Elphaba thinks that Fiyero loves Galinda and not her. When really, it's the other way around. She says that he could that boy, but she's not that girl. And that she was not born to be loved, while Galinda was. When she sings this song, she is under a bridge, it is shortly after she and Fiyero set the lion cub free, he by this point has left, but she stays. While under the bridge it starts to rain. Fiyero and Galinda cross the bridge at one point in the song, and Fiyero looks under the bridge for Elphaba, but he does not see her, and leaves, later at the end of this song, Madame Morrible comes and sees Elphaba, and tells her that the Wizard wrote back, and wants to meet her. Madame Morrible then tells Elphaba that she can't get wet, and makes it stop raining, so it seems like she did this so that Elphaba would not melt, when she really did this so that Elphaba would not get wet, as Elphaba can not be melted by water. This is Elphaba's first solo, and her only solo in the first act. This is the song after Popular, and the song before One short day.
Fiyero... 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