Idina Menzel Take Me Or Leave Me

[Maureen:]

Every single day,

I walk down the street

I hear people say “Baby,” so sweet

Ever since puberty

Everybody stares at me

Boys, girls, I can’t help it baby

So be kind, and 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

[Maureen:]

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 lime light too now, baby

So be mine and don’t waste my time

Cryin’ “Oh honey bear are you still my, my, 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?

Oh, don’t fight, don’t loose your head

‘Cause every night who’s in your bed?

Who?

Who’s in your bed?

[Spoken:] Kiss, Pookie.

[Joanne:]

It won’t work

I look before I leap

I love margins and discipline

I make list in my sleep baby

What’s my sin?

Never quit

I follow through

I hate mess but I love you

What do with my impromptu baby?

So be wise, ’cause this girl satisfies

You’ve got a prize so don’t compromise

You’re one lucky baby

[Joanne:] Take me for what I am

[Maureen:] A control freak.

[Joanne:] Who I was meant to be

[Maureen:] A snob, yet overattentive

[Joanne:] And if you give a damn

[Maureen:] A lovable troll geek

[Joanne:] Take me baby, or leave me

[Maureen:] An anal retentive!

[Both:] That’s it!

[Joanne:] The straw that breaks my back

[Both:] I quit!

[Joanne:] Unless you take it back

[Maureen:] Women! What is it about them?

[Both:] Can’t live with them or without them!

[Chorus:]

[Both:] Take me for what I am

[Joanne:] Who I was meant to be

[Maureen:] Who I was meant to be

And if you give a damn

[Joanne:] And if you give a damn you better

Take me baby, or leave me

[Maureen:] Oh, take me baby! Take me or lea-yea-yeave me

[Both:] Take me babay-ay-ay! Or leave me

[Spoken:] Guess I’m leaving. I’m gone!