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If Only

Sierra Boggess and Tituss Burgess as Ariel and Sebastian, performing "If Only"

If Only (Quartet) is a song from the Musical version of The Little Mermaid. The Song is sung by Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian and King Triton. The song appears during Act II, at the end of the second day. That night Ariel learns from Carlotta that Grimsby has arranged for a singing contest to find the girl that Eric swears sang to him on the beach. Ariel, singing from within, yearns that she could tell Eric everything. The Prince, still haunted by the beautiful voice he heard the day he was rescued finds himself conflicted for his growing feelings for the currently mute Ariel. Sebastian meanwhile tries to cheer Ariel up, while also realizing that her time is almost up and King Triton, worried about his missing daughter, vows to change his ways should Ariel ever return to him.

LyricsEdit

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 glimps

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 and 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

RepriseEdit

The reprise was sung after Ariel defeated Ursula and was reunited with Triton. Triton realized he to let Ariel go.

LyricsEdit

ARIEL (Spoken): I've caused you so much trouble. Can you ever forgive me?

KING TRITON (Spoken): Why, I've never been prouder. Somehow, in the blink of an eye when my back was turned, you grew up.

(Sung) If only you could stay And never say goodbye If only I could make time stop Believe me, I would try But fathers have to learn Their daughters have to grow And if you truly love them You must let them go...

ARIEL: And oh, I love you so If only you could know!

KING TRITON (Spoken): You love him very much, don't you? You belong to his world now.

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