Defying Gravity Lyrics

defying gravity lyrics

Elphaba, why couldn’t youHave stayed calm for once?Instead of flying off the handle!I hope you’re happy

I hope you’re happy nowI hope you’re happy how you’veHurt your cause foreverI hope you think you’re clever

I hope you’re happy

I hope you’re happy, tooI hope you’re proud how youWould grovel in submissionTo feed your own ambition

So though I can’t imagine howI hope you’re happy right now

Elphie, listen to me, just say you’re sorry!

You can still be with the wizardWhat you’ve worked and waited forYou can have all you ever wanted

I know

But I don’t want itNo, I can’t want it anymoreSomething has changed within meSomething is not the sameI’m through with playing by the rulesOf someone else’s gameToo late for second-guessingToo late to go back to sleepIt’s time to trust my instinctsClose my eyes and leap!

It’s time to try defying gravityI think I’ll try defying gravityAnd you can’t pull me down

Can’t I make you understandYou’re having delusions of grandeur?

I’m through accepting limits‘Cause someone says they’re soSome things I cannot changeBut ’til I try, I’ll never know!Too long I’ve been afraid ofLosing love I guess I’ve lostWell, if that’s loveIt comes at much too high a cost!

I’d sooner buy defying gravityKiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravityAnd you can’t pull me down

Glinda, come with meThink of what we could do, together!

UnlimitedTogether, we’re unlimitedTogether we’ll be the greatestTeam there’s ever beenGlinda, dreams the way we planned ’emIf we work in tandem

There’s no fight we cannot winJust you and I, defying gravityWith you and I defying gravity

They’ll never bring us down!

Well, are you coming?

I hope you’re happyNow that you’re choosing this

You, too

I hope it brings you blissI really hope you get itAnd you don’t live to regret itI hope you’re happy in the endI hope you’re happy my friend

So if you care to find meLook to the western sky!As someone told me lately“Everyone deserves the chance to fly!”And if I’m flying soloAt least I’m flying freeTo those who ground meTake 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 renownAnd nobody in all of OzNo wizard that there is or wasIs 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



Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer. She began her career performing in musical theater and won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Wicked. Her film work includes roles in The Producers, Hairspray, How Do You Know?, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, August Rush, and Sleepless Night.

She voiced Dorothy Gale in the animated film Ozma of Oz, and she sang “Wicked Game”, the theme song to the TV show Glee. In 2018, she starred in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises.

In 2017, she received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role in The Good Fight, and Best Original Song for “I See Fire”.

Early life

Chenoweth was born on July 18, 1973, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to parents Jerry Morris Chenoweth and Junie Smith Chenowth. She was named after her adoptive mother’s sister, who died in childbirth. Her father was a professor of chemistry at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, while her mother worked as a freelance journalist. Chenoweth had one older brother, whom she did not meet until he was ten years old.

She grew up in the suburbs outside of Boston, where she attended Westford Academy High School. At age 12, she began taking piano lessons, and later learned how to play guitar, drums, bass, harmonica, and saxophone. In 1987, she played the role of Dorothy Gale in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. After graduating high school, she moved to Norman, Oklahoma, to attend Oklahoma Christian College. There, she majored in music and theater arts.

In 1990, Chenoweth enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she studied musical theatre under Dr. Mark Lamos, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1993. During her studies there, she sang in several musical productions, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, and Guys and Dolls. She graduated magna cum laude and received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000.

After graduation, Chenoweth moved to New York City to pursue further education at Juilliard School. While attending the school, she continued performing in small parts, such as in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. She earned a Master of Music degree in Musical Theater Performance in 1996.

While studying at Juilliard, Chenoweth met her future husband, actor Chris O’Donnell, who encouraged her to audition for his film A Time to Kill. She landed the part of Mary Jo Kopechne, a character based on real-life events involving John F. Kennedy Jr., and became known for her performance in the movie.


Chenoweth began performing in local musical theater productions in high school, including playing Sally Bowles in, and later played the role of Mary Magdalene in. She attended college at Texas Christian University, where she studied voice and drama. While there, she performed in several plays, including the off-Broadway production of, which won her a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She graduated magna cum laude in 1997.

After graduating from TCU, Chenoweth moved to New York City and auditioned for a number of Off-Off-Broadway productions. Her first major break came when she landed a starring role in the 1998 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, opposite Bernadette Peters. She received positive reviews for her performance, and earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

In 2000, Chenoweth starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, about a young woman who moves into an apartment building with three men. During the show’s run, she recorded the single “I’m Not Over Yet”, which reached #6 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart. The same year, she portrayed the title character’s younger sister, Lucy, in the 2001 Broadway revival of, earning another Tony nod.

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