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(Elphaba):
I'm limited
Just look at me - I'm limited
And just look at you
You can do all I couldn't do, Glinda
So now it's up to you
For both of us - 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 it's 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):
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood

(Elphaba):
Like a ship blown from it's mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a bird 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...



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    UnregisteredMay 23, 2012 at 11:16 am
    It is just saying how when you become good friends, you will always have a place in your friends heart, even if you did something wrong and don't deseve it. Once you have been friends, that's for good, and that is what that song is about. You will always have, like the song says, a handprint on their heart. And because you knew that person, you have been changed for good. I am accually singing this at my graduation thursday. :)
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    My best friend and I have been by each others sides since first grade and now we have graduated high school this past week and now we are going our separate ways. She has influenced me in so many ways and I have learned so much from her and we absolutely love wicked and now this song has a bittersweet meaning for us. We remember all the memories we have had shared together while singing this song and now this is the song that we will go our separate ways. Just like elphaba and glinda. I am really gonna miss her and hopefully I see her in the near future, but if not I am sure we will see each other in the next life:)

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