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Made of Stone is Quasimodo’s despair song from the stage musical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The song is lifted from the movie when the gargoyles are trying to convince Quasimodo to save Esmeralda who is moments away from her death. In the musical this scene occurs the night before Esmeralda is to be sentenced and instead of a short scene between the gargoyles and Quasimodo we have a song.

This song is Quasimodo at his angriest and most broken hearted. He is angry at the gargoyles as they do not understand his pain as they are made of stone and he wishes he was like them. He regrets his emotions and wishes they would go away.

Lyrics

QUASIMODO
Not going out. Bad things come when I leave. Always bad!

LONI
Nonsense. That's not my boy talking.

QUASIMODO
What do you know of me?
What do you know of all the things I feel?
You're only made of stone
Who is that you see
Instead of seeing what I am for real -
This twisted flesh and bone?

ANTOINE
But Quasimodo, inside you is...

QUASIMODO
You're a liar!
With ev'ry new excuse you try out
You only make me want to cry out
"Would that I were
Made of stone like you..."

CHARLES
Quasimodo, it's obvious you...

QUASIMODO
You act so smart, it smarts
So why has not a single word you've said
Been any help at all?

LONI
Quasimodo!

QUASIMODO
And you, the Queen of Hearts
The more your hopes and fancies fill my head
The farther that I fall
Shut my brain down!
If I were senseless, I'd prefer it
Another gargoyle on this turret
Spitting rain down
To the stones below
Oh...

I've wasted my faith
Believing in saints of plaster
But the only one worth
Believing in was my master
He's the one who never lied
He told me it was cruel outside
He told me how I had to hide
His words were cold as stone
But they were true
Not like you...
Take all the dreams you've sown
Take all your lies
And leave me alone!

ANTOINE
All right, Quasimodo
We'll leave you alone

CHARLES
All right, Quasimodo
We'll trouble you no longer

LONI
You're right, Quasimodo
We're only made of stone

GARGOYLES
We just thought that you were
Made of something stronger...

QUASIMODO
And now I'm on my own
Never again to wonder what's out there
Let it remain unknown
And my one human eye
Will evermore be dry
Until the day I die
As if I
Were made of stone!

Trivia

  • The title Wie aus Stein (Made of Stone) is taken from the original book when Quasimodo mournfully asks why he wasn’t made of stone. He’s not exactly angry in the book but more sad that he is in love with Esmeralda and can’t really do anything about it.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame- 1996
Media: The Hunchback of Notre Dame | The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Original Soundtrack) | The Hunchback of Notre Dame (musical) | The Hunchback of Notre Dame II | House of Mouse | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Characters: Quasimodo | Esmeralda | Claude Frollo | Phoebus | Hugo, Victor, and Laverne | Clopin | Archdeacon | Achilles | Djali | Quasimodo's mother | Quasimodo's father | Madellaine | Zephyr | Sarousch | Snowball | Brutish and Oafish Guard

Locations: Notre Dame de Paris | Paris, France | Palace of Justice | Court of Miracles

Songs: The Bells of Notre Dame + (Reprise) | Out There | Topsy Turvy | God Help the Outcasts | Hellfire | A Guy Like You | The Court of Miracles | Someday | Le Jour D'Amour | An Ordinary Miracle | I'd Stick With You | Fa la la la Fallen In Love | I'm Gonna Love You | Balancing Act | Rest And Recreation | Top of the World | Esmeralda (Song) | City Under Siege | Out of Love + (Reprise) | Dance of the Gypsies | Made of Stone | Grand Finale

See Also: Disney Sing Along Songs: Topsy Turvy

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