Idina Menzel What Is This Feeling? Lyrics

[Spoken – Galinda:]

Dearest, darlingest, Momsie and Popsicle

[Spoken – Elphaba:]

My dear Father

[Both:]

There’s been some confusion

Over rooming here at Shiz

[Elphaba:]

But, of course, I’ll care for Nessa

[Galinda:]

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 roommate is

[Galinda:]

Unusually and exceedingly peculiar

And altogether quite impossible to describe

[Spoken – Elphaba:]

Blonde

[Galinda:]

What is this feeling

So sudden and new?

[Elphaba:]

I felt the moment

I laid eyes on you

[Galinda:]

My pulse is rushing

[Elphaba:]

My head is reeling

[Galinda:]

My face is flushing

[Both:]

What is this feeling?

Fervid as a flame

Does it have a name?

Yes

Loathing

Unadulterated loathing

[Galinda:]

For your face

[Elphaba:]

Your voice

[Galinda:]

Your clothing

[Both:]

Let’s just say – I loathe it all

Every 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 Galinda, 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 Galinda you’re a martyr

[Galinda:]

Well, these things are sent to try us

[Students]

Poor Galinda forced to reside

With someone so disgusting-I-fied

We just want to tell you

We’re all on your side

We share your

[Enter Galinda and Elphaba]

Loathing

Unadulterated loathing

For her face, her voice, her clothing

Let’s just say

We loathe it all

Every little trait

However small

Makes our very flesh

Begin to crawl

[Galinda and Elphaba singing simultaneously with Students:]

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

[All:]

Ahhhhhh

Loathing

[Galinda and Elphaba (Students):]

There’s a strange exhilaration (loathing)

In such total detestation (loathing)

It’s so pure so strong! (so strong)

Though I do admit it came on fast

Still I do believe that it can last

And I will be loathing (loathing…)

For forever loathing (loathing…)

Truly deeply

Loathing you (loathing you!…)

My whole life long

[Students:]

Loathing

Unadulterated loathing

[Elphaba:]

Boo

[Screams – Galinda:]

Ah