Fiyero:
The trouble with schools is,
They always try to teach the wrong lesson.
Believe me, I've been kicked out
Of enough of them to know.
They want you to become
Less callow, less shallow,
But I say, "Why invite stress in?"
Stop studying strife,
And learn to live
The unexamined life.

Dancing through life,
Skimming the surface,
Gliding where turf is smooth.
Life's more painless,
For the brainless.
Why think too hard,
When it's so soothing.
Dancing through life,
No need to tough it
When you can sluff it off as I do.
Nothing matters,
When knowing nothing matters.
It's just life,
So keep dancing through...

Dancing through life,
Swaying and sweeping,
And always keeping cool.
Life is fraughtless,
When you're thoughtless.
Those who don't try,
Never look foolish.
Dancing through life,
Mindless and careless.
Make sure you wear less
Trouble in life.
Woes are fleeting,
Blows are glancing,
When you're dancing,
Through life...

Fiyero: [Spoken]
So, What's the most swankified place in town?

Galinda: [Spoken]
That would be the Oz Dust Ballroom.

Fiyero: [Spoken]
Sounds perfect!

Let's go down to the Oz Dust Ballroom.
We'll meet there later tonight.
We can dance till it lights.
Find the prettiest girl...
Give her a whirl.
Right on down to the Oz Dust Ballroom.
Come on follow me,
You'll be happy to be there...

All:
Dancing through life
Down at the Oz Dust...

Fiyero:
If only because dust is what we come to...

All:
Nothing matters,
When knowing nothing matters.

Fiyero:
It's just...

All:
Life...

Fiyero:
So keep dancing through...

Boq: [Spoken]
Umm... M-m-iss Galinda,
I-I hope you'll save at least one dance for me.
I'll be right there waiting, all night.

Galinda: [Spoken]
Oh... That's so kind,
But you know what would be even kinder?

See that tragic'ly beautiful girl,
The one in the chair.
It seems so unfair.
We should go on a spree,
And not she.
Gee, I know someone would be my hero,
If that someone were
To go invite her...

Boq: [Spoken]
Well, maybe... I could invite her!

Galinda:
Oh, Bick, really,
You would do that for me?

Boq: [Spoken]
I would do anything for you, Miss Galinda.

Galinda: [Spoken]
So...

Fiyero: [Spoken]
So I'll be picking you up around eight?

Galinda: [Spoken]
After all...

Now that we've met one another...

Fiyero & Galinda:
It's clear, we deserve each other.

Galinda: [Spoken]
You're perfect...

Fiyero: [Spoken]
You're perfect...

Both:
So we're perfect together.
Born to be forever...
Dancing through life...

Nessarose: [Spoken]
Oh Elphaba- isn't it wonderful?

Fin'lly, for this one night,
I'm about to have a fun night,
With this Munchkin boy,
Galinda found for me.
And I only wish there were,
Something I could do for her,
To repay her.
Elphaba see...
We deserve each other,
And Galinda helped it come true.
We deserve each other,
Me and Boq...

[Spoken]
Please Elphaba, try to understand...

Elphaba:
I do...

Elphaba: [Spoken]
Galinda, listen,
Nessa and I were talking about you just now.

Galinda: [Spoken]
And I was just talking about you!
I thought you might want to wear this hat to the party tonight!

It's really, uh, sharp, don't you think?
You know black, is this years pink.
You deserve each other,
This hat and you.
You're both so, smart.
You deserve each other,
So here, out of the goodness of my
Heart...

Boq: [Spoken]
Listen, Nessa.

Nessarose: [Spoken]
Yes?

Boq:
Uh - Nessa.
I've got something to confess, a
Reason why, well,
Why I asked you here tonight.
Now I know it isn't fair...

Nessarose: [Spoken]
Oh, Boq, I know why.

Boq: [Spoken]
You do?

Nessarose:
It's because I'm in this chair
And you felt sorry for me,
Well, isn't that right?

Boq:
No! No! It's because... Uh, because...
Because you are so beautiful!

Nessarose:
Oh, Boq,
I think you're wonderful!
And we deserve each other.
Don't you see, this is our chance?
We deserve each other, don't we Boq?

Boq: [Spoken]
You know what?
Let's dance...

Nessarose: [Spoken]
What?

Boq:
Let's dance!

All:
Dancing through life
Down at the Oz Dust
If only because dust
Is what we come to.
And the strange thing
Your life could end up changing
While your dancing
Through
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Dancing Through Life Lyrics

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