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.
Anymore.

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,
'Cause someone says they're so.
Some things I cannot change,
But 'til 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.
Unlimited,
Together we're unlimited,
Together we'll be the greatest team,
There's ever been,
Glinda,
Dreams, the way we planned them...

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 west end sky,
As someone told me lately;
"Everyone 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-

Ahhh!

Down!


Lyrics submitted by wooden_petal, edited by mcrot

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    General CommentEeeeee I get to be the first comment on this song! NO WAY!

    I LOVE THIS SONG. So many FABULOUS lines - some favorites are "well if that's love it comes at much to great a cost/I'd sooner try defying gravity", "so if you care to find me, look to the Western sky!", "I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game", "and if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free". The song build beautifully and all those lines I mentioned are hit just perfectly.

    semper_eademon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOmg - love this song, still havent seen the musical yet, but have heard it is great :D
    x
    bexmcr123on January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI read "Wicked" (the book). One word: AMAZING. My uncle says he's gonna take me to see the musical and I can't wait. This song is awesome. Idina Menzel sang this song as a pop song. I just downloaded it for my ipod. Both versions are awesome. I like how it says "and you won't bring me down". Great song altogether. Can't wait to see the musical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    angelbehavior18on January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw Wicked on Broadway in New York in the spring. This song was by far the most powerful. Unfortunately, Idina Menzel was not playing Elphie, but it was still just as good. There is so much power both in the music and vocals of this song, it gives me goosebumps everytime.
    swarnick123on July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk, to me this song is about doing what you want & not really thinking thing's throught but mainly living in the moment! I know there's way more to it, but when I saw the show-instant chill's! I was so moved because both actresses are so talented!
    AndyQuinnon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is seriously my favorite song of all time
    flyingwon November 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song, they're voices are great, in fact, its wicked.......

    er i thought it was 'flying so low' lol
    thenameskezion April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefying Gravity is an amazing piece. Not only is it a powerful song musically but it has rich deeper meanings. I have been taking an existential literature class and you can see some real Nietzsche qualities about it. In this I mean her will to power attitude and that belief that there is only you and what you make of your own life.
    Sapphire2889on May 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentamazing. beautiful. i really want to sing this in my school's talent show. and see the actual musical, and read the book.
    the glee version is ok but i like this one best.
    Stroodle2134on March 13, 2010   Link

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