Let’s all Defy Gravity!

The adorable KURT on GLEE!

Last week Glee had their best show ever! There was a “diva off”  on who could sing “Defying Gravity” the best. What I found very interesting is that  Chris Colfer who plays Kurt on the show brought the idea to the producers. He was telling them how when he was in high school he wanted to sing his favorite song (Defying Gravity) at the high school talent show but was not allowed because it was a “girl” song.  WTF

What does that mean…a “girl” song. In the lyrics they don’t mention a vagina, a menstrual cycle or giving birth to a baby. What this song is all about is taking that leap and not letting anyone hold you down…defying gravity. Why would a school say “no” to a boy singing it. Yes, in Wicked a girl sings it but so what. My god, when will all this madness end on girls vs. boys…men vs. women. We are all created EQUAL; plain and simple!

Please everyone, continue to fight for these rights. I don’t care if it’s singing in a high school talent show or getting married to someone of the same sex. We ALL have to continue to fight for our rights of equality. Here are the words to the song…is this a “girl” song?-

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by
The rules of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes
And leap…

It’s time to try defying gravity
I think I’ll try defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down

[GLINDA]
Can’t I make you understand
You’re having delusions of grandeur?

[ELPHABA]
I’m through accepting limits
Cuz someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I’ll never know
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love, I guess I’ve lost
Well if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost

I’d sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could do -together!

Unlimited
Together we’re unlimited
Together we’ll be the greatest team
There’s ever been – Glinda!
Dreams the way we planned ’em

[GLINDA]
If we work in tandem

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
There’s no fight we cannot win
Just you and I, defying gravity
With you and I defying gravity

[ELPHABA]
They’ll never bring us down!

Well, are you coming?

[GLINDA decides to stay behind.]

[GLINDA]
I hope you’re happy
I hope your happy now that your choosing this –

[ELPHABA]
You too–
I hope it brings you bliss

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
I really hope you get it
And you don’t live to regret it
I hope you’re happy in the end
I hope you’re happy my friend

[ELPHABA]
So if you care to find me
Look to the Western sky!
As someone told me lately
Everyone deserves the chance to fly
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who ground me
Take a message back from me!

Tell them how I am defying gravity
I’m flying high, defying gravity
And soon I’ll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!!

 

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