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Original Broadway Cast lyrics : "Thank Goodness"

(with Kristin Chenoweth and Norbert Leo Butz)

Citizens of Oz:

Ev'ry day, more wicked.
Ev'ry day, the terror grows.
All of Oz is ever on alert!

That's the way with Wicked,
Spreading fear where e'er she goes.
Seeking out new victims she can hurt.

Hysterical Woman:
Like some terrible green blizzard

Throughout the land she flies!

Outraged Man:

Defaming our poor Wizard


With her calumnies and lies!
She lies!
Save us from the Wicked.

Shield us so we won't be hexed.
Give us warning--
Where will she strike next?

Where will she strike next?
Where will she strike next?

Glinda: [Spoken]
Fellow Ozians - as terrifying as terror is, let us put
aside our panic for this one day-- and celebrate!

Oh, what a celebration

We'll have today!


Thank Goodness!


Let's have a celebration
The Glinda way!

Thank Goodness!

Madam Morrible:
Fin'lly a day that's
Totally Wicked-Witch free!

Morrible & Crowd:
We couldn't be happier

Thank Goodness!


We couldn't be happier,
Right, dear?

Couldn't be happier,
Right here
Look what we've got

A fairy-tale plot,
Our very own happy ending.

Where we couldn't be happier--
True, dear?
Couldn't be happier,

And we're happy to share
Our ending vicariously
With all of you.

He couldn't look handsomer,
I couldn't feel humbler,

We couldn't be happier,
Because happy is what happens
When all your dreams come true!

Morrible: [Spoken]
Oh, and Glinda dear, we're happy for you! As Press
Secretary, I have striven to ensure that all of Oz
knows the story of your braverism--

The day you were first summoned
To an audience with Oz,
And although he would not tell you why initially,

When you bowed before his throne
He decreed you'd hence be known
As Glinda the Good officially!

Then with a jealous squeal

The Wicked Witch
Burst from concealment
Where she had been lurking

People in Crowd:
I hear she has an extra eye
That always remains awake.

I hear that she can shed her skin
As easily as a snake.

I hear some rebel Animals
Are giving her food and shelter.

I hear her soul is so unclean
Pure water can melt her!


Melt her!
Please, somebody go
And melt her!

Fiyero: [Spoken]
Do you hear that-- water will melt her?! People
are so empty-headed, they'll believe anything!

Glinda: [Spoken]
Fiyero! Oh, yes, thanks plenty, dearest! He's gone to

fetch me a refreshment. He's so thoughtful that way!

That's why I couldn't be happier.
No, I couldn't be happier,
Though it is, I admit
The tiniest bit

Unlike I anticipated.
But I couldn't be happier,
Simply couldn't be happier,
Well, not "simply"
'Cause getting your dreams

It's strange, but it seems
A little, well, complicated.

There's a kind of a sort of cost.
There's a couple of things get lost.
There are bridges you cross
You didn't know you crossed
Until you've crossed!

And if that joy, that thrill
Doesn't thrill like you think it will
With this perfect finale,
The cheers and the ballyhoo!
Who wouldn't be happier?
So I couldn't be happier,
Because happy is what happens
When all your dreams come true.

Well, isn't it?
Happy is what happens Crowd:
When your dreams come Aaah!
True! We love you, Glinda,
If we may be so frank.
Thank Goodness!

For all this joy,
We know who we've got to thank!
Thank Goodness!
That means the Wizard, Glinda,

And fiance!

They couldn't be goodlier,
She couldn't be lovelier,
We couldn't be luckier.

I couldn't be happier!

Thank Goodness:

Glinda & Crowd:
Thank Goodness for today!

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