What If? Lyrics by Idina Menzel


Idina Menzel Lyrics

What If? Lyrics
[Guitar Player:]
Here's how it starts
and here's how it ends

[Singer 1:]
Two different hearts
maybe lovers or friends

[Company:]
No one knows the ways
the long road bends

[Singer 1:]
Once every day your life starts again

[Guitar Player:]
No one can say just how or just when

[Company:]
Somehow the world turns inside out and then
And then...
What if? What if?
What if you wonder?
What if? What if?

[Elizabeth:]
What if I always belonged
in the city the moves me
With people who thrill me
The marriage, the mortgage
I left them behind me
before they could kill me
My plan is just perfect,
courageous and daring
to start my life new.

Now I look at this morning,
it moves me to say
"Oh my God, what the hell did I do?"
I can do to this, I know
I just need to take care
You're smart, self sufficient
and hyper aware.
As I'm flirting with forty,
there's no time to wait
and I can't help but feel
I'm already too late!

Tell me what if I'm bound for disaster?
What if I fall off the cliff?
Will I ever just learn how to live
and not wonder what if?
What if?

Do I go there with Lucas
or stay here with Kate?
Why do I do this?
Obsess and debate
I've been prudent and cautious
for all my life long
And most of my choices
turned out to be wrong.

Tell me how can this make any difference?
How could it matter at all?
How do I make such a major event
out of something so small?

[Guitar Player:]
Once every day your life starts again.
No one can say just how or just when.

[Company:]
Somehow the world turns inside out and then...
And then...
And then!
What if? What if?
What if you wonder?
What if?

[Elizabeth (Company):]
See each choice you make as kind of a loss.
Each turn that you take
and each coin that you toss.
You lose all the choices
you don't get to make.
You wonder about
all the turns you don't take.

And so what if I'd gone there with Lucas? (What if? What if?)
And then what if I'd answered that phone? (What if? What if?)
Think of all of the things you'd have done
if only you'd known...

(Here's how it starts
and here's how it ends)
What if I'd gone there with Lucas?
(Two different roads
and how each one bends?)
What if I stayed there with Kate?

(And then...)
What if? What if? (And then...)
What if?
What if I knew? (If you knew would know what to do?)
What will I do? (If you knew would know what to do?)

What if I choose will I change things forever?
If I leap will I fall of a cliff?
If I choose then there's no turning back...
No turning back,
No turning back!

And you wonder what if? (What if? What if?)
What if?


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