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Defying Gravity Chords

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Defying Gravity from Wicked
Chords

[note: this version was made from my recordings of idina menzel's live
performances over the past few years, so it's different from the obc recording.]

A-------002220-|
Asus2---002200-|
Bm7-----020202-|
C-------x32010-|
D-------000232-|
Dsus2---000230-|
G-------320003-|


[VERSE 1] (hold each chord)

D             G
Something has changed within me
D            G
Something is not the same
D                G              D
I'm through with playing by the rules
   G       C
Of someone else's game
C                   Dsus2
Too late for second-guessing
C                      Dsus2
Too late to go back to sleep
C            Bm7
It's time to trust my instincts
G                 Asus2 (start strumming) A
Close my eyes and leap


[CHORUS 1]

             Bm7
It's time to try
  G       Asus2
Defying gravity
             Bm7
I think I'll try
  G       A
Defying gravity
                      D
And you can't pull me down


[VERSE 2]

D             G
I'm through accepting limits
Dsus2        G            Asus2
'Cuz someone says they're so
D             G
Some things I cannot change
     Dsus2            C     Asus2
But 'till I try, I'll never know
C                  Dsus2
Too long I've been afraid of
C               D
Losing love - I guess I have lost
G               Dsus2
Well, if that's love
            C               A
It comes at much too high a cost


[CHORUS 2]

           Bm7
I'd sooner buy
   G      Asus2
Defying gravity
            Bm7
Kiss me goodbye
      G       A
I'm defying gravity
                      D
And you can't pull me down


[transition]

C          G
And if I'm flying solo
C            D
At least I'm flying free
C              G
To those who'd ground me
       C                 A
Take a message back from me

---REPEAT CHORUS/OUTRO


[Chorus 3]

              Bm7
Tell them how I
     G       Asus2
Am defying gravity
           Dsus2
I'm flying high
  G       A
Defying gravity
              Bm7
Tell them how I
     G       Asus2
Am defying gravity
                      D (slow down stroke)
And you can't pull me down

*

i noticed there were no tabs for this song yet, so i had to give it a shot. i've only 
playing for a couple months, so this is a very simplified version. it sounds really good 
me when it's slowed down quite a bit from the original. hope y'all like it. :)
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SunburstRVG 188 Jun 24, 2008 03:10 PM

In my version it's tuned a half step down, but the chords are all correct.
Good Job!

Greets from Germany!

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scholasticqueen 40 Jun 29, 2008 03:16 AM

THIS IS AWESOME. tyty ty
I love you more than anything.
Just kidding, I'm not creepy.

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matx33 40 Aug 15, 2008 11:42 PM

Yes, I believe it's in C# in the original recording, correct? Which makes this a very different feeling interpretation. But, if you put it to the live versions of her doing it, not bad.

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