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picture14 Jun 2004 @ 09:43, by D

Idina Menzel as Elphaba ("Wicked") photo by Joan Marcus

"That's why I call myself a witch now: the Wicked Witch of the West, if you want the full glory of it. As long as people are going to call you lunatic anyway, why not get the benefit of it? It liberates you from convention."


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


I'm through accepting limits
Cuz someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I'll never know

I'd sooner buy Defying Gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm Defying Gravity
And you can't pull me down!


So if you care to find me
Look to the Western sky!
As someone told me lately
Everyone deserves the chance to fly
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who ground me
Take a message back from me!

Tell them how I am Defying Gravity
I'm flying high, Defying Gravity...

Look at her
She's Wicked
Get her!!

Bring me down!

No One Mourns The Wicked
So we got to bring her -



"Defying Gravity", lyrics from the Broadway Musical Wicked, based on the book by Gregory Maguire.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Wicked is [among other things] about the nature of Good and Evil, how you tell them apart, and what makes you one or the other. In Wicked, Gregory Maguire showcases a variety of Belief systems and their tenets on Right and Wrong. Organized Religion, Education, a Cause, the lower class, the upper class, the tribal class, each of these groups indoctrinates its members with the Truth about Good and Evil, and each appears in some guise or other in Maguire's Oz. All this, as our previous two-dimensional opinions about the Wicked Witch of the West, are turned inside out by reexamination in light of additional information. "Give me a child until he's six and he's mine for life" some thought dictator once said. Wicked makes you think about what else you absorbed at the age when you learned without questioning that Elphaba was a Wicked Witch and therefore deserved to die...
----Strange Words: "Wicked"

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14 Jun 2004 @ 12:26 by shawa : There!
I´m a witch, I´m a witch, I´m a witch!...

*sigh* Good work.  

17 Jun 2004 @ 11:46 by i2i : Indeed you are, Shawa... a good way ;-) Or should I say a "{link:|totally wicked}" way? (Francis says nice things about you.)

My compliments to {link:|Mika} and {link:|Invictus}, on their {link:|"Lucid Arrow" Journey}. Good blog there, and some amazing pictures! I am writing myself a note (I do that - I am a virgo - lol) to try and make time to "meet the Genaines" too, next time we go to Europe.  

1 Jul 2004 @ 01:36 by ov @ : The Lesser Evil by Ignatieff
Heard part one tonight, see url, of "The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an age of Terror" by Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian writer, who delivered a series of five lectures at the University of Edinburgh in fall of 2003. Part two is next Wednesday, check schedule in link, and stream from website. Very impressive talk on dealing with the complexities of this issue.

On the Good and Evil thing he said the difficulty will be discerning the division between the lesser and the greater evil. Questions definitions of evil in general. Finding that middle ground between perfection and cynicism. Very complex talk and well presented. I'm looking forward to the next lectures in the series. Looks like he also has a book and a CD out on this.

Just thought I'd drop a little comment while I was here. Not sure if I'll be able to find this place again, not sure which turn in the rabbit hole got me this far but it's been interesting.


6 May 2005 @ 19:19 by robert owens @ : this book gave me chills
wow man this book and musical made me challenge all i know about good and evil i loved it.
it kept me on the edge of my seat at the theatre and i couldnt put the book down amazing.  

18 Jun 2005 @ 01:04 by Taylor @ : ummm
Ummm you left out like half of the lyrics...  

10 Jan 2008 @ 06:06 by Emily Mata @ : OMG!!!!!!
I'm am so obsessed with with wicked, i have the book and the sequal, the original broadway cd w/ Idina Menzel & Kristen Chenowith, i have a huge poster over my bed, and to topit all off i badly want to see it on broadway!!!!  

25 Aug 2008 @ 02:23 by danny @ : awesome
ok well i love wicked and my friend just burnt me a cd and i cant stop listening to it my friend lindsay is the one who introduces it to me in the beginning and i totally love her for that and i am like so siked because i might do to the brodway play .  

19 Jun 2009 @ 13:34 by sarah @ : Amazin!!!
this musical is so good i recommend it to everyone!! at the moment i am trying to lern the song defying gravity and would like a part wen i am a bit older hopefully i will get it!!! but i have A lng way to go well done wicked!!!  

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