Thursday, September 30

what he's singing even when he's not


let his flesh not be torn
let his blood leave no stain
though they beat him,
let him feel no pain

let his bones never break
and however they try
to destroy him
let him never die, let him never die

elecka-nahmen nahmen ahtum ahtum elecka-nahmen
elecka-nahmen nahmen ahtum ahtum elecka--elecka--

what good is this chanting?
i don't even know what i'm reading
i don't even know what trick i ought to try
where are you?

already dead or bleeding?
one more disaster i can't add
to my generous supply

no good deed goes unpunished
no act of charity goes unresented
no good deed goes unpunished
that's my new creed

my road of good intentions
led where such roads always lead
no good deed goes unpunished

one question haunts and hurts
too much, too much to mention
was i really seeking good
or just seeking attention?

is that all good deeds are
when looked at with an ice-cold eye?
if that's all good deeds are,
maybe that's the reason why

no good deed goes unpunished
all helpful urges should be circumvented
no good deed goes unpunished
sure, i meant well but look what well-meant did

all right, enough, so be it, so be it then:
let all oz be agreed
i'm wicked through and through
since i cannot succeed in saving you

i promise no good deed will i attempt to do
again, ever again
no good deed will i do
again.

(To download: "No Good Deed" from the Wicked soundtrack.)

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