Five Homeless People
Christmas bells are ringing
Christmas bells are ringing
Christmas bells are singing
On TV - at Saks

Squeegieman
Honest living, honest living
Honest living, honest living
Honest living, honest living

All Five Homeless
Can't you spare a dime or two
Here but for the grace of God go you
You'll be merry
I'll be merry
Tho merry ain't in my vocabulary
No sleighbells
No Santa Claus
No yule log
No tinsel
No holly
No hearth
No

Soloist
'Rudolph the red nosed reindeer'

All Five
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
No room at the Holiday Inn - oh no
And it's beginning to snow

Vendors
Hats, bats, shoes, booze
Mountain bikes, potpourri
Leather bags, girlie mags
Forty fives, AZT

Vendor #1
No one's buying
Feel like crying

All
No room at the Holiday Inn, oh no
And it's beginning to snow

Vendor #2
How about a fur -
In perfect shape
Owned by an MBA from uptown
I got a tweed
Broken in by a greedy
Broker who went broke
And then broke down

Collins
You don't have to do this

Angel
Hush your mouth, it's Christmas

Collins
I do not deserve you, Angel

Collins Angel
Give - give Wait - what's on the floor?
All you do Let's see some more
Is give
Give me some way to show No - no - no ...
How you've touched me so

Angel
Kiss me - it's beginning to snow

Mark
... She said, "Would you light my candle"
And she put on a pout
And she wanted you
To take her out tonight?

Roger
Right

Mark
She got you out!

Roger
She was more than okay
But I pushed her away
It was bad - I got mad
And I had to get her out of my sight

Mark
Wait, wait wait - you said she was sweet

Roger
Let's go eat - I'll just get fat
It's the one vice left when you're dead meat
There - that's her

Mark
Maureen?

Roger
Mimi!

Mark
Wo!

Roger
I should go

Mark
Hey - it's beginning to snow

Cops
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Mimi & Junkies
Follow the man - follow the man
With his pockets full of the jam
Follow the man - follow the man
Help me out, daddy
If you can
Got any D man?

The Man
I'm cool

Mimi & Junkies
Got any C man

The Man
I'm cool

Mimi & Junkies
Got any X
Any smack
Any horse
Any jugie boogie boy
Any blow?

Roger
Hey

Mimi
Hey

Roger
I just want to say
I'm sorry for the way --

Mimi
Forget it

Roger
I blew up
Can I make it up to you?

Mimi
How?

Roger
Dinner party?

Mimi
That'll do

The Man
Hey lover boy - cutie pie
You steal my client - you die

Roger
You didn't miss me - you won't miss her
You'll never lack for customers

Junkies
I'm willin'
I'm illin'
I gotta get my sickness off
Gotta run, gotta ride
Gotta gun, gotta hide -- gotta go

The Man
And it's beginning to snow

Benny
(On cellular phone)
Wish me luck Alison
The protest is on

Coat Vendor Junkies
L.L. Bean, Got any C man?
Geoffrey Beene Got any D man?
Burburry zip out Got any B man
Lining Got any crack
Got any X

Squeegieman
Honest living -

Roger
Mark, this is Mimi -

Mark/Mimi
Hi

Roger
She'll be dining - (with us)

Coat Vendor
Here's a new arrival

The Man
That is an ounce

Vendors
Hats, dats, bats

Collins
That's my coat!

Coat Vendor
We give discounts

Mark
I think we've met

Angel
Let's get a better one

Collins
It's a sham

Mimi
That's what he said

The Man
I said it's a gram!

Collins
But she's a thief!

Angel
But she brought us together

Benny
Which investor is coming??

Collins
I'll take the leather

Benny
Your father? - Damn!

Homeless & Vendors
Christmas bells are swinging
Christmas bells are ringing
Christmas bells are singing
In my dreams - next year
Once you donate you can go
Celebrate in Tuckahoe
You'll feel cheery
I'll feel cheery
Tho' I don't really know that theory
No bathrobe
No steuben glass
No cappucino makers
No pearls, no diamonds
No 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire'
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
No room at the Holiday Inn, oh no --

Cops
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Jingle bells - prison cells
Fa la la la - fa la la la
you have the right to remain
Silent night holy night
Fall on your knees oh night divine
You'll do some time
Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la

Junkies
Got any C man?
Got any D man?
Got any B man?
Got any X? - Crack?
I'm willin' - I'm illin'
Gotta get my sickness off
C-D help me
Follow the man - follow the man
Follow the man
Jugie boogie - jugie boogie
Follow the man - follow the man
Any crack any X any jugie boogie boy
Any blow any X any jugie boogie boy
Got any D man, got any C man
Got any crack - any X - any jugie boogie?

Coat Vendor
Twenty five

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Twenty five

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
No way
Twenty four

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Twenty four

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Not today
Twenty three

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Twenty three

Angel
Fifteen
It's old

Coat Vendor
Twenty two

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Twenty one

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Seventeen

Angel
Fifteen

Coat Vendor
Fifteen

Angel & Coat Vendor
Sold!

Mark & Roger
Let's
Go
To
The lot - Maureen's performing

Mimi
Who's Maureen?

Roger
His ex

Mark
But I am over her

Roger
Let's not hold hands yet

Mimi
Is that a warning?

All Three
He/You/I
Just
Need(s)
To take it slow
I should tell you I should tell you
I should tell you I should tell you
I should tell you I ...

All
And it's beginning to
And it's beginning to
And it's beginning to ---

Maureen
Joanne, which way to the stage?

All
Snow!!!


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  • +1
    General CommentAw, man, this song is classic.

    Can't beat RENT.
    lookbeyondon November 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is AWESOME!!! so many gazillion parts, you cant even understand what anyones saying in the middle!! pure GENIUS! and i love the ending, how it leaves you hanging before everyone yells SNOW! lol
    PRtwilight85on May 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think it was really cool how throughout the first disc they had christmas bellsa re ringing...not her! and then they actually madea song that encompassed everyone. I was surprised that roger invited mimi to dinner but i thought it was amazing how he just keeps opening up but hen when he syas we shoudlnt hold hands that hes still kinda of skeptical of getting involved. i dont really understand f collins got something for angel when he says "whats on the floor lets see some more... no no " or is he referring to the coat? nevertheless all the parts about the homeless on christmas eve and how they made the song all these religious songs liek "oh holy night" or carol of the bells (falalalala) silent night (you have the right to remain...) but overall amazing CONFUSING AMAZING song
    meerys74on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this my favorite?
    it's not so emotional, but it's amazing.
    with all the different parts composed to fir together, it shows amazing talent.

    meerys74, angel's referring to a coat.
    and, i don't think it was meant to be religious, just a sort of spin off of classic christmas songs.
    penny_frescaon April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd it's such a crucial part of the show, because so much is happening.

    Collins' and Angel's relationship is getting more serious.

    Roger comes to terms he can't handle his and Mimi's relationship, but finally gets the courage to try to make it work, though he isn't fully ready (let's not hold hands yet/is that a warning?/he/you/i just needs to take it slow)

    And even though Mark says he's over Maureen, there's so many hints throughout the song to say he still has feelings for her.
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    anotherday28on September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She said, 'Would you light my candle'
    And she put on a pout
    And she wanted you
    To take her out tonight?"

    Best quote ever.
    TheAravison March 19, 2011   Link

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