Thank Goodness (Wicked)

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! A HYSTERICAL WOMAN Like some terrible green blizzard Throughout the land she flies: AN OUTRAGED MAN Defaming our poor Wizard With her calumnies and lies! ALLShe 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! (sung) Oh what a celebration We'll have today CROWDThank Goodness! GLINDA Let's have a celebration The Glinda way! CROWDThank Goodness! MORRIBLE Fin'lly a day that's Totally Wicked-Witch free! CROWD We couldn't be happier Thank Goodness! GLINDA Yes - 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) 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: (sung) The day you were first summoned To an audience with OzAnd 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 -surrpetitially! 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! FIYERO What!? CROWD 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! (sung) 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 (spoken) Well - not "simply": (sung) '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 you like you think it will Still - With this perfect finale The cheers and 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 When your dreams come true! CROWD We love you, Glinda, if we may be so frank GLINDAThank Goodness! CROWD For all this joy, we know who we've got to thank: Thank Goodness! That means the Wizard, Glinda: GLINDA And fiance! CROWD They couldn't be goodlier She couldn't be lovelier We couldn't be luckier GLINDA I couldn't be happier CROWDThank Goodness: GLINDA AND CROWD Today! Thank Goodness for today!