Defying Gravity – Kristin Chenoweth
Genre Pop

LYRIC
Defying Gravity

Feat. Idina Menzel

GLINDA, spoken

Elphaba, why couldn't you have stayed calm for once?
Instead of flying off the handle!
I hope you're happy

sung

I hope you're happy now
I hope you're happy how you've hurt your cause forever
I hope you think you're clever

ELPHABA, spoken

I hope you're happy

sung

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

GLINDA & ELPHABA

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

GLINDA, 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

ELPHABA, spoken

I know

sung

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

GLINDA

Can't I make you understand
You're having delusions of grandeur?

ELPHABA

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

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

GLINDA

If we work in tandem

GLINDA & ELPHABA

There's no fight we cannot win
Just you and I, defying gravity
With you and I defying gravity

ELPHABA

They'll never bring us down!

spoken

Well, are you coming?

GLINDA, sung

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

ELPHABA

spoken

You, too

sung

I hope it brings you bliss

GLINDA & ELPHABA

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

ELPHABA

So if you care to find me
Look to the western 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 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!

GLINDA

I hope you're happy

CITIZENS OF OZ

Look at her! She's wicked!
Get her!

ELPHABA

Bring me down!

CITIZENS OF OZ

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

ELPHABA

Oh!

CITIZENS OF OZ

...down!

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