Hamilton Musical Album Lyrics


Hamilton Musical Lyrics

Hamilton Album: Act 2
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

What'd I Miss

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[COMPANY]
Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen...
Se- se- seventeen...

[BURR]
1789
How does the bastard orphan
Immigrant decorated war vet
Unite the colonies through more debt?
Fight the other founding fathers til he has to forfeit?
Have it all, lose it all
You ready for more yet?
Treasury Secretary. Washington's the President
Ev'ry American experiment sets a precedent
Not so fast. Someone came along to resist him
Pissed him off until we had a two-party system
You haven't met him yet, you haven't had the chance
‘cause he's been kickin' ass as the ambassador to France
But someone's gotta keep the American promise
You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas!

[COMPANY]
Thomas Jefferson's coming home!
Thomas Jefferson's coming home!
Thomas Jefferson's coming home!
Thomas Jefferson's coming home!
Thomas Jefferson's coming home Lord he's
Been off in Paris for so long!
Aaa-ooo!
Aaa-ooo!

[JEFFERSON]
France is following us to revolution
There is no more status quo
But the sun comes up and the world still spins

[ENSEMBLE]
Aaa-ooo!

[JEFFERSON]
I helped Lafayette draft a declaration
Then I said, ‘I gotta go
I gotta be in Monticello.' Now the work at
Home begins...

[ENSEMBLE]
Aaa-ooo!

[JEFFERSON]
So what'd I miss?
What'd I miss?
Virginia, my home sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss
I've been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies...
I guess I basic'lly missed the late eighties...
I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this...

[ENSEMBLE]
Aaa-ooo!

[JEFFERSON]
There's a letter on my desk from the President
Haven't even put my bags down yet
Sally be a lamb, darlin', won'tcha open it?
It says the President's assembling a cabinet
And that I am to be the Secretary of State, great!
And that I'm already Senate-approved...
I just got home and now I'm headed up to New York

[ENSEMBLE]
Headin' to New York!
Headin' to New York!
[JEFFERSON]
Lookin' at the rolling fields
I can't believe that we are free

Ready to face
Whatever's awaiting
Me in N.Y.C.
[ENSEMBLE]
Believe that we are free

Me in N.Y.C.

[JEFFERSON]
But who's waitin' for me when I step in the place?
My friend James Madison, red in the face
[JEFFERSON]
He grabs my arm and
I respond
"What's goin' on?"

[ENSEMBLE]
Aaa-ooo!

[MADISON]
Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation's very soul
Can you get us out of the mess we're in?

[ENSEMBLE]
Aaa-ooo!

[MADISON]
Hamilton's new financial plan is nothing less
Than government control
I've been fighting for the South alone
Where have you been?

[ENSEMBLE]
Aaa-ooo! [JEFFERSON]
Uh...France.

[MADISON]
We have to win
[JEFFERSON]
What'd I miss?

What'd I miss?

Headfirst into a political abyss!

I have my first cabinet meeting today

I guess I better think of something to say
I'm already on my way
Let's get to the bottom of this...
[ENSEMBLE]
Wha? Wha? What'd I miss?

I've come home to this?

Headfirst, into the abyss!

Chik-a-pow!

On my way

What did I miss?
Ahhh ah!

[WASHINGTON]
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home

[HAMILTON]
Mr. Jefferson? Alexander Hamilton

[WASHINGTON AND ENSEMBLE]
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home

[COMPANY]
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
Sir, you've been off in Paris for so long!

[JEFFERSON]
So what did I miss?



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Cabinet Battle #1

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[WASHINGTON]
Ladies and gentlemen, you coulda been anywhere in the world tonight, but you're here with us in New York City. Are you ready for a cabinet meeting???

The issue on the table: Secretary Hamilton's plan to assume state debt and establish a national bank. Secretary Jefferson, you have the floor

[JEFFERSON]
‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'
We fought for these ideals; we shouldn't settle for less
These are wise words, enterprising men quote ‘em
Don't act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote ‘em

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
Oww

[JEFFERSON]
But Hamilton forgets
His plan would have the government assume state's debts
Now, place your bets as to who that benefits:
The very seat of government where Hamilton sits

[HAMILTON]
Not true!

JEFFERSON
Ooh, if the shoe fits, wear it
If New York's in debt-
Why should Virginia bear it? Uh! Our debts are paid, I'm afraid
Don't tax the South cuz we got it made in the shade
In Virginia, we plant seeds in the ground
We create. You just wanna move our money around
This financial plan is an outrageous demand
And it's too many damn pages for any man to understand
Stand with me in the land of the free
And pray to God we never see Hamilton's candidacy
Look, when Britain taxed our tea, we got frisky
Imagine what gon' happen when you try to tax our whisky

[WASHINGTON]
Thank you, Secretary Jefferson. Secretary Hamilton, your response

[HAMILTON]
Thomas. That was a real nice declaration
Welcome to the present, we're running a real nation
Would you like to join us, or stay mellow
Doin' whatever the hell it is you do in Monticello?
If we assume the debts, the union gets
A new line of credit, a financial diuretic
How do you not get it? If we're aggressive and competitive
The union gets a boost. You'd rather give it a sedative?
A civics lesson from a slaver. Hey neighbor
Your debts are paid cuz you don't pay for labor
"We plant seeds in the South. We create."
Yeah, keep ranting
We know who's really doing the planting
And another thing, Mr. Age of Enlightenment
Don't lecture me about the war, you didn't fight in it
You think I'm frightened of you, man?
We almost died in a trench
While you were off getting high with the French
Thomas Jefferson, always hesitant with the President
Reticent-there isn't a plan he doesn't jettison
Madison, you're mad as a hatter, son, take your medicine
Damn, you're in worse shape than the national debt is in
Sittin' there useless as two shits
Hey, turn around, bend over, I'll show you
Where my shoe fits

[WASHINGTON]
Excuse me? Jefferson, Madison, take a walk! Hamilton, take a walk! We'll reconvene after a brief recess. Hamilton!

[HAMILTON]
Sir!

[WASHINGTON]
A word

[MADISON]
You don't have the votes

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
You don't have the votes

[JEFFERSON]
Aha-ha-ha ha!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
You're gonna need congressional approval and you don't have the votes

[JEFFERSON]
Such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder

[MADISON]
Why he even brings the thunder...

[WASHINGTON]
You wanna pull yourself together?

[HAMILTON]
I'm sorry, these Virginians are birds of a feather

[WASHINGTON]
Young man, I'm from Virginia, so watch your mouth

[HAMILTON]
So we let Congress get held hostage by the South?

[WASHINGTON]
You need the votes

[HAMILTON]
No, we need bold strokes. We need this plan

[WASHINGTON]
No, you need to convince more folks

[HAMILTON]
James Madison won't talk to me, that's a nonstarter

[WASHINGTON]
Winning was easy, young man. Governing's harder

[HAMILTON]
They're being intransigent

[WASHINGTON]
You have to find a compromise

[HAMILTON]
But they don't have a plan, they just hate mine!

[WASHINGTON]
Convince them otherwise

[HAMILTON]
What happens if I don't get congressional approval?

[WASHINGTON]
I imagine they'll call for your removal

[HAMILTON]
Sir-

[WASHINGTON]
Figure it out, Alexander. That's an order from your commander



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Take A Break

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[ELIZA]
Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

Good! Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

Sept huit neuf-

Sept huit neuf-
[PHILIP]
Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

Sept huit neuf-

Sept huit neuf-

[ELIZA AND PHILIP]
One two three four five six seven eight nine!

[HAMILTON]
My dearest, Angelica
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day"
I trust you'll understand the reference to
Another Scottish tragedy without my having to name the play
They think me Macbeth, and ambition is my folly
I'm a polymath, a pain in the ass, a massive pain
Madison is Banquo, Jefferson's Macduff
And Birnam Wood is Congress on its way to Dunsinane

[HAMILTON/ANGELICA]
And there you are, an ocean away
Do you have to live an ocean away?
Thoughts of you subside
Then I get another letter
I cannot put the notion away...

[ELIZA]
Take a break

[HAMILTON]
I am on my way

[ELIZA]
There's a little surprise before supper
And it cannot wait

[HAMILTON]
I'll be there in just a minute, save my plate

[ELIZA]
Alexander-

[HAMILTON]
Okay, okay-

[ELIZA]
Your son is nine years old today
Has something he'd like to say
He's been practicing all day
Philip, take it away-
[PHILIP]
Daddy, daddy, look-
My name is Philip
I am a poet
I wrote this poem just
To show it
And I just turned nine
You can write rhymes
But you can't write mine

I practice French
And play piano with my mother

I have a sister, but I want a little brother

My daddy's trying to start America's bank
Un deux trois quatre cinq!

[HAMILTON]
What!

Uh-huh!

Okay!

Bravo!

[ELIZA]
Take a break

[HAMILTON]
Hey, our kid is pretty great

[ELIZA]
Run away with us for the summer
Let's go upstate

[HAMILTON]
Eliza, I've got so much on my plate

[ELIZA]
We can all go stay with my father
There's a lake I know...

[HAMILTON]
I know

[ELIZA]
In a nearby park

[HAMILTON]
I'd love to go

[ELIZA]
You and I can go when the night gets dark...

[HAMILTON]
I will try to get away

[ANGELICA]
My dearest Alexander
You must get through to Jefferson
Sit down with him and compromise
Don't stop ‘til you agree
Your fav'rite older sister
Angelica, reminds you
There's someone in your corner all the way across the sea

In a letter I received from you two weeks ago
I noticed a comma in the middle of a phrase
It changed the meaning. Did you intend this?
One stroke and you've consumed my waking days
It says:

[HAMILTON/ANGELICA]
"My dearest Angelica"

[ANGELICA]
With a comma after "dearest." You've written

[HAMILTON AND ANGELICA]
"My dearest, Angelica."

[ANGELICA]
Anyway, all this to say
I'm coming home this summer
At my sister's invitation
I'll be there with your fam'ly
If you make your way upstate
I know you're very busy
I know your work's important
But I'm crossing the ocean and I just can't wait

[HAMILTON AND ANGELICA]
You won't be an ocean away
You will only be a moment away...

[ELIZA]
Alexander, come downstairs. Angelica's arriving today!

[ELIZA]
Angelica!

[ANGELICA]
Eliza!

[HAMILTON]
The Schuyler sisters!

[ANGELICA]
Alexander

[HAMILTON]
Hi

[ANGELICA]
It's good to see your face

[ELIZA]
Angelica, tell this man John Adams spends the summer with his family

[HAMILTON]
Angelica, tell my wife John Adams doesn't have a real job anyway

[ANGELICA]
...you're not joining us? Wait

[HAMILTON]
I'm afraid I cannot join you upstate

[ANGELICA]
Alexander, I came all this way

[ELIZA]
She came all this way-

[ANGELICA]
All this way-

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
Take a break

[HAMILTON]
You know I have to get my plan through Congress

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
Run away with us for the summer
Let's go upstate

[HAMILTON]
I lose my job if I don't get my plan through Congress

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
We can all go stay with our father
[ELIZA]
There's a lake I know

In a nearby park

You and I can go

Take a break and get away-

Let's go upstate
Where we can stay

Look around, look around
At how lucky we are to be alive right now-

We can go-
When the night gets dark
Take a break.
[ANGELICA]
I know I'll miss your face-

Screw your courage to the sticking place-

Eliza's right-
Take a break

Run away with us for the summer-
Let's go upstate

We can all go stay with our father
If you take your time-

You will make your mark

Close your eyes and dream-

When the night gets dark
Take a break.

[HAMILTON]
I have to get my plan through Congress
I can't stop until I get this plan through Congress



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Say No To This

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[BURR]
There's nothing like summer in the city
Someone under stress meets someone looking pretty
There's trouble in the air, you can smell it
And Alexander's by himself. I'll let him tell it

[HAMILTON]
I hadn't slept in a week
I was weak, I was awake
You never seen a bastard orphan
More in need of a break
Longing for Angelica
Missing my wife
That's when Miss Maria Reynolds walked into my life, she said:

[MARIA]
I know you are a man of honor
I'm so sorry to bother you at home
But I don't know where to go, and I came here all alone...

[HAMILTON]
She said:

[MARIA]
My husband's doin' me wrong
Beatin' me, cheatin' me, mistreatin' me...
Suddenly he's up and gone
I don't have the means to go on

[HAMILTON]
So I offered her a loan, I offered to walk her home, she said

[MARIA]
You're too kind, sir

[HAMILTON]
I gave her thirty bucks that I had socked away
She lived a block away, she said:

[MARIA]
This one's mine, sir

[HAMILTON]
Then I said, "well, I should head back home,"
She turned red, she led me to her bed
Let her legs spread and said:

[MARIA]
Stay?

[HAMILTON]
Hey...

[MARIA]
Hey...

[HAMILTON]
That's when I began to pray:
Lord, show me how to
Say no to this
I don't know how to
Say no to this

But my God, she looks so helpless
And her body's saying, "hell, yes"

[MARIA]
Whoa...

[HAMILTON]
Nooo, show me how to

[HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE]
Say no to this

[HAMILTON]
I don't know how to

[HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE]
Say no to this

[HAMILTON]
In my mind, I'm tryin' to go

[ENSEMBLE]
Go! Go! Go!

[HAMILTON]
Then her mouth is on mine, and I don't say...

[ENSEMBLE]
No! No!
Say no to this!
No! No!
Say no to this!
No! No!
Say no to this!
No! No!
Say no to this!

[HAMILTON]
I wish I could say that was the last time
I said that last time. It became a pastime
A month into this endeavor I received a letter
From a Mr. James Reynolds, even better, it said:

[JAMES]
Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health
And in a prosperous enough position to put wealth
In the pockets of people like me: down on their luck
You see, that was my wife who you decided to

[HAMILTON]
Fuuuu-

[JAMES]
Uh-oh! You made the wrong sucker a cuckold
So time to pay the piper for the pants you unbuckled
And hey, you can keep seein' my whore wife
If the price is right: if not I'm telling your wife

[HAMILTON]
I hid the letter and I raced to her place
Screamed "How could you?!" in her face
She said:

[MARIA]
No, sir!

[HAMILTON]
Half dressed, apologetic. A mess, she looked
Pathetic, she cried:

[MARIA]
Please don't go, sir!

[HAMILTON]
So was your whole story a setup?

[MARIA]
I don't know about any letter!

[HAMILTON]
Stop crying Goddamnit, get up!

[MARIA]
I didn't know any better

[HAMILTON]
I am ruined...
[MARIA]
Please don't leave me with him helpless
Just give him what he wants and you can have me

Whatever you want,
[HAMILTON]
I am helpless-how could I do this?

I don't want you
I don't want you

[MARIA]
If you pay
You can stay

Tonight

Helpless

Whoa!

How can you
Say no to this?

[HAMILTON]
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes. [HAMILTON]
I don't...

Lord, show me how to
Say no to this
I don't know how to
Say no to this
Cuz the situation's helpless

And her body's screaming, "Hell, yes"

No, show me how to
Say no to this
How can I
Say no to this?
There is nowhere I can go

When her body's on mine I do not say...

[MARIA]
Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

[ENSEMBLE]
Say no to this!

Say no to this!

Say no to this!

Say no to this!

Go! Go! Go!

No!

[ENSEMBLE]
Say no to this!
No!

Say no to this!
No!

Say no to this!
No!

Say no to this!

[JAMES]
So?

[HAMILTON]
Nobody needs to know



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Room Where It Happens

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[BURR]
Ah, Mister Secretary

[HAMILTON]
Mister Burr, sir

[BURR]
Didja hear the news about good old General Mercer?

[HAMILTON]
No

[BURR]
You know Clermont Street?

[HAMILTON]
Yeah

[BURR]
They renamed it after him. The Mercer legacy is secure

[HAMILTON]
Sure

[BURR]
And all he had to do was die

[HAMILTON]
That's a lot less work

[BURR]
We oughta give it a try

[HAMILTON]
Ha

[BURR]
Now how're you gonna get your debt plan through?

[HAMILTON]
I guess I'm gonna fin'ly have to listen to you

[BURR]
Really?

[HAMILTON]
"Talk less. Smile more."

[BURR]
Ha

[HAMILTON]
Do whatever it takes to get my plan on the Congress floor

[BURR]
Now, Madison and Jefferson are merciless.

[HAMILTON]
Well, hate the sin, love the sinner

[MADISON]
Hamilton!

[HAMILTON]
I'm sorry Burr, I've gotta go

[BURR]
But-

[HAMILTON]
Decisions are happening over dinner

[BURR]
Two Virginians and an immigrant walk into a room

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE]
Diametric'ly opposed, foes

[BURR]
They emerge with a compromise, having opened doors that were

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE]
Previously closed

[ENSEMBLE]
Bros

BURR
The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power
A system he can shape however he wants
The Virginians emerge with the nation's capital
And here's the pièce de résistance:
[BURR]
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one really knows how the game is played
The art of the trade
How the sausage gets made
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens.

[ENSEMBLE]
The room where it happened

The room where it happened

How the sausage gets made
Assume that it happens

The room where it happens.

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Thomas claims-

[JEFFERSON]
Alexander was on Washington's doorstep one day
In distress ‘n disarray

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Thomas claims-

[JEFFERSON]
Alexander said-

[HAMILTON]
I've nowhere else to turn!

[JEFFERSON]
And basic'ly begged me to join the fray

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Thomas claims-

[JEFFERSON]
I approached Madison and said-
"I know you hate ‘im, but let's hear what he has to say."

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Thomas claims-

[JEFFERSON]
Well, I arranged the meeting
I arranged the menu, the venue, the seating

[BURR]
But!
No one else was in-

[BURR AND COMPANY]
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened

[BURR]
No one else was in-

[BURR AND COMPANY]
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
[BURR]
No one really knows how the
Parties get to yesssss
The pieces that are sacrificed in
Ev'ry game of chesssss
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens.
[COMPANY]
Parties get to yesssss

Ev'ry game of chesssss
Assume that it happens

The room where it happens.

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Meanwhile-

[BURR]
Madison is grappling with the fact that not ev'ry issue can be settled by committee

[COMPANY]
Meanwhile-

[BURR]
Congress is fighting over where to put the capital-

Company screams in chaos

[BURR]
It isn't pretty
Then Jefferson approaches with a dinner and invite
And Madison responds with Virginian insight:

[MADISON]
Maybe we can solve one problem with another and win a victory for the Southerners, in other words-

[JEFFERSON]
Oh-ho!

[MADISON]
A quid pro quo

[JEFFERSON]
I suppose

[MADISON]
Wouldn't you like to work a little closer to home?

[JEFFERSON]
Actually, I would

[MADISON]
Well, I propose the Potomac

[JEFFERSON]
And you'll provide him his votes?

[MADISON]
Well, we'll see how it goes

[JEFFERSON]
Let's go

[BURR]
No!

[COMPANY]
-one else was in
The room where it happened

[BURR AND COMPANY]
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened

[BURR]
My God!

[BURR AND COMPANY]
In God we trust
But we'll never really know what got discussed
Click-boom then it happened

[BURR]
And no one else was in the room where it happened

[COMPANY]
Alexander Hamilton!

[BURR]
What did they say to you to get you to sell New York City down the river?

[COMPANY]
Alexander Hamilton!

[BURR]
Did Washington know about the dinner?
Was there Presidential pressure to deliver?

[COMPANY]
Alexander Hamilton!

[BURR]
Or did you know, even then, it doesn't matter
Where you put the U.S. Capital?

[HAMILTON]
Cuz we'll have the banks
We're in the same spot

[BURR]
You got more than you gave

[HAMILTON]
And I wanted what I got
When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game
But you don't get a win unless you play in the game
Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it
You get nothing if you...

[HAMILTON AND COMPANY]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait!

[HAMILTON]
God help and forgive me
I wanna build
Something that's gonna
Outlive me
[HAMILTON/JEFFERSON/
MADISON/WASHINGTON]
What do you want, Burr?
What do you want, Burr?

If you stand for nothing
Burr, then what do you fall for?
[COMPANY]
What do you want, Burr?
What do you want, Burr?

What do you want, Burr?
What do you want?

[BURR]
I
Wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
I
Wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
[BURR]
I

Wanna be
In the room where it happens

I

I wanna be in the room...
Oh
Oh

I wanna be
I wanna be

I've got to be
I've got to be
In that room
In that big ol' room [COMPANY]
I wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens

I wanna be in the room
Where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
I wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens

I wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens.

[COMPANY]
The art of the compromise-

[BURR]
Hold your nose and close your eyes

[COMPANY]
We want our leaders to save the day-

[BURR]
But we don't get a say in what they trade away

[COMPANY]
We dream of a brand new start-

[BURR]
But we dream in the dark for the most part

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Dark as a tomb where it happens
[BURR]
I've got to be in
The room...

I've got to be...

I've got to be...

Oh, I've got to be in
The room where it happens...
I've got to be, I've gotta be, I've gotta be...
In the room!

Click-boom!
[COMPANY]
The room where it happens

The room where it happens

The room where it happens

The room where it happens
The room where it happens

I wanna be in the room
Where it happens!
Click-boom!



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Schuyler Defeated

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[PHILLIP]
Look!
Grandpa's in the paper!
"War hero Philip Schuyler loses senate seat to young upstart Aaron Burr"
Grandpa just lost his seat in the senate

[ELIZA]
Sometimes that's how it goes

[PHILLIP]
Daddy's gonna find out any minute

[ELIZA]
I'm sure he already knows

[PHILLIP]
Further down

[PHILLIP & ELIZA]
Further down

[PHILLIP]
Let's meet the newest senator from New York

[ELIZA]
New York

[PHILLIP & ELIZA]
Our senator

[HAMILTON]
Burr?
Since when are you a Democratic-Republican?

[BURR]
Since being one put me on the up and up again

[HAMILTON]
No one knows who you are or what you do

[BURR]
They don't need to know me
They don't like you

[HAMILTON]
Excuse me?

[BURR]
Oh, Wall Street thinks you're great
You'll always be adored by the things you create
But upstate-

[HAMILTON]
Wait

[BURR]
-people think you're crooked
Schuyler's seat was up for grabs so I took it

[HAMILTON]
I've always considered you a friend

[BURR]
I don't see why that has to end

[HAMILTON]
You changed parties to run against my father-in-law

[BURR]
I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw
I swear your pride will be the death of us all
Beware, it goeth before the fall



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Cabinet Battle #2

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[WASHINGTON]
The issue on the table: France is on the verge of war with England, and do we provide aid and our troops to our French allies or do we stay out of it? Remember, my decision on this matter is not subject to congressional approval. The only person you have to convince is me. Secretary Jefferson, you have the floor, sir

[JEFFERSON]
When we were on death's door, when we were needy
We made a promise, we signed a treaty
We needed money and guns and half a chance
Who provided those funds?

[MADISON]
France

[JEFFERSON]
In return, they didn't ask for land
Only a promise that we'd lend a hand
And stand with them if they fought against oppressors
And revolution is messy but now is the time to stand
Stand with our brothers as they fight against tyranny
I know that Alexander Hamilton is here and he
Would rather not have this debate
I'll remind you that he is not Secretary of State
He knows nothing of loyalty
Smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty
Desperate to rise above his station
Everything he does betrays the ideals of our nation

[ENSEMBLE]
Ooh!!

[JEFFERSON]
Hey, and if ya don't know, now ya know, Mr. President

[WASHINGTON]
Thank you, Secretary Jefferson. Secretary Hamilton, your response

[HAMILTON]
You must be out of your Goddamn mind if you think
The President is gonna bring the nation to the brink
Of meddling in the middle of a military mess
A game of chess, where France is Queen and Kingless
We signed a treaty with a King whose head is now in a basket
Would you like to take it out and ask it?
"Should we honor our treaty, King Louis' head?"
"Uh... do whatever you want, I'm super dead."

[WASHINGTON]
Enough. Hamilton is right

[JEFFERSON]
Mr. President-

[WASHINGTON]
We're too fragile to start another fight

[JEFFERSON]
But sir, do we not fight for freedom?

[WASHINGTON]
Sure, when the French figure out who's gonna lead ‘em

[JEFFERSON]
The people are leading-

[WASHINGTON]
The people are rioting
There's a difference. Frankly, it's a little disquieting you would let your ideals blind you to reality
Hamilton

[HAMILTON]
Sir

[WASHINGTON]
Draft a statement of neutrality

[JEFFERSON]
Did you forget Lafayette?

[HAMILTON]
What?

[JEFFERSON]
Have you an ounce of regret?
You accumulate debt, you accumulate power
Yet in their hour of need, you forget

[HAMILTON]
Lafayette's a smart man, he'll be fine
And before he was your friend, he was mine
If we try to fight in every revolution in the world, we never stop
Where do we draw the line?

[JEFFERSON]
So quick-witted

[HAMILTON]
Alas, I admit it

[JEFFERSON]
I bet you were quite a lawyer

[HAMILTON]
My defendants got acquitted

[JEFFERSON]
Huh. Well, someone oughta remind you

[HAMILTON]
What?

[JEFFERSON]
You're nothing without Washington behind you

[WASHINGTON]
Hamilton!

[JEFFERSON]
Daddy's calling!



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Washington On Your Side

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[BURR]
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side

[JEFFERSON]
Ev'ry action has its equal, opposite reactions
Thanks to Hamilton, our cab'net's fractured into factions
Try not to crack under the stress, we're breaking down like fractions
We smack each other in the press, and we don't print retractions
I get no satisfaction witnessing his fits of passion
The way he primps and preens and dresses like the pits of fashion
Our poorest citizens, our farmers, live ration to ration
As Wall Street robs ‘em blind in search of chips to cash in
This prick is askin' for someone to bring him to task
Somebody gimme some dirt on this vacuous mass so we can at last unmask him
I'll pull the trigger on him, someone load the gun and cock it
While we were all watching, he got Washington in his pocket

[JEFFERSON AND BURR]
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side

Look back at the Bill of Rights

[MADISON]
Which I wrote

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
The ink hasn't dried
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side

[MADISON]
So he's doubled the size of the government
Wasn't the trouble with much our previous government size?

[BURR]
Look in his eyes!

[JEFFERSON]
See how he lies

[MADISON]
Follow the scent of his enterprise

[JEFFERSON]
Centralizing national credit
And making American credit competitive

[MADISON]
If we don't stop it we aid and abet it

[JEFFERSON]
I have to resign

[MADISON]
Somebody has to stand up for the South!

[BURR]
Somebody has to stand up to his mouth!

[JEFFERSON]
If there's a fire you're trying to douse

[MADISON AND JEFFERSON]
You can't put it out from inside the house

[JEFFERSON]
I'm in the cabinet. I am complicit in
Watching him grabbin' at power and kiss it
If Washington isn't gon' listen
To disciplined dissidents, this is the difference:
This kid is out!

[MADISON/BURR/JEFFERSON]
Oh!
This immigrant isn't somebody we chose
Oh!
This immigrant's keeping us all on our toes
Oh!
Let's show these Federalists who they're up against!
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
Southern motherfuckin'-

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Democratic-Republicans!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR/ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Let's follow the money and see where it goes

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Because every second the Treasury grows

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
If we follow the money and see where it leads
Get in the weeds, look for the seeds of
Hamilton's misdeeds

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
It must be nice. It must be nice

[MADISON]
Follow the money and see where it goes

JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR
It must be nice. It must be nice

[JEFFERSON]
The emperor has no clothes

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
We won't be invisible. We won't be denied
Still
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side



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One Last Time

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[HAMILTON]
Mr. President, you asked to see me?

[WASHINGTON]
I know you're busy

[HAMILTON]
What do you need, sir? Sir?

[WASHINGTON]
I wanna give you a word of warning

[HAMILTON]
Sir, I don't know what you heard
But whatever it is, Jefferson started it

[WASHINGTON]
Thomas Jefferson resigned this morning

[HAMILTON]
You're kidding

[WASHINGTON]
I need a favor

[HAMILTON]
Whatever you say, sir, Jefferson will pay for his behavior

[WASHINGTON]
Shh. Talk less

[HAMILTON]
I'll use the press
I'll write under a pseudonym, you'll see what I can do to him-

[WASHINGTON]
I need you to draft an address

[HAMILTON]
Yes! He resigned. You can finally speak your mind-

[WASHINGTON]
No, he's stepping down so he can run for President

[HAMILTON]
Ha. Good luck defeating you, sir

[WASHINGTON]
I'm stepping down. I'm not running for President

[HAMILTON]
I'm sorry, what?

[WASHINGTON]
One last time
Relax, have a drink with me
One last time
Let's take a break tonight
And then we'll teach them how to say goodbye
To say goodbye
You and I

[HAMILTON]
No, sir, why?

[WASHINGTON]
I wanna talk about neutrality

[HAMILTON]
Sir, with Britain and France on the verge of war, is this the best time-

[WASHINGTON]
I want to warn against partisan fighting

[HAMILTON]
But-

[WASHINGTON]
Pick up a pen, start writing
I wanna talk about what I have learned
The hard-won wisdom I have earned

[HAMILTON]
As far as the people are concerned
You have to serve, you could continue to serve-

[WASHINGTON]
No! One last time
The people will hear from me
One last time
And if we get this right
We're gonna teach ‘em how to say
Goodbye
You and I-

[HAMILTON]
Mr. President, they will say you're weak

[WASHINGTON]
No, they will see we're strong

[HAMILTON]
Your position is so unique

[WASHINGTON]
So I'll use it to move them along

[HAMILTON]
Why do you have to say goodbye?

[WASHINGTON]
If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on
It outlives me when I'm gone
Like the scripture says:
"Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
And no one shall make them afraid."
They'll be safe in the nation we've made
I wanna sit under my own vine and fig tree
A moment alone in the shade
At home in this nation we've made
One last time

[HAMILTON]
One last time

[HAMILTON]
Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. I shall also carry with me
[HAMILTON]
The hope
That my country will
View them with indulgence;
And that
After forty-five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal
The faults of incompetent abilities will be
Consigned to oblivion, as I myself must soon be to the mansions of rest
I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws
Under a free government, the ever-favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust
Of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers. [WASHINGTON]
The hope

View them with indulgence

After forty-five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal

Consigned to oblivion, as I myself must soon be to the mansions of rest
I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat in which I promise myself to realize the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws
Under a free government, the ever-favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust
Of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.

[WASHINGTON]
One last time

[ALL WOMEN]
George Washington's going home!

[HAMILTON]
Teach ‘em how to say goodbye

[WASHINGTON]
You and I

Going home

History has its eyes on you

We're gonna teach ‘em how to
Say goodbye!
Teach ‘em how to
Say goodbye!
To say goodbye!

Say goodbye!

One last time! [COMPANY]
George Washington's going home

George Washington's going home

George Washington's going home

George Washington's going home

Teach ‘em how to say goodbye!

Teach ‘em how!

Say goodbye!

Say goodbye!

One last time!



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I Know Him

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[KING GEORGE]
They say
George Washington's yielding his power and stepping away
‘Zat true?
I wasn't aware that was something a person could do
I'm perplexed
Are they gonna keep on replacing whoever's in charge?
If so, who's next?
There's nobody else in their country who looms quite as large...

A sentinel whispers in King George's ear

John Adams?!
I know him
That can't be
That's that little guy who spoke to me
All those years ago
What was it, eighty-five?
That poor man, they're gonna eat him alive!
Oceans rise
Empires fall
Next to Washington, they all look small
All alone
Watch them run
They will tear each other into pieces
Jesus Christ, this will be fun!

Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da
Da da da dat dat da ya daaaaa!

"President John Adams"
Good Luck



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The Adams Administration

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[BURR]
How does Hamilton the short-tempered
Protean creator of the Coast Guard
Founder of the New York Post
Ardently abuse his cab'net post
Destroy his reputation?
Welcome, folks, to

[BURR/COMPANY]
The Adams administration!

[BURR]
Jefferson's the runner-up, which makes him the Vice President

[JEFFERSON]
Washington can't help you now, no more mister nice President

[BURR]
Adams fires Hamilton
Privately calls him "creole bastard" in his taunts

[JEFFERSON]
Say what?!

[BURR]
Hamilton publishes his response

[HAMILTON]
Sit down, John, you fat mother-[BLEEP]

[BURR]
Hamilton is out of control

[MADISON]
This is great! He's out of power. He holds no office. And he just destroyed President John Adams, the only other significant member of his party

[JEFFERSON]
Hamilton's a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he's a threat. Let's let him know what we know



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We Know

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[HAMILTON]
Mr. Vice President
Mr. Madison
Senator Burr
What is this?

[JEFFERSON]
We have the check stubs. From separate accounts...

[MADISON]
Almost a thousand dollars, paid in different amounts...

[BURR]
To a Mr. James Reynolds way back in
Seventeen ninety-one

[HAMILTON]
Is that what you have? Are you done?

[MADISON]
You are uniquely situated by virtue of your position-

[JEFFERSON]
Though ‘virtue' is not a word I'd apply to this situation-

[MADISON]
To seek financial gain, to stray from your sacred mission-

[JEFFERSON]
And the evidence suggests you've engaged in speculation-

[BURR]
An immigrant embezzling our government funds-

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
I can almost see the headline, your career is done

[BURR]
I hope you saved some money for your daughter and sons

[BURR/JEFFERSON/MADISON]
Ya best g'wan run back where ya come from!

[HAMILTON]
Ha! You don't even know what you're asking me to confess

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Confess

[HAMILTON]
You got nothing. I don't have to tell you anything at all
Unless

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Unless

[HAMILTON]
If I can prove that I never broke the law
Do you promise not to tell another soul what you saw?

[BURR]
No one else was in the room where it happened

[HAMILTON]
Is that a yes?

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Um, yes

[BURR]
"Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health
And in a prosperous enough position to put wealth
In the pockets of people like me: down on their luck
You see, it was my wife who you decided to-"

[JEFFERSON]
Whaaaat-

[HAMILTON]
She courted me
Escorted me to bed and when she had me in a corner
That's when Reynolds extorted me
For a sordid fee
I paid him quarterly
I may have mortally wounded my prospects
But my papers are orderly!
As you can see I kept a record of every check in my checkered
History. Check it again against your list n' see consistency
I never spent a cent that wasn't mine
You sent the dogs after my scent, that's fine
Yes, I have reasons for shame
But I have not committed treason and sullied my good name
As you can see I have done nothing to provoke legal action
Are my answers to your satisfaction?

[JEFFERSON]
My God

[MADISON]
Gentlemen, let's go

[HAMILTON]
So?

[JEFFERSON AND MADISON]
The people won't know what we know

[HAMILTON]
Burr!
How do I know you won't use this against me
The next time we go toe to toe?

[BURR]
Alexander, rumors only grow. And we both
Know what we know



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Hurricane

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[HAMILTON]
In the eye of a hurricane
There is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

When I was seventeen a hurricane
Destroyed my town
I didn't drown
I couldn't seem to die

I wrote my way out
Wrote everything down far as I could see
I wrote my way out
I looked up and the town had its eyes on me

They passed a plate around
Total strangers
Moved to kindness by my story
Raised enough for me to book passage on a
Ship that was New York bound...

I wrote my way out of hell
I wrote my way to revolution
I was louder than the crack in the bell
I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell
I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well
And in the face of ignorance and resistance
I wrote financial systems into existence
And when my prayers to God were met with indifference
I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance

In the eye of a hurricane
There is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

I was twelve when my mother died
She was holding me
We were sick and she was holding me
I couldn't seem to die
[BURR]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait...

[HAMILTON]
I'll write my way out...

Write ev'rything down, far as I can see...

I'll write my way out...
Overwhelm them with honesty.

[WASHINTON/
ELIZA/ANGELICA/
MARIA]
History has its eyes on you.

[HAMILTON]
This is the eye of the hurricane, this is the only
Way I can protect my legacy...

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON)]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait...

[HAMILTON]
The Reynolds Pamphlet



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The Reynolds Pamphlet

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[FULL COMPANY]
The Reynolds Pamphlet

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/ANGELICA]
Have you read this?

[BURR/JEFFERSON/MADISON]
Alexander Hamilton had a torrid affair
And he wrote it down right there

[MADISON]
Highlights!
[HAMILTON/JEFFERSON]
"The charge against me
Is a connection with one
James Reynolds!
For purposes of
Improper speculation
My real crime is an
Amorous connection with his wife
For a considerable time
With his knowing consent

[JAMES]
James Reynolds!

[BURR]
My real crime is an
Amorous connection with his wife

[MADISON/BURR/JEFFERSON]
Damn!

[HAMILTON/JEFFERSON/MADISON]
"I had frequent meetings with her
Most of them at my own house."

[BURR]
At his own house!

[MADISON]
At his own house!

[DEEP VOICE]
Damn!

[HAMILTON/JEFFERSON]
"Mrs. Hamilton with our children being absent
On a visit to her father."

[MADISON/BURR]
No...

[COMPANY]
Boooo!

[MADISON/BURR]
Have you read this?

[JEFFERSON]
Well, he's never gon' be President now

[MADISON/BURR]
Never gon' be President now

[JEFFERSON]
Well, he's never gon' be President now

[MADISON/BURR]
Never gon' be President now

[JEFFERSON]
He's never gon' be President now

[MADISON/BURR]
Never gon' be President now

[JEFFERSON]
That's one less thing to worry about

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
That's one less thing to worry about!

[ANGELICA]
I came as soon as I heard

[JEFFERSON]
What?!

[HAMILTON]
Angelica-

[COMPANY]
All the way from London?!
Damn

[HAMILTON]
Angelica, thank God
Someone who understands what I'm
Struggling here to do

[ANGELICA]
I'm not here for you

[ENSEMBLE]
Oooooh!

[ANGELICA]
I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time
Put what we had aside
I'm standing at her side
You could never be satisfied
God, I hope you're satisfied
[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Well, he's never gon' be President now

Well, he's never gon' be President now

Well, he's never gon' be President now

That's one less thing to worry about.

[ENSEMBLE MEN]
Never gon' be President now

Never gon' be President now

Never gon' be President now

That's one less thing to worry about.

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
Hey!
At least he was honest with our money!

Hey!
At least he was honest with our money!
[HAMILTON]
Hey!
At least I was honest with our money!

Hey!
At least he was honest with our money! [ENSEMBLE WOMEN]
Well he's never gon' be President now

Well he's never gon' be President now

Well he's never gon' be President now

That's one less thing to worry about.

[ENSEMBLE MEN]
Well he's never gon' be President now

Well he's never gon' be President now

Well he's never gon' be President now.

[FULL COMPANY]
That's one less thing to worry about!
The Reynolds Pamphlet

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Have you read this?
You ever see somebody ruin their own life?

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON/ELIZA)]
His poor wife



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Burn

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[ELIZA]
I saved every letter you wrote me
From the moment I read them
I knew you were mine
You said you were mine
I thought you were mine

Do you know what Angelica said
When we saw your first letter arrive?
She said

"Be careful with that one, love
He will do what it takes to survive."

You and your words flooded my senses
Your sentences left me defenseless
You built me palaces out of paragraphs
You built cathedrals
I'm re-reading the letters you wrote me
I'm searching and scanning for answers
In every line
For some kind of sign
And when you were mine
The world seemed to

Burn
Burn

You published the letters she wrote you
You told the whole world how you brought
This girl into our bed
In clearing your name, you have ruined our lives
Do you know what Angelica said
When she read what you'd done?
She said
"You have married an Icarus
He has flown too close to the sun."

You and your words, obsessed with your legacy...
Your sentences border on senseless
And you are paranoid in every paragraph
How they perceive you

You, you, you...

I'm erasing myself from the narrative
Let future historians wonder how Eliza
Reacted when you broke her heart
You have torn it all apart
I am watching it
Burn
Watching it burn
The world has no right to my heart
The world has no place in our bed
They don't get to know what I said
I'm burning the memories
Burning the letters that might have redeemed you
You forfeit all rights to my heart
You forfeit the place in our bed
You sleep in your office instead
With only the memories
Of when you were mine
I hope that you burn



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Blow Us All Away

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[PHILIP]
Meet the latest graduate of King's College!
I prob'ly shouldn't brag, but, dag, I amaze and astonish!
The scholars say I got the same virtuosity and brains as my pops!
The ladies say my brain's not where the resemblance stops!
I'm only nineteen but my mind is older
Gotta be my own man, like my father, but bolder
I shoulder his legacy with pride
I used to hear him say
That someday
I would-

[ENSEMBLE]
Blow us all away

[PHILIP]
Ladies, I'm lookin for a Mr. George Eacker
Made a speech last week, our Fourth of July speaker
He disparaged my father's legacy in front of a crowd
I can't have that, I'm making my father proud

[MARTHA]
I saw him just up Broadway a couple of blocks
He was goin' to see a play

[PHILIP]
Well, I'll go visit his box

[DOLLY]
God, you're a fox

[PHILIP]
And y'all look pretty good in ya' frocks
How ‘bout when I get back, we all strip down to our socks?

[BOTH]
Ok!

[COMPANY]
Blow us all away!

[PHILIP]
George!

[GEORGE]
Shh

[PHILIP]
George!

[GEORGE]
Shh! I'm tryin' to watch the show!

[PHILIP]
Ya' shoulda watched your mouth before you
Talked about my father though!

[GEORGE]
I didn't say anything that wasn't true
You father's a scoundrel, and so, it seems, are you

[ENSEMBLE]
Ooooooooooh!

[PHILIP]
It's like that?

[GEORGE]
Yeah, I don't fool around
I'm not your little schoolboy friends

[PHILIP]
See you on the dueling ground
That is, unless you wanna step outside and go now

[GEORGE]
I know where to find you, piss off
I'm watchin' this show now

[PHILIP]
Pops, if you had only heard the shit he said about you
I doubt you would have let it slide and I was not about to-

[HAMILTON]
Slow down

[PHILIP]
I came to ask you for advice. This is my very first duel
They don't exactly cover this subject in boarding school

[HAMILTON]
Did your friends attempt to negotiate a peace?

[PHILIP]
He refused to apologize, we had to let the peace talks cease

[HAMILTON]
Where is this happening?

[PHILIP]
Across the river, in Jersey

[HAMILTON/PHILIP]
Everything is legal in New Jersey...

HAMILTON
Alright. So this is what you're gonna do:
Stand there like a man until Eacker is in front of you
When the time comes, fire your weapon in the air
This will put an end to the whole affair

[PHILIP]
But what if he decides to shoot? Then I'm a goner

[HAMILTON]
No. He'll follow suit if he's truly a man of honor
To take someone's life, that is something you can't shake
Philip, your mother can't take another heartbreak

[PHILIP]
Father-

[HAMILTON]
Promise me. You don't want this
Young man's blood on your conscience

[PHILIP]
Okay, I promise

[HAMILTON]
Come back home when you're done
Take my guns. Be smart. Make me proud, son

[PHILIP]
My name is Philip
I am a poet
I'm a little nervous, but I can't show it
I'm sorry, I'm a Hamilton with pride
You talk about my father, I cannot let it slide
Mister Eacker! How was the rest of your show?

[GEORGE]
I'd rather skip the pleasantries
Let's go
Grab your pistol

[PHILIP]
Confer with your men
The duel will commence after we count to ten

[ENSEMBLE]
Count to ten!

[PHILIP]
Look ‘em in the eye, aim no higher
Summon all the courage you require
Then slowly and clearly aim your gun towards the sky-

[MALE ENSEMBLE]
One two three four

[FULL ENSEMBLE]
Five six seven-



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Stay Alive (Reprise)

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[ENSEMBLE WOMEN]
Stay alive...
Stay alive...

Stay alive...

[HAMILTON]
Where's my son?

Is he alive?

[DOCTOR]
Mr. Hamilton, come in. They brought him in a half an hour ago. He lost a lot of blood on the way over.

[DOCTOR]
Yes. But you have to understand
The bullet entered just above his hip and
Lodged in his right arm

[HAMILTON]
Can I see him please?

[DOCTOR]
I'm doing ev'rything I can but the wound was
Already infected when he arrived-

[HAMILTON]
Philip

[PHILIP]
Pa
I did exactly as you said, Pa
I held my head up high
[HAMILTON]
I know, I know. Shh
I know, I know
Shh. I know you did
Ev'rything just right

Shh

I know, I know
I know, I know
I know

Save your strength and
Stay alive...
[PHILIP]
High

Even before we got to ten-

I was aiming for the sky

I was aiming for the sky

[ENSEMBLE MEN]
Stay alive...

[ELIZA]
No!

[HAMILTON]
Eliza
[ELIZA]
Is he breathing? Is he going to survive this? [ENSEMBLE MEN]
Stay alive...

[ELIZA]
Who did this, Alexander, did you know?

[PHILIP]
Mom, I'm so sorry for forgetting what you taught me

[ELIZA]
My son-

[PHILIP]
We played piano

[ELIZA]
I taught you piano

[PHILIP]
You would put your hands on mine

[ELIZA]
You changed the melody every time

[PHILIP]
Ha. I would always change the line

[ELIZA]
Shh. I know, I know

[PHILIP]
I would always change the line

[ELIZA]
I know, I know

Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

Good

[PHILIP while ELIZA sings]
Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

[ELIZA]
Un deux trois quatre
Cinq six sept huit neuf

[PHILIP while ELIZA sings]
Un deux trois.. quatre.. Cinq.. six... sept

[ELIZA]
Sept huit neuf...?
Sept huit... (Screams)

[Thanks to chloe.l.rubin for correcting these lyrics]



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It's Quiet Uptown

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[ANGELICA]
There are moments that the words don't reach
There is suffering too terrible to name
You hold your child as tight as you can
And push away the unimaginable
The moments when you're in so deep
It feels easier to just swim down

[ANGELICA/ENSEMBLE]
The Hamiltons move uptown
And learn to live with the unimaginable

[HAMILTON]
I spend hours in the garden
I walk alone to the store
And it's quiet uptown
I never liked the quiet before
I take the children to church on Sunday
A sign of the cross at the door
And I pray
That never used to happen before

[ANGELICA AND WOMEN]
If you see him in the street, walking by
Himself, talking to himself, have pity

[HAMILTON]
Philip, you would like it uptown
It's quiet uptown

[ANGELICA AND WOMEN]
He is working through the unimaginable

[ALL MEN (EXCEPT HAMILTON)]
His hair has gone grey. He passes every day
They say he walks the length of the city

[HAMILTON]
You knock me out, I fall apart

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND ELIZA)]
Can you imagine?

[HAMILTON]
Look at where we are
Look at where we started
I know I don't deserve you, Eliza
But hear me out. That would be enough

If I could spare his life
If I could trade his life for mine
He'd be standing here right now
And you would smile, and that would be enough
I don't pretend to know
The challenges we're facing
I know there's no replacing what we've lost
And you need time
But I'm not afraid
I know who I married
Just let me stay here by your side
That would be enough

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND ELIZA)]
If you see him in the street, walking by her
Side, talking by her side, have pity

[HAMILTON]
Eliza, do you like it uptown? It's quiet uptown

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND ELIZA)]
He is trying to do the unimaginable
See them walking in the park, long after dark
Taking in the sights of the city

[HAMILTON]
Look around, look around, Eliza

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND ELIZA)]
They are trying to do the unimaginable

[ANGELICA]
There are moments that the words don't reach
There is a grace too powerful to name
We push away what we can never understand
We push away the unimaginable
They are standing in the garden
Alexander by Eliza's side
She takes his hand

[ELIZA]
It's quiet uptown

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND ELIZA)]
Forgiveness. Can you imagine?
Forgiveness. Can you imagine?
If you see him in the street, walking by her
Side, talking by her side, have pity
They are going through the unimaginable



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Election of 1800

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[FULL COMPANY]
The election of 1800

[JEFFERSON]
Can we get back to politics?

[MADISON]
Please?

[JEFFERSON]
Yo. Ev'ry action has an equal, opposite reaction
John Adams shat the bed. I love the guy, but he's in traction
Poor Alexander Hamilton? He is missing in action
So now I'm facing-

[JEFFERSON AND MADISON]
Aaron Burr!

[JEFFERSON]
With his own faction

[MADISON]
He's very attractive in the North. New Yorkers like his chances

[JEFFERSON]
He's not very forthcoming on any particular stances

[MADISON]
Ask him a question: it glances off, he obfuscates, he dances

[JEFFERSON]
And they say I'm a Francophile: at least they know I know where France is!

[MADISON]
Thomas that's the problem, see, they see Burr as a less extreme you

[JEFFERSON]
Ha!

[MADISON]
You need to change course, a key endorsement might redeem you

[JEFFERSON]
Who did you have in mind?

[MADISON]
Don't laugh

[JEFFERSON]
Who is it?

[MADISON]
You used to work on the same staff

[JEFFERSON]
Whaaaat

[MADISON]
It might be nice, it might be nice
To get Hamilton on your side

[JEFFERSON AND MADISON]
It might be nice, it might be nice
To get Hamilton on your side
[BURR]
Talk less!

Smile more!

Don't let ‘em know what you're against or what you're for!

Shake hands with him!

Charm her!

It's eighteen hundred, ladies, tell your husbands: vote for
Burr!
[ENSEMBLE]
Burr!

Burr!

Burr!

Burr!

Burr!

Burr!

[MALE VOTER]
I don't like Adams

[FEMALE VOTER]
Well, he's gonna lose, that's just defeatist

[ANOTHER MALE VOTER]
And Jefferson-

[TWO MEN]
In love with France!

[ANOTHER FEMALE VOTER]
Yeah, he's so elitist!

[TWO WOMEN]
I like that Aaron Burr!

[A WOMAN]
I can't believe we're here with him!

[A MAN]
He seems approachable...?

[ANOTHER MALE VOTER]
Like you could grab a beer with him!

[ENSEMBLE]
Dear Mr. Hamilton: your fellow Fed'ralists would like to know how you'll be voting

[HAMILTON]
It's quiet uptown

[ENSEMBLE]
Dear Mr. Hamilton: John Adams doesn't stand a chance, so who are you promoting?

[HAMILTON]
It's quiet uptown

[MEN]
Jefferson or Burr?

We know it's lose-lose
Jefferson or Burr?

But if you had to choose
[WOMEN]
Jefferson or Burr?
We know it's lose-lose

Jefferson or Burr?
But if you had to choose

[EVEN MORE VOTERS]
Dear Mr. Hamilton:

John Adams doesn't stand a chance so who are you promoting?
But if you had to choose
[MEN]
Jefferson or Burr?

We know it's lose-lose
Jefferson or Burr?

But if you had to choose

[WOMEN]
Jefferson or Burr?
We know it's lose-lose

Jefferson or Burr?
But if you had to choose

[HAMILTON]
Well, if it isn't Aaron Burr. Sir!

[BURR]
Alexander!

[HAMILTON]
You've created quite a stir, sir!

[BURR]
I'm going door to door!

[HAMILTON]
You're openly campaigning?

[BURR]
Sure!

[HAMILTON]
That's new

[BURR]
Honestly, it's kind of draining

[HAMILTON]
Burr-

[BURR]
Sir!

[HAMILTON]
Is there anything you wouldn't do?

[BURR]
No. I'm chasing what I want
And you know what?

[HAMILTON]
What?

[BURR]
I learned that from you

[ENSEMBLE]
If you had to choose
If you had to choose

[MADISON]
It's a tie!

[ENSEMBLE]
If you had to choose
If you had to choose

[JEFFERSON]
It's up to the delegates!

[ENSEMBLE]
If you had to choose
If you had to choose

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
It's up to Hamilton!
[VOTERS]
If you had to choose
If you had to choose
If you had to
Choose
Choose
Choose! [MADISON/
ENSEMBLE]
Jefferson or Burr?

Choose
Choose
Choose!

[ENSEMBLE]
Jefferson or Burr?
Choose
Choose
Choose!

[HAMILTON]
Yo

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
The people are asking to hear my voice

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
For the country is facing a difficult choice

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
And if you were to ask me who I'd promote-

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
-Jefferson has my vote

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
I have never agreed with Jefferson once

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
We have fought on like seventy-five diff'rent fronts

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[HAMILTON]
But when all is said and all is done
Jefferson has beliefs. Burr has none

[ENSEMBLE]
Oooooooooooooh

[MADISON AND JEFFERSON]
Well, I'll be damned
Well, I'll be damned

[MADISON]
Hamilton's on your side

[ENSEMBLE]
Well, I'll be damned
Well, I'll be damned

[JEFFERSON]
And?

[MADISON]
You won in a landslide

[BURR]
Congrats on a race well-run
I did give you a fight

[JEFFERSON]
Uh-huh

[BURR]
I look forward to our partnership

[JEFFERSON]
Our partnership?

[BURR]
As your vice-President

[JEFFERSON]
Ha. Yeah, right
You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin' bout, "I look forward to our partnership."

[MADISON]
It's crazy that the guy who comes in second becomes vice President

[JEFFERSON]
Yeah, you know what? We can change that. You know why?

[MADISON]
Why?

[JEFFERSON]
‘cuz I'm the President. Hey, Burr, when you see Hamilton, thank him for the endorsement



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Your Obedient Servant

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[BURR]
How does Hamilton
An arrogant
Immigrant, orphan
Bastard, whoreson
Somehow endorse
Thomas Jefferson, his enemy
A man he's despised since the beginning
Just to keep me from winning?
I wanna be in the room where it happens-

[BURR AND COMPANY]
The room where it happens
The room where it happens

[BURR]
You've kept me from-

[BURR AND COMPANY]
The room where it happens

[BURR]
For the last time

Dear Alexander:

I am slow to anger
But I toe the line
As I reckon with the effects
Of your life on mine
I look back on where I failed
And in every place I checked
The only common thread has been your disrespect
Now you call me "amoral,"
A "dangerous disgrace,"
If you've got something to say
Name a time and place
Face to face

I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Burr

[HAMILTON]
Mr. Vice President:

I am not the reason no one trusts you
No one knows what you believe
I will not equivocate on my opinion
I have always worn it on my sleeve
Even if I said what you think I said
You would need to cite a more specific grievance
Here's an itemized list of thirty years of disagreements

[BURR]
Sweet Jesus

[HAMILTON]
Hey, I have not been shy
I am just a guy in the public eye
Tryin' to do my best for our republic
I don't wanna fight
But I won't apologize for doing what's right

I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Ham

[BURR]
Careful how you proceed, good man
Intemperate indeed, good man
Answer for the accusations I lay at your feet or
Prepare to bleed, good man

[HAMILTON]
Burr, your grievance is legitimate
I stand by what I said, every bit of it
You stand only for yourself
It's what you do
I can't apologize because it's true

[BURR]
Then stand, Alexander
Weehawken. Dawn
Guns. Drawn

[HAMILTON]
You're on

[BURR AND HAMILTON]
I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant

[HAMILTON]
A dot Ham

[BURR]
A dot Burr



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Best of Wives and Best of Women

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[ELIZA]
Alexander, come back to sleep

[HAMILTON]
I have an early meeting out of town

[ELIZA]
It's still dark outside

[HAMILTON]
I know. I just need to write something down

[ELIZA]
Why do you write like you're running out of time?

[HAMILTON]
Shhh

[ELIZA]
Come back to bed. That would be enough

[HAMILTON]
I'll be back before you know I'm gone

[ELIZA]
Come back to sleep

[HAMILTON]
This meeting's at dawn

[ELIZA]
Well, I'm going back to sleep

[HAMILTON]
Hey. Best of wives and best of women



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The World Was Wide Enough

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[MALE COMPANY]
One two three four

[FULL COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND BURR)]
Five six seven eight nine-

[BURR]
There are ten things you need to know

[COMPANY]
Number one!

[BURR]
We rowed across the Hudson at dawn
My friend, William P. Van Ness signed on as my-

[BURR AND COMPANY]
Number two!

[BURR]
Hamilton arrived with his crew:
Nathaniel Pendleton and a doctor that he knew

[COMPANY]
Number three!

[BURR]
I watched Hamilton examine the terrain
I wish I could tell you what was happ'ning in his brain
This man has poisoned my political pursuits!

[COMPANY]
Most disputes die and no one shoots!
Number four!

[BURR]
Hamilton drew first position
Looking, to the world, like a man on a mission
This is a soldier with a marksman's ability
The doctor turned around so he could have deniability

COMPANY
Five!

BURR
Now I didn't know this at the time
But we were-
[BURR AND PHILIP]
Near the same spot
Your son died, is that
Why- [HAMILTON]
Near the same spot
My son died, is that
Why-

[COMPANY]
Six!

[BURR]
He examined his gun with such rigor?
I watched as he methodically fiddled with the trigger

[COMPANY]
Seven!

[BURR]
Confession time? here's what I got:
My fellow soldiers'll tell you I'm a terrible shot

[COMPANY]
Number eight!

[BURR/HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE MEN]
Your last chance to negotiate
Send in your seconds, see if they can set the record straight

[BURR]
They won't teach you this in your classes
But look it up, Hamilton was wearing his glasses
Why? If not to take deadly aim?
It's him or me, the world will never be the same
I had only one thought before the slaughter:
This man will not make an orphan of my daughter

[COMPANY]
Number nine!

[BURR]
Look him in the eye, aim no higher
Summon all the courage you require
Then count:

[COMPANY]
One two three four five six seven eight nine
Number ten paces! Fire!-

[HAMILTON]
I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory
Is this where it gets me, on my feet, sev'ral feet ahead of me?
I see it coming, do I run or fire my gun or let it be?
There is no beat, no melody
Burr, my first friend, my enemy
Maybe the last face I ever see
If I throw away my shot, is this how you'll remember me?
What if this bullet is my legacy?

Legacy. What is a legacy?
It's planting seeds in a garden you never get to see
I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me
America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me
You let me make a difference
A place where even orphan immigrants
Can leave their fingerprints and rise up
I'm running out of time. I'm running, and my time's up
Wise up. Eyes up
I catch a glimpse of the other side
Laurens leads a soldiers' chorus on the other side
My son is on the other side
He's with my mother on the other side
Washington is watching from the other side

Teach me how to say goodbye

Rise up, rise up, rise up
Eliza

My love, take your time
I'll see you on the other side
Raise a glass to freedom...

[BURR AND COMPANY]
He aims his pistol at the sky-

[BURR]
Wait!

[BURR]
I strike him right between his ribs
I walk towards him, but I am ushered away
They row him back across the Hudson
I get a drink

[COMPANY]
Aaaah
Aaaah
Aaaah

[BURR]
I hear wailing in the streets

[COMPANY]
Aaaah
Aaaah
Aaaah

[BURR]
Somebody tells me, "You'd better hide."

[COMPANY]
Aaaah
Aaaah
Aaaah

[BURR]
They say

[BURR AND ANGELICA]
Angelica and Eliza-

[BURR]
Were both at his side when he died
Death doesn't discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
History obliterates
In every picture it paints
It paints me and all my mistakes
When Alexander aimed
At the sky
He may have been the first one to die
But I'm the one who paid for it

I survived, but I paid for it

Now I'm the villain in your history
I was too young and blind to see...
I should've known
I should've known
The world was wide enough for both Hamilton and me
The world was wide enough for both Hamilton and me



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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

(Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Cast)

[WASHINGTON]
Let me tell you what I wish I'd known
When I was young and dreamed of glory
You have no control:

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

[BURR]
President Jefferson:

[JEFFERSON]
I'll give him this: his financial system is a
Work of genius. I couldn't undo it if I tried
And I tried

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

[BURR]
President Madison:

[MADISON]
He took our country from bankruptcy to prosperity
I hate to admit it, but he doesn't get enough credit
For all the credit he gave us

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

[ANGELICA]
Every other founding father story gets told
Every other founding father gets to grow old

[BURR]
But when you're gone, who remembers your name?
Who keeps your flame?
[BURR AND MEN]
Who tells your story?

Who tells your story?
[ANGELICA AND WOMEN]
Who tells your story?
Your story?

[WOMEN]
Eliza

[ELIZA]
I put myself back in the narrative

[WOMEN]
Eliza

[ELIZA]
I stop wasting time on tears
I live another fifty years
It's not enough

[COMPANY]
Eliza

[ELIZA]
I interview every soldier who fought by your side

[MULLIGAN/LAFAYETTE/LAURENS]
She tells our story

[ELIZA]
I try to make sense of your thousands of pages of writings
You really do write like you're running out of-

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
I rely on-

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
Angelica

[ELIZA]
While she's alive-

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
We tell your story

[ELIZA]
She is buried in Trinity Church

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
Near you

[ELIZA]
When I needed her most, she was right on-

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
And I'm still not through
I ask myself, "What would you do if you had more-"

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
The Lord, in his kindness
He gives me what you always wanted
He gives me more-

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
I raise funds in D.C. for the Washington Monument

[WASHINGTON]
She tells my story

[ELIZA]
I speak out against slavery
You could have done so much more if you only had-

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
And when my time is up, have I done enough?
[ELIZA]
Will they tell our story? [COMPANY]
Will they tell your story?

[ELIZA]
Oh. Can I show you what I'm proudest of?

[COMPANY]
The orphanage

[ELIZA]
I established the first private orphanage in New York City

[COMPANY]
The orphanage

[ELIZA]
I help to raise hundreds of children
I get to see them growing up

[COMPANY]
The orphanage

[ELIZA]
In their eyes I see you, Alexander
I see you every-

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time
[ELIZA]
And when my time is up
Have I done enough?
Will they tell my story?

[COMPANY]
Will they tell your story?

[ELIZA]
Oh, I can't wait to see you again
It's only a matter of-

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time
[COMPANY]
Will they tell your story?

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Will they tell your story?

Who lives, who dies-
[COMPANY]
Time...

Time...

Time...

[FULL COMPANY]
Who tells your story?
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