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Defying Gravity is a song from the hit musical Wicked. It is considered the musical's signature song and the song
Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth - 10 12 0308:41

Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth - 10 12 03

itself was originally sung by Idina Menzel who originated the role of Elphaba. It is also considered one of Tracy's main theme songs.

LyricsEdit

GLINDA

(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!

ELPHABA

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

BOTH

So though I can't imagine how

I hope you're happy right now

 MADAME MORRIBLE

(Spoken) Citizens of Oz, there is an enemy who must be found and captured. Believe nothing she says. She is evil, responsible for the mutilation of these poor innocent monkeys. (Glinda gasps "Oh no") Her green skin is but an outward manifestorium of her twisted nature. This distortion, this repulsion, this WICKED WITCH!

 GLINDA

(spoken) Don't be afraid.

 ELPHABA

(spoken) I'm not, it's the Wizard who should be afraid. Of me!

 GLINDA 

(spoken) Elphie listen to me, just say you're sorry before it's too late!

(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!

Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity04:47

Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity

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 try defying gravity

Kiss me goodbye

I'm defying gravity

And you can't pull me down:

GUARDS

Open this door, in the name of his supreme Ozness!

(Elphaba chants furiously)

GLINDA 

No! What are you doing? Stop it! That's what started all this in the first place... that hideous levitation spell. STOP! 

(Elphaba stops)

GLINDA

Well, where are your wings? See maybe you're not as powerful as you think you are.

(Elphaba's broom levitates)

GLINDA

Sweet OZ!

ELPHABA

(cackles) I told you Glinda! Didn't I tell you?

GUARDS

Bash it in! Fetch the battering ramekin! 

ELPHABA

Quick! Get on! 

GLINDA

What?!

ELPHABA

(spoken) 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

BOTH

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

(Spoken) Elphie, you're trembling! Here (Glinda picks up an old blanket and drapes it around Elphaba) put this around you.

(sung) I hope you're happy

Now that you're choosing this

Sam Singing Defying Gravity03:41

Sam Singing Defying Gravity

ELPHABA

(spoken) You too

(sung) I hope it brings you bliss

BOTH

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

GUARDS

(Break down the door)

(spoken) There she is! Don't let her get away!

GLINDA

(spoken) Let go of me, do you hear! Leave me alone!

ELPHABA

(spoken) It's not her! She has nothing to do with it! I'm the one you want! It's me!

GLINDA

Elphie!!

ELPHABA

(sung) It's me!! So if you care to find me

Look to the western sky!

As someone told me lately

"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"

Glee Cast - Defying Gravity Chris Colfer (Kurt) Solo Version (HQ)02:22

Glee Cast - Defying Gravity Chris Colfer (Kurt) Solo Version (HQ).flv

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!

GLINDA

I hope you're happy!

CITIZENS OF OZ

Look at her, she's wicked!

Get her!

ELPHABA

Bring me down!

Kerry Ellis - Defying Gravity - Wicked In Rock04:01

Kerry Ellis - Defying Gravity - Wicked In Rock

CITIZENS OF OZ

No one mourns the wicked

So we've got to bring her

ELPHABA

Ohwahahahah! 

CITIZENS OF OZ

Down!

Glee VersionEdit

Kurt: 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
Glee - Defying Gravity (Full Performance) HD02:16

Glee - Defying Gravity (Full Performance) HD

Close my eyes and leap!

Rachel: It's time to try defying gravity I think I'll try defying gravity

Kurt: Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity And you won't bring me down!

I'm through accepting limits 'cause someone says they're so

Rachel: Some things I cannot change But till I try, I'll never know!

Kurt: Too long I've been afraid of Losing love I guess I've lost

Rachel: Well, if that's love

It comes at much too high a cost... (Kurt: Cost)
Glee Cast - Defying Gravity Lea Michelle Solo Version (HQ)02:22

Glee Cast - Defying Gravity Lea Michelle Solo Version (HQ)

Kurt: I'd sooner buy defying gravity

Rachel: Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity

Kurt: I think I'll try defying gravity And you won't bring me down! I'd sooner buy defying gravity

Rachel: Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity

Kurt: I think I'll try defying gravity And you won't bring me down!

Rachel: Bring me down! Ohhhhh, ohhhhh! (Kurt Ohhhhh!)

SingersEdit

  • Elphaba and Glinda(Wicked)
  • Tracy and Elphaba (MCF and the Wicked) (Upcoming)
  • Tracy and Tricia(MCF: Return of Kira Part 2)

TriviaEdit

  • This song is stated to be trachie17's favorite song of the entire musical with No Good Deed, Wizard and I.
  • Let it Go a song from the Upcoming animated movie Frozen is similar to Defying Gravity as both songs are originally sung by Idina Menzel and mark as a departure song for both girls.
  • Idina Menzel has a version of Defying Gravity in her album I Stand it can be found on iTunes avalible for purchase. The remix of "Defying Gravity" was also the anthem at the 2007 Gay Pride Parade and Festival in Los Angeles; it appears on the official CD from the event.
  • One of the authoresses, trachie17 has stated that Defying Gravity is one of the most hardest songs for her to sing with No Good Deed and Wizard and I being the others. As she took several tries herself singing all three but to this day she has sucessfully managed to hit the high notes on all three songs and plans to post videos on her YouTube channel in the near future.
  • Kerry Ellis, who replaced Idina Menzel as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, recorded a rock version of the song in 2008 as part of a single, Wicked in Rock, designed as a teaser for her debut album. Wicked in Rock is available at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City and on iTunes (Defying Gravity only). It also appears on her debut album, Anthem.
  • Chris Colfer and Lea Michelle covered the song in the ninth episode of Season 1 of Glee.
  • The song is widely regarded as being the musical's signature song, although the song "Popular" has lived up to its name as well. The musical has generally received thunderous applause after this song due to the song's status as a showstopper.
  • The song touches on elements from some earlier themes, with Elphaba singing "Unlimited!" as sung in "The Wizard and I" and the Citizens of Oz again singing that "No One Mourns The Wicked."
  • Samantha Barks who played Eponine in the movie version of Les Miserables and had played her in the stage production of the show, did a version of Defying Gravity for UK's I'd Do Anything. Barks also said that this was her favorite song from the musical.
  • Defying Gravity is considered one of the main themes for both Tracy and Tricia but mostly for Tracy.

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