That Would Be Enough
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That Would Be Enough

📜 Lyrics

[

] Look around, look around at how lucky we are To be alive right now Look around, look around… [
Alexander Hamilton
] How long have you known? [
Eliza Schuyler
] A month or so [
Alexander Hamilton
] Eliza, you should have told me [
Eliza Schuyler
] I wrote to the General a month ago [
Alexander Hamilton
] No [
Eliza Schuyler
] I begged him to send you home [
Alexander Hamilton
] You should have told me [
Eliza Schuyler
] I’m not sorry [
Eliza Schuyler
&
Alexander Hamilton
] I knew you’d fight 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 [
Alexander Hamilton
] Will you relish being a poor man’s wife Unable to provide for your life? [
Eliza Schuyler
] 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

📖 About

After Alexander is sent home by General Washington, Eliza reveals that she had sent for him and that she was pregnant with their first child. Hamilton, unsure of himself, states that the war is not done and she should have told him beforehand. Eliza assures him that she asked for his return because of her love for him and begs him to "let her be part of his narrative".

Cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Phillipa Soo

Leitmotifs

Look around
Look around
Part of the narrative
Part of the narrative
That would be enough
That would be enough

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