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Defying Gravity

This week I had the pleasure and thrill of seeing the musical Wicked for the second time!  It is a wonderful musical full of great life lessons.  I wanted to share one of my favorite songs–Defying Gravity.  As I was sitting in the theater listening to this song a huge smile spread across my face and goosebumps spread over my arms.  This song is about all the ideas I talk about: taking risks, facing your fears, learning how to spread your wings, defying gravity and living a life that makes your heart sing!!

For a little inspiration heading into the weekend-check out this version of the song.  It is sung by the original Wicked Witch–without her green make-up.

If you are anything like me, you enjoy reading lyrics–so here they are:

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
Kiss me goodbye
I’m defying gravity
And you won’t bring me down

I’m through accepting limits
‘Cuz someone says they’re so
Some things cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
Too long I’ve been afraid
Losing love I guess I’ve lost
Well, if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost!

I’d sooner fly
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I’m defying gravity
I think I’ll try
And you won’t bring me down

Unlimited (Unlimited)
My future is unlimited (unlimited)
And I’ve just had a vision
Almost like a prophecy
I know –it sounds truly crazy
And true, the vision’s hazy
But I swear, someday I’ll be..

Flying so high! (Defying gravity)
Kiss me goodbye! (Defying gravity)

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
“Everyone deserves the chance to fly!”

I’m defying gravity
And you won’t bring me down!
Bring me down!
Bring me down!

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