Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The McJuke Box: What’s Playing

In the musical Wicked, the green-skinned Elphaba (who later on turns into the Wicked Witch of the West) realizes that the guy she likes is attracted to the popular and pretty Glinda (who later on becomes “Glinda The Good Witch”). She then sings the song “I’m Not That Girl”:

Hands touch, eyes meet,
Sudden silence, sudden heat,
Hearts leap in a giddy whirl—
He could be that boy,
But I’m not that girl.

Don’t dream too far,
Don’t lose sight of who you are,
Don’t remember that rush of joy—
He could be that boy,
I’m not that girl.

Ev’ry so often we long to steal
To the land of what-might-have-been.
But that doesn’t soften the ache we feel
When reality sets back in.

Blithe smile, lithe limb,
She who’s winsome, she wins him.
Gold hair with a gentle curl—
That’s the girl he chose,
And Heaven knows
I’m not that girl.

Don’t wish, don’t start,
Wishing only wounds the heart.
I wasn’t born for the rose and the pearl.
There’s a girl I know,
He loves her so—
I’m not that girl.

I love Wicked!!! Evrytime I listen to Defying Gravity, I still see Elphaba soaring in the night sky :0) I also like this song, although sobra depressing nga sya.
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