I am here to tell you we can never meet again

The witch hunters chanted in the background.

Glinda and Elphaba didn't hear them.

Simple really, isn't it?

They were lost in each other.

This was the last time they'd see each other.

A word or two and then

Neither of them were willing to be first

To say goodbye.

They weren't ready for

A lifetime of not knowing where or how or why or when

Life without the other.

You think of me or speak of me or wonder what befell

Glinda didn't want to leave, because as soon as she left,

Elphaba would be killed.

Elphaba didn't want to leave Glinda,

Make her face the world alone.

The someone you once loved so long ago, so well.


Never wonder what I'll feel as living shuffles by

"Glinda… I may be leaving, but I still love you."

It was the first time Elphaba had said she loved anybody.

You don't have to ask me and I need not reply

Even though she knew the answer, Glinda had to ask,

"Are you going to die?"

Every moment of my life from now until I die

Elphaba didn't say anything.

I will think or dream of you and fail to understand

"Elphie, why does it have to be like this?"

But she didn't have anything to say to that, either.

How a perfect love can be confounded out of hand


Is it written in the stars?

Glinda had left,

And in the last moment of her life,

It was Glinda who Elphaba thought of.

Are we paying for some crime?

"I never meant to ruin your life.

You were too good for me."

Is that all that we are good for

"You deserved someone better."

Just a stretch of mortal time?

"Please be happy.

Live the rest of your life."

Is this god's experiment

In which we have no say?

"Move on… keep living.

And I love you."

In which we're given paradise

But only for a day


Nothing can be altered, there is nothing to decide

The past was past,

Elphaba was dead.

No escape,

Glinda couldn't find refuge from the memories.

No change of heart,

Elphaba couldn't come back and change the past.

Nor any place to hide

And there was no way for Glinda to escape the world.

You are all I'll ever want but this I am denied

Glinda had everything, but it was Elphaba she needed.

Sometimes in my darkest thoughts I wish I'd never learned

She wished she'd never known her.

But she couldn't have lived without her.

What is to be in love and have that love returned


Is it written in the stars?

Elphaba was gone,

Why did it have to be like this?

Are we paying for some crime?

What did Glinda do wrong?

Did she really deserve this?

Is that all that we are good for

Just a stretch of mortal time?

She didn't want to live anymore.

Is this god's experiment

But fate had decided

that she needed to succeed Elphaba.

In which we have no say?

Being with Elphaba had been perfect.

In which we're given paradise

But what had she done to deserve that?

It'd been perfect,

But only for a day.