Rent - Tango: Maureen Lyrics

1996 Broadway
Rent the Musical - Tango: Maureen Lyrics


JOANNE (spoken)
Mark?

MARK (spoken)
Hi

JOANNE
I told her not to call you

MARK
That's Maureen, but can I help since I'm here

JOANNE (spoken)
I've hired an engineer

MARK (spoken)
Great! Well then, nice to have...

JOANNE (spoken)
Wait! She's 3 hours late

JOANNE
The samples won’t delay but the cable-

MARK
There’s another way
Say something, anything

JOANNE
Test 1,2,3

MARK
Anything but that

JOANNE
This is weird

MARK
It’s weird

JOANNE
Very weird

MARK
Fucking weird

JOANNE
I’m so mad that I don’t know what to do
Fighting with microphones
Freezing down to my bones
And to top it all off I’m with you

MARK
Feel like going insane
Got a fire in your brain
And you’re thinking of drinking gasoline

JOANNE
As a matter of fact

MARK
Honey, I know this act
It’s called the Tango: Maureen

The Tango: Maureen
It’s a dark, dizzy, merry go round
As she keeps you dangling (you’re wrong)
Your heart she is mangling (it’s different with me)
And you toss and you turn cause her cold eyes can burn
Yet you yearn and you churn and rebound

JOANNE
I think I know what you mean

BOTH
The Tango: Maureen

MARK
Has she ever pouted her lips and called you “Pookie?”

JOANNE
Never

MARK
Have you ever doubted a kiss or two?

JOANNE
This is spooky

Did you swoon when she walked through the door?

MARK
Every time, so be....cautious

JOANNE
Did she moon over other boys?

MARK
More than moon

JOANNE
I’m getting nauseous

MARK
Where’d you learn to tango?

JOANNE
With the French ambassador's daughter in her dorm room at Ms. Porters
And you?

MARK
With Nanette Himmelfarb, the rabbi’s daughter at the Scarsdale Jewish community center
It’s hard to do this backwards

JOANNE
You should try it in heels

JOANNE
She cheated

MARK
She cheated

JOANNE
Maureen cheated

MARK
Fucking cheated

JOANNE
I’m defeated, I should give up right now

MARK
Gotta look on the bright side with all of your might

JOANNE
I’d fall for her still anyhow

BOTH
When you’re dancing her dance
You don’t stand a chance
Her grip of romance makes you fall

MARK
So you think might as well

JOANNE
Dance a tango to hell

BOTH
At least I’ll have tangoed at all

The Tango: Maureen
Gotta dance ‘til your diva is through
You pretend to believe her
Cause in the end you can’t leave her
But the end it will come
Still you have to play dumb
‘Til you're glum and you bum and turn blue

MARK
Why do we love when she’s mean

JOANNE
And she can be so obscene

MARK (spoken)
Try the mic

JOANNE (spoken)
My Maureen

MARK (spoken)
Patched!

JOANNE (spoken)
Thanks!

MARK (spoken)
You know, I feel great now!

JOANNE (spoken)
I feel lousy

BOTH
The Tango: Maureen

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