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"Just believe in yourself, as I believe in you!"

"Believe in Yourself", also known as "If You Believe", is a song from The Wiz. In the play, the Wiz sings it to the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion before giving them their rewards for killing Evillene. Later, Glinda sings a reprise to Dorothy Gale, in order to tell her how to use the Silver Shoes return to Kansas. This version serves as a replacement for the quotes "All you have to do is to knock the heels together three times and command the shoes to carry you wherever you wish to go," from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and, "Then, close your eyes, tap your heels together three times, and think to yourself, 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home,'" from The Wizard of Oz.

In the movie The Wiz, Dorothy (Diana Ross) sings the first version, instead of the Wiz (Richard Pryor). In The Wiz Live!, Glinda was the only one to sing.

"Believe in Yourself" Lyrics

The Wizard

If you believe
Within your heart you'll know
That no one can change
The path that you must go

Believe what you feel
And know you're right because
The time will come around
When you'll say it's yours

Believe there's a reason to be
Believe you can make time stand still
And know from the moment you try
If you believe, l know you will

Believe in yourself
Right form the start
And you will have brains
And you'll have a heart
And you will have courage
To last you your whole life through
If you believe in yourself
If you believe in yourselfIf you believe in yourself
Maybe you can believe in me too!

Glinda

If you believe
Within your heart you'll know
That no one can change
The path that you must go

Believe what you feel
And know you're right because
The time will come around
When you'll say it's yours

Believe that you can go home
Believe you can float on air
Then click your heels three times
If you believe, then you'll be there

Believe in yourself right from the start
Believe in the magic that's inside your heart
Believe all these things
Not because I told you to

But believe in yourself
If you believe in yourself
Just believe in yourself
As I believe in you!

Trivia

  • One TV spot commercial for the Broadway production had this song play with yet another set of new lyrics:
    Believe in yourself right from the start
    Believe in the magic that's inside your heart
    And believe in the Wiz not because I told you to
    But believe in the Wiz and your dreams really will come true!
  • Diana Ross' version replaces the last line with a part from the reprise, "As I believe in you!"

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