Friday, April 16, 2010

"For Good"

I bought tickets to see Wicked in Dallas in June - I can't wait! So I've been listening to the soundtrack, reading the synopsis, and watching videos online, trying to learn the music and story before I see it. And I must say, the song "For Good" is my absolute favorite! It's sung by Elphaba (who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (the Good Witch), a story about their friendship. And maybe I'm just being a sentimental mess these days, but this song makes me reflect on my own friends and how thankful I am to have been blessed with such fabulous friendships. So I decided to do a tribute using the lyrics to "For Good."

(I've also included a video of the song so you can hear it - it's fabulous! I can't wait to see Wicked live in two months!)



"For Good"
I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
Because I knew you
I have been changed for good
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done you blame me for
But then, I guess we know
There's blame to share
And none of it seems to matter anymore

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood
Who can say if I've been
Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been
Changed for the better
And because I knew you...
Because I knew you...
Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good...

2 comments:

Amie Vaughan said...

ditto, my friend. *teary eyed* =)

Anonymous said...

I agree...I have been changed for the better by your friendship!