Heaven’s light

Gypsies:
Will we reach a friendlier shore?
Will we find a haven once more?
Where we'll be
In a place of miracles
Now we leave our home
For a place of miracles

Clopin:
Romanis again must roam
Could there be a country kinder to our race?

Gypsies:
In a place of miracles

Quasimodo:
Where’s my place of miracles?

Phoebus:
In a place

All:
Of miracles!

Gallery

References

  1. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame Know Before You Go", at the lajollaplayhouse website
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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