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No One Mourns The Wicked FATHER Like a froggy, ferny cabbage

How I hate to go and leave you The baby is unnaturally


CITIZENS OF OZ: lonely
Good news! She's dead!
The Witch of the West is dead! MOTHER ALL
The wickedest witch there ever was That's alright - it's only just one night Green!
The enemy of all of us here in Oz
Is Dead! FATHER FATHER
Good news! But know that you're here in my (spoken) Take it away: take it away!
Good news! heart
While I'm out of your sight GLINDA
SOMEONE IN THE CROWD: (spoken) So you see - it couldn't
(spoken) Look! It's Glinda! GLINDA have been easy!
(spoken)
GLINDA And like every family - they had their ALL
(spoken) Fellow Ozians: secrets No one mourns the Wicked!
(sung) Let us be glad Now at last, she's dead and gone!
Let us be grateful LOVER Now at last, there's joy throughout
Let us rejoicify that goodness could Have another drink, my dark-eyed the land
subdue beauty And Goodness knows
The wicked workings of you-know- I've got one more night left, here in We know what Goodness is
who town Goodness knows
Isn't it nice to know So have another drink of green elixir The Wicked die alone
That good will conquer evil? And we'll have ourselves a little
The truth we all believe'll by and by mixer GLINDA
Outlive a lie Have another swallow, little lady, She died alone:
For you and - And follow me down:
ALL
SOMEONE IN THE CROWD: GLINDA Woe to those
No one mourns the Wicked (spoken) And of course, from the Who spurn what Goodness
moment she was born, They are shown
ANOTHER PERSON: she was - well - different No one mourns the Wicked
No one cries "They won't return!"
MIDWIFE GLINDA
ALLNo one lays a lily on their grave It's coming Good news!
CROWD
MAN FATHER No one mourns the Wicked!
The good man scorns the Wicked! Now?
GLINDA
WOMEN MIDWIFE Good news!
Through their lives, our children learn The baby's coming
ALL
ALL FATHER No one mourns the Wicked!
What we miss, when we misbehave: And how! Wicked!
Wicked!
GLINDA MIDWIFE AND FATHER
And Goodness knows I see a nose
The Wicked's lives are lonely I see a curl
Goodness knows It's a healthy, perfect,
The Wicked die alone Lovely, little -
It just shows when you're Wicked
You're left only FATHER
On your own (spoken) Sweet Oz!

ALL MOTHER
Yes, Goodness knows (spoken) What is it? : what's wrong?
The Wicked's lives are lonely The Wizard and I
Goodness knows MIDWIFE
The Wicked cry alone How can it be? MADAME MORRIBLE
Nothing grows for the Wicked (spoken) Oh, Miss Elphaba:
They reap only FATHER (sung) Many years I have waited
What they've sown What does it mean? For a gift like yours to appear
Why, I predict the Wizard
GLINDA MIDWIFE Could make you his
(spoken) Are people born Wicked? Or It's atrocious Magic grand vizier!
do they have My dear, my dear
Wickedness thrust upon them? After FATHER I'll write at once to the Wizard
all, she had It's obscene! Tell him of you in advance
a father. She had a mother, as so With a talent like yours, dear
many do: MIDWIFE AND FATHER There is a defin-ish chance

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If you work as you should And I'll stand there with the Wizard My face is flushing:
You'll be making good: Feeling things I've never felt
And though I'd never show it BOTH
ELPHABA I'll be so happy, I could melt! What is this feeling?
Did that really just happen? And so it will be Fervid as a flame,
Have I actually understood? For the rest of my life Does it have a name?
This weird quirk I've tried And I'll want nothing else Yes!:Loathing
To suppress or hide Till I die Unadulterated loathing
Is a talent that could Held in such high esteem
Help me meet the Wizard When people see me, they will GALINDA
If I make good scream For your face
So I'll make good: For half of Oz's fav'rite team:
The Wizard ELPHABA
When I meet the Wizard And I! Your voice
Once I prove my worth
And then I meet the Wizard GALINDA
What I've waited for since: since birth! Your clothing
And with all his Wizard wisdom
By my looks, he won't be blinded BOTH
Do you think the Wizard is dumb? Let's just say - I loathe it all
Or, like Munchkins, so small-minded? Ev'ry little trait, however small
No! He'll say to me, Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
"I see who you truly are - With simple utter loathing
A girl on whom I can rely!" What is This Feeling? There's a strange exhilaration
And that's how we'll begin In such total detestation
The Wizard and I: GALINDA It's so pure and strong!
(spoken) Dearest darlingest Momsie Though I do admit it came on fast
Once I'm with the Wizard and Popsical: Still I do believe that it can last
My whole life will change And I will be loathing
'Cuz once you're with the Wizard ELPHABA Loathing you
No one thinks you're strange! (spoken) My dear Father: My whole life long!
No father is not proud of you,
No sister acts ashamed BOTHThere's been some confusion STUDENTS
And all of Oz has to love you Over rooming here at Shiz: Dear Galinda, you are just too good
When by the Wizard you're acclaimed How do you stand it? I don't think I
And this gift - or this curse - ELPHABA could!
I have inside But of course, I'll care for Nessa: She's a terror! She's a Tartar!
Maybe at last, I'll know why We don't mean to show a bias,
When we are hand and hand - GLINDA But Galinda, you're a martyr!
The Wizard and I! But of course, I'll rise above it:
GALINDA
And one day, he'll say to me, BOTH Well: these things are sent to try us!
"Elphaba, For I know that's how you'd want me
A girl who is so superior to respond STUDENTS
Shouldn't a girl who's so good inside Yes, there's been some confusion Poor Galinda, forced to reside
Have a matching exterior? For you see, my room-mate is: With someone so disgusticified
And since folks here to an absurd We all just want to tell you:
degree GALINDA We're all on your side!
Seem fixated on your verdigris Unusually and exceedingly peculiar We share your:
Would it be all right by you And altogether quite impossible to
If I de-greenify you?" describe: GALINDA AND ELPHABA
STUDENTS
And though of course ELPHABA What is this feeling Loathing
That's not important to me Blonde. So sudden and new? Unadulterated
"All right, why not?" I'll reply loathing
Oh, what a pair we'll be GALINDA I felt the moment For her face, her
The Wizard and I: What is this feeling? voice
Yes, what a pair we'll be So sudden and new? I laid eyes on you Her clothing
The Wizard and: My pulse is rushing Let's just say:
ELPHABA My head is reeling We loathe it all!
Unlimited I felt it the moment Oh, what is this feeling? Ev'ry little
My future is unlimited I laid eyes on you: trait
And I've just had a vision Does it have a name? Makes our
Almost like a prophecy GALINDA very flesh
I know - it sounds truly crazy My pulse is rushing: Yes: Begin to crawl:.
And true, the vision's hazy Ahhh: Ahhh:
But I swear, someday there'll be ELPHABA
A celebration throughout Oz My head is reeling: ALL
That's all to do with me! Loathing!
GALINDA

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GALINDA AND ELPHABA ALL When you're dancing (spoken) So:
There's a strange exhilaration Through life:
Loathing (spoken) So - what's the most FIYERO
In such total detestation Loathing swankified place in town? (spoken) So I'll be picking you up
So pure, so strong Loathing around eight?
GALINDA
STUDENTS (spoken) That would be the Ozdust GALINDA
So strong! Ballroom. (spoken) After all -
(sung) Now that we've met one
GALINDA AND ELPHABA FIYERO another
Though I do admit it came on fast (spoken) Sounds perfect.
Still I do believe that it can last ALL (sung) Let's go down to the Ozdust FIYERO AND GALINDA
And I will be loathing Loathing Ballroom It's clear - we deserve each other
For forever loathing Loathing We'll meet there later tonight
Truly deeply loathing Loathing you We can dance till it's light GALINDA
My whole Loathing Find the prettiest girl: You're perfect:
Life long! Unadulterated loathing Give 'er a whirl:
Right on down to the Ozdust FIYERO
ELPHABA Ballroom You're perfect:
Boo! Come on - follow me
You'll be happy to be there: BOTH
So we're perfect together
ALL Born to be forever
Dancing through life Dancing through life:
Down at the Ozdust
NESSAROSE
FIYERO (spoken) Oh, Elphaba - isn't it
Dancing Through Life If only because dust wonderful?
Is what we come to: (sung) Fin'lly, for this one night
FIYERO I'm about to have a fun night
The trouble with school is ALL With this Munchkin boy
They always try to teach the wrong Nothing matters Galinda found for me
lesson But knowing nothing matters And I only wish there were
Believe me, I've been kicked out It's just life Something I could do for her
Of enough of them to know To repay her
They want you to become less callow FIYERO Elphaba, see?
Less shallow So keep dancing through: We deserve each other
But I say: why invite stress in? And Galinda helped it come true
Stop studying strife BOQ We deserve each other,
And learn to live "the unexamined (spoken) Miss Galinda - I hope you'll Me and Boq:
life": save at least one (spoken) Elphaba, please try to
dance for me. I'll be right there. understand:
Dancing through life Waiting. Allnight.
Skimming the surface ELPHABA
Gliding where turf is smooth GALINDA I do:
Life's more painless (spoken) Oh - that's so kind. But you (spoken) Galinda - my sister and I
For the brainless know what would were talking about you
Why think too hard? be even kinder? just now-
When it's so soothing (sung) See that tragic'ly beautiful girl
Dancing through life The one in the chair GALINDA
No need to tough it It seems so unfair (spoken) And I was just talking
When you can sluff it off as I do We should go on a spree about you! I thought you
Nothing matters And not she might want to wear this hat to the
But knowing nothing matters Gee - party tonight!
It's just life I know someone would be my hero (sung) It's really, uh, sharp, don't
So keep dancing through If that someone were to go invite her: you think?
You know - black is this year's pink
Dancing through life BOQ You deserve each other
Swaying and sweeping (spoken) Well, maybe - I could invite This hat and you
And always keeping cool her! You're both so smart
Life is fraught-less You deserve each other
When you're thoughtless GALINDA So here, out of the goodness of my
Those who don't try Oh, Bick, really? heart:
Never look foolish You would do that for me?
Dancing through life BOQ
Mindless and careless BOQ (spoken) Listen: Nessa:
Make sure you're where less (spoken) I would do anything for you,
Trouble is rife Miss Galinda: NESSAROSE
Woes are fleeting (spoken) Yes?
Blows are glancing GALINDA

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BOQ (sung) Whenever I see someone It's the way you're viewed
Uh - Nessa Less fortunate than I So it's very shrewd to be
I've got something to confess, a (And let's face it - who isn't Very very popular
Reason why, well - Less fortunate than I?) Like me!
Why I asked you here tonight My tender heart
Now I know it isn't fair: Tends to start to bleed (spoken) Why, Miss Elphaba, look
And when someone needs a at you. You're beautiful.
NESSAROSE makeover
(spoken) Oh, Boq, I know why. I simply have to take over ELPHABA
I know I know exactly what they (spoken) I - I have to go:
BOQ need
(spoken) You do? And even in your case GALINDA
Tho' it's the toughest case I've yet to (spoken) You're welcome!
NESSAROSE face (sung) And though you protest
It's because I'm in this chair Don't worry - I'm determined to Your disinterest
And you felt sorry for me succeed I know clandestinely
Well - isn't that right? Follow my lead You're gonna grin and bear it
And yes, indeed Your new found popularity
BOQ You will be: La la la la
(spoken) No! No! It's because: You'll be popular -
because: Popular! Just not as quite as popular
(sung) Because you are so beautiful! You're gonna be popular! As me!
I'll teach you the proper ploys
NESSAROSE When you talk to boys
Oh, Boq, I think you're wonderful! Little ways to flirt and flounce
And we deserve each other I'll show you what shoes to wear
Don't you see, this is our chance? How to fix your hair
We deserve each other Everything that really counts
Don't we, Boq?
To be popular
BOQ I'll help you be popular!
(spoken) You know what? You'll hang with the right cohorts I’m Not That Girl
(sung) Let's dance: You'll be good at sports
Know the slang you've got to know ELPHABA
NESSAROSE So let's start Hands touch, eyes meet
(spoken) What?! 'Cause you've got an awfully long Sudden silence, sudden heat
way to go: Hearts leap in a giddy whirl
BOQ He could be that boy
Let's dance! Don't be offended by my frank But I'm not that girl:
analysis
ALL Think of it as personality dialysis Don't dream too far
Dancing through life Now that I've chosen to be come a Don't lose sight of who you are
Down at the Ozdust pal, a Don't remember that rush of joy
If only because dust Sister and adviser He could be that boy
Is what we come to! There's nobody wiser I'm not that girl
And the strange thing: Not when it comes to popular -
Your life could end up changing I know about popular Ev'ry so often we long to steal
While you're dancing And with an assist from me To the land of what-might-have-
Through! To be who you'll bee been
Instead of dreary who-you-were: are: But that doesn't soften the ache we
There's nothing that can stop you feel
From becoming popu- When reality sets back in
Ler: lar:
Blithe smile, lithe limb
La la la la She who's winsome, she wins him
We're gonna make Gold hair with a gentle curl
Popular You popular That's the girl he chose
And Heaven knows
GALINDA When I see depressing creatures I'm not that girl:
(spoken) Elphie - now that we're With unprepossessing features
friends, I've decided to I remind them on their own behalf Don't wish, don't start
make you my new project. To think of Wishing only wounds the heart
Celebrated heads of state or I wasn't born for the rose and the
ELPHABA Specially great communicators pearl
(spoken) You really don't have to do Did they have brains or knowledge? There's a girl I know
that Don't make me laugh! He loves her so
I'm not that girl:
GALINDA They were popular! Please - One Short Day
(spoken) I know. That's what makes It's all about popular!
me so nice! It's not about aptitude

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ELPHABA To have a lifetime of fun GLINDA
(spoken) Come with me. To the One short day (spoken) Elphaba - why couldn't you
Emerald City. have stayed calm for
ELPHABA AND GLINDA once, instead of flying off the
TOURISTS And we're warning the city handle!
One short day Now that we're in here (sung) I hope you're happy!
In the Emerald City You'll know we've been here I hope you're happy now
I hope you're happy how you
GLINDA ALL Hurt your cause forever
(spoken) Oh, I've always wanted to Before we are done! I hope you think you're clever!
see the Emerald City:
GLINDA ELPHABA
TOURISTS (spoken) Elphie - come on - we'll be I hope you're happy
One short day late for Wizomania! I hope you're happy, too
In the Emerald City I hope you're proud how you
WIZOMANIA CHORUS Would grovel in submission
One short day Who's the mage To feed your own ambition
In the Emerald City Whose major itinerary
One short day Is making all Oz merrier? BOTH
Full of so much to do Who's the sage So though I can't imagine how
Ev'ry way Who's sagely sailed in to save our I hope you're happy right now
That you look in the city posteriors?
There's something exquisite Whose enthuse for hot air ballooning GLINDA
You'll want to visit Has all of Oz honeymooning? (spoken) Elphie, listen to me. Just
Before the day's through Woo - oo -oo say you're sorry:
Wizn't he wonderful? (sung) You can still be with the
ELPHABA (Our wonderful Wizard!) Wizard
There are buildings as tall as What you've worked and waited for
Quoxwood trees AUDIENCE WIZOMANIA CHORUS You can have all you ever wanted:
One short day Who's the mage
GLINDA In the Emerald City Whose major ELPHABA
Dress salons itinerary (spoken) I know:
One short day Is making all Oz (sung) But I don't want it -
ELPHABA merrier No - I can't want it
And libraries To have a lifetime Whose the sage Anymore:
who
GLINDA Of fun Sagely sailed in to save Something has changed within me
Palaces! What a way Our posteriors Something is not the same
To be seeing the city: I'm through with playing by the rules
ELPHABA Of someone else's game
Museums! ELPHABA AND GLINDA Too late for second-guessing
Where so many roam to Too late to go back to sleep
BOTH We'll call it home, too It's time to trust my instincts
A hundred strong: And then, just like now Close my eyes: and leap!
There are wonders like I've never We can say:
seen We're just two friends It's time to try
Defying gravity
GLINDA ELPHABA I think I'll try
It's all grand Two good friends Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!
ELPHABA GLINDA
And it's all green! Two best friends GLINDA
ALL Can't I make you understand?
BOTH Sharing one wonderful You're having delusions of
I think we've found the place where One short: grandeur:
we belong!
I wanna be GUARD ELPHABA
In this hoi polloi (spoken) The Wizard will see you I'm through accepting limits
now! 'Cuz someone says they're so
ELPHABA Some things I cannot change
So I'll be back for good someday ALL But till I try, I'll never know!
Day! Too long I've been afraid of
BOTH Losing love I guess I've lost
To make my life and make my way Well, if that's love
But for today, we'll wander and enjoy: It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
ALL Defying gravity
One short day Kiss me goodbye
In the Emerald City Defying Gravity I'm defying gravity
One short day And you can't pull me down:

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(spoken) Glinda - come with me. ELPHABA Is one a crusader - or ruthless
Think of what we could Ahhh! invader?
do: together. It's all in which label
CITIZENS OF OZ Is able to persist
(sung) Unlimited Down! There are precious few at ease
Together we're unlimited With moral ambiguities
Together we'll be the greatest team So we act as though they don't exist
There's ever been
Glinda - They call me "Wonderful"
Dreams, the way we planned 'em So I am wonderful
In fact - it's so much who I am
GLINDA It's part of my name
If we work in tandem: And with my help, you can be the
same
BOTH Wonderful At long, long last receive your due
There's no fight we cannot win Long overdue
Just you and I Elphaba - The most celebrated
WIZARD
Defying gravity Are the rehabilitated
I never asked for this
With you and I There'll be such a - whoop-de-doo
Or planned it in advance
Defying gravity A celebration throughout Oz
I was merely blown here
That's all to do - with you
By the winds of chance
ELPHABA
I never saw myself
They'll never bring us down! Wonderful
As a Solomon or Socrates
(spoken) Well? Are you coming? They'll call you wonderful:
I knew who I was:
One of your dime a dozen
GLINDA ELPHABA
Mediocrities
I hope you're happy It does sound wonderful:
Now that you're choosing this
Then suddenly I'm here
WIZARD
Respected - worshipped, even
ELPHABA Trust me - it's fun
Just because the folks in Oz
(spoken) You too
Needed someone to believe in
(sung) I hope it brings you bliss BOTH
Does it surprise you
When you are wonderful
I got hooked, and all too soon?
BOTH It would be wonderful?
What can I say?
I really hope you get it Wonderful, wonderful
I got carried away
And you don't live to regret it
And not just by balloon:
I hope you're happy in the end WIZARD
I hope you're happy, my friend: One! Two! And:
Wonderful
(they dance)
They called me "Wonderful"
ELPHABA
So I said "Wonderful" - if you insist
So if you care to find me
I will be "Wonderful"
Look to the western sky!
And they said "Wonderful"
As someone told me lately:
Believe me, it's hard to resist
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
'Cause it feels wonderful
And if I'm flying solo
They think I'm wonderful
At least I'm flying free
Hey, look who's wonderful -
To those who'd ground me
This corn-fed hick
Take a message back from me
Who said: "It might be keen
Tell them how I am
To build a town of green
Defying gravity As Long As You’re Mine
And a wonderful road of yellow
I'm flying high
brick!"
Defying gravity ELPHABA
And soon I'll match them in renown Kiss Me too fiercely
(spoken) See - I never had a family
And nobody in all of Oz Hold me too tight
of my own. So, I
No Wizard that there is or was I need help believing
guess I just - wanted to give the
Is ever gonna bring me down! You're with me tonight
citizens of Oz everything.
My wildest dreams
GLINDA Could not foresee
ELPHABA
I hope you're happy! Lying beside you
(spoken) So you lied to them.
With you wanting me
CITIZENS OF OZ
WIZARD
Look at her, she's wicked! And just for this moment
(spoken) Elphaba, where I'm from,
Get her! As long as you're mine
we believe all sorts of
things that aren't true. We call it - I've lot all resistance
ELPHABA And crossed some borderline
"history."
:Bring me down! And if it turns out
(sung) A man's called a traitor - or It's over too fast
CITIZENS OF OZ I'll make every last moment last
liberator
No one mourns the wicked As long as you're mine
A rich man's a thief - or philanthropist
So we've got to bring her

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FIYERO Ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen ELPHABA
Maybe I'm brainless Eleka nahmen nahmen I'm limited:
Maybe I'm wise Ah tum ah tum eleka: eleka: Just look at me - I'm limited
But you've got me seeing And just look at you -
Though different eyes What good is this chanting? You can do all I couldn't do, Glinda
Somehow I've fallen I don't even know what I'm reading! So now it's up to you
Under your spell I don't even know which trick I ought (spoken) For both of us
And somehow I'm feeling to try (sung) Now it's up to you:
It's up that I fell Fiyero, where are you?
Already dead, or bleeding? GLINDA
BOTH One more disaster I can add to my I've heard it said
Every moment Generous supply? That people come into our lives for
As long as you're mine a reason
I'll wake up my body Unlimited Bringing something we must learn
And make up for lost time The damage is unlimited And we are led
To everyone I've tried to help To those who help us most to grow
FIYERO Or tried to love If we let them
Say there's no future And, oh, Fiyero, you're the latest And we help them in return
For us as a pair Victim of my greatest achievement Well, I don't know if I believe that's
In a long career of distress true
BOTH Every time I could, I tried making But I know I'm who I am today
And though I know I may know good Because I knew you:
I don't care And what I made was a mess!
Just for this moment Like a comet pulled from orbit
As long as you're mine No good deed goes unpunished As it passes a sun
Come be how you want to No act of charity goes unresented Like a stream that meets a boulder
And see how bright we shine No good deed goes unpunished Halfway through the wood
Borrow the moonlight That's my new creed Who can say if I've been changed
Until it is though My road of good intentions for the better?
And know I'll be here holding you Led where such roads always lead But because I knew you
As long as you're mine No good deed I have been changed for good
Goes unpunished!
FIYERO ELPHABA
(spoken) Nessa: It well may be
What is it? Doctor Dillamond: That we will never meet again
Fiyero: In this lifetime
ELPHABA Fiyero!! So let me say before we part
(spoken) So much of me
It's just for the first time, One question haunts and hurts Is made of what I learned from you
I feel ... wicked Too much, too much to mention: You'll be with me
Was I really seeking good Like a handprint on my heart
Or just seeking attention? And now whatever way our stories
Is that all good deeds are end
When looked at with an ice-cold I know you have re-written mine
eye? By being my friend:
If that's all good deeds are Like a ship blown from its mooring
Maybe that's the reason why By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
No good deed goes unpunished In a distant wood
No Good Deed All helpful urges should be Who can say if I've been changed
circumvented for the better?
No good deed goes unpunished But because I knew you:
ELPHABA
Sure, I meant well -
(spoken) Fiyero!
Well, look at what well-meant did: GLINDA
(sung) Eleka nahmen nahmen
All right, enough - so be it Because I knew you:
Ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
So be it, then:
Eleka nahmen nahmen
Let all Oz be agreed BOTH
Ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
I'm wicked through and through I have been changed for good
Since I can not succeed
Let his flesh not be torn
Fiyero, saving you ELPHABA
Let his blood leave no stain
I promise no good deed And just to clear the air
Though they beat him
Will I attempt to do again I ask forgiveness
Let him feel no pain
Ever again For the things I've done you blame
Let his bones never break
No good deed me for
And however they try
Will I do again!
To destroy him
GLINDA
Let him never die:
But then, I guess we know
Let him never die: For Good There's blame to share
Eleka nahmen nahmen
BOTH

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And none of it seems to matter
anymore

GLINDA ELPHABA
Like a comet pulled Like a ship blown
From orbit as it Off it's mooring
Passes a sun, like By a wind off the
A stream that meets Sea, like a seed
A boulder, half-way Dropped by a
Through the wood Bird in the wood

BOTH
Who can say if I've been changed for
the better?
I do believe I have been changed for
the better?

GLINDA
And because I knew you:
ELPHABA
Because I knew you:

BOTH
Because I knew you:
I have been changed for good.

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