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FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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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.