(spoken) Elphaba - why couldn't you have stayed calm for
once, instead of flying off the handle!
(sung) 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

(spoken) Elphie, listen to me. Just say you're sorry:
(sung) You can still be with the Wizard
What you've worked and waited for
You can have all you ever wanted:

(spoken) I know:
(sung) 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:
(spoken) Glinda - come with me. Think of what we could
do: together.

(sung) Unlimited
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!
(spoken) Well? Are you coming?

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

(spoken) You too
(sung) 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:

ELPHABASo 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!

Look at her, she's wicked!
Get her!

:Bring me down!

No one mourns the wicked
So we've got to bring her



Lyrics submitted by killstar

Defying Gravity song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about a girl's desperate hopes to break the mediocrity of her home's political aspects for her. it is also her longing to become a good-doer.
    theeeeeloserrron March 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentanyone else think the musical is very realistic considering its about two witches in a magical kingdom?
    the characters are real, and the situation could be, though on a smaller scale
    BadWolfBabeon May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love wicked it is by far my favorite musical and this is one of the most inspirational,beautiful i've probably ever heard. idena menzel sings it beautifully
    strawberry**nerdson June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree with theeeeeloserrr.
    kimfaceon May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song ... I love Wicked in general. I'm not much of a broadway gal, but this is my exception. Defying Gravity really hits home. So many people have "high aspirations" for me, but ultimately, I'm going to have to do what makes me happy. It's a feel good song. Shoot for the sky, live life to the fullest, yadah, yadah, yadah ....
    Aam1016on July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGosh, I love this song. The end where Idina just belts it gives me chills..
    katy_47on December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme too^^^

    i love this song so much and idina menzel has an amazing voice.. the end
    am507on March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Idina and Kristen's voices were made to go together! The "so if you care to find me look to the western sky!!!" part is sooooo sick! Musicals are so cool and inspirational-like and this music is just beyond gorgeous! Props!
    j9don July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEAUTIFUL song
    i agree with everyobne that has commented!
    lovely songgg i love the lyrics, i can definetlyyyyy relate!
    Rmackyyyyyyon June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"So if you care to find me
    Look to the western sky!"

    ... love
    yayFACEon September 08, 2009   Link

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