When I Look At You

The Scarlet Pimpernel audition songs

Song Title : When I Look At You

Show Name : The Scarlet Pimpernel

Character Name : Marguerite

Gender : Female

Age : Adult

Vocal Part : Mezzo-Soprano

Range : B3-E5

Style : Ballad (Pop-opera)

Mood : Romantic, Sad

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Context & Lyrics


The actress Marguerite cannot understand her husband Percy’s change in behavior.

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When I look at you
What I always see
Is the face of someone else
Who once belonged to me
Still I can hear him laugh
And even though that melody plays on,
He’s gone

When I look at you
He is standing there
I can almost breathe him in
Like summer in the air
Why do you smile his smile?
That heaven I’d forgotten eases through,
In you

If you could look at me once more
With all the love you felt before
If you and I could disappear into the past
And find that love we knew
I’d never take my eyes away from you

When I look at you,
He is touching me
I would reach for him,
But who can hold a memory?
And love isn’t everything
That moonlight on the bed will melt away,
Someday

Oh, you were once that someone
Who I followed like a star
Then suddenly you changed,
And now I don’t know who you are
Or could it be
That I never really knew you from the start?

Did I create a dream?
Was he a fantasy?
Even a memory is paradise for all the fools like me
Now, remembering is all that I can do
Because I miss him so,
When I look at you

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