Jonathan Larson - Tango: Maureen lyrics

Mark | Joanne | (Both)

I told her not to call you
That's Maureen
But can I help since I'm here?
I've hired an engineer
Great! Well, nice to have—
Wait! She's three hours late

The samples won't delay, but the cable—
There's another way
Say something, anything
Test, one, two three—
Anything but that

This is weird
It's weird
Very weird
Fuckin' weird

I'm so mad that I don't know what to do
Fighting with microphones
Freezing down to my bones
And to top it all off, I'm with you
Feel like going insane?
Got a fire in your brain?
And you're thinking of drinking gasoline?
As a matter of fact—
Honey, I know this act
It's called the "Tango: Maureen"

The Tango Maureen
It's a dark, dizzy merry-go-round
As she keeps you dangling
You're wrong!
Your heart she is mangling
It's different with me!

And you toss and you turn
'Cause her cold eyes can burn
Yet you yearn and you churn and rebound
I think I know what you mean
(The Tango Maureen)

Has she ever pouted her lips and called you "Pookie"?
Have you ever doubted a kiss or two?
This is...spooky
Did you swoon when she walked through the door?
Every time, so be cautious
Did she moon over other boys?
More than moon
I'm getting nauseous

It's hard to do this backwards.
You should try it in heels!

She cheated
She cheated
Maureen cheated
Fuckin' cheated
I'm defeated, I should give up right now
Gotta look on the bright side
With all of your might
I'd fall for her still, anyhow

(When you're dancing her dance
You don't stand a chance
Her grip of romance makes you fall)
So you think, "Might as well
Dance a tango to hell!
(At least I'll have tangoed at all")

(The Tango Maureen
Gotta dance till your diva is through
You pretend to believe her
'Cause in the end, you can't leave her
But the end it will come
Still you have to play dumb
Till you're glum and you bum
And turn blue)

Why do we love when she's mean?
And she can be so obscene
Try the mike
My Maureen, een, een, een..
You know, I feel great now!
I feel lousy
(The Tango Maureen!)