Saturday, December 23, 2006


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
'Cuz 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:
"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!

Like a horoscope I often listen to music and hear exactly the message I want to, regardless of what the words actually say or the context. So, I like these lyrics. And, I'm through accepting limits because someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but till I try, I'll never know!


Chris said...

Wicked has some very strong gay themes, which isn't surprising since it was written and scored by gay men.

I love this song, and the words are very meaningful to me as well. I listened to this song as I started my marathon--can't think of a better way to start off such an endeavor than by thinking about defying gravity.

Interestingly, L, I thought of you once when I was listening to this. Because while to me it very much is a song about defying religious and societal condemnation of homosexuality, I can also see how it would apply to someone in your situation as you too are living defiantly in your own way.

Everyone deserves a chance to fly!

G'pa Bob said...

An older version of this would be "High flight" which starts "I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..."

This is one of my favorites as it gave me great hope as a very backward highschool student. The hoping payed great dividends.

Loyalist (with defects) said...

I never liked the book's of Fank L. Baum (sp?) with the exception of Judy Garland's voice (which for me is the only reason I watched the movie).

When the "Wicked" music came out I got a copy of and very much enjoyed it. I want to see the play but after reading the book I was very disappointed. I truely hope the play is MUCH, MUCH better.

Still I like the music.

Chris said...


I haven't read the book, but my boyfriend has and he much preferred the musical to the book. For what it's worth.

-L- said...

Chris, aren't pretty much all musicals written and scored by gay men? Or gayish, at least? ;-)

I just watched the Producers. Holy flippin' hilari-gay.

BTW, anyone read Confessions of an Ugly Step-sister? I started it but haven't gotten around to finishing it. It's by that same guy, I think. I heard it was great though.