Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Defying Gravity

Sometimes I hear a song that describes my emotions so well that I think "Wow, I wish I had written that." Last night I was visiting friends and was introduced to some new music. Among the songs was "Defying Gravity", originally from the musical "Wicked" and more recently from the Glee soundtrack. I have not seen either, but I feel very blessed to have been introduced to this track.

This song could be pretty much about any sort of relationship, any kind of challenge, and would probably speak to almost anyone. To me its a crystal clear depiction of transition. Listening to this just makes me feel like taking on the world. But then, in so many ways, I guess I already am defying gravity, though someday I hope to fly much higher.


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Defying Gravity-by Stephen Schwartz

Lyrics here transcribed by Shandy Alexis
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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,
'cause someone says they're so.
Some things I can not change,
but 'til 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 to high a cost.

I'd sooner buy,
defying gravity.
Kiss me goodbye,
I'me defying gravity.
I think I'll try
defying gravity,
and you won't bring me down.

I'd sooner buy,
defying gravity.
Kiss me goodbye,
I'me defying gravity.
I think I'll try
defying gravity,
and you won't bring me down...

...bring me down.

Ohh-oh-ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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Enjoy!


3 comments:

Jerica said...

Wow! I think I've heard this before somewhere but it's amazing! I'll have to add it to my list.

Another one that's been powerful for me is "The Real Me" by Natalie Grant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcWQIsG9Rqw

Jerica said...

I just listened to this song again today and bawled my eyes out.

ms.shandy said...

It is good for a cry, when you need one. I still have not had the chance to listen to "The Real Me". Work is crazy and internet is out at home still. LOL!