A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Burn”


The news that Fiona has joined up with Count Olaf’s troupe is shocking and horrible enough for the Baudelaires. But it completely shatters Klaus who was practically head over heels with her and was planning to use his favorite food for to represent her in their planned food code. Sure Fiona did it to be with her brother, Fernald and has major issues with familial abandonment. So it’s no wonder why she fell to his temptation and persuasion to join up with him. Yet, while Klaus may understand her feelings regarding her family, the betrayal hits him like a punch in the gut. His heart is broken and yet, despite knowing what she did to him and his sisters, he never gets over her. Nevertheless, you have to imagine what’s going through his head such as shock, anger, and hurt. After all, Klaus thinks the world of her and even loves her. Yet, seeing her aligned with his worst enemy just breaks him.


I couldn’t think of a more appropriate song for him at this moment than “Burn” from Hamilton in which his wife Eliza is devastated hearing about her husband’s affair with Maria Reynolds and blackmail. As a result, she cuts Alex off and makes him sleep in his office. In real life, Eliza already knew about the Reynolds Affair before her husband made a fool of himself and published the Reynolds Pamphlet in an attempt to clear his name. However, while Eliza was understandably upset with the whole thing, she and Alex did reconcile. Since they had two more kids after that. In this version, I have Klaus react to Fiona’s betrayal.


“Burn” (ASOUE Version)

Sung by Klaus Baudelaire

I savored each moment I spent with you
From the moment I met you
I knew you were mine
You said you were mine
I thought you were mine

Do you know what Violet said
When she first saw us making eyes?
She said

“Be careful with that one, Klaus
She will do what it takes to survive.”

You and your words flooded my senses
Your sentences left me defenseless
You built me palaces out of sentiments
You built cathedrals
I’m recalling the times that I saw you
I’m searching and scanning for answers
In every thought
For some kind of sign
And when you were mine
The world seemed to


You let your hook handed brother persuade you
You defended your choice to bring him onboard
In your own step-dad’s sub
In joining his troupe, you have ruined our lives
Do you know what your Fernald did
Way back at Anwhistle Aquatics?
Vi said
He burnt down the edifice
As well as poor old Gregor alive.

You and your words, obsessed with your mycology…
Your sentences border on senseless
And you overlook the deeds of your brother
How he deceives you

You, you, you…

I’m erasing you from my memories
Let my mother’s ex wonder how Klaus
Reacted when you broke his heart
You have torn it all apart
I am watching it
Watching it burn
The world has no right to my heart
The world has no place in my dreams
They don’t get to know what I said
I’m burning the memories
Burning the moments that might have redeemed you
You forfeit all rights to my heart
You forfeit your place in my life
Go sleep with your brother instead
With only the memories
Of when you were mine
I hope that you burn

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