WICKED in Concert

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"Wonderful"

Mario Cantone performs "Wonderful" from the Broadway musical "Wicked."

AIRED: August 29, 2021 | 0:04:35
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♪ CANTONE: I never asked for this ♪

♪ Or planned it in advance ♪

♪ I was merely blown here by the winds of chance ♪

♪ I never saw myself as a Solomon or Socrates ♪

♪ I knew who I was ♪

♪ One of your dime a dozen Mediocrities ♪

♪ Then suddenly I'm here! ♪

♪ Respected, worshipped, even ♪

♪ Just because the folks in Oz needed someone to believe in ♪

♪ Does it surprise you I got hooked ♪

♪ And all too soon? ♪

♪ What can I say? ♪

♪ I got carried away ♪

♪ And not just by a balloon ♪

♪ Wonderful ♪

♪ They called me "Wonderful" ♪

♪ So I said "Wonderful, if you insist!" ♪

♪ I will be "Wonderful" ♪

♪ And they said "Wonderful" ♪

♪ Believe me, it's hard to resist! ♪

♪ 'Cause it feels wonderful ♪

♪ They think I'm wonderful ♪

♪ Hey, look who's wonderful ♪

♪ This corn-fed hick ♪

♪ Who said, "It might be keen ♪

♪ To build a town of green ♪

♪ And a wonderful road of yellow brick!" ♪

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♪ A man's called a traitor or liberator ♪

♪ A rich man's a thief or philanthropist ♪

♪ Is one a crusader or ruthless invader? ♪

♪ It's all in which label is able to persist ♪

♪ There are precious few at ease ♪

♪ With moral ambiguities ♪

♪ So we act as though they don't exist ♪

♪ They call me "Wonderful" ♪

♪ So I am wonderful ♪

♪ In fact, it's so much who I am ♪

♪ It's part of my name! ♪

♪ And with my help, you can be the same ♪

♪ At long, long last receive your due long overdue ♪

♪ Elphaba ♪

♪ The most celebrated are the rehabilitated ♪

♪ There'll be such a whoop-de-doo ♪

♪ A celebration throughout Oz ♪

♪ That's all to do with you ♪

♪ Wonderful ♪

♪ They'll call you wonderful ♪

♪ It does sound wonderful ♪

♪ Trust me, it's fun ♪

♪ When you are wonderful ♪

♪ It would be wonderful ♪

♪ Wonderful, wonderful ♪

♪ One! Two! And ♪

♪ Ha ha ha ha! ♪

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