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God help the outcasts
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A soft ballad sung by Esmeralda inside Notre Dame after she sees how Quasimodo and her people are treated by society. From Disney's film "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame".

I don't know if You can hear me
Or if You're even there
I don't know if You would listen
To a gypsie's prayer
Yes, I know I'm just an outcast
I shouldn't speak to you
Still I see Your face and wonder...
Were You once an outcast too?

God help the outcasts
Hungry from birth
Show them the mercy
They don't find on earth
God help my people
We look to You still
God help the outcasts
Or nobody will

I ask for wealth
I ask for fame
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love I can posess
I ask for God and His angels to bless me

I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
Please help my people
The poor and downtrod
I thought we all were
The children of God
God help the outcasts
Children of God

GYPSIE= A people who arrived in Europe in the Middle Ages from India. Till recently they were always thought to come from Egypt, that's why they were called "gypcyens" (= Egyptians), then "gypsies". They usually led a nomadic life till modern times and to some extend they still keep their own traditions, race and even their own language, Romani, an Indo-European language derived from a central Indian dialect around 1000 A.D.

OUTCAST= A person who is rejected or excluded from society.

WONDER= /wʌndə*/ I want to know, I'm curious about.

GOD HELP THE OUTCASTS= This is the present subjunctive. In modern English, present subjunctive is the same as normal present tense except for the fact that there is no -S in the third person singular, so this HELP is not a present tense (it should be: God helps the outcasts), but a present subjunctive. The subjunctive mode (which has almost disappeared in modern English) is used to express something which is not a fact, for example a wish or a hope. So this sentence means "God, please, help the outcasts" or "I hope God will help the outcasts". A very famous sentence with a similar subjunctive for mis "God save the king/queen".

MERCY= God's mercy is God's protection and compassionate treatment.

WEALTH= riches (money, etc)

GET BY= Manage, have enough to live.

DOWNTROD= Abuse by other people more powerful; discriminated against.

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