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The Wizard and I (Wicked)

MADAME MORRIBLE (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: ELPHABA 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 and 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'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 fav'rite team: The Wizard And I!