Song Lyric Sunday

Helen Espinosa has, this week, declared Song-Lyric Sunday’s theme to be a song that we love from a movie. I have chosen a song from the musical Wicked, which will be released as a movie some time later this year. “For Good” is sung as a duet between Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda, as a farewell to each other. The song’s music and lyrics were written by composer Stephen Schwartz.

I have always loved the lyrics, as they tell how both Elphaba and Glinda have been changed by their friendship with each other. It strikes a chord with me as I too feel my life has been changed by many of the friends in my life.

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 rewritten mine
By being my friend.

Like a ship blown from it’s 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
(Like a ship blown from it’s mooring)
As it passes a sun.
(By a wind off the sea)
Like a stream that meets a boulder
(Like a seed dropped by bird)
Halfway through the wood.
(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.

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16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. My son and I went to NYC with a musical theatre group in 2004, when the original Broadway cast was performing Wicked. Of course it was sold out, but my son won the last of 4 lottery seats for a performance the day before we flew home. He hasn’t ever come completely down from that high, especially having met them all for autographs afterward. 🙂

    That was a powerful and moving choice for you to share. Thank you!

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