Thursday, November 12, 2009

FFF Diva Song of the Moment: "Defying Gravity" from the Broadway Musical Wicked

The TV show GLEE's rendition of "Defying Gravity" by Leeloo Doyle

"Defying Gravity" by the London Wicked Cast w/ Indina Menzel

"Defying Gravity" by Indina Menzel and Kristin Chenowyth (Original Broadway Cast)

Lyrics of "Defying Gravity" from Broadway's Musical Wicked

(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! 

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 

So though I can't imagine how 
I hope you're happy right now 

(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: 

(spoken) I know: 
(sung) But I don't want it - 
No - I can't want it 

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? 

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

(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: 

ELPHABA 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! 

Look at her, she's wicked! 
Get her! 

:Bring me down! 

No one mourns the wicked 
So we've got to bring her 



One thing that has always helped me through my weight loss journey has been listening to music. Lyrics of songs specifically move me, not necessarily just the beats of the song. The lyrics to Defying Gravity has motivated me through all my running races, especially my 1/2 marathon. It is definitely a song I personally relate to when being challenged by my weight loss. It's beautiful and it's on my iTunes list and iPhone player! HIGHLIGHT: I lost 3lbs this week! I am officially in my 240s lbs! By the end of this month I should be in my 230s lbs! I have to stay focused!

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