what is this feeling? lyrics – idina menzel

(feat. kristin chenoweth)

[glinda]
dearest darlingest momsie and popsical…

[elphaba]
my dear father…

[both]
there’s been some confusion
over rooming here at shiz …

[elphaba]
but of course, i’ll care for nessa …

[glinda]
but of course, i’ll rise above it …

[both]
for i know that’s how you’d want me to respond
yes, there’s been some confusion
for you see, my room-mate is …

[glinda]
unusually and exceedingly peculiar
and altogether quite impossible to describe …

[elphaba]
blonde.

[glinda]
what is this feeling
so sudden and new?

[elphaba]
i felt the moment
i laid eyes on you …

[glinda]
my pulse is rushing …

[elphaba]
my head is reeling …

[glinda]
my face is flushing …

[both]
what is this feeling?
fervid as a flame
does it have a name?
yes!…
loathing
unadulterated loathing …

[glinda]
for your face…

[elphaba]
your voice …

[glinda]
your clothing …

[both]
let’s just say — i loathe it all!
ev’ry little trait, however small
makes my very flesh begin to crawl
with simple utter loathing
there’s a strange exhilaration
in such total detestation
it’s so pure! so strong!
though i do admit it came on fast
still i do believe that it can last
and i will be loathing
loathing you
my whole life long!

[students]
dear glinda, you are just too good!
how do you stand it? i don’t think i could!
she’s a terror! she’s a tartar!
we don’t mean to show a bias
but glinda you’re a martyr!

[glinda]
well … these things are sent to try us!

[students]
poor glinda, forced to reside
with someone so disgusticified
we just want to tell you …
we’re all on your side!
we share your …

[glinda and elphaba sing simultaneously with students (see their part below)]
what is this feeling
so sudden and new?
i felt the moment
i laid eyes on you
my pulse is rushing
my head is reeling
oh, what is this feeling?

does it have a name?

yes…

[students:]
loathing
unadulterated loathing
for her face, her voice
her clothing
let’s just say:
we loathe it all!

ev’ry little trait
however small

makes our very flesh
begin to crawl..

[all:]
ahhh…
loathing!

[glinda and elphaba:]
[here students sing “loathing” in counter point a number of times]
there’s a strange exhilaration
in such total detestation
so pure, so strong!

[students]
so strong!

[glinda and elphaba]
[students sing back-up “loathing”]
though i do admit it came on fast
still i do believe that it can last all
and i will be loathing
for forever loathing
truly, deeply loathing you loathing you
for my whole life long!

[students:]
unadulterated loathing

[elphaba]
boo!

/ idina menzel lyrics