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What Else Can I Do Lyrics

What else can I do song quote There's nothing you can't do

Disney’s animated film Encanto (2021) has many memorable songs. What Else Can I Do features the characters Mirabel and Isabela who can grow plants and flowers with her ability.

In the song, What Else Can I Do, Mirabel, convinces Isabela that she doesn’t have to be perfect all the time and that her gift of growing flowers can be more powerful than she realizes.

The songs singing voices include the talented Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz with lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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What Else Can I Do Lyrics

Isabela: I just made something unexpected,
Something sharp, something new
It’s not symmetrical or perfect,
But it’s beautiful, and it’s mine
What else can I do?

Mirabel: Bring it in, bring it in
Good talk!
Bring it in, bring it in

Isabela: What else can I do?

Mirabel: Let’s walk!
Bring it in, bring it in
Free hugs!
Bring it in, bring it in

Isabela: I grow rows and rows of roses
Flor de mayo by the mile
I make perfect, practiced poses
So much hides behind my smile

What could I do if I just grew what I was feeling in the moment?

Mirabel: Do you know where you’re going? Whoa!

Isabela: What could I do if I just knew it didn’t need to be perfect?
It just needed to be? And they let me be?

A hurricane of jacarandas
Strangling figs

Mirabel: Big!

Isabela: Hanging vines

Mirabel: This is fine

Isabela: Palma de cera fills the air as I climb
And I push through
What else can I do

Can I deliver us a river of sundew?
Careful, it’s carnivorous, a little just won’t do

I wanna feel the shiver of something new
I’m so sick of pretty – I want something true, don’t you?

Mirabel: You just seem like your life’s been a dream (Whoa)
Since the moment you opened your eyes

Isabela: How far do these roots go down?

Mirabel: All I know are the blossoms you grow (Whoa)
But it’s awesome to see how you rise

Both: How far can you rise? (How far can I rise?)
Through the roof to the skies
Let’s go

Isabela: A hurricane of jacarandas

Mirabel: Whoo!

Isabela: Strangling figs

Mirabel: Go!

Isabela: Hanging vines

Mirabel: Grow!

Isabela: Palma de cera fills the air as I climb

And I push through
What else, what else?

Both: What can you do when you are deeply, madly, truly in the moment?

Mirabel: Seize the moment, keep goin’

Both: What can you do when you know who you wanna be isn’t perfect?

Isabela: But I’ll still be okay

Mirabel: Hey, everybody, clear the way! Whoo!

Isabela: I’m coming through with tabebuia

Mirabel: She’s coming through with that boo-yah!

Isabela: Making waves

Mirabel: Making waves

Isabela: Changing minds

Mirabel: You’ve changed mine

Isabela: The way is clearer, ’cause you’re here, and well
I owe this all to you
What else can I do

Mirabel: Show ’em what you can do

Isabela: What else can I do?

Mirabel: There’s nothing you can’t do

Isabela: What else can I do?

What else can I do song with Mirabel and Isabela laying in a pile of purple flowers

List of Encanto Songs

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