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Quasimodo 37
Out There
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Stephen Schwartz
Performer(s) Claude Frollo (Tony Jay)
Quasimodo (Tom Hulce)
Films The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Original Soundtrack)
Classic Disney - Volume III
Disney's 75 Years of Music & Memories
Disney Modern Classics
Preceded by The Bells of Notre Dame
Followed by Topsy Turvy
Video
Out There ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame )03:48

Out There ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame )

"Out There" is a song sung by Claude Frollo and Quasimodo from Disney's 1996 feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It begins with a dark introduction by Frollo, telling Quasimodo to stay up in the tower where he will not be reviled as a monster. This introduction features a beautiful weaving of two counter melodies sung by Frollo and Quasimodo. A clever use of the phrase "Stay In Here" brings the text of the rest of the song into contrast, "Out There."

Once the judge leaves the scene, everything seems so much brighter and Quasi sings to his gargoyle friends of his dreams of leaving the belltower and leading a normal life amongst the people he sees every day. This song may have been what finally convinced him to escape down into the Festival of Fools.

This song was included on the tape, Disney Sing-Along Songs: Topsy Turvy, however the introduction was edited out. This may have been to make the song seem less dark for younger audiences.

Lyrics

Frollo: The world is cruel
The world is wicked
It's I alone whom you can trust in this whole city
I am your only friend
I who keep you, teach you, feed you, dress you
I who look upon you without fear
How can I protect you, boy, unless you
Always stay in here
Away in here

(Spoken) Remember what I taught you, Quasimodo
You are deformed

Quasimodo: I am deformed

Frollo: And you are ugly

Quasimodo: And I am ugly

Frollo:
And these are crimes
For which the world
Shows little pity
You do not comprehend

Quasimodo: You are my one defender

Frollo: Out there they'll revile you
As a monster

Quasimodo: I am a monster

Frollo: Out there they will hate
And scorn and jeer

Quasimodo: Only a monster

Frollo: Why invite their calumny
And consternation?
Stay in here
Be faithful to me

Quasimodo: I'm faithful

Frollo: Grateful to me

Quasimodo: I'm grateful

Frollo: Do as I say
Obey
And stay
In here

[Speech]
Quasimodo: You are good to me, master. I'm sorry.
Frollo: You are forgiven. But remember, Quasimodo, this is your sanctuary. [leaves]
Quasimodo: My sanctuary.

Safe behind these windows and these parapets of stone
Gazing at the people down below me
All my life I watch them as I hide up here alone
Hungry for the histories they show me
All my life I memorize their faces
Knowing them as they will never know me
All my life I wonder how it feels to pass a day
Not above them
But part of them

And out there
Living in the sun
Give me one day out there
All I ask is one
To hold forever

Out there
Where they all live unaware
What I'd give
What I'd dare
Just to live one day out there

Out there among the millers and the weavers and their wives
Through the roofs and gables I can see them
Every day they shout and scold and go about their lives
Heedless of the gift it is to be them
If I was in their skin
I'd treasure ev'ry instant

Out there
Strolling by the Seine
Taste a morning out there
Like ordinary men
Who freely walk about there
Just one day and then
I swear
I'll be content
With my share
Won't resent
Won't despair
Old and bent
I won't care
I'll have spent
One day
Out there

Demo lyrics (intro)

Frollo
The world is cruel
The world is wicked
It's I alone whom you can trust
In this whole city
I am your only friend

Remember what I taught you, Quasimodo.
You are deformed

Quasimodo
I am deformed

Frollo
And you are ugly

Quasimodo
And I am ugly

Frollo
And these are crimes for
Which the world shows little pity
You do not comprehend

Quasimodo
You are my one defender...

Frollo
You are such a monster they would hurt you if they could
They would call you you hideous and hateful

Quasimodo
A monster...

Frollo
Everything I tell you boy I do for your own good
I'm surprised to find you so ungrateful

Quasimodo
Only a monster

Frollo
Out there you'd become their prey

Quasimodo
Master I am sorry I've offended you this way

Frollo
They could hurt you out there
Not if you obey and stay
In here

Musical Lyrics

Frollo
The world is cruel
The world is wicked
It's I alone whom you can trust
In this whole city
I am your only friend

I who keep you, teach you, feed you, dress you
I who look upon you without fear
How can I protect you boy
Unless you always stay in here
Away in here...?
Remember what I taught you, Quasimodo.
You are deformed

Quasimodo
I am deformed

Frollo
And you are ugly

Quasimodo
And I am ugly

Frollo
And these are crimes for
Which the world shows little pity
You do not comprehend

Quasimodo
You are my one defender...

Frollo
Out there they'll revile you as a monster

Quasimodo
I am a monster...

Frollo
Out there they will hate and scorn and jeer

Quasimodo
Only a monster...

Frollo
Why invite their curses and their consternation?
Stay in here!
Here you will be happier by far
You don't know how fortunate you are...

Once I was as blessed as you,
A novice priest in service to
This holy church which was, I knew
My sanctuary
Latin, Greek, Theology,
The study and austerity
I prayed it would forever be
My sanctuary
Oh, then my duty called
Paris was burning
Sin, vice, corruption ev'rywhere
For me to rout
Out there...

Quasimodo
You are good to me, master. I'm sorry.

Frollo
I see the great unwashed are beginning to congregate. It appears that I will have to dip my handkerchief in perfume and hold it to my nose to get me through this day. Well then, I must be off.

Out where it's dark

Loni
Out where it's bright

Frollo
Out where it's dirty

Charles
Out where it's busy

Frollo
Out in that morally debauched
And putrefied world

Gargoyles
There's such a wide world to share

Frollo
I am so thankful for our sanctuary

Antoine
If you go out, it can remain our secret

Frollo
Our secret sanctuary

Gargoyles
Oh, if this once you go

Frollo
I've kept you pure

Gargoyles
Out in the air

Frollo
Year after year

Antoine
It may be right...

Charles
It may be wrong...

Loni
But you will know...

Frollo
Knowing that you're...

Gargoyles
How you would fare...

Frollo
Always
In here...

Gargoyles
Out there...

Quasimodo
Safe behind these windows
And these parapets of stone
Gazing at the people down below me
All my life I watch them
As I hide up here alone
Hungry for the histories they show me
All my life, I memorize their faces
Knowing them as they will never know me
All my life, I wonder
How it feels to pass a day
Not above them
But part of them

And out there
Living in the sun
Give me one day out there
All I ask is one
To hold forever
Out there
Where they all live unaware
What I'd give
What I'd dare
Just to live one day out there

Out there among the millers
And the weavers and their wives
Through the roofs and gables I can see them
Ev'ry day they shout and scold
And go about their lives
Heedless of the gift it is to be them
If I was in their skin
I'd treasure ev'ry instant

Out there
Strolling by the Seine
Taste a morning!
Out there
Like ordinary men
Who freely walk about there
Just one day and then
I swear, I'll be content
With my share
Won't resent, won't despair
Old and bent, I won't care
I'll have spent one day
Out there!

Trivia

Gallery


The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Poster Promo
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 | Victor, Hugo, and Laverne | Clopin | Archdeacon | Achilles | Djali | Quasimodo's mother | Quasimodo's father | Old Prisoner | Parishioner | Madellaine | Zephyr | Sarousch | Snowball | Brutish and Oafish Guard | Frollo's soldiers

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

Songs: The Bells of Notre Dame | The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise) | Out There | Topsy Turvy | Humiliation | God Help the Outcasts | The Bell Tower | Heaven's Light | Hellfire | Paris Burning | A Guy Like You | The Court of Miracles | Sanctuary | And He Shall Smite the Wicked | Into the Sunlight | 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 | City Under Siege | Out of Love | Out Of Love (Reprise) | Dance of the Gypsies | Made of Stone | Grand Finale

Deleted Songs: In a Place of Miracles | As Long As There's a Moon

Other: Disney Sing Along Songs: Topsy Turvy

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