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Kristin Chenoweth
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This song is performed by Kristin Chenoweth, appears on the soundtrack Wicked (2003) and features Carole Shelley.
Glinda
Fellow Ozians, as terrifying as terror is, let us put aside our panic for this one day and celebrate!

Oh, what a celebration we'll have today (Thank goodness!)
Let's have a celebration the Glinda way! (Thank goodness!)

Morrible
Fin'lly a day that's totally Wicked-Witch free
We couldn't be happier, thank goodness

Glinda
Yes, we couldn't be happier
Right, dear?
Couldn't be happier
Right here
Look what we've got
A fairy-tale plot
Our very own happy ending

Where we couldn't be happier
True, dear?
Couldn't be happier
And we're happy to share our ending vicariously with all of you
He couldn't look handsomer
I couldn't feel humbler
We couldn't be happier
Because happy is what happens when all your dreams come true!

Morrible
And Glinda dear, we're happy for you! As Press Secretary, I have striven to ensure that all of Oz knows the story of your braverism:

The day you were first summoned
To an audience with Oz
And although he would not tell you why initially
When you bowed before his throne
He decreed you'd hence be known
As Glinda the Good, officially!

Then with a jealous squeal
The Wicked Witch burst from concealment
Where she had been lurking, surreptitially!

Crowd
I hear she has an extra eye that always remains awake
I hear that she can shed her skin as easily as a snake
I hear some rebel Animals are giving her food and shelter
I hear her soul is so unclean, pure water can melt her

Fiyero
What!?

Crowd
Melt her!?
Please, somebody go and melt her!

Fiyero
Do you hear that? Water will melt her?! People are so empty-headed, they'll believe anything!

Glinda
Fiyero! Oh, yes, thanks plenty, dearest! He's gone to fetch me a refreshment. He's so thoughtful that way!

That's why I couldn't be happier
No, I couldn't be happier
Though it is, I admit
The tiniest bit
Unlike I anticipated
But I couldn't be happier
Simply couldn't be happier
Well, not "simply"
'Cause getting your dreams
It's strange, but it seems
A little, well, complicated

There's a kind of a sort of...cost
There's a couple of things get...lost
There are bridges you cross
You didn't know you crossed
Until you crossed...

And if that joy, that thrill
Doesn't thrill you like you think it will
Still, with this perfect finale
The cheers and ballyhoo
Who wouldn't be happier?
So, I couldn't be happier
Because happy is what happens
When all your dreams come true
Well, isn't it?
Happy is what happens when your dreams come true!

Crowd
We love you, Glinda, if we may be so frank
Glinda
Thank Goodness!
Crowd
For all this joy, we know who we've got to thank
Thank Goodness!
That means the Wizard, Glinda
Glinda
And fiance!

Crowd
They couldn't be goodlier
She couldn't be lovelier
We couldn't be luckier
Glinda
I couldn't be happier
Crowd
Thank Goodness!
All
Today!
Thank Goodness for today!

Written by:

Stephen Schwartz

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