Psst, Penny, what happened?
My mother's punishing me for going to jail without permission
Well, I'm here to save the fair maiden in her tower
Oh, Seaweed, Tracy, you took beautiful behind bars

It must be the low-watt institutional lighting
Oh Tracy, they can keep us from kissing
But they can't stop us from singing

Once I was a selfish fool who never understood
I never looked inside myself, though on the outside, I looked good
Then we met and you made me the man I am today
Tracy, I'm in love with you, no matter what you weigh 'cause

Without love, life is like the seasons with no summer
Without love, life is rock 'n' roll without a drummer
Tracy, I'll be yours forever 'cause I never wanna be without love
Tracy, never set me free, no, I ain't lyin', never set me free, Tracy
No, no, no

Once I was a simple girl, then stardom came to me
But I was still a nothing, though a thousand fans may disagree
Tracy, fame was just a prison, signing autographs a bore
I didn't have a clue 'til you came banging on my door

That without love, life is like my dad without his bromo
Without love, life is making out with Perry Como
Darling, I'll be yours forever 'cause I never wanna be without love
So darling, throw away the key, I'm yours forever
Throw away the key, yeah, yeah, yeah

Living in the ghetto, black is everywhere ya go
Who'd 've thought I'd love a girl with skin as white as winter's snow
In my ivory tower, life was just a hostess snack
But now I've tasted chocolate and I'm never going back

'Cause without love, life is like a beat that you can't follow without love
Life is Doris day at the Apollo, darling, I'll be yours forever
'Cause I never wanna be without love, so darling, never set me free
I'm yours forever, never set me free, no, no, no

If you're locked up in this prison, Trace, I don't know what I'll do
Link, I've got to break out, so that I can get my hands on you
And girl, if I can't touch you, now, I'm gonna lose control
Seaweed, you're my black white knight, I've found my blue-eyed soul
Sweet freedom is our goal
Trace, I wanna kiss ya, then I can't wait for parole

'Cause without love, life is like a prom that won't invite us without love
Life's getting my big break and laryngitis
Without love, life's a '45' when you can't buy it without love
Life is like my mother on a diet

Like a week that's only Mondays, only ice cream, never sundaes
Like a circle with no center, like a door marked, 'Do Not Enter'
'Cause I never wanna be without love
Yes, now you've captured me without love
I surrender happily, without love

Oh seaweed, never set me free, no, no, no
No, I ain't lyin', never set me free, no, no, no
No, I don't wanna live without love, love, love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, darling, you had best believe me
Never leave me without love
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Without Love Lyrics

Original Broadway Cast – Without Love Lyrics