The Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical~ When The World Was Mine Lyrics

I recently discovered that there was a Count of Monte Cristo musical. I found out while watching the new Korean drama, Musical, when they mentioned it in an episode. I looked it up on youtube and found a video of Ok Joo Hyun singing one of the songs. I immediately fell in love with the song, as well as Ok Joo Hyun’s voice (I had no idea she was actually a stage actress) and decided to further look into the musical. I found the English recording and, of course, fell in love with it. So, as I do with all musicals and songs I like, and since I love to sing, I tried looking for the lyrics of the song, When the World was Mine. But, to my great disappointment and vexation, I couldn’t find them anywhere. So, I decided to just listen to the song and write down the lyrics that way. So, for all of you musical lovers, here are the English lyrics to…

When The World Was Mine

from the Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical

Lyrics by Jack Murphy

How far have I fallen?

How long ’till it’s over?

Days all shuffle past my door much like the day before

Gone now, my tomorrow

So fast, my tomorrow’s gone

The world I left behind, it was only in my mind

The golden sun was warmer then

And night would fall much softer

My heart and I remember when

The road would rise to bluer skies

Above the moon a star would shine

To homeward guide him to me

With kisses sweet as summer wine

Back when the world was mine

Nights of shimmering sensations

Days of easy, carefree smiles

Dreams and quiet conversations

I close my eyes and see for miles

The world was so much younger, then

And burned with hearts on fire

These memories return again

Like gathered embers

So love remembers

Back when the world was mine


6 thoughts on “The Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical~ When The World Was Mine Lyrics

  1. You’re so fantastic! I couldn’t find the lyrics to this musical anywhere, I was going to have to write them through listening to the songs like you did but now I don’t have to, because you were kind enough to put them here. Thanks!
    I think the line you were a little unsure of goes: To “homeward” guide him to me.
    Thanks again!

  2. You’re actually almost dead on with your lyrics. There’s a couple of things that are a little off, but you’ve done really well! “To homeward guide him to me” is actually the correct lyrics. It’s “simmering sensations,” not shimmering (though I thought the same thing until I had music in front of me). The only other thing is “I close my eyes and see for miles,” not your mind. But great job otherwise!

    • Thanks for your comment! I totally meant to change the “homeward” lyric a while back when I got the first comment, but I guess I forgot about it, so thanks for reminding me. I also changed it to “see for miles” and that definitely makes a lot more sense than what I had. As for “simmering sensations” maybe your music with lyrics had a typo? Or perhaps they changed it for the actual recording, because I just listened to that part like a million times and she is definitely singing “SHimmering” there.

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