Light My Candle Lyrics

1996 Broadway
Rent the Musical - Light My Candle Lyrics


ROGER
What'd you forget?

MIMI
Got a light?

ROGER
I know you, you're...you're shivering

MIMI
It's nothing, they turned off my heat
And I'm just a little weak on my feet
Would you light my candle?
What are you staring at?

ROGER
Nothing, your hair in the moonlight
You look familiar
Can you make it?

MIMI
Just haven't eaten much today
At least the room stopped spinning, anyway
What?

ROGER
Nothing, your smile reminded me of

MIMI
I always remind people of... Who is she?

ROGER
She died, her name was April

MIMI
It's out again
Sorry about your friend
Would you light my candle?

ROGER
Well...

MIMI
Yeah? Ow!

ROGER
Oh, the wax, it's...

MIMI
Dripping! I like it between my...

ROGER
Fingers, I figured
Oh, well, goodnight
It blew out again?

MIMI
No, I think that I dropped my stash

ROGER
I know I've seen you out and about
When I used to go out
Your candle's out

MIMI
I'm illin', I had it when I walked in the door
It was pure. Is it on the floor?

ROGER
The floor?

MIMI
They say that I have the best ass
Below 14th Street, is it true?

ROGER
What?

MIMI
You're staring again

ROGER
Oh no, I mean you do, have a nice---
I mean - you look familiar

MIMI
Like your dead girlfriend

ROGER
Only when you smile
But I'm sure I've seen you somewhere else

MIMI
Do you go to the Cat Scratch Club?
That's where I work, I dance. Help me look!

ROGER
Yes! They used to tie you up

MIMI
It's a living

ROGER
I didn't recognize you without the handcuffs

MIMI
We could light the candle
Oh, won't you light the candle?

ROGER
Why don't you forget that stuff?
You look like you're sixteen

MIMI
I'm nineteen, but I'm old for my age
I'm just born to be bad

ROGER
I once was born to be bad
I used to shiver like that

MIMI
I have no heat, I told you

ROGER
I used to sweat

MIMI
I got a cold

ROGER
Uh huh, I used to be a junkie

MIMI
But now and then I like to...

ROGER
Uh huh

MIMI
Feel good

ROGER
Oh, here it...

MIMI
What's that?

ROGER
It's a candy bar wrapper

MIMI
We could light the candle
Oh, what'd you do with my candle?

ROGER
That was my last match

MIMI
Our eyes'll adjust
Thank God for the moon

ROGER
Maybe it's not the moon at all
I hear Spike Lee's shooting down the street

MIMI
Bah humbug, bah humbug

ROGER
Cold hands...

MIMI
Yours too
Big, like my father's. Do you wanna dance?

ROGER
With you?

MIMI
No, with my father

ROGER
I'm Roger

MIMI
They call me, they call me... Mimi

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