Raise a glass

Raise a glass

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“Raise a glass” is originated by Hamilton, but also associated with Laurens. It gets a dark, toneless reprise in “Stay Alive” as Hamilton and his friends toast their dead companions. Finally, the last words Hamilton ever says, “Raise a glass to freedom” bring back the original melody when he was hanging out in a tavern with his friends. But (as someone on rap genius pointed out) the gesture of raising a glass also mirrors the motion of raising his pistol at the sky… Source