Wicked Musical Lyrics

The Wizard And I

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The Wizard And I Lyrics

    (spoken) Oh, Miss Elphaba:
    (sung) Many years I have waited
    For a gift like yours to appear
    Why, I predict the Wizard
    Could make you his
    Magic grand vizier!
    My dear, my dear
    I'll write at once to the Wizard
    Tell him of you in advance
    With a talent like yours, dear
    There is a defin-ish chance
    If you work as you should
    You'll be making good:

    Did that really just happen?
    Have I actually understood?
    This weird quirk I've tried
    To supress or hide
    Is a talent that could
    Help me meet the Wizard
    If I make good!
    So I'll make good

    When I meet the Wizard
    Once I prove my worth
    And then I meet the Wizard
    What I've waited for since, since birth!
    And with all his Wizard wisdom,
    By my looks, he won't be blinded
    Do you think the Wizard is dumb?
    Or like Munchkins, so small minded!
    No! He'll say to me:
    "I see who you truly are:
    A girl on whom I can rely!"
    And that's how we'll begin,
    The Wizard and I

    Once I'm with the Wizard,
    My whole life will change
    'Cause once you're with the Wizard,
    No one thinks your strange.
    No father is not proud of you;
    No sister acts ashamed.
    And all of Oz has to love you,
    When by the Wizard you're acclaimed.
    And this gift or this curse
    I have inside,
    Maybe at last I'll know why,
    As we work hand in hand,
    The Wizard and I!

    And one day, he'll say to me: "Elphaba,
    A girl who is so superior
    Shouldn't a girl who's so good inside
    Have a matching exterior?
    And since folks here to an absurd degree
    Seem fixated on your verdigris,
    Would it be all right by you
    If I degreenify you?"
    And though of course that's not important to me,
    "All right, why not?" I'll reply.
    Oh, what a pair we'll be
    The Wizard and I!
    What a pair we'll be,
    The Wizard and.......

    My future is 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 there'll be
    A celebration throughout Oz
    That's all to do with me!
    And I'll stand there with the Wizard,
    Feeling things I've never felt,
    And though I'd never show it,
    I'll be so happy, I could melt!
    And so it will be for the rest of my life,
    And I'll want nothing else till I die!
    Held in such high esteem,
    When people see me, they will scream
    For half of Oz's favorite team:
    The Wizard
    And I!