Original Broadway Cast of Wicked
Something Bad
[DOCTOR DILLAMOND]
Oh, Miss Elphaba, the things one hears these days!
Dreadful things!

[sung]
I've heard of an Ox, a professor from Quox
No longer permitted to teach
Who has lost all powers of speech
And an Owl in Munchkin Rock
A vicar with a thriving flock
Forbidden to preach
Now he only can screech!
Only rumors but still enough to give pause
To anyone with paws
Something bad is happening in Oz

[ELPHABA]
Something bad happening in Oz?

[DOCTOR DILLAMOND]
Under the surface
Behind the scenes
Something baaaad

[spoken]
Sorry! Bad

[ELPHABA, spoken]
Doctor Dillamond
If something bad is happening to the Animals
Someone's got to tell the Wizard
That's why we have a Wizard

[sung]
So nothing bad....

[DOCTOR DILLAMOND, spoken]
I hope you're right

[DOCTOR DILLAMOND & ELPHABA]
Nothing all that bad
[DOCTOR DILLAMOND]
Nothing truly baaaad

[spoken]
Sorry, bad

[Elphaba]
It couldn't happen here
In Oz...