Epiphany - Sweeney Todd Original Broadway Cast03:21

Epiphany - Sweeney Todd Original Broadway Cast

  Epiphany otherwise known as "We All Deserve to Die" is a song from the musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." In the song, after Anthony's arrival backfires Todd's quest to kill Judge Turpin, Todd turns evil and gets revenge on the world by killing everyone in sight. The song was originally sung by Len Cariou in the original Broadway production, George Hearn in the 1982 video recording of the touring production and Johnny Depp in the 2007 film.
"Epiphany" - Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982) - George Hearn02:42

"Epiphany" - Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982) - George Hearn

Sweeney Todd Soundtrack - Epiphany03:17

Sweeney Todd Soundtrack - Epiphany


Sweeney Todd: I had him!
His throat was there beneath my hand.
No, I had him!
His throat was there and now he'll never come again.
Mrs. Lovett:
Easy now, hush love hush
I keep telling you, Whats your rush?
When? Why did I wait?
You told me to wait -
Now he'll never come again.
There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
And it's filled with people who are filled with s***
And the vermin of the world inhabit it.
But not for long...

They all deserve to die.
Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why.
Because in all of the whole human race
Mrs. Lovett, there are two kinds of men and only two
There's the one staying put in his proper place
And the one with his foot in the other one's face
Look at me, Mrs Lovett, look at you.

No, we all deserve to die
Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why.
Because the lives of the wicked should be made brief
For the rest of us death will be a relief
We all deserve to die.

And I'll never see Johanna
No I'll never hug my girl to me - finished!
Alright! You sir, you sir, how about a shave?
Come and visit your good friend Sweeney.
You sir, too sir? Welcome to the grave.

I will have vengenance.
I will have salvation.
Who sir, you sir?
No ones in the chair, Come on! Come on!
Sweeney's. waiting. I want you bleeders.
You sir! Anybody!
Gentlemen now don't be shy!

Not one man, no, nor ten men.
Nor a hundred can assuage me.
I will have you!
And I will get him back even as he gloats
In the meantime I'll practice on less honorable throats.
And my Lucy lies in ashes
And I'll never see my girl again.

But the work waits!
I'm alive at last!
And I'm full of joy!


  • Sweeney Todd(Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street(original) and MCF and the Demon Barber)
  • Damien the Music Slayer(MCF: The Isle of Music and Dreams)
  • Tracy (MCF and the Revenge of the Phantom)(Upcoming)


  • According to trachie17 and Detective88, this song is one of their favorites from "Sweeney Todd".
  • During MCF and the Demon Barber, in the song, Todd at first blames Tracy, but realizing how much she reminds him of Johanna, he spares her.
  • This song has only one swear in it, but the authoresses will or might change it.

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