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Take Me or Leave Me
TakeMeOrLeaveMe
General Information
Sung By Joanne Jefferson and
Maureen Johnson
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Take Me or Leave Me is a duet in the second act of the show, sung by Maureen Johnson and Joanne Jefferson.

LyricsEdit

MAUREEN:
Every single day
I walk down the street
I hear people say
"Baby's so sweet"

Ever since puberty
Everybody stares at me
Boys, girls
I can't help it baby

So be kind
And don't lose your mind
Just remember
That I'm your baby

Take me for what I am
Who I was meant to be
And if you give a damn
Take me baby or leave me
Take me baby or leave me

A tiger in a cage
Can never see the sun
This diva needs her stage
Baby, let's have fun!

You are the one I choose
Folks would kill to fill your shoes
You love the limelight too, now baby

MAUREEN (JOANNE):
So be mine
And don't waste my time
Cryin', "Oh Honeybear
Are you still my, my, my baby?"
(Don't you dare!)

MAUREEN:
Take me for what I am
Who I was meant to be
And if you give a damn
Take me baby or leave me

No way, can I be what I'm not
But hey, don't you want your girl hot?
Don't fight, don't lose your head
Cause every night, who's in your bed?

Who, who's in your bed?
Kiss, pookie

JOANNE:
It won't work, I look before I leap
I love margins and discipline
I make lists in my sleep
Baby, what's my sin?

Never quit, I follow through
I hate mess, but I love you
What to do with my impromptu baby

So be wise
Cause this girl satisfies
You've got a prize who don't compromise
You're one lucky baby

JOANNE (MAUREEN):
Take me for what I am
(A control freak)
Who I was meant to be
(A snob, yet over-attentive)
And if you give a damn
(A lovable, droll geek)
Take me baby or leave me
(And anal retentive!)


Both:
 thats it

Joanne:
 the straw that breaks my back

Both:
 i quit

Joanne:
 unless you take it back

Both:
 women

Maureen:
 what is it about them?

Both:
 can't live with them or without them

 
Both:
 take me for what i am

Joanne:
 who i was meant to be

Maureen:
 who i was meant to be
And if you give a damn

Joanne:
 and if you give a damn then
Take me baby, or leave me

Maureen:
take me baby, take me or la-la-la-la-la-leave me

Both: take me baby or leave me

[Spoken] guess i'm leaving i'm gone!

TriviaEdit

  • This song was featured as a duet by Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley) on the second season of the television show Glee.

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