No Good Deed

Album: Wicked (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2003)
  • Fiyero!
    Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
    Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen

    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

    Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
    Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka, eleka

    What good is this chanting?
    I don't even know what I'm reading
    I don't even know which trick I ought to try
    Fiyero, where are you?
    Already dead, or bleeding?
    One more disaster I can 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

    Doctor Dillamond
    Fiyero, Fiyero!

    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, well, look at 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 can not succeed
    Fiyero, saving you
    I promise no good deed will I attempt to do again
    Ever again
    No good deed will I do again! Writer/s: STEPHEN LAWRENCE SCHWARTZ
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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