Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Defying Gravity

In an answer to my long time prayers, Wicked has finally come to Richmond. And I finally have tickets to go next week (oh, there will be a long review afterwards, so look forward to that!)

Wicked (2003 Original Broadway Cast)
I can't even explain how excited I am! I have wanted to see this show since it's Broadway premiere, but have never had a chance. Considering I own the soundtrack and am in love with the music, it's about time I see the show. 

Of course nothing can compare to seeing Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth in the original cast, but I've been hearing nothing but great things about this touring company.

So, because I can't stop listening to it, here are some of my favorite lyrics from the infamous song "Defying Gravity":

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! 

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!

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'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! 

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