Mimi:
It's true you sold your guitar and bought a car?
Roger:
It's true - I'm leaving now for Santa Fe It's true you're with this yuppie scum?
Benny:
You said you'd never speak to him again
Mimi:
Not now
Maureen:
Who said you that you have any say in who she says things to at all?
Roger:
Yeah!
Joanne:
Who said that you should stick your knoes in other people's...
Maureen:
Who said I was talking to you?
Joanne:
we used to have this fight each night
Mark:
Calm down
Joanne:
She'd never admit I existed
Mark:
Everyone please
Mimi:
He was the same way - he was always "run away - hit the road don't commit" you're full of shit
Joanne:
She's in denial
Mimi:
He's in denial
Joanne:
Didn'y give an inch when i gave a mile
Mark:
Come on
Mimi:
I gave a mile
Roger:
Gave a mile to who?
Mark & Benny:
Come on guys chill!
Mimi & Joanne:
I'd be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had someone to live for-unafraid to say i love you
Roger:
All your words are nice Mimi but loves not a three way street you'll never share real love until you love your self-I should
no
Collins:
You all said you'd be cool today so please for my sake...
I cant believe he's gone
I cant believe your going(to Roger)
I can't believe this family must die
Angel helped us believe in love I can't believe you disagree
All:
I cant believe this is good bye
( Maureen and Joanne reconcile and go home. Collins returns to the funeral home. Mimi and Benny leave together. Roger and
Mark are left alone.)
Mark:
I hear there are great resturants out west
Roger:
Some of the best, how could she?
Mark:
How could you let her go?
Roger:
You just don't know...how could me lose Angel?
Mark:
Maybe you'll see why when you stop escaping your pain at least now if you try Angel's death wont be in vain
Roger:
His death is in vain
Mark:
Are you insane? There's so much to care about there's me there's Mimi-
Roger:
Mimi's got her baggage too
Mark:
So do you
Roger:
Who are you to tell me what I know. What to do
Mark:
A firend
Roger:
But who Mark are you? "Mark has got his work" they say "Mark lives for his work" and "Mark's in love with his work" Mark
hides in his work
Mark:
>From what?
Roger:
>From facing your failure, facing your loneliness facing tha fact you live a lie
yes, you live a lie tell you why
you're always preaching not to be numb when that's how you thrive
you pretened to create and observe
when you really detache from feeling alive
Mark:
Perhaps because I'm the one of us to survive
Roger:
Poor baby
Mark:
Mimi still loves Roger
Is Roger really jealous or afraid that MImi's weak
Roger:
Mimi did look pale
Mark:
Mimi's gotten thin
Mimi's running out of time
Roger's running out the door--
Roger: No more! Oh no! I've gotta go
Mark:
Hey for someone who's always been let down who's heading out of town?
Roger:
For someone who long's for a community of his own, who's with his camera, alone?
i'll call i hate the fall
(Mimi enters)
you heard?
Mimi:
Every word
you don't want baggage without lifetime guarantees
You don't want to watch me die?
I just came to say
goodbye love goodbye love
came to say goodbye love, goodbye
just came to say
Roger: Glory
Mimi:
goodbye love
Roger:
One blaze of
Mimi:
goodbye love
Roger:
glory
Mimi:
goodbye love goodbye
Roger: have to find
(Roger leaves Benny enters)
Mimi:
please don't touch me understand I'm scared i need to go away
Mark:
I know a place, a clinic
Benny:
A rehab?
Mimi:
Maybe could you?
Benny:
I'll pay
Mimi:
goodbye love
goodbye love
came to say goodbye love goodbye
just came to say goodbye love
goodbye love goodbye love goodbye love
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    General CommentLet me just start off by saying how amazing not only this song but the entire rent soundtrack really is. This song is beautifully written and has a very deep meaning. I think this song is about how difficult it can be to both accept and walk away from love; all in an attempt to keep from getting hurt. Roger has to leave Mimi because he's afraid of having to watch her die. He thinks that this way, having her not be in his life will be by choice. Although Mimi doesn't want to let Roger go, deep down she understands that he needs to do this for him. I love the lyrics goodbye love
    goodbye love
    came to say goodbye love goodbye
    just came to say goodbye love
    because its like she's finally just submitting, and all she wants now is for him to know she still loves him. I really like the part with Mark and Roger fighting about Mark hiding in his work t keep from facing his lonliness. I think the reason Mark doesn't really try to reach out to people is because he's so scared of being that vulnerable, since he's seen what that has done for his friends. Basically this song comes down to the question is falling in love, even though it makes you so open to getting hurt, worth all the risk?
    serenity23on October 24, 2007   Link

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