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Settle for Me is sung by Greg Serrano with Rebecca Bunch in I'm Going on a Date With Josh's Friend!.An acappella demo version of the song with a rough melody sung by Rachel Bloom is included on the album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack.

Storyline

In the song, Greg asks Rebecca out on a date.

Lyrics

Greg: When we’re together,
I feel so grand.
My heart goes tippity-tap-tap-tap
When I hold your hand.
But I know there’s another guy
You fancy more,
So even though
I’m not the one you adore,
Why not
Settle for me?
Darling, just settle for me.
I think you’ll have to agree
We make quite a pair!
I know I’m only second place in this game
But like 2% milk
Or Seitan Beef
I almost taste the same!
So won’t you settle for me?
Come on and settle for me!
Say yes or no
Before I choke on all this swallowed pride!
I have no problem being picked
Out from the bottom,
If he’s your broken condom,
I’m Plan B,
So lower those expectations
And settle for me.
Am I ok with this?
Totally!
Settle for me.
Babycakes just settle for me.
Schmoopy pie, I’m begging you please
Can’t you see the light?
Sugar jugs, I’m so bereft
Demeaning terms are all that I have left
Of my masculinity,
So settle for me!
Little girl, don’t make me feel like a little girl,
Exposed and raw,
Whose boobs can’t even fill a training bra.
Let’s pretend I didn’t say that!
Settle for me.
Rebecca: It’s a practical proposal!
Greg: Settle for me.
Rebecca: It makes a certain sense!
Greg: He’s a fantasy,
But hey,
Let’s think this through.
Yes, Josh is a dream,
But I’m right here
In flesh and blood and self-hate.
Greg and Rebecca: Settle for me!
Greg: In a sad way, darling, it’s fate.
(tap dance break)
Rebecca: You’re like Rocky V to Rocky
Greg: Solange to Beyoncé,
Not asking to be your fiancé,
But if tonight -or tomorrow-
If you happen to be free,
Maybe,
Just maybe
Settle for me!

Demo version

Rachel Bloom: Okay, this is a rough of "Settle for Me" all the way through. Uh, temp melody for the intro verse.
When we’re together,
I feel so grand.
My heart goes tippity-tap-tap-tap
When I hold your hand.
But I know there’s another guy
You fancy more,
So even though
I’m not the one you adore,
Why not
And I'll go an octave up.
Settle for me?
Darling, just settle for me.
You have to agree
We make quite a pair!
I know I’m second place in this game
But like two percent milk
Or Seitan Beef
I almost taste the same!
Settle for me
Come on and settle for me!
Say yes or no
Before I choke on all this swallowed pride!
I have no problem being picked
Out from the bottom,
If he’s your broken condom,
I’m Plan B,
So lower those expectations
And settle for me.
'Cause I'm totally okay with this.
Settle for me.
Babycakes, just settle for me.
Schmoopy pie, can’t you see the light?
Cookie tits, I’m so bereft
Demeaning terms are all I have left
Of my masculinity
Little girl, don’t make me feel like a little girl,
Exposed and raw,
Whose boobs can’t even fill a training bra.
I don't like where this train of thought is going.
Settle for me.
(I'll settle for you.)
Settle for me.
(You're selling past the clothes.)
He’s a fantasy,
That fact I get.
Yeah, Josh is a dream,
But I’m right here
In flesh and blood and self-hate.
So settle for me!
In a sad way, darling, it’s fate.
And then there's a dance break. And in the middle of the dance break at some point:
I don't expect much sex!
Something like that. Dance break goes on. Uh, I wanna do Fred and Ginger dancing mixed with some soft shoe, mixed with some real tap dancing. Uh, they stop at a certain point to fart 'cause they're at a taco festival. Okay, so, then the dance break continues and then...
You’re like Step Up 2
Solange to Beyoncé,
Not asking to be your fiancé,
Just asking you to consider,
Just for tonight
Or maybe for the rest of our lives.
(That was too much, sorry.)
To settle for me.
Something like that.

Story Behind It

The song is a stylistic parody of songs from black and white movie musicals, particularly those starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

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