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