Scene Seventeen – That Would Be Enough

That Would Be Enough

Broadway musical (2015)

Hamilton the Musical – That Would Be Enough Lyrics

 

“That Would Be Enough” is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Phillipa Soo (Eliza) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

 

ELIZA:

Look around, look around at how lucky we are

To be alive right now

Look around, look around…

 

HAMILTON:

How long have you known?

 

ELIZA:

A month or so

 

HAMILTON:

Eliza, you should have told me

 

ELIZA:

I wrote to the General a month ago

 

HAMILTON:

No

 

ELIZA:

I begged him to send you home

 

HAMILTON:

You should have told me

 

ELIZA:

I’m not sorry

 

ELIZA:

I knew you’d fight                                      HAMILTON:

Until the war was won                                The war’s not Done.

 

But you deserve a chance to meet your son

Look around, look around at how lucky we are

To be alive right now.

 

HAMILTON:

Will you relish being a poor man’s wife

Unable to provide for your life?

 

ELIZA:

I relish being your wife

Look around, look around…

 

Look at where you are

Look at where you started

The fact that you’re alive is a miracle

Just stay alive, that would be enough

 

And if this child

Shares a fraction of your smile

Or a fragment of your mind, look out world!

That would be enough

 

I don’t pretend to know

The challenges you’re facing

The worlds you keep erasing and creating in your mind

 

But I’m not afraid

I know who I married

So long as you come home at the end of the day

That would be enough

 

We don’t need a legacy

We don’t need money

If I could grant you peace of mind

If you could let me inside your heart…

 

Oh, let me be a part of the narrative

In the story they will write someday

Let this moment be the first chapter:

Where you decide to stay

And I could be enough

And we could be enough

That would be enough