Judge Turpin. Mrs. Lovett's part during the song is sung simultaneously with Sweeney and shows the unrequited attraction that she feels for him. According to actor Johnny Depp, who played Sweeney Todd in the film adaptation, this was the very first song he ever sang, and proclaimed it to be one of the most complexly written of the play.
SWEENEY: These are my friends See how they glisten See this one shine How he smiles in the light My friend My faithful friend Speak to me, friend Whisper, I'll listen I know, I know You've been locked out of sight All these years Like me, my friend Well I've come home To find you waiting Home And we're together And we'll do wonders Won't we? You there, my friend MRS. LOVETT: I'm your friend too, Mr. Todd SWEENEY: Come let me hold you MRS. LOVETT: If you only knew, Mr. Todd SWEENEY: Now with a sigh MRS. LOVETT: Ooh, Mr. Todd SWEENEY: You grow warm in my hand MRS. LOVETT: You’re warm SWEENEY: My friend… MRS. LOVETT: You've come home SWEENEY: My clever friend MRS. LOVETT: Always had a fondness for you, I did SWEENEY: Rest now my friends MRS. LOVETT: Never you fear, Mr. Todd SWEENEY: Soon I'll unfold you MRS. LOVETT: You can move in here, Mr. Todd SWEENEY: Soon you'll know BOTH: Splendors you never have dreamed all your days MRS. LOVETT: Will be yours SWEENEY: My lucky friends MRS. LOVETT: I'm your friend SWEENEY: 'Till now your shine MRS. LOVETT: And you’re mine MRS. LOVETT: Don’t they shine beautiful? SWEENEY: Was merely silver MRS. LOVETT: Silver’s good enough for me SWEENEY: Friends… MRS. LOVETT: Mr. T… SWEENEY: You shall drip rubies You'll soon drip precious Rubies… [To Mrs. Lovett] Leave me
SWEENEY: "At last! My arm is complete again."