History Has Its Eyes On You
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History Has Its Eyes On You

📜 Lyrics

[

] I was younger than you are now When I was given my first command I led my men straight into a massacre I witnessed their deaths firsthand I made every mistake And felt the shame rise in me And even now I lie awake [
George Washington
&
John Laurens
/
Hercules Mulligan
] Knowing history has its eyes on me (Whoa…) Whoa… Whoa… Yeah [
Alexander Hamilton
/
George Washington
& COMPANY] History has its eyes on me (Whoa…) Whoa… Whoa… Yeah [
George Washington
] Let me tell you what I wish I’d known When I was young and dreamed of glory: You have no control: [
George Washington
AND COMPANY] Who lives, who dies, who tells your story [
George Washington
] I know that we can win I know that greatness lies in you But remember from here on in [
George Washington
/
Alexander Hamilton
AND MEN] History has its Eyes on you [ENSEMBLE] Whoa… Whoa… Whoa… [FULL COMPANY] History has its eyes on you

📖 About

Washington recounts his first battle experience and explains that no matter how hard you try and in how many ways you may succeed, you cannot alter your reputation in others' eyes. You are always watched and recorded by history itself.

Cast

Christopher Jackson
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Leitmotifs

History has its eyes on you
History has its eyes on you
Soldier's chorus
Soldier's chorus

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