Saturday, November 13, 2004

"Defying Gravity"
music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

"Elphaba - why couldn't you have stayed calm for once,
instead of flying off the handle!
I hope you're happy
I hope you're happy now
I hope you're happy how you
Hurt your cause forever
I hope you think you're clever"

"I hope you're happy
I hope you're happy too
I hope you're proud how you
Would grovel in submission
To feed your own ambition"

"So though I can't imagine how
I hope you're happy right now..."

"Elphie, listen to me - just say you're sorry...
You can still be with the wizard
What you've worked and waited for
You can have all you ever wanted..."

"I know...But I don't want it - NO - I can't want it
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap
It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down..."

"Can't I make you understand, you're having delusions of grandeur...?"

"I'm through accepting limits
'Cuz someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But 'till I try, I'll never know
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love - I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost
I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down...
Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could do - together.
Together we're unlimited
Together we'll be the greatest team
There's ever been, Glinda,
Dreams the way we planned 'em"

"If we work in tandem"

"There's no fight we cannot win
Just you and I
Defying gravity
With you and I
Defying gravity"

"They'll never bring us down...
Well? Are you coming?"

"I hope you're happy
Now that you're choosing this..."

"You too - I hope it brings you bliss"

"I really hope you get it
And you don't live to regret it
I hope you're happy in the end
I hope you're happy, my friend..."

"So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky
As someone told me lately -
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me -
Tell them how I
Am defying gravity!
I'm flying high
Defying gravity!
And soon I'll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!"

"I hope you're happy!"

Citizens of Oz:
"Look at her, shes wicked!
Get her!"

"...bring me down!"

Citizens of Oz:
"No one mourns the wicked
So we've got to bring her..."


Citizens of Oz:

<--- was listening to this on the way home yesterday. My bros got a copy of the CD when they were in Singapore last weekend. ~haaaay~ Such a wonderful musical. I want to watch it >_<

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