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possibly the best song in the popular broadway musical "Wicked," this song is sung by Idina Menzel and gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. There are parts for Kristen Chenowith as well. it's right before the intermission and is sung when Elphaba is escaping from the Wizard guards. It's amazing, especially when you see the show in person

(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

''cause 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:

ELPHABA 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!


Look at her, she's wicked!

Get her!


:Bring me down!


No one mourns the wicked

So we've got to bring her





(thanks to metrolyrics for these lyrics)
by skyscout June 04, 2009
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1. lit : flying
2. an absurdly rebellious act
3. a song sung by a morally superior 'wicked' witch
that's like defying gravity, well more like falling with style
by irh November 09, 2009
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