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Roger
Who do you think you are?
Barging in on me and my guitar
Little girl - hey
The door is that way
You better go you know
The fire's out anyway
Take your powder - take your candle
Your sweet whisper
I just can't handle
Well take your hair in the moonlight
Your brown eyes - goodbye, goodnight
I should tell you I should tell you
I should tell you I should - no!
Another time - another place
Our temperature would climb
There'd be a long embrace
We'd do another dance
It'd be another play
Looking for romance?
Come back another day
Another day

Mimi
The heart may freeze or it can burn
The pain will ease if I can learn
There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment as my last
There's only us
There's only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today

Roger
Excuse me if I'm off track
But if you're so wise
Then tell me - why do you need smack?
Take your needle
Take your fancy prayer
And don't forget
Get the moonlight out of your hair
Long ago - you might've lit up my heart
But the fire's dead - ain't never ever gonna start
Another time - another place
The words would only rhyme
We'd be in outer space
It'd be another song
We'd sing another way
You wanna prove me wrong?
Come back another day
Another day

Mimi
There's only yes
Only tonight
We must let go
To know what's right
No other course
No other way
No day but today

Mimi & Others Roger
I can't control Control your temper
My destiny She doesn't see
I trust my soul Who says that there's a soul
My only goal is just
To be Just let me be
There's only now Who do you think you are?
There's only here
Give in to love Barging in on me and my
Or live in fear guitar
No other path Little girl, hey
No other way The door is that way
No day but today The fire's out anyway

All
No day but today Take your powder, take your candle
No day but today Take your brown eyes, your pretty smile
Your silhouette
No day but today Another time, another place
Another rhyme, a warm embrace
No day but today Another dance, another way
Another chance, another day
No day but today


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    General Commentthis is probably my favorite song from rent. it's SO sad. roger's so angry and hurt and basically just keeps illogically screaming at mimi to go away because he's afraid of loving her. and mimi just kind of calmly and gently tells him that he has to learn to love again, but he just keeps screaming at her and trying to block her out. it's really powerful, especially the ending.
    the instrumental works well. when roger is singing, the muic playing is rock music with a strong loud beat. but when mimi is singing, it's a nice mellow tune. its cool.
    and the harmonies at the end are so pretty. (whoever posted the lyrics to this song kinda botched up the ending there lol) at the end, mimi and about 5 other people all gently tell roger to start living and loving again, to stop being afraid. but he's so hurt and upset that he just kind of keeps blindly lashing out at them and panicking until the force of his anger and pain manages to drive all the people out of his room. made me cry. love this song!
    PRtwilight85on May 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing, as is most of Jonathon Larson's music.

    Basically, Mimi and Roger are in love. But Roger is afraid to love Mimi because of his last girlfriend, April. Roger and April had been junkies and because she died. (see tune-up #3: "Close on Roger: His girlfriend April left a note saying 'We've got AIDS' before slitting her wrists in the bathroom.") Roger is no longer a junkie, but Mimi is, and he is afraid to love her because he's afraid of what may happen, but Mimi reminds to "Give in to love or live in fear" and that there is no day but today. She loves him and hopes he will love her, and not reject her because she is a junkie.
    liztomazon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt this point in the musical Roger and Mimi don't know that they have AIDS and so he's scared that maybe he'll infect her, and she'll die on him too, so he tries to avoid Mimi and his friends
    brettnexxon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it has so much to do with Roger's fear of infecting Mimi with AIDS so much as it has to do with his fear of putting himself out there and getting hurt. He is extremely hurt, angry, and depressed about the situation with April, and he is very resistant towards letting anyone else get that close.
    everything-shimmerson March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song--one of my favorites on the soundtrack. i think everything-shimmers is right about the meaning.
    specialK37on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit does have to do with Roger having HIV. Roger is thinking ahead of what will happen and is saying that "Our temperature would climb". he means that they would both be attracted to each other and then they would do something that they would both regret. When he is saying "i should tell you" he wants to tell her but doesnt seem to have the guts to. he wants to love but cant because he knows what happened to his last girlfriend and he does not want to date another junkie because of what happened.
    crazy4soccer14on April 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song, along with most powerful musical theatre songs, has to be taken out of its context from just "Rent" and brought into the real world. the most influential lyrics, sung by Mimi, are really just amazing. "There is no future/there is no past/i live this moment as my last/there's only this/there's only us/forget regret/or life is yours to miss/no other road/no other way/no day but today" She is saying, to Roger and thus, to us, that you have to live for the moment in life. and if you don't, life will pass you by and you will realize late in your life how much more you could have enjoyed your childhood and your younger years. "no day but today"-really REALLY powerful
    theatreguy15on April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! I love RENT!! I especially LOVE Mimi's part in this song. The lyrics are so beautiful, I became obsessed with them for a little while. Jonathon Larson is amazing <3
    MusicIsMySoulfireon October 31, 2010   Link

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