This was a tough one for a few reasons. First, it is sung by a man in the production of Les Miserables. Second, it is a theatrical piece and deserves to be dramatic. And third, it is technically difficult, covering a good range and having a somewhat tricky bridge in the middle.
But I love the story of Les Mis. Starting over with the resolve to do right. Then slipping. Then starting over again. Which one of us doesn't live this same cycle?