Also from The Musical, "Evening Prayers." In this version, Margaret genuinely loves Carrie, and is much more of a Well-Intentioned Extremist than the other versions, though she's still the antagonist. She sincerely apologizes to Carrie for causing her so much pain, and assures her that she will always love her. It's heartbreaking, especially if you know what happens in the end.
- In a similar vein, "Carrie (Reprise)," sung by Margaret after the prom disaster, singing a lullaby to comfort Carrie just before she stabs her. Made even more heartbreaking that Margaret doesn't want to kill her daughter, but feels it's her Biblical duty. Jesus.
Carrie: I love you, Momma.
Margaret: I love you, Carrie. Baby, don't cry now...
- These two lyrics, from "Evening Prayers" and "When There's No One," both sung by Margaret, and sung to the exact same notes.
- First, in "Evening Prayers:"
I never wanted to cause you such pain,
but there are times when my life is so frightening.
Maybe I do things that I can't explain,
but my feelings for you will never change.
- Then, in "When There's No One."
Was I so foolish to think I can pray,
when there's only one chance I can save you?
let the shadows descend like a knife.