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"If I Could Tell Her" is the sixth song in the Dear Evan Hansen official soundtrack and the sixth song in Act One of the musical.

Evan starts telling Zoe about all the things that he's always liked about her, but lies and says that Connor was the one who'd said all of these things.

Lyrics

[EVAN]
He thought you were... awesome.
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[ZOE]
He thought I was "awesome." My brother.
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[EVAN]
Definitely.
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[ZOE]
How?
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[EVAN]
Well...

He said
There's nothing like your smile
Sort of subtle and perfect and real
He said
You never knew how wonderful
That smile could make someone feel

And he knew
Whenever you get bored
You scribble stars on the cuffs of your jeans
And he noticed
That you still fill out the quizzes
That they put in those teen magazines

But he kept it all inside his head
What he saw he left unsaid

And though he wanted to
He couldn't talk to you
He couldn't find the way
But he would always say:

"If I could tell her
Tell her ev'rything I see
If I could tell her
How she's ev'rything to me
But we're a million worlds apart
And I don't know how
I would even start
If I could tell her
If I could tell her"

[ZOE]
Did he say anything else?
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[EVAN]
About you?
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[ZOE]
Never mind. I don't really care anyway...
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[EVAN]
No, no, no just, no, no he said, he said so many things. I'm just, I'm trying to remember the best ones, so, um...

He thought
You looked really pretty

Er, um...

It looked pretty cool
When you put indigo streaks in your hair

[ZOE]
He did?

[EVAN]
And he wondered
How you learned to dance
Like all the rest of the world isn't there

But he kept it all inside his head
What he saw he left unsaid

"If I could tell her
Tell her ev'rything I see
If I could tell her
How she's ev'rything to me

[EVAN/ZOE]
But we're a million worlds apart

[EVAN]
And I don't know how
I would even start
If I could tell her
If I could tell her..."

But what do you do
When there's this great divide?

[ZOE]
He just seemed so far away

[EVAN]
And what do you do
When the distance is too wide?

[ZOE]
It's like I don't know anything

[EVAN]
And how do you say
"I love you"?
I love you
I love you
I love you

But we're a million worlds apart
And I don't know how
I would even start
If I could tell her
If I could...

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