"Made of Stone" is a song from the stage musical version of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The song is lifted from the movie when the gargoyles are trying to convinceQuasimodo, who is chained to the tower, to save Esmeralda who is moments away from her death. In the musical this scene occurs the night before Esmeralda is to be sentenced and instead of a short scene between the gargoyles and Quasimodo there is a song.

This song shows Quasimodo at his angriest and most broken hearted. He is angry at the gargoyles as they do not understand his pain as they are made of stone and he wishes he was like them. He regrets his emotions and wishes they would go away.

Lyrics

<poem> QUASIMODO: Nie mehr geh'ich ruas Es endet immer schlecht wenn ich rausgehe. Immer schlecht. LONI: Papperlapapp. Mein Junge, das passt gar nicht zu dir. QUASIMODO: Was wisst ihr denn von mir? was von dem Schmerz Der mir das Herz zerreißt? Ihr seid doch nur aus Stein Ihr steht da nur zur Zier Ihr werdet niemals wissen, was es heißt Aus Fleisch und Blut zu sein Nur Gerede! Du weißt nicht, was ich bin und leide Du ahnst nicht, wie ich dich beneide Dass ich bete Ich wär auch aus Stein... CHARLES: Quasimodo, im Grunde ist alles nur halb so schlimm, Du nimmst das viel zu schwer... QUASIMODO: Erspar mir deine Tricks Zwar kann dein Wort Die Wirklichkeit verdreh'n Doch was hab ich davon? Und du, du Fee des Glücks Warum lässt du mich Hoffnungsträume seh'n? Sie sind für mich nur Hohn Nichts mehr fühlen Und nichts mehr denken, wär ein Segen Nur noch als Steinfigur den Regen Runterspülen Auf die Stadt aus Stein - Nein! Zulang glaubte ich, in den Steinen Wär'n gute Geister Dich der einzige, dem ich trauen kann Ist mein Meister Er nur sagte all die Zeit: Die Welt verachtet Hässlichkeit Drum ist dein Los die Dunkelheit Ein Satz so kalt wie Stein Doch dafür wahr Kalt und Klar Ihr gabt mir Heuchelein Jetzt packt sie ein Und lasst mich allein ANTOINE: Nun gut, Quasimodo Dann sei halt allein CHARLES: Wir gehen, Quasimodo Wir machen keinen Ärger LONI: Es stimmt, Quasimodo Wir drei sind nur aus Stein WASSERSPEIER: Doch wir dachten Woraus du bist, das sei... Stärker QUASIMODO: Jetzt bin ich ganz allein Und das "Da draußen" Geht mich nichts mehr an Ich schließ die Sehnsucht ein Vergessen, was geschah Nie mehr den Tränen nah Im Grunde nicht mehr da Ganz und gar So wie aus Stein

<poem> QUASIMODO Not going out. Bad things come when I leave. Always bad! LONI Nonsense. That's not my boy talking. QUASIMODO What do you know of me? What do you know of all the things I feel? You're only made of stone Who is that you see Instead of seeing what I am for real - This twisted flesh and bone? ANTOINE But Quasimodo, inside you is... QUASIMODO You're a liar! With ev'ry new excuse you try out You only make me want to cry out "Would that I were Made of stone like you..." CHARLES Quasimodo, it's obvious you... QUASIMODO You act so smart, it smarts So why has not a single word you've said Been any help at all? LONI Quasimodo! QUASIMODO And you, the Queen of Hearts The more your hopes and fancies fill my head The farther that I fall Shut my brain down! If I were senseless, I'd prefer it Another gargoyle on this turret Spitting rain down To the stones below Oh... I've wasted my faith Believing in saints of plaster But the only one worth Believing in was my master He's the one who never lied He told me it was cruel outside He told me how I had to hide His words were cold as stone But they were true Not like you... Take all the dreams you've sown Take all your lies And leave me alone! ANTOINE All right, Quasimodo We'll leave you alone CHARLES All right, Quasimodo We'll trouble you no longer LONI You're right, Quasimodo We're only made of stone GARGOYLES We just thought that you were Made of something stronger... QUASIMODO And now I'm on my own Never again to wonder what's out there Let it remain unknown And my one human eye Will evermore be dry Until the day I die As if I Were made of stone!

Statues:
Quasimodo, you must try to free yourself! The girl needs your help!

Quasimodo:
Quiet! Go away!

Saint Aphrodisius:
You're the only one who can save her now!

Quasimodo:
You know what happens when I try to help! I only make things worse!

Statues:
You don't believe that!

Quasimodo:
How do you know what I believe?

What do you know of me?
What do you know of all the things I feel?
You're only made of stone!
Who is it that you see
Instead of seeing what I am for real?
This twisted flesh and bone!

Statue:
But, Quasimodo, it wasn't your fault!

Quasimodo:
You're a liar!
With every new excuse you try out
You only make me want to cry out
"Would that I were
Made of stone like you!"

Statues:
You don't mean that! Just take some time to--

Quasimodo:
You give such good advice
So why has not one single word you've said
Been any help at all?

Statues:
Quasimodo...

Quasimodo:
And you who sound so nice!
The more your dreams and fancies fill my head
The farther that I fall!

Shut my brain down!
If I were senseless, I'd prefer it
Another gargoyle on this turret
Spitting rain down
To the stones below!

I've wasted my faith
Believing in saints of plaster
But the only one worth
Believing in was my master
He's the one who never lied
He told me it was cruel outside
He told me how I had to hide
His words were cold as stone
But they were true
Not like you

Take all the dreams you've sown
Take all your lies and leave me alone!

Statues:
All right, Quasimodo
We'll leave you alone
All right, Quasimodo
We'll trouble you no longer
You're right, Quasimodo
We're only made of stone
We just thought that you were
Made of something stronger

Quasimodo:
And now I'm on my own
Never again to wonder what's out there
Let it remain unknown
And my one human eye
Will evermore be dry
And until the day I die
As if I
Were made of stone!

Trivia

  • The title Wie aus Stein (Made of Stone) is taken from the original book when Quasimodo mournfully asks why he wasn’t made of stone.


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Media
Films: The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IIVideoThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (live-action film)

Television: House of MouseEsmeralda
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy TurvyKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney Sorcerer's Arena
Music: SoundtrackStudio Cast Recording
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
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Entertainment: Disney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives OnMickey's Gift of DreamsThe Golden MickeysThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure
Restaurants: Clopin's Festival of Foods
Parade: Disney's Party ExpressThe Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Happily Ever AfterWorld of ColorWonderful World of Animation
Spring: Disney's Easter Wonderland
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Happy HallowishesIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsKooky Spooky Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out! Chapter 2

Characters
Original: QuasimodoEsmeraldaClaude FrolloPhoebusVictor, Hugo, and LaverneDjaliClopinArchdeaconAchillesBrutish and Oafish GuardsFrollo's SoldiersOld PrisonerQuasimodo's MotherQuasimodo's FatherSnowball

Sequel: MadellaineZephyrSarousch

Songs
Original: The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereTopsy TurvyHumiliationGod Help the OutcastsThe Bell TowerHeaven's LightHellfireParis BurningA Guy Like YouThe Court of MiraclesSanctuaryAnd He Shall Smite the WickedInto the SunlightSomeday

Sequel: Le Jour D'AmourAn Ordinary MiracleI'd Stick With YouFa la la la Fallen In LoveI'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing ActRest and RecreationRhythm of the TambourineInto Notre DameTop of the WorldThai Mol PiyasEsmeraldaCity Under SiegeFlight Into EgyptOut of Love (Reprise) • Dance of the GypsiesMade of StoneFinale Ultimo
Deleted Songs: In a Place of MiraclesAs Long As There's a MoonSomeday

Locations
ParisNotre Dame de ParisPalace of JusticeCourt of Miracles
Miscellaneous
MusicalDisney Sing Along Songs: Topsy TurvyThe Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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