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Defying Gravity

From the musical Wicked


Elphaba:

D                       Gsus2

Something has changed within me

D                   Gsus2
Something is not the same

D                       Gsus2
I'm through with playing by the

D/F#      Gsus2    Csus2

Rules of someone else's game

Csus2          Dsus4
Too late for second-guessing

Csus2              Dsus4
Too late to go back to sleep

G/E              G/F#
It's time to trust my instincts

D/G                        Asus2 (x2)
Close my eyes: and leap!

                 B5
It's time to try
    G5       A5

Defying gravity

                B5
I think I'll try

     G5      A5
Defying gravity

                                   D5   E5 F#5  G
And you can't pull me down!


Glinda:
Can't I make you understand

D5   E5 F#5  G
                You're having delusions of grandeur

Elphaba:

D5      E5 F#5   G5      A5
I'm through accepting limits

D5      E5 F#5   G5            D5
'Cuz someone says they're so

D5      E5 F#5   G5      A5
Some things I cannot change

     F#5   G5       C5
But till I try, I'll never know!

Csus2            Dsus4
Too long I've been afraid of

Csus2          Dsus4
Losing love I guess I've lost

G/E              G/F#
Well, if that's love

D/G                        Asus2 (x2)
It comes at much too high a cost!

 

                 B5
I'd sooner buy

    G5       A5
Defying gravity

                   B5
Kiss me goodbye

          G5      A5
I'm defying gravity

                                 Bbmaj9#11
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:

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

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:

ELPHABASo 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!


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.