The Little Mermaid Musical - If Only (Quartet) Lyrics

2008 Broadway
The Little Mermaid the Musical - If Only (Quartet) Lyrics


"If Only (Quartet)" is a song from the Broadway musical The Little Mermaid performed by Sierra Boggess (Ariel), Sean Palmer (Prince Eric), Tituss Burgess (Sebastian), Norm Lewis (King Triton). Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Glenn Slater.

ARIEL
If only you could know
The things I long to say
If only I could tell you
What I wish I could convey

It's in my ev'ry glance
My heart's an open book
You'd see it all at once
If only you would look

If only you could glimpse
The feelings that I feel
If only you would notice
What I'm dying to reveal

The dreams I can't declare
The needs I can't deny
You'd understand them all
If only you would try

All my secrets you would learn them
All my longings you'd return them
Then the silence would be broken
Not a word would need be spoken

PRINCE ERIC
What is it about her
That's so wonderfully, impossibly familiar?

Why do I feel dizzy
In a way I've only felt but once before?

How come when she looks at me
It seems like time stops moving
Almost like the way it did that day upon the shore?

But that voice

ARIEL
If only it were true
If only for a while

PRINCE ERIC
Ah that voice!

ARIEL
If only you would notice
How I ache behind my smile

PRINCE ERIC
Where's that voice?

ARIEL
I guess you never will
I guess it doesn't show
But if I never find a way to tell you so

Oh what I would give
If only you could know

SEBASTIAN (spoken)
Bless ya child, Tomorrow the Prince will have his pick of any princess in the land.
How can a little mermaid compete with all that?

(sung) If only I knew how
I'd make him see the light
If only it were up to me
This all would turn out right

And if I only could
I'll tell you what I'd do
I'd simply wave my claw
And make your dreams come true

And wouldn't that surprise you
If you only knew

KING TRITON
How could she just suddenly
Completely disappear into thin water?
It's been two whole days
And I don't know where she has gone!

PRINCE ERIC
Ah, that voice!

KING TRITON
If only you'd come home

SEBASTIAN
If only I could help

PRINCE ERIC
Where's that voice?

ARIEL
If only there were time
I know we'd kiss at last

PRINCE ERIC
That voice!

KING TRITON
If only you'd come back
I'll change my ways!

SEBASTIAN
Just one more day for that kiss to come

ARIEL
But time keeps racing forward
And our moment's almost passed!

KING TRITON
I'll try to understand

ARIEL
It has to happen now

KING TRITON
I'll keep my temper low

SEBASTIAN
I'd give my life up to make it happen

KING TRITON
I should have started listening to you long ago

PRINCE ERIC
How I wish that girl could have been this one!

SEBASTIAN
Oh!

ARIEL
There's only one more day until I have to go!

PRINCE ERIC
If only!

ARIEL, SEBASTIAN & KING TRITON
Oh what I would give if only you could know

PRINCE ERIC
And at the ball
What will occur?
Maybe I'll find that voice
But I'll Lose Her

ARIEL
If only

SEBASTIAN
If only

KING TRITON
If only

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