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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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    Brian CartyJan 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    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'll have rewritten mine.
    By being my friend.
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    UnregisteredJan 17, 2014 at 3:47 am
    I sang this at my grandfather's funeral such a touching song. Whenever I hear it now, I think of the impact that he has made on my life and about how much I have changed because I knew him. To me, this song is about being grateful and stepping back and realizing that not only are you extremely lucky that you knew said person, but thinking about all the small ways they have affected your life a great example is in It's a Wonderful Life, and how different Bedford Falls/Pottersville was when George had never been born. We should all take the time and appreciate what life would be like without others more often, and think about all of the positive impacts that they have had on our lives. Even someone calling you and making you late could have prevented a car accident that would have killed you and someone else if you had been 2 minutes earlier- just something to think about. Each day is God's gift to us, and we should appreciate it, which is what this song is telling us. Thanks for posting- even though it makes me cry every time I see or hear it, this is such an inspirational song.
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm
    This is a beautiful song. I'm using some of the lyrics as a dedication to some of my best friends who are graduating this year. I have one friend, who's five years older than me, and I met her just over a year ago. When we met, I never thought we'd become friends. Now we have an inseparable bond that I will never have with anyone else. This song describes us perfectly, because I know what ever happens in the future, she changed my life. I will never forget things she has said to me when I'm sad and all the memories we've shared together.
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    UnregisteredJul 28, 2012 at 10:53 am
    It's acknowledging the mirror we all are for one another. That we are here for a purpose, and those who bring the greatest challenges are the major players in the movie of our life. They bring the greatest changes in us, if we let them, and even if we don't.
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    It is describing how these two very different young girls who thought they were so opposite that they could never become friends proved how wrong they were. They became so close that it hurt for them to say goodbye when the time came. Each girl had been greatly changed by the other, for every friend no matter how different leaves a mark. They have both been changed for good.

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