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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Voice Mail 5

(Various locations) (In blackout, once again the phone rings.) ROGER & MARK’S ANSWERING MACHINE “Speak…” (Beep) ROGER’S MOTHER Roger, this is your mother Roger, honey, I don’t get these postcards “Moving to Santa Fe” “Back in New York Starting a rock band” Roger, where are you? — Please call (The following is sung simultaneously) MIMI’S […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: What You Own

Don’t breathe too deep Don’t think all day Dive into work Drive the other way That drip of hurt That pint of shame Goes away Just play the game You’re living in America At the end of the millennium You’re living in America Leave your conscience at the tone And when you’re living in America […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Goodbye Love

(The PRINCIPALS emerge from the church.) MIMI (to ROGER) It’s true you sold your guitar and bought a car? ROGER It’s true — I’m leaving now for Santa Fe It’s true you’re with this yuppie scum? BENNY You said you’d never speak to him again MIMI Not now MAUREEN Who said that you have any […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Halloween

(Outside the church) MARK (On the pay phone) Hi. It’s Mark Cohen. Is Alexi there?…No, don’t bother her. Just tell her I’m running a little late for our appointment… Yes, I’m still coming… Yes, I signed the contract… Thanks… How did we get here? How the hell… Pan left — close on the steeple of […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: I’ll Cover You (Reprise)

(In a church. Angel’s memorial) MIMI Angel was one of my closest friends. It’s right that it’s Halloween, because it was her favorite holiday. I knew we’d hit it off from the moment we met. That skin head was bothering her, and she said she was more of a man than he’d ever be, and […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Contact

(Various fantasy bed locales) (The COMPANY forms two main groups. As the music begins, a group of dancers start a sensual life and death dance, while a group of actors gather around a table centerstage to speak words of passion which punctuate the dancing. Eventually, the actors converge on the table and cover themselves with […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Voice Mail 4

(The loft. The phone rings…) ROGER & MARK’S ANSWERING MACHINE “Speak” … (“Beeeep!”) ALEXI DARLING Mark Cohen Labor Day weekend In East Hampton On the beach Just saw Alec Baldwin Told him you say hi Just kidding We still need directors You still need money You know you need money Pick up the phone Don’t […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Without You

Without you, the ground thaws, the rain falls, the grass grows. Without you, the seeds root, the flowers bloom, the children play. The stars gleam, the poets dream, the eagles fly, without you. The earth turns, the sun burns, but I die, without you. Without you, the stars roar the breeze warms, the girl smiles, […]

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Seasons of Love B

All: in diapers, report cards, In spoke wheels In speeding tickets In contracts Dollars in funerals and births. Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you figure our last year on earth. Figure in love Figure in love Figure in love Measure in love Seasons of love Seasons of love

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Rent The Musical Lyrics: Take Me or Leave Me

MAUREEN: Every single day, I walk down the street I hear people say ‘baby so sweet’ Ever since puberty, Everybody stares at me Boys, girls, I can’t help it baby so be kind, and don’t lose your mind just remember that I’m your baby take me for what I am who I was meant to […]

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