Alone Lyrics

2006 Off-Broadway
I Love You Because the Musical - Alone Lyrics


FEMALE
Remember that night when I met you
When you both hung out here in the bar
I said to my friend there “I bet you,
Those two, they won’t make it too far.”
He could have discussed any topic
He could have chosen baseball, football, croquet
So why’d he have to choose her?
What a lame, pathetic loser
You don’t need him anyway

Alone
You are better off
Trust me, it’s true
You don’t need him there
To always care
About every little thing that you do
Alone
Means that your life plans
Aren’t always set in stone
Trust me
You’re better off alone

Right?

MARCIE
Yeah… Sure…

MALE
Hey-ey! You ready to go?

FEMALE
Oh! This is my friend, uh…

MARCIE
Marcie.

FEMALE
Marcie. She’s re-discovering single-hood.

MALE
Welcome back.
(laughs)

Maybe one night you were thinking
I’ll stay-in and give Nietzsche a stab
Then again I could just go out drinking
‘Til I puke in the back of a cab

MARCIE
He would say, “Marcie that’s stupid,
You are better than that…”

MALE
But, hey
Now his opinion doesn’t matter
Go ahead and do the ladder
You don’t need him anyway

FEMALE AND MALE
Alone
You do what you want
Never what he wants instead

MARCIE
Not up each night
In a stupid fight
When the two of us should both be in bed

FEMALE AND MALE
Alone
Means you never swoon
At the smell of his cologne

MARCIE
‘Cause that’s just stupid

FEMALE AND MALE
You’re better off alone

FEMALE
Right?

MARCIE
Yeah, stupid Old Spice!

FEMALE
All right. We’re gonna get going, good luck.

MARCIE
Oh… thanks for the advice!

FEMALE
Yeah.

MALE
Hey, what? We work in a bar.
We’re basically therapists who encourage you to drink. Good night!

MARCIE
One day I might land a meeting
With a man who takes photos in France
I don’t need someone begging and pleading
“Honey stay and give our love a chance.”
I’ll go wherever I want to
I won’t stay where I don’t wanna stay
I’ll leave tomorrow or whenever
And I might just stay forever
I don’t need him anyway

Alone
Means I’ll never be
So I can find romance
I can act on a whim
Not have check with him
Like six or seven months in advance
Alone
Means you’re never hurt
That is what this night has shone
I think it’s clear to see
I’m better off alone

I need him anyway
More than any man I’ve ever known
Feeling hurt with him is better
Than feeling free alone

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