Something About Her
Recording Artist: The Cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: September 2017, New York
Album: Pretty Woman: The Musical (Atlantic Records / 2018)
Audio:
 
Vocal: Andy Karl
 

Will Van Dyke: keyboards, conductor, music supervisor, orchestrator and arranger
Patrick Sulken: keyboards
Brian Koonin: guitar
Nate Brown: guitar
Steve Gilewski: bass
Sammy Merendino: drums
Juliette Jones: violin
Jocelin Pan: viola
Susan Mandel: cello

 
Produced by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Recorded and edited by Derik Lee at Power Station and Atlantic Studios, New York (assisted by Ebonie Smith, Joe Pomarico, Dan Fyfe, Brett Mayer, Neal Shaw). Mixed by Neal Avron at The Casita, Hollywood, CA (assisted by Scott Skrzynsk). Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, New Jersey.
Comments:
Our first lyrical draft of "Something About Her" (eventually rejected our director, Jerry Mitchell) was based on Edward's quizzical observation of Vivian in the hotel room, after they'd agreed to the initial payment of $300 for one night:

"Look at her she's happy, she's pretty and she's fun".


That lyric remained in place for a year or more, until Jerry decided the song should be more about how Edward feels, rather than a mere observation. Hence the new opening line:

"I don't know how I got here, she took me by surprise ...".
Lyrics:

I DON'T KNOW HOW I GOT HERE
SHE TOOK ME BY SURPRISE
SHE REALLY IS QUITE SOMETHING
MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

THAT WAS SOME NEGOTIATION
THIS GIRL CAN CUT A DEAL
AND I CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HER
I CAN'T PUT MY FINGER ON IT
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HER
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT I THINK I WANT IT

A SUDDEN, CHANCE ENCOUNTER
SHOULD I HAVE JUST REFUSED?
I ASKED HER FOR DIRECTIONS
AND NOW I FEEL CONFUSED

I CAN'T SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING
I'M NOT THINKING STRAIGHT
AND IT'S GETTING LATE

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HER
AND I'M SEEIN' IT FOR THE FIRST TIME
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HER
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT NOW I FIND ...

I'M WONDERIN'
WHY SHE SEEMS SO FREE
I'M WONDERIN'
WHAT'S STOPPING ME?

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HER
THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT HER
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS
BUT I KNOW THAT I NEED MORE