Carole Shelley, Idina Menzel - The Wizard And I lyrics
Oh, Miss Elphaba...
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 suppress 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 you're 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
When we are 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 de-greenify 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
Yes, what a pair we'll be, the Wizard and...
Unlimited, 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'd be so happy, I could melt!
And so it will be for the rest of my life
And I'll want nothing else 'til I die
Held in such high esteem
When people see me, they will scream
For half of Oz's fav'rite team:
The Wizard and I!