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 can't help it baby So be kind 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'd kill to fill your shoes You love the limelight too, baby So be mine Or don't waste my time Cryin' -- "Honeybear -- are you still my 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 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's in your bed, baby? (Pouts in JOANNE's direction) 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 This girl satisfies You've got a prize But don't compromise You're one lucky baby Take me for what I am
MAUREEN A control freak
JOANNE Who I was meant to be
MAUREEN A snob -- yet over-attentive
JOANNE And if you give a damn
MAUREEN A lovable, droll geek
JOANNE Take me baby or leave me
MAUREEN And anal retentive
BOTH That's 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! 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 Guess I'm leavin' I'm gone!


Lyrics submitted by BroadwayAngel232

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