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take me or leave me – original broadway cast lyrics

maureen:
every single day
i walk down the street
i hear people say,
“baby’s so sweet”
ever since p-b-rty
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 d-mn
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 would kill to fill your shoes
you love the limelight too, now baby
so be mine
and don’t waste my time
cryin’ – “oh honeybear – are you still my baby?”

take me for what i am
who i was meant to be
and if you give a d-mn
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?
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 sn-b – yet over-attentive

joanne:
and if you give a d-mn

maureen:
a lovable, droll geek

joanne:
take me baby or leave me

maureen:
and -n-l 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 d-mn
take me baby or leave me
take me baby
or leave me
guess i’m leavin’
i’m gone!

- all song lyrics by original broadway cast