Rent - Goodbye Love Lyrics

1996 Broadway
Rent the Musical - Goodbye Love Lyrics


MIMI
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 yuppy scum?

BENNY
You said you'd never speak to him again

MIMI
Not now

MAUREEN
Who said that you have any say in who she says things to at all?

ROGER
Yeah!

JOANNE
Who said that you should stick your nose in other people’s-

MAUREEN
Who said I was talking to you?

MARK
I hear, there are great restaurants out West

ROGER
Some of the best, how could she?

MARK
How could you let her go? You just don't know

ROGER
How could we lose Angel?

MARK
Maybe you'll see why
When you stop escaping your pain
At least now if you try
Angel's death won't be in vain

ROGER
His death is in vain

MARK
Are you insane? There's so much to care about
There's me, there's Mimi

ROGER
Mimi's got her baggage too

MARK
So do you

ROGER
Who are you to tell me what I know
What to do?

MARK
A friend

ROGER
But who Mark are you?
"Mark has got his work", they say
"Mark lives for his work and
Mark's in love with his work"
Mark hides in his work

MARK
From what?

ROGER
From facing your failure
Facing your loneliness
Facing the fact you live a lie
Yes, you live a lie, tell you why
You're always preaching not to be numb
When that's how you thrive
You pretend to create and observe
When you really detach from feeling alive

MARK
Perhaps it's because I'm the one of us to survive

ROGER
Poor baby

MARK
Mimi still loves Roger
Is Roger really jealous
Or afraid that Mimi's weak?

ROGER
Mimi did look pale

MARK
Mimi's gotten thin
Mimi's running out of time
Roger's running out the door

ROGER
No more, oh no, I've gotta go

MARK
Hey, for someone who's always been let down
Who's heading out of town?

ROGER
For someone who longs for a community of his own
Who's with his camera, alone?
I'll call
I hate the fall

You heard?

MIMI (ROGER)
Every word
You don't want baggage
Without lifetime guarantees
You don't want to watch me die
I just came to say goodbye love
Goodbye love, came to say goodbye love
Goodbye
Just came to say
Goodbye love (Glory)
Goodbye love (one blaze of glory)
Goodbye love, goodbye (I have to find)
Please don't touch me, understand
I'm scared I need to go away

MARK
I know a place, a clinic

BENNY
A rehab?

MIMI
Maybe could you?

BENNY
I'll pay

MIMI
Goodbye love, goodbye love
Came to say goodbye love, goodbye
Just came to say goodbye love
Goodbye love, goodbye love
Goodbye love, hello, disease

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