|"Wicked Always Wins"|
|Written by|| Alan Zachary &|
|Release date||May 5, 2017|
|Appears in||"The Song in Your Heart"|
|Previous Song||"Revenge Is Gonna Be Mine"|
|Next Song||"Charmings vs. Evil Queen"|
This song was released on May 5, 2017, as part of Once Upon a Time: The Musical Episode.
Using a mirror enchantment, Zelena spies on her half-sister Regina as she speaks with Rumplestiltskin and asks for his help in stopping the singing spell cast by Snow White and Prince Charming. Rumplestiltskin refuses to help her, telling her that now is her chance to prove that he chose the right witch. Delighted that Rumplestiltskin is doubting his decision to betray her, Zelena breaks into song, finding joy in the fact that Regina will soon understand the pain she's felt for her entire life. She takes a joy ride on her broomstick to the Munchkin Village, playfully chasing the terrified Munchkins around as she continues to sing about her mother, who abandoned her, and how Regina has taken her life for granted. She suddenly realizes that, instead of just reveling in Regina's defeat, she can use it to her advantage and returns to the Emerald City to brew up a different kind of spell that she can give to Regina to take away Snow and Charming's singing abilities, as she wishes to reveal it as her own spell afterwards and show Rumplestiltskin that he made the wrong choice. ("The Song in Your Heart")
Although Regina successfully uses the spell to remove the song from everyone, including her sister, Zelena does not follow through with her plan as her memory of singing is wiped by the Blue Fairy, who hopes to protect the songs she put inside of Snow White's unborn daughter's heart to be used against the Black Fairy in the future, giving her a happy ending. ("The Song in Your Heart")
After her family is frozen by the Black Fairy and Mr. Gold, Emma believes that the only way to save them is to give the Black Fairy her heart. As she prepares to do this, Henry discovers a page from his book showing the Blue Fairy put the kingdom's songs in Emma's heart and rushes to her, revealing as the Black Fairy fails to crush Emma's heart that the songs give Emma power. Henry returns Emma's heart to her as she begins to sing, realizing that everyone she loves was with her throughout her life, thanks to their songs that were always inside her all this time. ("The Song in Your Heart")
- Finally, the moment I was hoping would come
- The moment he would realize he chose the wrong one
- There isn't any curse I could cast to match this feeling
- Once I was filled with rage
- Now I'll enjoy the ride
- It's so electrifying
- Watching all her dreams denied
- Oh, I will fly into tomorrow
- My sister full of sorrow
- Finally paying for her sins
- I'll smile, all the while she is crying
- Inside she's slowly dying
- Learning wicked always wins
- Oh, evil may be powerful
- But wicked always wins
- If mum could see me now, she would ache with regret
- Cause she'd witness all the glory wickedness gets
- She went and made Regina queen, and my blood boil
- But that's all history
- Time they all understood
- What they call "green with envy"
- I just call "looking good"
Zelena: Wait... Why just revel in her demise when I can use it to my advantage?
- About the song, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say it is "Zelena's moment to shine" as "Rebecca does a phenomenal job with that song". They added, "it's all sort of pertaining to the stuff that is happening".
- According to Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, they jokingly referred to this song as "Total Eclipse of the Witch", as the song is inspired by Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".
|Once Upon a Time: Season Six|
|"The Savior":||"A Bitter Draught":||"The Other Shoe":||"Strange Case":||"Street Rats":||"Dark Waters":||"Heartless":||"I'll Be Your Mirror":||"Changelings":||"Wish You Were Here":||"Tougher Than the Rest":|
|"Murder Most Foul":||"Ill-Boding Patterns":||"Page 23":||"A Wondrous Place":||"Mother's Little Helper":||"Awake":||"Where Bluebirds Fly":||"The Black Fairy":||"The Song in Your Heart":||"The Final Battle Part 1":||"The Final Battle Part 2":|