GALINDA
(spoken) Dearest darlingest Momsie and Popsical:

ELPHABA
(spoken) My dear Father:

BOTHThere's been some confusion
Over rooming here at Shiz:

ELPHABA
But of course, I'll care for Nessa:

GLINDA
But of course, I'll rise above it:

BOTH
For I know that's how you'd want me to respond
Yes, there's been some confusion
For you see, my room-mate is:

GALINDA
Unusually and exceedingly peculiar
And altogether quite impossible to describe:

ELPHABA
Blonde.

GALINDA
What is this feeling?
So sudden and new?

ELPHABAI felt it the moment
I laid eyes on you:

GALINDA
My pulse is rushing:

ELPHABA
My head is reeling:

GALINDA
My face is flushing:

BOTH
What is this feeling?
Fervid as a flame,
Does it have a name?
Yes!:Loathing
Unadulterated loathing

GALINDA
For your face

ELPHABA
Your voice

GALINDA
Your clothing

BOTHLet's just say - I loathe it all
Ev'ry little trait, however small
Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
With simple utter loathing
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation
It's so pure and strong!
Though I do admit it came on fast
Still I do believe that it can last
And I will be loathing
Loathing you
My whole life long!

STUDENTS
Dear Galinda, you are just too good
How do you stand it? I don't think I could!
She's a terror! She's a Tartar!
We don't mean to show a bias,
But Galinda, you're a martyr!

GALINDA
Well: these things are sent to try us!

STUDENTS
Poor Galinda, forced to reside
With someone so disgusticified
We all just want to tell you:
We're all on your side!
We share your:

GALINDA AND ELPHABA STUDENTS
What is this feeling Loathing
So sudden and new? Unadulterated loathing
I felt the moment For her face, her voice
I laid eyes on you Her clothing
My pulse is rushing Let's just say:
My head is reeling We loathe it all!
Oh, what is this feeling? Ev'ry little trait
Does it have a name? Makes our very flesh
Yes: Begin to crawl:.
Ahhh: Ahhh:

ALL
Loathing!

GALINDA AND ELPHABA ALL
There's a strange exhilaration Loathing
In such total detestation Loathing
So pure, so strong Loathing

STUDENTS
So strong!

GALINDA AND ELPHABA
Though I do admit it came on fast
Still I do believe that it can last ALL
And I will be loathing Loathing
For forever loathing Loathing
Truly deeply loathing Loathing you
My whole Loathing
Life long! Unadulterated loathing

ELPHABA
Boo!

GALINDA
Ah!


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    General CommentI sing along every time I hear it it reminds me of all those girls I hated in High School.
    bonnielynnon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant.
    xbohemian_dreamer_xon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song takes place when g(a)linda and elphaba meet as roommates for the first time. they take an instant dislike to one another due to their differences. they later become friends.
    irrelevance10on October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbonnielynn i couldn't agree with you more.
    am507on March 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti had no idea what loathing meant!
    haha
    then i looked it up.
    i havent seen the play but i thought that they liked each other in this song..
    do they or not?
    :|
    come someone write back cos im totally confused!
    P.S
    this song rocks!
    bittyfryon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI got this song after watching Britains got talent

    I love the sound of the singer when she sings "Unusually and exceedingly peculiar
    And altogether quite impossible to describe:"
    xCarlyon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song ROCKS!!!!! i really want to see the play!
    Stroodle2134on February 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love the way that this sounds like a love song. i couldn't stop laughing when i first heard it!!!! :D
    SilentSong19on April 04, 2011   Link

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