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La Vie Boheme Edit

The party after Maureen's show on the 11th street lot at the Life Cafe.

Lyrics Part A Edit

Restaurant Man
No please no
Not tonight please no
Mister - can't you go -
Not tonight - can't have a scene

Roger
What?

Restaurant Man
Go, please go;
You - Hello, sir -
I said, "No"
Important customer

Mark
What am I - just a blur?

Restaurant Man
You sit all night - you never buy!

Mark
That's a lie - that's a lie
I had a tea the other day

Restaurant Man
You couldn't pay

Mark
Oh yeah

Collins
Benjamin Coffin III -- here?

Restaurant Man
Oh no!

All
Wine and beer!

Maureen
The enemy of Avenue A
We'll stay

Restaurant Man
Oiy 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

Benny
Was the yuppie scum stomped
Not counting the homeless
How many tickets weren't comped

Roger
Why did Muffy --

Benny
Alison

Roger
Miss the show?

Benny
There was a death in the family
If you must know

Angel
Who died?

Benny

Our Akita

Benny, Mark, 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)
They make fun - yet I'm 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

Collins & Roger
Dies irae - dies illa
Kyrie eleison
Yitgadal v' yitkadash (etc)

Mark
Here she lies
No one knew her worth
The late great daughter of mother earth
On this night when we celebrate the birth
In that little town of Bethlehem
We raise our glass - you bet your ass to -
La vie Boheme

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

Maureen
Is the equipment in a pyramid?

Joanne
It is, Maureen

Maureen

The mixer doesn't have a case
Don't give me that face

Mr. Grey
Ahhemm

Maureen
Hey Mister - she's my sister

Restaurant Man
So that's five miso soup, four seaweed salad
Three soy burger dinner, two tofu dog platter
And one pasta with meatless balls

A boy
Ugh

Collins
It tastes the same

Mimi
If you close your eyes

Restaurant Man
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!

Maureen & Collins
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

Maureen
Well - hurry back

Mr. Grey
Sisters?

Maureen
We're close

Angel, Collins, Maureen, Mark, Mr. Grey
Brothers!

Mark, Angel, Mimi & Three Others
Bisexuals, trisexuals, homo sapiens,
Carcinogens, hallucinogens, men, Pee Wee Herman
German wine, turpentine, Gertrude Stein
Antonioni, Bertolucci, Kurosawa
Carmina Burana

All
To apathy, to entropy, to empathy, ecstasy
Vaclav Havel - The Sex Pistols, 8BC,
To no shame - never playing the Fame Game

Collins
To marijuana

All
To sodomy,
It's between God and me
To S & M

Benny
Waiter...Waiter...Waiter

All
La vie Boheme

Collins
In honor of the death of Bohemia an impromptu salon will
commence immediately following dinner... Mimi Marquez,
clad only in bubble wrap, will perform her famous lawn
chair-handcuff dance to the sounds of iced tea being stirred.

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

Mark
Maureen Johnson, back from her spectacular one-night engagement
at the eleventh street lot, will sing native american tribal
chants backwards through her vocoder, while accompanying herself
on the electric cello - which she has never studied.

Benny
Your new boyfriend doesn't know about us?

Mimi
There's nothing to know

Benny
Don't you think that we should discuss --

Mimi
It was three months ago

Benny
He doesn't act like he's with you

Mimi
We're taking it slow

Benny
Where is he now?

Mimi
He's right -- hmm

Benny
Uh huh

Mimi
Where'd he go?

Mark
Roger will attempt to write a bittersweet, evocative song.
(Roger picks up a guitar and plays)
That doesn't remind us of "Musetta's Waltz"

Collins
Angel Dumott Schunard will now model the 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 successful reprogramming of the M.I.T.
virtual reality equipment to self-destruct, as it broadcast
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

Roger
I should tell you --

Mimi
I got baggage too

Roger
I should tell you --

Both
Baggage - wine --

Others
And beer!

Mimi
AZT break

Roger
You?

Mimi
Me. You?

Roger
Mimi


Part B Edit

MAUREEN
Are we packed?

JOANNE
Yes and by next week
I want you to be

MAUREEN
Pookie?

JOANNE
And You Should See
They've Padlocked Your Building
And They're Rioting On Avenue B
Benny Called The Cops

MAUREEN
That Fuck

JOANNE
They Don't Know What They're Doing
The Cops Are Sweeping The Lot
But No One's Leaving
They're Sitting There, Mooing!

ALL
Yea!!!

To Dance

MIMI
No Way To Make A Living, Masochism,
Pain, Perfection,
Muscle Spasm, Chiropractors, Short-
Careers, Eating Disorders

ALL
Film

MARK
Adventure, Tedium, No Family, Boring
Locations,
Dark Rooms, Perfect Faces, Egos,
Money, Hollywood And Sleaze

ALL
Music

ANGEL
Food Of Love, Emotion, Mathematics,
Isolation,
Rhythm, Feeling, Power, Harmony,
And Heavy Competition

ALL
Anarchy

COLLINS & MAUREEN
Revolution, Justice, Screaming For
Solutions,
Forcing Changes, Risk, And Danger
Making Noise And Making Pleas

ALL
To Faggots, Lezzies, Dykes, Cross
Dressers Too

MAUREEN
To Me

MARK
To Me

COLLINS & ANGEL

To Me

ALL
To You, And You And You, You And You
To People living With, Living With,
Living With
Not Dying From Disease

Let He Among Us Without Sin
Be The First To Condemn

La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme

MARK
Anyone Out Of The
Mainstream
Is Anyone In The
Mainstream?
Anyone Alive - With A
Sex Drive
Tear Down The Wall
Aren't We All
The Opposite Of War
Isn't Peace...
It's Creation

ALL
La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme

La Vie Boheme

MARK
The riot continues
The Christmas tree goes up in flames
The snow dances

Oblivious, Mimi and Roger
exchange a small, lovely kiss

ALL

Viva La Vie Boheme

LinksEdit

Song List

RENT- La Vie Boheme Lyrics04:10

RENT- La Vie Boheme Lyrics

La Vie Boheme Part A Original Broadway Cast Recording

RENT La Vie Boheme B Lyrics01:55

RENT La Vie Boheme B Lyrics

La Vie Boheme Part B Original Broadway Cast Recording


La Vie Boheme From RENT08:36

La Vie Boheme From RENT

La Vie Boheme Part A & B from the Movie

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