No Good Deed

Album: Wicked (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2003)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is from the Broadway play Wicked, which is an adaptation of The Wizard Of Oz. It is sung by Elphaba, who is the Wicked Witch of the West. The song is about Elphaba going mad, because she feels she caused Fiyero's (her lover) death. It is when she has had enough helping people and doing good things to save their lives, because they always turn against her, like when she turned Boq into the Tin woodsman to save his life, as his heart was shrinking. The chanting you hear in the beginning, is the spell she says that turns Fiyero into the Scarecrow we see in The Wizard of Oz. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    crystal - gardendale, AL

Comments: 2

  • Jane from Doyareallyneedtoknow, AustraliaIdina Menzel is an amazing singer. I've never actually seen Wicked live but I would love to some day. Idina Menzel is also in Rent.
  • Norman Johnson from Mchenry, IlWhen I saw Wicked in Chicago I had the stand-in, Jennifer DiNoia, who I think is better than the original.
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