Defying gravity

Happy weekend!! I am super excited for this weekend. Laura and I are going to Wicked at the Orpheum theater tomorrow night!! This is my 2nd time seeing this show and I am pumped.

I am also really looking forward to going out to dinner at Marin in downtown Minneapolis.

Ever since being downtown for HLS13, I have a list of places that I want to check out that I have never been before. And Marin looks amazing! Also, I know that it has just been a few weeks since Laura and I spent the weekend together in Vegas, but I am still excited to hang out again!!

I love Wicked!! The music is amazing. The emotions and feelings that go along with one of the main songs, defying gravity, are just amazing. Every time I hear it, it awakens something within me and seems to take on a different meaning depending whatโ€™s going on around me. Basically, the song is about being yourself and pushing yourself to be the best you can be. . .

If you have never seen the musical, or heard the song, I encourage you to at least read through the lyrics. . . they are so inspiring!

Defying Gravity

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

I’m through accepting limits
’cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love I guess I’ve lost
Well, if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I’d sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I’m defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
“Ev’ryone deserves the chance to fly!”
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who’d ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I’m flying high
Defying gravity

And here is a YouTube video of the song. . .

Wickedโ€“Defying Gravity

 

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  1. So jealous! Have fun!
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  2. Jealous!! I really want them to make a movie of wicked already.
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    • KT

      I am sure a movie would be good, but it wouldn’t be the same. . . especially during the defying gravity song – it needs the stage and theater!!

  3. Have fun! I still haven’t seen wicked, but I really want to. I’m a huge musical theater nerd!
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  4. OMG!!! I love love love that song. I’ve never seen Wicked, so I’m super jealous you’re going. It’s coming to Providence for 3 weeks around Christmas, but not sure if we’ll scrape together the cash for tickets. Now I have to go look!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Oh my gosh I am so jealous you are seeing Wicked!! That really is such a powerful song. Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Have so much fun at Wicked! I haven’t seen it but I think Kyle and I are going to see it in Chicago this year ๐Ÿ™‚ And let me know how Marin is, I’m excited to find out!
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    • KT

      Yes – you should totally go when it comes to Chicago. .. and I have heard some good reviews of Marin so far, but I’ll let you know!!

  7. I LOVE Wicked and that song. We went to see it in Madison this Winter and after the show we hit up a dueling piano bar and I made them sing and play the song!
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  8. I’ve only read the book but always wanted to see the musical! Enjoy your weekend with your sister (and a break from all your moving/packing)!
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  9. So jelly!!! I love, love, love Wicked!!! I have not seen it in about 6 years!

  10. I LOVE Wicked!! Have so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. Best. Show. Ever. I’ve been listening to the lyrics since high school, but just saw it for the first time with my sister in August!! “For Good” is also simply amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Its such a BIG show so anywhere you sit will be incredible! Have fun!!
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    • KT

      I totally agree. I also love Popular and Loathing – they are just so fun!! And you really can sit anywhere. . . last time we were in the balcony sorta far back, but it was still good. . . this time – we are in the 8th row!!!

  12. So jealous! Hope you have a blast! I went and saw Wicked in New York City and it was unbelievable. Best show ever.
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  13. I absolutely love Wicked! I saw it on broadway with my family years ago, with Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. My mom and I actually bought the soundtrack at the theatre. Enjoy the show and your night out!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. I’ve always wanted to see Wicked!! I’m so catching it next time it comes around!
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  15. I LOVE that song!!!! I haven’t seen wicked but I first heard the song on glee. It is so good. I actually listen to it while I’m running.

    • KT

      Yes – it is a really good running song! I actually don’t think that I have it on my iPod. . . I have to change that ASAP. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Andrew loves Wicked and that song looks amazing…
    Is that Alicia Silverstone?
    Hope you are having fun!!!!
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  17. I read Wicked a few years ago, but I’ve never seen the musical. Definitely want to hear that song now! Have fun!
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  18. Hope you had fun!!! I saw Wicked years ago in NYC and absolutely looooooove it! It will always be one of my favorite musicals ๐Ÿ™‚
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  19. I. LOVE. Wicked. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best musical of all time. I love the idea of bad guys turning into good guys and vice versa–real people are never as black and white as most characters, so it’s refreshing to consider the “other” perspective. Thanks for posting those lyrics, too–an incredible reminder!
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