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Mimi
I jumped over the moon!!

Roger
What?

Mimi
A leap of Mooooooooooooooo-

Joanne
She's back!

Mimi
I was in a tunnel. Heading for this warm, white light...

Maureen
Oh my god!

Mimi
And I swear Angel was there - and she looked GOOD! And she
said, "Turn around girlfriend and listen to that boy's song..."

Collins
She's drenched

Maureen
Her fever's breaking

Mark
There is no future - there is no past

Roger
Thank God this moment's not the last

Mimi & Roger
There's only us
There's only this
Forget regret or life is yours to miss

All
No other road no other way
No day but today

Women Men
I can't control Will I lose my dignity
My destiny Will someone care
I trust my soul Will I wake tomorrow
My only goal is just to be From this nightmare
Without you There's only now
The hand gropes There's only here
The ear hears Give in to love
The pulse beats Or live in fear
Life goes on No other path
But I'm gone No other way
Cause I die
Without you No day but today
I die without you No day but today
I die without you No day but today
No day but today
I die without you No day but today

All
No day but today


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    General Commenti love the finale! it gives the whole play a great sense of closure, when all zillion tunes and themes introduced throughout hte show all come together in harmony. the first time i heard it i was totally shocked...cuz he basically takes random songs that dont sound like theyd go together and shoves them together and it SOUNDS GOOD. its beautiful. so happy:)
    PRtwilight85on May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song (along with the rest of RENT) makes me so extremely sad that Jonathan Larson isn't still with us. His lyrics, his melodies, his harmonies...everything is so ingenious, especially the way it all fits together. This song is the perfect ending because it has just enough hope in it to keep us going without sounding the least bit cheesy. pure genious.
    ladandayon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is beautiful. All the melodies from the shows, the idea of Roger and Mimi ending up togerther, it's all great.

    But plot wise, it isn't for Rent. While musically I love this song, I don't like it as an ending. The entire theme of the show is "No day but today" as in no second chances, yet Mimi comes back? They should have let her stay dead to really get the message across. However if I somehow got to change it, I'd still keep this it. It's just too beautiful. And we don't really know if Mimi is really going to stay alive. She does have AIDS, so there's only so much life in her. And seeing it in the show, with Angel running back to the rest of the cast, is just amazing.
    liztomazon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLiztomaz, the whole point in what Rent was about WAS "No day but today", but as I've heard in the commentary when I was watching the movie on DVD, Larson didn't want to end it with a death, he wanted it to end in happiness and life. I find that a feasible reason why Mimi lives.
    lanikinson March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentladanday, you have to remember that not all the lyrics and words were made by johnathon larson, some of the scenes are entirely from Pucinni's La Boheme, just translated to english
    brettnexxon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the finale and how all of the songs are wrapped up together
    TurdFerguson1630on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad Mimi didn't end up dying. When I listened to La Bohéme, I was devastated when poor Mimi died. I think her living in RENT just gives a flicker of hope to those who've watched it. I think instead of leaving the show saddened, you instead leave feeling inspired. No day but today, right?
    ChillyKittenon October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHE FINALE IS BRILLIANT!!!!!
    CryingCrimsonTearson August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had to sing this in chorus. ♥
    liljojo204on November 12, 2011   Link

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