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1. No One Mourns The Wicked

Good News! She's dead!
The Witch of the West is Dead!
The wickedest witch there ever was,
The enemy of all of us here in Oz
Is dead!
Good news!

(Spoken) Fellow Ozians:
(Sung) Let us be glad,
Let us be grateful!
Let us rejoicify 
That goodness could subdue
The wicked workings of
Isn't it nice to know
That Good will conquer Evil?
The truth we all believe'll
By and by outlive a lie,
For you and--

No one mourns the Wicked!

Another Ozian:
No one cries "they won't return"!

No one lays a lily on their grave.

A good man scorns the Wicked.

Through their lives
Our children learn

What we miss
When we misbehave!

And goodness knows
The Wicked's lives
Are lonely!
Goodness knows
The Wicked die alone!
It just shows 
When you're Wicked
You're left only
On your own!

Goodness knows
the Wicked's lives
Are lonely!
Goodness knows                 
The Wicked die alone!
Nothing grows
For the Wicked
They reap only 
What they sow.

Glinda: (Spoken) Are people born Wicked? Or do they have Wickedness thrust upon them? After all, she had a father. She had a mother; as so many do...

Witch's Father:
How I hate to go
And leave you lonely!

Witch's Mother:
That's alright it's
Only just one night!

Witch's Father:
But know that you’re
Here in my heart, while
I’m out of your sight!

Glinda: (Spoken) And like every family, they had their secrets...

Mysterious Lover:
Have another drink,
My dark-eyed beauty.
I've got one more 
Night left here in town.
So have another drink
Of green elixir, and 
We'll have ourselves
A little mixer.
Have another little
Swallow little lady
And follow me down!

Glinda: (Spoken) And of course, from the moment she was born, she was, well, different!

It's coming!

Witch's Father:

The baby's coming!

Witch's Father:
And how!

I see a nose!

Witch's Father:
I see a curl!

It's a healthy,
Perfect, lovely

Witch's Father:
Sweet Oz!

Witch's Mother:
(Spoken) What is it? What's wrong?

How can it be?

Witch's Father:
What does it mean?

It's atrocious!

Witch's Father:
It's obscene!

Like a froggy, 
Ferny cabbage,
The baby is


Witch's Father:
(Spoken) Take it away. Take it away!

Glinda: (Spoken) So you see, it couldn't have been easy!

No one mourns
The Wicked! 
Now at last
She's dead and gone!
Now at last, 
There's joy throughout 
The land!
And goodness knows, 
The Wicked's lives 
Are lonely!
Goodness knows,
The Wicked die alone!

She died alone!

Woe to those, 
Who spurn what
Goodnesses they
Are shown!
No one mourns
The Wicked!

Good news!

No one mourns
The Wicked!

Good news!

No one mourns
The Wicked!

2. Dear Old Shiz

Ozian:(Spoken) Glinda! Is it true you were her friend?

Glinda: (Spoken) Well, it depends on what you mean by "friend". I did know her. That is, our paths did cross. At school...

Oh hallowed halls and vine draped walls
The proudliest sight there is.
When gray and sear our hair hath turned
We shall still revere the lessons learned
In our days at dear old Shiz.
Our days at dear old--

Galinda: Ooooooooooollllld! 

Dear old Shiz...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

3. The Wizard and I

Madame Morrible: 
Oh Miss Elphaba!
Many years I have waited
For a gift like yours
To appear!
Why, I predict the Wizard
Will make you his magic
Grand Vizier!
My dear, my dear!
I'll write at once to the Wizard,
Tell him of you in advance.
With a talent like yours dear
There is a definish chance
If you work as you should, 
You'll be making good!

Did that really just happen?
Have I actually understood?
This weird quirk I've tried
To suppress or hide is a talent
That could help me meet the Wizard
If I make good? So I'll make good!

When I meet the Wizard,
Once I prove my worth.
And then I meet the Wizard,
What I've waited for since--
Since birth!
And with all his Wizard wisdom
By my looks he won't be blinded!
Do you think the Wizard is dumb?
Or like Munchkins, so small minded?
No! He'll say to me "I see who you 
Truly are. A girl on whom I can rely".
And that's how we'll begin, 
The Wizard and I.

When I'm with the Wizard
My whole life will change!
'Cause once you're with the Wizard,
No one thinks you're strange!
No father is not proud of you,
No sister acts ashamed!
And all of Oz has to love you 
When by the Wizard you're acclaimed!
And this gift or this curse,
I have inside, maybe at last 
I'll know why when we work
Hand-in-hand, the Wizard and I!

And one day he'll say to me "Elphaba,
A girl who is so superior,
Shouldn't a girl who's so good inside
Have a matching exterior?
And since folks here to an absurd degree
Seem fixated on your verdigris,
Would it be alright by you 
If I degreenify you?"
And though of course it's not
Important to me,
"All right, why not?" I'll reply!
Oh what a pair we'll be,
The Wizard and I!
Yes, what a pair we'll be,
The Wizard and--

Unlimited! My future is 
Unlimited! And I've just had
A vision almost like a prophecy!
I know, it sounds truly crazy,
And true, the vision's hazy,
But I swear someday there'll be
A celebration throughout Oz that's
All to do with me!

And I'll stand there with the Wizard,
Feeling things I've never felt!
And though I'd never show it,
I'll be so happy I could melt!
And so it will be for the rest of my life,
And I'll want nothing else till I die,
Held in such high esteem,
When people see me they will scream
For half of Oz's favorite team:
The Wizard and I!

4: What Is This Feeling?

Galinda: (Spoken) Dearest, darlingest Momsie and Popsicle...

Elphaba: (Spoken) My dear Father...

(Sung) There's been some confusion
Over rooming here at Shiz.

But of course I'll 
Care for Nessa,

But of course I'll 
Rise above it,

For I know that's
How you'd want me 
To respond, yes.
There's been some confusion
For you see my roommate is,

Unusually and exceedingly
Peculiar and altogether 
Quite impossible to describe.

Elphaba: (Spoken, deadpan) Blonde.

(Sung) What is this feeling,
so sudden and new?

I felt the moment
I laid eyes on you.

My pulse is rushing,

My head is reeling,

My face is flushing!

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

For your face,

Your voice,

Your clothing!

Let's just say
I loathe it all!
Every 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, so 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!

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!

Well, these things
Are sent to try us!

Poor Galinda, forced to reside
With someone so disgustingified.
We just want to tell you, 
We're all on your side!
We share your
Loathing!                                                                   Elphaba and Galinda:
Unadulterated loathing!                              What is this feeling, so sudden and new?
For her face, her voice,                                   I felt the moment I laid eyes on you!
her clothing. 
Let's just say,                                                 My pulse is rushing, my head is reeling,
                                                                                   My face is flushing,
We loathe it all!
                                                                               Oh, what is this feeling? 
Every little trait,                                                       Does it have a name?
However small, makes 
Our very flesh begin 
To crawl!                                                                             Yes......
Ahhhhhhhh!                                                                   Ahhhhhhhh!

Elphaba and Galinda:                                                     Students:
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation!       
It's so pure, so strong!
                                                                                      So strong!

Elphaba and Galinda:
Though I do admit 
It came on fast,
Still I do believe
That it can last!

Students:                                                               Elphaba and Galinda:
Loathing!                                                              Loathing, for forever
Loathing!                                                             Loathing, truly, deeply
                                                                                    Loathing you!
Loathing you!
Loathing!                                                                    My whole life 
Loathing! Unadulterated loathing!

Elphaba: (Spoken) Boo!

Galinda: (Spoken) Ahh!

5: Something Bad

Doctor Dillamond: (Spoken) Oh Miss Elphaba, the things one hears these days! Dreadful things!
(Sung) I've heard of an ox, 
A professor from Quox
No longer permitted to teach.
He has lost all powers of speech!
And an owl in Munchkin Loch,
A vicar with a thriving flock
Forbidden to preach.
Now he only can screech!
Only rumors, but still 
Enough to give pause 
To anyone with paws!
Something bad is happening in Oz!

Something bad happening in Oz?

Doctor Dillamond:
Under the surface, 
Behind the scenes.
Something baaaaaad!
(Spoken) Sorry, bad.

Elphaba: (Spoken) Doctor Dillamond, if something bad is happening to the Animals, then somebody's got to tell the Wizard. That's why we have a Wizard!
(Sung) So nothing bad,

Doctor Dillamond: (Spoken) I hope you're right.
(Sung) Nothing all that bad,

Doctor Dillamond:
Nothing truly baaaaaaad!
(Spoken) Sorry, bad!

(Sung) It couldn't happen here,
In Oz...

6. Dancing Through Life

The trouble with schools is
They always try to teach the 
Wrong lessons.
Believe me, I've been kicked 
Out of enough of them to know.
They want you to become less
Callow, less shallow.
But I say, "Why invite stress in?"
Stop studying strife, and learn to 
Live the unexamined life!

Dancing through life, 
Skimming the surface,
Gliding where turf is smooth.
Life is painless for the brainless.
Why think to hard when it's so soothing
Dancing through life, 
No need to tough it
When you can slough it
Off as I do!
Nothing matters, but knowing
Nothing matters! It's just life,
So keep dancing through.

Dancing through life,
Swaying and sweeping,
And always keeping cool.
Life is fraught-less
When you're thoughtless.
Those who don't try
Never look foolish.
Dancing through life,
Mindless and careless!
Make sure you're where
Less trouble is rife!
Woes are fleeting, blows
Are a-glancing, when you're
Dancing through life!

(Spoken) So, what's the most swankified place in town?

Galinda: (Spoken) That would be the OzDust Ballroom.

Fiyero: (Spoken) Sounds perfect!
(Sung) Let's go down to the OzDust Ballroom!
We'll meet there later tonight.
We can dance till it lights!
Find the prettiest girl,
Give her a whirl right on
Down to the OzDust Ballroom,
Come on, follow me, you'll 
Be happy to be there!

Fiyero and Ensemble:
Dancing through life
Down at the OzDust!

If only because dust 
Is what we come to!

Nothing matters
But knowing nothing matters!
It's just life,

So keep dancing through!

Boq: (Spoken) Miss Galinda, I hope you'll save at least one dance for me. I'll be right there. Waiting. All night.

Galinda: (Spoken) Oh, that's so kind! But you know what would be even kinder?
(Sung) See that tragic'lly beautiful girl?
The one in the chair?
It seems so unfair 
We should go on a spree, 
And not she, gee!
I know someone would
Be my hero, if that someone
Were to go invite her!

Boq: (Spoken) Well, maybe I could invite her!

(Sung) Oh Bic, really, 
You would do that for me?

Boq: (Spoken) I would do anything for you, Miss Galinda.

Galinda: (Spoken) So...

Fiyero: (Spoken) So I'll be picking you up around eight?

Galinda: (Spoken) After all,
(Sung) Now that we've met one another
It's clear we deserve each other.
You're perfect!

Fiyero: You're perfect!

So we're perfect together!
Born to be forever 
Dancing through life!

Nessa: (Spoken) Oh Elphaba, isn't it wonderful?
(Sung) Fin'lly for this one night
I'm about to have a fun night
With this Munchkin boy
Galinda found for me.
And I only wish there were
Something I could do for her 
To repay her. Elphaba, see?
We deserve each other
And Galinda helped it come true!
We deserve each other, me and Boq.
(Spoken) Please, Elphaba, try to understand.

(Sung) I do.
(Spoken) Galinda, listen. Nessa and I were talking about you just now--

Galinda: (Spoken) And I was just talking about you! I thought you might want to wear this hat to the party tonight!
(Sung) It's really --uh-- sharp!
Don't you think?
You know black is this year's pink!
You deserve each other, this hat and you,
You deserve each other, so here! 
Out of the goodness of my heart.

Boq: (Spoken) Listen, Nessa...

Nessa: (Spoken) Yes?

Boq: (Spoken) Uh, Nessa, I've got something to confess, a reason why, well, why I asked you here tonight. Now, I know it isn't fair--

Nessa: (Spoken) Oh Boq, I know why.
(Sung) It's because I'm in this chair.
And you felt sorry for me.
Well, isn't that right?

Boq: (Spoken) No! no! It's because, because,
(Sung) Because you are so beautiful!

Nessa: (Spoken) Oh, Boq! I think you're wonderful!
(Sung) And we deserve each other.
Don't you see, this is our chance? 
We deserve each other, don't we Boq?

Boq: (Spoken) You know what?
(Sung) Let's dance!

Nessa: (Spoken) What?

(Sung) Let's dance!

Dancing through life,
Down at the OzDust,
If only because dust
Is what we come to!
And the strange thing:
Your life could end up changing,
While you're dancing

7. Popular

Galinda: (Spoken) Elphie, now that we're friends, I've decided to make you my new project.

Elphaba: (Spoken) You really don't have to do that.

Galinda: (Spoken) I know. That's what makes me so nice!
(Sung) Whenever I see someone less fortunate than I,
And let's face it, who isn't less fortunate than I?
My tender heart tends to start to bleed.
And when someone needs a makeover
I simply have to takeover.
I know I know exactly what they need.
And even in your case, though it’s
The toughest case I’ve yet to face,
Don’t worry, I’m determined to succeed.
Follow my lead, and yes indeed you will be
Popular! You’re gonna be popular!
I’ll teach you the proper ploys 
When you talk to boys,
Little ways to flirt and flounce.
I’ll show you what shoes to wear,
How to fix your hair,
Everything that really counts 
To be popular!
I’ll help you be popular!
You’ll hang with the right cohorts,
You’ll be good at sports,
Know the slang you’ve got to know!
So let’s start, ‘cause you’ve got an
Awfully long way to go!

Don’t be offended by my frank analysis,
Think of it as personality dialysis!
Now that I’ve chosen to become a 
Pal, a sister, and advisor, there’s 
Nobody wiser. Not when it comes to
Popular! I know about popular!
And with an assist from me to be 
Who you’ll be instead of dreary
Who you were, well are, there’s 
Nothing that can stop you from 
Becoming Populer! Lar!

La, la la la! We’re gonna make you 

When I see depressing creatures
With unprepossessing features
I remind them on their own behalf 
To think of celebrated heads of state
And ‘specially great communicators.
Did they have brains or knowledge?
(Spoken) Don’t make me laugh! They were popular! Please!
(Sung) It’s all about popular!
It’s not about aptitude, 
It’s the way you’re viewed
So it’s very shrewd to be
Very, very popular 
Like me!
(Spoken) Why, Miss Elphaba, you’re beautiful!

Elphaba: (Spoken) I…I have to go.

Glinda: (Spoken) Well, you’re welcome.
 (Sung) And though you protest
Your disinterest, I know clandestinely
You’re gonna grin and bear it, your 
New-found popularity. 
 La, la la la! You’ll be popular!
Just not quite as popular
As me!

10. I’m Not That Girl

Hands touch, eyes meet.
Sudden silence, sudden heat.
Hearts leap in a giddy whirl.
He could be that boy, 
But I’m not that girl.

Don’t dream too far,
Don’t lose sight of who you are.
Don’t remember that rush of joy.
He could be that boy,
I’m not that girl!

Ev’ry so often we long to steal
To the land of What-Might-Have-Been.
But that doesn’t soften the ache
We feel when reality sets back in.

Blithe smile, lithe limb.
She who’s winsome, 
She wins him.
Gold hair with a gentle curl.
That’s the girl he chose, and
Heaven knows,
I’m not that girl.

Don’t wish, don’t start.
Wishing only wounds the heart.
I wasn’t born for the rose and pearl.
There’s a girl I know. 
He loves her so.
I’m not that girl.

9. One Short Day

Elphaba: (Spoken) Come with me, to the Emerald City.

(Sung) One short day,
In the Emerald City.

Glinda: (Spoken) Oh, I’ve always wanted to see the Emerald City!

(Sung)  One short day,
In  the Emerald City.
One short day, 
In the Emerald City.
Every way that you 
Look in the City,
There’s something exquisite
You’ll want to visit, before 
The day’s through.

There are buildings as tall as
Quoxwood trees!

Dress salons,




A hundred strong!
There are wonders like
I’ve never seen.

It’s all grand!

And it’s all green!

I think we found the
Place where we belong!
I wanna be in this hoi polloi!

So I’ll be back for
Good someday,

To make my life and
Make my way,

But for today we’ll
Wander and enjoy!

One short day
In the Emerald City!
One short day

Elphaba and Glinda:
And we’re warning the city,
Now that we’re in here
You’ll know we’ve here

Before the day’s through.

Glinda: (Spoken) Elphie? Come on! We’ll be late for Wizomania!

Wizomania Chorus:
Who’s the mage whose
Major itinerary is making
All Oz merrier?
Who’s the sage who sagely
Sailed in to save our posteriors?
Whose enthuse for hot-air-ballooning
Has all of Oz honeymooning? Ohhhh!
Isn’t he wonderful? Our wonderful Wizard!

Elphaba and Glinda:                                         Wizomania Chorus:
One short day                                                      Who’s the mage
In the Emerald City.                                      Whose major itinerary 
One short day                                                Is making all Oz merrier?
To have a lifetime                                            Who’s the sage who
Of fun.                                                            Sagely sailed in to save
What a way                                                           Our  posteriors!
To be seeing the city!                                       To be seeing the city!

Elphaba and Glinda:
Where so many roam to.
We’ll call it home too.
And then just like now 
We can say we’re just
Two friends.

Two good friends.

Two best friends.

Sharing one wonderful
One short—

Guard: (Spoken) The Wizard will see you now!

(Sung) Day!

10. A Sentimental Man

I am a sentimental man
Who always longed to
Be a father. That’s why
I do the best I can to treat
Each citizen of Oz as a 
Son or daughter. So,
Elphaba, I’d like to raise 
You high, ‘cause I think 
Everyone deserves the chance to fly!
And helping you with your
Ascent allows me to feel so
Parental, for I am a sentimental

11. Defying Gravity

Glinda: (Spoken) Elphaba, 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’ve 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 on ambition!

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.
(Spoken) No! 
(Sung) 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 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?

(Sung) I hope you’re happy, 
Now that you’re choosing this.

Elphaba: (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. 

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!

Ozians:                                                                                        Elphaba:
Look at her, she’s Wicked.
Get her! 
                                                                                              Bring me down!
No one mourns the Wicked,
So we’ve got to bring her

12. Thank Goodness

Ev’ry day more Wicked.
Ev’ry day the terror grows.

All of Oz is ever on alert!

That’s the way with Wicked.
Spreading fear 

Where e’er she goes.
Seeking out the victims she can hurt!

Like some terrible green lizard, 
Throughout the land she flies!

Defaming our poor Wizard

With her calumnies  and lies.
She lies!

Save us from the Wicked!
Shield us so we won’t be hexed.
Give us warning;
Where will she strike next?
Where will she strike next?
Where will she strike next?

Glinda: (Spoken) Fellow Ozians: As terrifying as terror is, let us put aside out panic and celebrate!
(Sung) Oh what a celebration we’ll have today!

Thank goodness!

Let’s have a celebration the “Glinda” way!

Thank goodness!

Madame Morrible:
Fin’lly a day that is totally Wicked Witch-free!

We couldn’t be happier,
Thank goodness!

Yes, we couldn’t be happier.
Right, dear?
Couldn’t be happier!
Right here, 
Look what we’ve got,
A fairy-tale plot, 
Out very own happy ending.

That’s why I couldn’t be happier.
True, dear?
Couldn’t be happier!
And we’re
Happy to share our ending 
Vicariously with all of you!
He couldn’t look handsomer!
I couldn’t feel humbler!
We couldn’t be happier!
Because happy is what happens 
When all your dreams come true!

Madame Morrible: (Spoken) And Glinda, dear, We’re happy for you! As Press Secretary I have striven to ensure all of Oz knows the story of your braverism: 
(Sung) The day you were first summoned
To an audience with Oz, and
Although he would not tell 
You why initially, when you
Bowed before his throne he decreed
You’d hence be known as Glinda
The Good, officially! 
Then with a jealous squeal,
The Wicked Witch burst from concealment, 
Where she had been lurking surreptitally. 

I heard she has an extra eye
That always remains awake!

Another Woman:
I heard that she can shed her skin 
As easily as a snake!

Third Woman: 
I heard some rebel animals
Are giving her food and shelter!

Another Man:
I heard her soul is so unclean
Pure water could melt her!

Fiyero: (Spoken) What?

(Sung) Melt her!
Please, somebody go and melt her!

Fiyero: (Spoken) Do you hear that? Water will melt her? People are so empty-headed, they’ll believe anything!

Glinda: (Spoken) Fiyero! Oh, yes! Thanks dearest. He’s gone to fetch me a refreshment. He’s so thoughtful that way!
(Sung) That’s why I couldn’t be happier.
No, I couldn’t be happier.
Though it is, I admit, the tiniest bit 
Unlike I anticipated.
But I couldn’t be happier.
Simply couldn’t be happier.
(Spoken) Well, not “simply”.
(Sung) ‘Cause getting your dreams, 
It’s strange but it seems a little, well,
There’s a kind of a sort of cost.
There’s a get lost. 
There are bridges you cross you
Didn’t know you crossed until you 
And if that joy, that thrill
Doesn’t thrill like you think it will,
Still, with this perfect finale, the cheers
And the ballyhoo who wouldn’t be happier?
So I couldn’t be happier. 
Because happy is what happens
When all your dreams come true.
Well, isn’t it?
Happy is what happens when your dreams come true!

We love you Glinda, if we may be so frank.

Thank goodness!

For all of this joy we know who we’ve got to thank,
Thank goodness.
That means the Wizard,


And fiancé!

They couldn’t be goodlier!
She couldn’t be lovelier!
We couldn’t be luckier!
I couldn’t be happier!


Thank goodness for today!

13. Wonderful

I never asked for this, 
Or planned it in advance.
I was merely blown here
By the winds of chance.
I never saw myself
As a Solomon or Socrates.
I knew who I was:
One of your “dime-a-dozen”

Then suddenly I’m here, 
Respected, worshiped even! 
Just because the folks of Oz
Needed someone to believe in!
Does it surprise you I got hooked,
and all to soon?
What can I say?
I got carried away.
And not just by balloon!

They called me “Wonderful”.
So I said “Wonderful”, if you insist
I will be “Wonderful” 
And they said “Wonderful”!
Believe me, it’s hard to resist
‘Cause it feels wonderful.
They think I’m wonderful!
Hey, look who’s wonderful,
This corn-fed hick who said:
“It might be keen to build a town of Green
and a Wonderful road of Yellow Brick!”
(Spoken) See, I never had a family of my own. So, I guess I just wanted to give the Citizens of Oz everything.

Elphaba: (Spoken) So you lied to them.

Wizard: (spoken) Elphaba, where I’m from, we believe all sorts of things that aren’t true. We call it “history”
(Sung) A man’s called a traitor— or a liberator.
A rich man’s a thief— or philanthropist.
Is one a crusader— or ruthless invader?
It’s all in which label is able to persist.
These are precious few at ease
With moral ambiguities.
So, we act as though they don’t exist.

They call me “Wonderful”.
So I am wonderful.
In fact, it’s so much who I am, 
It’s part of my name!
And with my help, you can be the same.

At long, long last receive your due,
Long overdue, Elphaba.
The most celebrated are the rehabilitated.
There’ll be such a whoop-de-do:
A celebration throughout Oz that’s all to do 
With you!

They’ll call you “Wonderful”.

That does sound wonderful!

Trust me, it’s fun!

When you are wonderful
It would be wonderful!
Wonderful, wonderful

One! Two! And…!

14. I’m Not That Girl (Reprise)

Don’t wish, don’t start.
Wishing only wounds the heart.
There’s a girl I know.
He loves her so.
I’m not that girl.

15. As Long As You’re Mine

Ooooooh. Ohhhhhh.

Kiss me too fiercely,
Hold me too tight.
I need help believing
You’re with me tonight.
My wildest dreamings 
Could not foresee
Lying beside you
With you wanting me!

And just for this moment, 
As long as you’re mine!
I’ve lost all resistance
and crossed some borderline.
And if it turns out,
It’s over to fast,
I’ll make every last moment last
As long as you’re mine.

Maybe I’m brainless,
Maybe I’m wise.
But you’ve got me seeing
Through different eyes.
Somehow I’ve fallen
Under your spell,
And somehow I’m feeling
It’s up that I fell!

Every moment,
as long as you’re mine,
I’ll wake up my body 
And make up for lost time.

Say there’s no future
For us as a pair.

And though, I may know,
I don’t care!
Just for this moment,
As long as you’re mine,
Come be how you want to
And see how bright we shine!
Borrow the moonlight
Until it is through
And know I’ll be here holding you
As long as you’re mine!

Fiyero: (Spoken) What is it?

Elphaba: (Spoken) It’s just, for the first time, I feel…Wicked.

16. No Good Deed

Elphaba: (Spoken) Fiyero!
(Sung) Eleka nahmen nahmen
Ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen.
Eleka nahmen nahmen
Ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen.

Let his flesh not be torn, 
Let his blood leave no stain.
When they beat him,
Let him feel no pain!
Let his bones never break
And however they try to destroy him,
Let him never die, let him never die!

Eleka nahmen nahmen 
Ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen.
Eleka nahmen nahmen
Ah tum ah tum eleka— eleka,

What good is this chanting?
I don’t even know what I’m reading!
I don’t even know what trick I ought to try.
Fiyero, where are you?
Already dead or bleeding?
One more disaster I can add to my
Generous supply?

No good deed goes unpunished!
No act of charity goes unresented!
No good deed goes unpunished, 
That’s my new creed!
My road of good intentions 
Led where such roads always lead.
No good deed goes unpunished!

Doctor Dillamond…

One question haunts and hurts
Too much, too much to mention:
Was I really seeking good,
Or just seeking attention?
Is that all good deeds are 
When looked at with an ice-cold eye?
If that’s all good deeds are, 
Maybe that’s the reason why

No good deed goes unpunished!
All helpful urges should be circumvented!
No good deed goes unpunished!
Sure I meant well, well look at 
What well meant did!

All right, enough— so be it,
So be it then.
Let all Oz be agreed
I’m Wicked through and through. 
If I could not succeed, Fiyero saving you
I promise no good deed will I attempt to do
Again! Ever again!
No good deed will I do again!

17. March of the Witch Hunters

Go, and hunt her,
And find her,
And kill her!

Vicious Woman: (spoken) Good fortune, Witch Hunters!

(Sung) Go, and hunt her,
And find her,
And kill her!

Vicious Man: (Spoken) Kill the Witch!

(Sung) Wickedness must be punished!
Evil effectively eliminated!
Wickedness must be punished,
Kill the Witch!

Tinman/Boq: (Spoken) And this is more than just a service to the Wizard. I have a personal score to settle with Elph— with the Witch!
(Sung) It’s due to her I’m made of tin,
Her spell made this occur.
So for once I’m glad I’m heartless;
I’ll be heartless killing her!

And the Lion also 
Has a grievance to repay:
If she’d let him fight his own battles
When he was young,
He wouldn’t be a coward today!

Crowd: (Spoken) Kill her! Kill the Witch!

(Sung) Wickedness must be punished!
Brave Witch-Hunters, I would join you if I could
Because Wickedness must be punished!
But good!

18. For Good

I’m limited.
Just look at me, 
I’m limited.
And just look at you,
You can do all I couldn’t do,
So now it’s up to you.
(Spoken) For both of us.
(Sung) Now it’s up to you.

I’ve heard it said 
That people come into our lives for a reason,
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow
If we let them, and we help them in return.
Now I don’t know if I believe that’s true.
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes the sun.
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But, because I knew you,
I have been changed for good.

It well may be
That we will never meet again in this lifetime,
So let me say before we part
So much of me is made
Of what I learned from you,
You’ll be with me, like a handprint on my heart.
And no whatever way our stories end,
I know you have rewritten my 
By being my friend.

Like a ship blown from its mooring 
By a wind off the sea.
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood.
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But, because I knew you,

Because I knew you,

I have been changed for good.

And just to clear the air, 
I ask forgiveness for the 
Things I’ve done you blame me for.

But then, I guess we know 
There’s blame to share

And none of it seem to matter
Any more!

Glinda:                                                      Elphaba:
Like a comet 
Pulled                                                Like a ship blown
From orbit as it                                  From its mooring
Passes the sun.                                   By a wind off the 
Like a stream that meets                    Sea. Like a seed
A boulder, half-way                             Dropped by a 
Through the wood.                            Bird in the wood.

Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
I do believe I have been changed for the better.

And, because I knew you,

Because I knew you,

Because I knew you,
I have been changed for good.

19. Finale

Citizens of Oz:
No one mourns 
The Wicked.
Now at last,
She’s dead and gone.
Now at last,
there’s joy throughout the land.

Good news!
Good news!

Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?

Elphaba and Glinda:
Because I knew you,

No one mourns 
The Wicked.

Because I knew you

Elphaba and Glinda:
I have been changed

No one mourns
The Wicked!

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