Guns and Ships Lyrics


Hamilton Soundtrack Lyrics

Guns and Ships Lyrics
(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[BURR]
How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower
Somehow defeat a global superpower?
How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire?
Leave the battlefield waving Betsy Ross' flag higher?
Yo. Turns out we have a secret weapon!
An immigrant you know and love who's unafraid to step in!
He's constantly confusin', confoundin' the British henchmen
Ev'ryone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman!

[COMPANY]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE]
I'm takin this horse by the reins makin'
Redcoats redder with bloodstains

[COMPANY]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE]
And I'm never gonna stop until I make ‘em
Drop and burn ‘em up and scatter their remains, I'm

[COMPANY]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE]
Watch me engagin' em! Escapin' em!
Enragin' em! I'm-

[COMPANY]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE]
I go to France for more funds

[COMPANY]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE]
I come back with more

[LAFAYETTE AND ENSEMBLE]
Guns
And ships
And so the balance shifts

[WASHINGTON]
We rendezvous with Rochambeau, consolidate their gifts

[LAFAYETTE]
We can end this war at Yorktown, cut them off at sea, but
For this to succeed, there's someone else we need:

[WASHINGTON]
I know

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE]
Sir, he knows what to do in a trench
Ingenuitive and fluent in French, ami

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE]
Sir, you're gonna have to use him eventually
What's he gonna do on the bench? I mean-

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE]
No one has more resilience
Or matches my practical tactical brilliance-

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Hamilton!
[LAFAYETTE]
You wanna fight for your land back?

[WASHINGTON]
I need my right hand man back!

[LAFAYETTE]
Ah! Uh, get ya right hand man back
You know you gotta get ya right hand man back

I mean you gotta put some thought into the letter but the sooner the better
To get your right hand man back!

[COMPANY]
Hamilton!

[WOMEN]
Hamilton!

Hamilton!

Hamilton, Hamilton!
Ha- ha-!

[MEN]
Get your right hand man back!

Your right hand man back!

Hamilton!
Ha-
Ha-

Hamilton, Hamilton!
Ha- ha-!

[WASHINGTON]
Alexander Hamilton
Troops are waiting in the field for you
If you join us right now, together we can turn the tide
Oh, Alexander Hamilton
I have soldiers who will yield for you
If we manage to get this right
They'll surrender by early light
The world will never be the same, Alexander...
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