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La Vie Boheme (Lyrics)

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"La Vie Bohème"
from the musical Rent.



Manager
No, please no!
Not tonight, please no!
Mister, can't you go?
Not tonight, can't have a scene ( Roger: What? )
Go, please go, you- hello sir!
I said no. Important customer! ( Mark: What am I, just a blur? )
You sit all night, you never buy!

Mark
That's a lie, that's a lie!
I had a tea the other day! (Manager: You couldn't pay!)
Oh, yeah.

Collins
Benjamin Coffin III, here? ( Manager: Oh, no... )

All
Wine and beer!

Maureen
The enemy of Avenue A!
We'll stay. (Manager: Oy vey..)

Collins
What brings the mogul in his own mind to the Life Cafe?

Benny
I would like to propose a toast to Maureen's noble try!
It went well. ( Maureen: Go to hell. )
Was the yuppie scum stomped?
Not counting the homeless,
how many tickets weren't comped?

Roger
Why did Muffy- ( Benny: Alison. )
-miss the show?

Benny
There was a death in the family,
if you must know. ( Angel: Who died? )
Our akita.

Mark, Roger, Angel, Collins
Evita!

Benny
Mimi, I'm surprised a bright and charming girl like you
hangs out with these slackers who don't adhere to deals.
You make fun,
yet I am the one attempting to do some good.
Or do you really want a neighborhood
where people piss on your stoop every night?
Bohemia, Bohemia's a fallacy in your head.
This is Calcutta.
Bohemia is dead.

Mark
Dearly beloved, we gather here to say our goodbyes.
Here she lies! No one knew her worth!
The late great daughter of Mother Earth.
On these nights, when we celebrate the birth
in that little town of Bethlehem...
We raise our glass, you bet your ass, to...
La Vie Boheme!
Collins, Roger
Dies irae, dies illa
Kyrie Eleison
Yitgadal V' Yitkadash


All
La Vie Boheme, La Vie Boheme,
La Vie Boheme, La Vie Boheme

Mark
To days of inspiration, playing hookey,
making something out of nothing!
The need to express, to communicate!
To going against the grain,
going insane, going mad!
To loving tension, no pension!
To more than one dimension!
To starving for attention,
hating convention, hating pretension!
Not to mention, of course,
hating dear old mom and dad!
To riding your bike midday
past the three piece suits!
To fruits! To no absolutes!
To Absolut! To choice!
To the Village Voice!
To any passing fad!
To being an us for once,
instead of a them!
All

La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme

Ohhhhhhhhhh!


All
La Vie Boheme!
La Vie Boheme!

Maureen
Is the equipment in a pyramid? ( Joanne: It is, Maureen. )
The mixer doesn't have a case!
Don't give me that face! (Mr. Grey: Ahemm! )
Hey mister... she's my sister!

Waiter
So that's five miso soup,
Four seaweed salad
Three soy burger dinner,
Two tofu dog platter
And one pasta with meatless balls! (Bohemian: Eww! )

Collins
It tastes the same.

Mimi
If you close your eyes.

Waiter
And thirteen orders of fries
Is that it here?

All
Wine and beer!

Mimi & Angel
To hand-crafted beers made in local breweries
To yoga, to yogurt, to rice and beans and cheese
To leather, to dildos, to curry Vindaloo
To Huevos Rancheros, and Maya Angelou

Maureen, Collins
Emotion, devotion, to causing a commotion,
Creation, Vacation ( Mark: Mucho masturbation! )
Compassion, to fashion, to passion
when it's new!

Collins
To Sontag!

Angel
To Sondheim!

Four people
To anything taboo!

Collins, Roger
Ginsberg, Dylan, Cunningham and Cage!

Collins
Lenny Bruce!

Roger
Langston Hughes!

Maureen
To the stage!

Person #1
To Uta!

Person #2
To Buddha!

Person #3
Pablo Neruda, too!

Mark & Mimi
Why Dorothy and Toto went over the rainbow to blow off Auntie Em!

All
La Vie Boheme

Maureen
And wipe the speakers off before you pack (Joanne: Yes, Maureen. )
Well, hurry back! ( Mr. Grey: Sisters? )
We're close.

Angel, Collins
Brothers!

All
Bisexuals, trisexuals, Homo Sapiens,
Carcinogens, hallucinogens, men,
Pee Wee Herman
German wine, turpentine, Gertrude Stein
Antonioni, Bertolucci, Kurosawa
Carmina Burana!
To apathy, to entropy, to empathy, ecstasy!
Vaclav Havel, The Sex Pistols, 8BC!
To no shame, never playing the fame game! ( Collins: To marijuana! )
To sodomy, it's between God and me!
To S & M! ( Benny: Waiter, waiter, waiter! )
La Vie Boheme

Collins
In honor of the death of Bohemia an impromptu salon will commence immediately following dinner...
Maureen Johnson, back from her spectacular one night performance at the Eleventh Street Lot
Will perform Native American tribal chants, backwards through her vocoder, while accompanying herself on the electric cello which she ain't never studied.

Roger
And Mark Cohen will preview his new documentary about his inability to hold an erection on high holy days.

Mark
And Mimi Marquez clad only in bubble wrap, will perform her famous lawnchair handcuff dance to the sounds of ice tea being stirred

Benny
Your new boyfriend doesn't know about us? (Mimi: There's nothing to know.)
Don't you think that we should discuss- (Mimi: It was three months ago. )
He doesn't act like he's with you. ( Mimi: We're taking it slow! )
Where is he now? (Mimi: He's right- )
Uh-huh. (Mimi: Hmm, where'd he go? )

Mark
And Roger will attempt to write a bittersweet, evocative song...
...that doesn't remind us of 'Musetta's Waltz'

Collins
Angel Dumott Schunard will model her latest fall fashions from Paris while accompanying herself on the 10-gallon plastic pickle tub.

Angel
And Collins will recount his exploits as an Anarchist... Including the tale of his successful reprogramming of the mit virtual reality equipment to self-destruct as it broadcasts the words:

All
'Actual Reality - act up - Fight aids! ' (Benny: Check! )

Mimi
Excuse me, did I do something wrong?
I get invited, then ignored all night long

Roger
I've been trying, I'm not lying
No one's perfect, I've got baggage

Mimi
Life's too short babe, time is flying
I'm looking for baggage that goes with mine

Roger
I should tell you- ( Mimi: I've got baggage, too! )
I should tell you--

Both
Baggage-

Others
Wine And Beer!

Mimi
AZT break.

Roger
You?

Mimi
Me. You?

Roger
Mimi...
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