Helpless
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Helpless

📜 Lyrics

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/
Aaron Burr
/
John Laurens
/ALL WOMEN (EXCEPT ELIZA)] Hey hey hey hey [
Eliza Schuyler
] Ohh, I do I do I do I Hey hey hey hey Dooo! Hey! Hey hey hey hey Ohh, I do I do I do I Hey hey hey hey Dooo! Boy you got me Hey hey hey hey [
Eliza Schuyler
AND WOMEN] Helpless! Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit I’m helpless! Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ in ‘em [
Eliza Schuyler
] I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight We were at a revel with some rebels on a hot night Laughin’ at my sister as she’s dazzling the room Then you walked in and my heart went “Boom!” Tryin’ to catch your eye from the side of the ballroom Everybody’s dancin’ and the band’s top volume [
Eliza Schuyler
AND WOMEN] Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine [
Eliza Schuyler
& ALL WOMEN] Grab my sister, and whisper, “Yo, this one’s mine.” (Ooh) My sister made her way across the room to you (Ooh) And I got nervous, thinking “What’s she gonna do?” (Ooh) She grabbed you by the arm, I’m thinkin’ “I’m through” (Ooh) Then you look back at me and suddenly I’m Helpless! Oh, look at those eyes Look into your eyes And the sky's the limit Oh! I'm helpless Yeah, I'm helpless, I know Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em I'm helpless I'm so into you Look into your eyes I am so into you And the sky's the limit, I'm helpless I know I'm down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em [
Alexander Hamilton
] Where are you taking me? [
Angelica Schuyler
] I’m about to change your life [
Alexander Hamilton
] Then by all means, lead the way [
Eliza Schuyler
] Elizabeth Schuyler. It’s a pleasure to meet you [
Alexander Hamilton
] Schuyler? [
Angelica Schuyler
] My sister [
Eliza Schuyler
] Thank you for all your service [
Alexander Hamilton
] If it takes fighting a war for us to meet, it will have been worth it [
Angelica Schuyler
] I’ll leave you to it [
Eliza Schuyler
AND WOMEN] One week later [
Eliza Schuyler
] I’m writin’ a letter nightly Now my life gets better, every letter that you write me Laughin’ at my sister, cuz she wants to form a harem [
Angelica Schuyler
] I’m just sayin’, if you really loved me, you would share him [
Eliza Schuyler
& ALL WOMEN] Ha! Two weeks later in the living room stressin’ (stressin') My father’s stone-faced while you’re asking for his blessin’ (blessin') I’m dying inside, as you wine and dine And I’m tryin’ not to cry ‘cause there’s nothing that your mind can’t do (Ooh) My father makes his way across the room to you (Ooh) I panic for a second, thinking “we’re through”(Ooh) But then he shakes your hand and says “Be true” (Ooh) And you turn back to me, smiling, and I’m Helpless! (Helpless!) Look into your eyes and the sky's the limit I'm helpless Helpless Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em (hoo!) I'm helpless! That boy is mine, that boy is mine Look into your eyes and the sky's the limit I'm helpless Helpless, helpless Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em [
Alexander Hamilton
] Eliza, I don’t have a dollar to my name An acre of land, a troop to command, a dollop of fame All I have’s my honor, a tolerance for pain A couple of college credits and my top-notch brain Insane, your family brings out a different side of me Peggy confides in me, Angelica tried to take a bite of me No stress, my love for you is never in doubt We’ll get a little place in Harlem and we’ll figure it out I’ve been livin’ without a family since I was a child My father left, my mother died, I grew up buckwild But I’ll never forget my mother’s face, that was real And long as I’m alive, Eliza, swear to God You’ll never feel so… [ALL WOMEN,
Eliza Schuyler
, &
Alexander Hamilton
] Helpless! I do, I do, I do, I do! Eliza Helpless! I do, I do, I do, I do! I've never felt so— Helpless! Hey, yeah, yeah! Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em I'm down for the count, I'm— Helpless! My life is gon' be fine 'cause Eliza's in it Helpless! I look into your eyes and the sky's the limit, I'm— Helpless! Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em ...drownin' in 'em [ALL WOMEN] In New York, you can be a new man… In New York, you can be a new man… In New York, you can be a new man… [
Eliza Schuyler
] Helpless

Cast

Phillipa Soo

Leitmotifs

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