Wait for It
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Wait for It

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📜 Lyrics

[

] Theodosia writes me a letter every day I'm keeping the bed warm while her husband is away He's on the British side in Georgia He's trying to keep the colonies in line But he can keep all of Georgia Theodosia, she's mine Love doesn't discriminate Between the sinners And the saints It takes and it takes and it takes And we keep loving anyway We laugh and we cry And we break And we make our mistakes And if there's a reason I'm by her side When so many have tried Then I'm willing to wait for it I'm willing to wait for it [
Aaron Burr
, MEN, & WOMEN] My grandfather was a fire and brimstone preacher Preacher, preacher, preacher But there are things that the homilies and hymns won't teach ya Teach ya, teach ya, teach ya My mother was a genius (genius) My father commanded respect (respect, respect) When they died they left no instructions Just a legacy to protect [
Aaron Burr
/ ENSEMBLE] Death doesn’t discriminate Between the sinners And the saints It takes and it takes and it takes And we keep living anyway We rise and we fall And we break And we make our mistakes And if there’s a reason I’m still alive When everyone who loves me has died I’m willing to wait for it I’m willing to wait for it Wait for it [ENSEMBLE] Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it [
Aaron Burr
] I am the one thing in life I can control [ENSEMBLE] Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it [
Aaron Burr
] I am inimitable I am an original [ENSEMBLE] Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it [
Aaron Burr
] I’m not falling behind or running late [ENSEMBLE] Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it Wait for it [
Aaron Burr
] I’m not standing still I am lying in wait [ENSEMBLE] Wait Wait Wait [
Aaron Burr
] Hamilton faces an endless uphill climb [ENSEMBLE] Climb Climb Climb [
Aaron Burr
] He has something to prove He has nothing to lose [ENSEMBLE] Lose Lose Lose Lose [
Aaron Burr
] Hamilton’s pace is relentless He wastes no time [ENSEMBLE] Time Time Time [
Aaron Burr
] What is it like in his shoes? Hamilton doesn’t hesitate He exhibits no restraint He takes and he takes and he takes And he keeps winning anyway He changes the game He plays and he raises the stakes And if there’s a reason He seems to thrive when so few survive, then Goddamnit— [
Aaron Burr
& COMPANY] I'm willing to wait for it Wait for it, wait for it I'm willing to wait for it... Life doesn't discriminate Between the sinners and the saints It takes and it takes and it takes And we keep living anyway We rise and we fall and we break And we make our mistakes And if there's a reason I'm still alive When so many have died Then I'm willin' to— [
Aaron Burr
] Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait for it... Wait...

📖 About

Aaron Burr sings about his desire to be with the wife of a British officer,
Theodosia Bartow Burr Alston
. His ultimate decision is that he will "wait for it", come an opportunity to be with Theodosia that does not involve ruining his political image or career.

Cast

Leslie Odom Jr.

Leitmotifs

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