I'm Not That Girl
|From:||Wicked (more details)|
|Music by:||Stephen Schwartz|
|Words by:||Stephen Schwartz|
|Sing along:||Lyrics to "I'm Not That Girl"|
|Download:||Free piano instrumental mp3 by Deborah (Right click > Save as...)|
|Sheet music:||Buy sheet music for "I'm Not That Girl"|
Description:After a three-and-a-half month hiatus due to a hectic schedule and a lack of a decent microphone, I've bought a digital piano and I'm back to posting some more piano instrumental tracks! Since one of my favorite musicals ever, Wicked, is due to open in Sydney, Australia, I decided it was do one of Stephen Schwartz's brilliant pieces.
"I'm Not That Girl" is a song of unrequited love sung by the protagonist, Elphaba (who eventually becomes the Wicked Witch of the West). Her feelings are revealed when she casts an attack spell to save a lion cub which affects everyone but Fiyero (the most popular boy in school and the target of Galinda's - Elphaba's best friend, who will grow up to be Glinda the Good - affections). Together, Elphaba and Fiyero set the lion cub free and share an intimate, charged moment as Fiyero wonders why he was the only one not affected by Elphaba's spell. Embarrassed, he leaves and Elphaba is left to regretfully acknowledge Fiyero is the perfect boy, but Galinda - and not Elphaba - is the perfect girl.
Listen to the piano instrumental:
Watch Idina Menzel, who won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her origination of the role of Elphaba in the original Broadway production: