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La Vie Bohème
LaVieBoheme
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Sung By Company
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MANAGER:
No, please no
Not tonight, please no
Mister, can't you go
Not tonight, can't have a scene

ROGER:
What?

MANAGER:
Go, please go, you, hello sir!
I said no, important customer

MARK:
What am I, just a blur?

MANAGER:
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!

MARK:
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

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

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

COLLINS & ROGER:
Dies Ira, 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 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

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

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:
Ahemm

MAUREEN:
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

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:
Brothers!

MARK, ANGEL, MIMI & 3 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...
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

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
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

ROGER:
I should tell you--

BOTH:
Baggage-

OTHERS:
Wine And Beer!

MIMI:
AZT break

ROGER:
You?

MIMI:
Me. You?

ROGER:
Mimi

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