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Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth in original "For Good"

For Good
is a musical number from the hit musical Wicked. It is sung as a duet between Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda, as a farewell to each other.

Kristin Chenoweth (the original Broadway Glinda) sang a solo version of the piece at the private funeral for her West Wing co-star John Spencer.

The song's lyrics and music were written by composer Stephen Schwartz.

LeAnn Rimes & Delta Goodrem covered the song for the 5th anniversary soundtrack of the show, and is also covered by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer of Glee for the show's season finale.

In Wicked Die Hexen Von Oz, For Good is translated to Wie Ich Bin, which, when translated again, reads As I Am. It is also know as Anata O Wasurenai in Wicked in Tokyo, translated, it reads: Not Forget You. The spanish version of the song is titled Por Ti, which translates to Because of You, in the mexican production of the show, Wicked Mexico.

ContextEdit

The song is performed towards the end of the musical. In it, the two are singing farewell to one another. Just prior to the song, Elphaba gives Glinda the Grimmerie and tells her that it is up to her to continue Elphaba's cause. In the Finnish production, Elphaba and Glinda share a kiss (this has only been confirmed from the final Finish performance). After this song, Elphaba leaves and is supposedly melted by Dorothy (it later turns out that this was an elaborate set-up to fool the citizens of Oz into thinking she was dead so they would stop hunting her). In the end, she and Fiyero, turned into "The Scarecrow" by one of Elphaba's spells gone awry, run away together.

It is the climax, and one of the most well-known songs of the show. It is reprised as part of the show's finale. It is conred the most emotionally moving song of the musical.

LyricsEdit

Elphaba:
I'm limited
(spoken) Just look at me
(sung) I'm limited
And just look at you
You can do all I couldn't do
Glinda
So now it's up to you
(spoken) For both of us
(sung) Now it's up to you

Glinda:
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

Elphaba:
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

Glinda:
Because I knew you

Both:
I have been changed
For good

Elphaba:
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done
You blame me for

Glinda:
But then, I guess
We know there's blame to share

Both:
And none of it seems to matter
Anymore

Glinda (Elphaba):
Like a comet pulled from orbit (Like a ship blown from its mooring)
As it passes a sun (By a wind off the sea)
Like a stream that meets a boulder (Like a seed dropped by a bird)
Halfway through the wood (In the wood)

Both:
Who can say
If I've been changed for the better?
I do believe I have been changed for the better

Glinda:
And because I knew you

Elphaba:
Because I knew you

Both:
Because I knew you
I have been changed
For good






VideosEdit

For Good - WICKED the Musical02:07

For Good - WICKED the Musical

Fly Girl Backstage at "Wicked" with Lindsay Mendez, Episode 9 Pre-Anniversary Special13:13

Fly Girl Backstage at "Wicked" with Lindsay Mendez, Episode 9 Pre-Anniversary Special

Lindsay Mendez takes viewers on a tour of the renevatated Gershwin theater. Gets Greenified for a music video, and performing on the Katie Couric Show with the song "For Good."

Wicked- For Good on The Katie Couric Show03:28

Wicked- For Good on The Katie Couric Show

For Good - Stephanie J Block & Kendra Kassebaum (Tour 8th May 2005)05:47

For Good - Stephanie J Block & Kendra Kassebaum (Tour 8th May 2005)

Wicked - For Good (Kristin's last show)15:25

Wicked - For Good (Kristin's last show)

'For Good' - Wicked - West End Live 201405:17

'For Good' - Wicked - West End Live 2014

Willemijn Verkaik & Katie Rose Clarke - For Good-005:07

Willemijn Verkaik & Katie Rose Clarke - For Good-0

For Good - Kerry Ellis and Dianne Pilkington05:39

For Good - Kerry Ellis and Dianne Pilkington

Donna Vivino & Alli Mauzey - For Good (HD)-005:22

Donna Vivino & Alli Mauzey - For Good (HD)-0

Carmen & Katie FG07:51

Carmen & Katie FG

Gina Beck and Emmy Raver Lampman - For Good05:26

Gina Beck and Emmy Raver Lampman - For Good

Teal Wicks and Erin Mackey For Good08:50

Teal Wicks and Erin Mackey For Good

Wicked For Good06:02

Wicked For Good

For Good - Stephanie J Block & Kendra Kassebaum (Tour 8th May 2005)-005:47

For Good - Stephanie J Block & Kendra Kassebaum (Tour 8th May 2005)-0

For good -- nicole parker and alli mauzey06:50

For good -- nicole parker and alli mauzey

Wicked - For Good w Jennifer DeNoia and Hayley Podschun05:31

Wicked - For Good w Jennifer DeNoia and Hayley Podschun

Wicked "For Good" 27 March 2012 performed by Jemma Rix and Suzie Mathers05:17

Wicked "For Good" 27 March 2012 performed by Jemma Rix and Suzie Mathers

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