Breaking my back just to know your name

Fiyero was new to Shiz.

And between the crazed antlers,

The boys dumping each other in the canal,

And the strange, entrancing green girl, he was very lost.

Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game

Galinda was made for Shiz.

Between the rich students,

The bustling city's architecture,

And the strange, entrancing green girl, she was right at home.

I'm breaking my back just to know your name

Elphaba couldn't say she fit anywhere, nor could she describe Shiz,

Even if she tried.

But heaven ain't close in a place like this

And all three of them settled in well enough.

Anything goes but don't blink you might miss

Elphaba was busy with her big, important rebellion.

So she dragged Glinda away.

And Fiyero, in all his innocence, went to the Philosophy club.

So much for the little circle of friends.

Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this

Clandestine study of knowledge?

Fiyero didn't understand that.

But it all made him think of Elphaba.

I said heaven ain't close in a place like this

Though, Glinda and Elphaba might've studied a bit of clandestine knowledge.

And they didn't think of anyone but themselves.

Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight
It would be a while until they'd all meet again.

Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight

Well somebody told me

Glinda wasn't a complete moron.

When she met Fiyero buying scarves, she knew something was going on.

But who could Fiyero love?

You had a boyfriend

What about Elphaba? No, she'd never… never…

Who looks like a girlfriend

Elphaba was in love with Glinda, not some scummy man from Winkie-land.

That I had in February of last year

Glinda knew she was being a hypocrite. After all, she was married.

It's not confidential

Still, nobody had known about her and Elphie.

And maybe Elphie had been lying all along.

She couldn't bear to think of it.

I've got potential

Ready? Let's roll onto something new

Elphaba couldn't help thinking about Glinda, even when she was with Fiyero.

She'd heard that her old lover was married now.

And, against her will, she felt betrayed.

Taking its toll and I'm leaving without you

Eventually, she left Fiyero.

And when he was gone, when she learned he had died, she missed him.

Ready? Let's roll onto something new

She was never able to figure out who she loved.

But heaven ain't close in a place like this

She didn't even know if she could love. She always claimed she had no soul.

Anything goes but don't blink you might miss.

'Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this

Fiyero had always wondered about Elphaba and Glinda.

They'd been so close back at Shiz.

Glinda had been crushed when she came back without Elphie.

I said heaven ain't close in a place like this

But Elphaba must've been in love with him.

Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight

Then again, Fiyero couldn't remember a time when

Elphaba had said 'I love you.'

Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight
And, though Fiyero didn't know it,

Glinda had never heard those words, either.

Well somebody told me
Elphaba was alone, in Kiamo Ko. Nobody had given her forgiveness.

You had a boyfriend
She lost Fiyero to the Gale Force.

Who looks like a girlfriend
She lost Glinda to the World.

That I had in February of last year

There was a rumor that the two of them had been together.

It's not confidential

It probably would have been better that way.

I've got potential

A rushin', a rushin' around

Pace yourself from me

Glinda was alone. Completely alone.

I said maybe baby please
She'd shout in the night for Elphaba to come home.

But I just don't know now

She didn't understand love.

She didn't understand Elphaba.

She refused to believe that she'd been with Fiyero,

But she couldn't deny the truth.

Somebody told me

She sank to the floor,

Wondering how she could have lost every friend she'd ever had.

She couldn't hold onto anything worth keeping.

You had a boyfriend

Elphaba had gone behind her back and had an affair with Fiyero.

Who looks like a girlfriend

Fiyero, who had been married since childhood.

That I had in February of last year

And why, why did she feel betrayed,

It's not confidential

After all, she was married. And yet she felt Elphaba was cheating.
I've got potential

She wished things could be like they used to be.
A rushin', a rushin' around.

Somebody told me

Elphaba had never been able to love, and yet everyone loved her.

That you had a boyfriend

Fiyero had died for his unflagging love for the green girl.

Who looked like the girlfriend

And Glinda was left alone and confused, though, supposedly,

That I had in February of last year

She was the luckiest of all of them.

It's not confidential

Elphaba had never been able to love, and everyone knew her name.

I've got potential,

Fiyero was a nobody, even though he was a prince.

A rushin', a rushin' around.

Everyone knew Glinda. She wished they'd let her be alone.