I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance Lyrics

Broadway Production 1988
Carrie: the Musical - I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance Lyrics

Margaret:
I REMEMBER HOW THOSE BOYS COULD DANCE
PRESSING CLOSE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS
THEY COULD SWEEP ME AWAY
OH, HOW THOSE BOYS
WERE DEMONS OF ROMANCE
IN THEIR CARS, WE'D CHASE THE LIGHTS
I KNOW JUST HOW BOYS WILL BEHAVE
Carrie: You'll like this boy, Momma.
He's not like the others.
He's so sweet and and so polite.
He's nice, Momma, you'll like him
You'll see, really you will.
Everyone isn't bad, momma. Everything's not a sin
Margaret: OH, HOW YOUR FATHER WHISPERED IN MY EAR
FIRST THE KISS AND THEN THE TOUCH
MIXING LIES WITH THE TRUTH
HE WOULD SIGH AND TRY TO DRAW ME NEAR
OH, HE'D SWEAR HE CARED SO MUCH
THAT'S WHAT THE BOYS DO
THEY'LL MAKE PROMISES
THEY WILL BREAK YOUR HEART
THEN THEY'LL LAUGH AT YOU WATCHING YOU FALL APART
DON'T YOU THINK THAT I KNOW
DON'T YOU THINK THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE?
IT'S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD THAT WILL DRIVE THEM MAD
CHASING YOU LIKE A WHORE!

Carrie: No!
Margaret: Yes!
Carrie: BUT I DID NOTHING WRONG
I'VE BEEN GOOD FOR SO LONG
IT'S THE VERY FIRST TIME
Margaret: I'M AFRAID FOR YOUR SOUL.
Carrie: MOMMA, IT’S NOT A CRIME
Margaret: NOW YOU’RE OUT OF CONTROL
Carrie: TOMMY ASKED ME TO GO
Margaret: YOU WILL TURN THAT BOY DOWN
Carrie: IT’S TOO LATE TO SAY NO
Margaret: OR WE’LL MOVE FROM THIS TOWN
Carrie: ONCE YOU MEET HIM YOU’LL FIND
Margaret: YOU’RE A MOTH TO HIS FLAME
Carrie: HE’S SO GENTLE AND KIND
Margaret: MEN ARE ALL THE SAME!
DON'T YOU KNOW THEIR GAME?
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?
CAN'T YOU SEE SATAN'S PASSION HAS MADE YOU BLIND?
AND THIS BOY'S LIKE THE REST
AND THEY'RE ALL LIKE THE SERPENTS WHO CRAWL
Carrie: YOU DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND
Margaret: YOU CAN BEG ALL YOU WANT TO BUT I
RECALL HOW YOUR FATHER CAME TO ME THAT NIGHT
Carrie: THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN TO ME
Margaret: WITH THE SMELL OF SMOKE AND GIN
Carrie: GIVE ME A CHANCE AND YOU'LL SEE!
Margaret: WITH THE LUST IN HIS EYES
AND HE TOOK ME AND TOUCHED ME -
I TRIED TO FIGHT.
Carrie: GOD, MOMMA, HAVE YOU HEARD EVEN ONE WORD THAT I'VE SAID?
Margaret: SATAN MADE YOUR FATHER SIN
Carrie: SOMETIMES I WISH YOU WERE DEAD!
Margaret slaps Carrie
Margaret: BUT THE SIN NEVER DIES!
Carrie: I said yes Momma, I said Yes!
Margaret: Come and pray!
Carrie: No more praying, Momma!
No! No!
Carrie flexes her mind and Margaret is pushed away from Carrie
No! No!
Carrie flexes and Margaret is forced into her chair unable to move.
No! No!
Flames shoot out of Carrie’s hands as a wall of fire erupts from the ground
separating her from her mother
Carrie: I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU AT ALL
I HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
I HAVE POWER I CAN USE
NOTHING YOU CAN SAY OR DO
WILL EVER STOP ME AGAIN

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