July 31, 2014

Quickies: Thursday Soundtrack; Defying Gravity

How's Thursday treating you? Hope it's fine, mine's okay. I like days like this- bed weather, sarap. My sis made me see a video and my day just got better! If your day's a bit rough, relax, go see this video! It's time to trust your instincts, close your eyes and leap! It's time to try, defying gravity. Sharing the good vibes!

Here's the live version. Be inspired. (video courtesy of YouTube) 


Defying Gravity. It is the signature song from the musical Wicked, composed by Stephen Schwartz, originally recorded by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth on November 10, 2003, and released on December 16, 2003. It is mostly a solo sung by the main character of the show, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), with two small duets at the beginning and in the middle of the song between Elphaba and her friend Glinda, and a chorus part in the end in which the citizens of Oz sing. It was performed on the BBC television programme 'I'd Do Anything,' and as a result the song charted at no. 60 on the official UK Singles chart.

This song was also used to wake up astronauts aboard space shuttle mission STS-131 in April 2010 for astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger in honor of the day's planned extra-vehicular activity. (wikipedia.org). So cool , right?

Idina Menzel sings pic
Idina Menzel pic

I'm an 'Idina Menzel' fan! This American singer-songwriter, actress and Tony Awardee is PHENOMENAL! She gave justice to this song. She 'let it go,' gave it all, and she soared high! REALLY HIGH. But not alone, she took the audience with her:)

Idina Menzel pic

It was a little hard to find the lyrics so here, I transcribed this Idina Menzel version, enjoy it after the jump! click read more:)

"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
Kiss me goodbye
I'm 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 '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 too high a cost!

I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down

Unlimited (unlimited)
Our future is (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
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
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!!

Everyone deserves the chance to fly!
Ta-ta! :)

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