Maureen (in front of a microphone):
Last night I had a dream. I found myself in a desert called Cyberland.
It was hot. My canteen had sprung a leak and I was thirsty.
Out of the abyss walked a cow -- Elsie.
I asked if she had anything to drink.
She said, "I'm forbidden to produce milk.
In Cyberland, we only drink Diet Coke."
She said, "Only thing to do is jump over the moon"
"They've closed everything real down ... like barns, troughs, performance spaces ...
And replaced it all with lies and rules and virtual life.
But there is a way out ...

Backups:
Leap of faith, leap of faith
Leap of faith, leap of faith

Maureen:
"Only thing to do is jump over the moon"
I gotta get out of here! It's like I'm being tied
to the hood of a yellow rental truck, being packed
in with fertilizer and fuel oil, pushed over a cliff
by a suicidal Mickey Mouse! -- I've gotta find a way
"To jump over the moon
Only thing to do is jump over the moon"

Backups:
Leap of faith, leap of faith...

Maureen:
Then a little bulldog entered. His name (we have learned) was Benny.
And although he once had principles,
He abandoned them to live as a lap dog to a wealthy daughter of the revolution.
"That's bull," he said.
"Ever since the cat took up the fiddle, that cow's been jumpy.
And the dish and the spoon were evicted from the table -- and eloped ...
She's had trouble with that milk and the moon ever since.
Maybe it's a female thing.
'Cause who'd want to leave Cyberland anyway?...
Walls ain't so bad.
The dish and the spoon for instance.
They were down on their luck - knocked on my doghouse door.
I said, "Not in my backyard, utensils! Go back to China!"
"The only way out is up," Elsie whispered to me.
"A leap of faith. Still thirsty?" she asked.
Parched. "Have some milk."
I lowered myself beneath her and held my mouth to her swollen udder
And sucked the sweetest milk I'd ever tasted."
(Maureen makes a slurping, sucking sound)
"Climb on board," she said.
And as a harvest moon rose over Cyberland,
We reared back and sprang into a gallop.
Leaping out of orbit!!!
I awoke singing

Backups:
Leap of faith, leap of faith...

Maureen:
Only thing to do
Only thing to do is jump
Only thing to do is jump over the moon
Only thing to do is jump over the moon
Over the moon -- over the
Moooooooo
Moooooooo
Moooooooo
Moooooooo
Moo with me.
(Maureen encourages the audience to moo with her. She says, "C'mon, sir, moo with me," etc. The audience responds. When the "moos" reach a crescendo, she cuts them off with a big sweep of her arms)
Thank you!


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    General CommentMOOOOOOOOO!
    weezerific:cutleryon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes moo!
    False Advertismenton May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfunniest song ever :)
    sssairuhon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought this was simply a protest song, with no real meaning besides entertainment, but when examined...

    Then a little bulldog entered. His name (we have learned) was Benny.
    And although he once had principles,
    He abandoned them to live as a lap dog to a wealthy daughter of the revolution.

    hm... sound like Benny before/after marrying Allison?

    There's a lot more if you really look. One of Jonathon Larson's best written songs, and that's saying something.
    liztomazon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits a metaphorical protest against eviction i do believe.................MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    RockWarrantyon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsisi no eviction is the main POINT and that linea bout benny does refer to him being their friend and then 'abandoninG" them to be wealthy and uptight this song is SO HARD to analyze i think either maureen or joanne is the cow but if maureen is "the cow" then joanne would have to be the cat ...

    Ever since the cat took up the fiddle, that cow's been jumpy.
    And the dish and the spoon were evicted from the table -- and eloped ...
    She's had trouble with that milk and the moon ever since.
    Maybe it's a female thing.

    im not sure amybe im paranoid but i think it woudl amke much more sense if we knew who exactly she would refer to


    utensils= mark and roger?? maybe sconsidering they asked benny for no rent and he denied them unless they cancel maureens protest tell me what you think!!!
    meerys74on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits very clever, but i really hate this song...it just annoys me
    tjwellson March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree, it's clever as all hell..
    but, just the way it's "sung"..
    no.
    just.
    no.
    it's okay the first time you hear it. maybe. after that, it's just annoying. i always skip it when i watch rent or listen to the soundtrack.
    so basically.
    good lyrics.
    baaaad presentation.



    ...


    moo.
    such is lifeon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! lol its really funny like:
    I gotta get out of here! It's like I'm being tied
    to the hood of a yellow rental truck, being packed
    in with fertilizer and fuel oil, pushed over a cliff
    by a suicidal Mickey Mouse!

    lol my friend and i sing that all the time... randomly and ppl just look @ us weird. lol i also really like Idina Menzel, she is a really good singer. even tho this song is wierd and stuff, but u do have to admit that it is really funny!!

    moooo!!
    KOPAZI1426on August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this, I thought it was the most annoying thing on the movie. Then one day, a while ago, I decided to look at the lyrics to it. Its amazing how well they were able to make it symbolize the evictions that were going down in "Tent City" or the Bohemias.. I love the symbles used.
    Tushon March 12, 2007   Link

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