A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “On My Own”


Lemony Snicket never got over his love Beatrice. In the beginning of The Miserable Mill, he discusses how despite being engaged to her at one point, she wrote a 200-page book explaining why she couldn’t marry him, which was delivered via carrier pigeons. Not to feel bad for Lemony, but that’s the kind of stuff that doesn’t look good on his dating profile. At any rate, he never really got over her rejection of him since he dedicates each one of his books to her. Despite that she dumped him for someone else and later died. So it’s unlikely he’d be going on a date any time soon.


Another good song to highlight this is “On My Own” from Les Miserables. In the original version, Eponine pines for Marius despite knowing that he’s interested in someone else and will probably never even consider her as a viable love interest. So she imagines a world with him as her lover which will never be. In this version, I have Lemony Snicket basically do the same thing for Beatrice despite that she moved on and eventually died.


“On My Own” (ASOUE Version)

Sung by Lemony Snicket

And now I’m all alone again
Nowhere to turn, no one to go to
Without a home, without a friend
Without a face to say “Hello” to
But now the night is near
And I can make-believe she’s here

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of her and then I’m happy
With the company I’m keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head

On my own
Pretending she’s beside me
All alone
I walk with her till morning
Without her
I feel her arms around me
And when I lose my way I close my eyes
And she has found me

In the rain the pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is her and me forever and forever

And I know it’s only in my mind
That I’m talking to myself and not to her
And although I know that she is dead
Still I say, there’s a way for us

I love her
But when the night is over
She is gone
The river’s just a river
Without her
The world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere
The streets are full of strangers

I love her
But every day I’m learning
All my life
I’ve only been pretending
Without me
Her world has gone on turning
A world that’s full of happiness
That I have never known

I love her
I love her
I love her
But only on my own

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