Running out of time

Running out of time

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“Why do you write like you’re running out of time?” is the only motif I can find that Burr and Eliza share. He introduces it in “Non-Stop” and she brings it back unexpectedly during “Best of Wives, Best of Women”– when Hamilton really is running out of time. A no-beat, no-melody variant occurs in “The World Was Wide Enough,” when he frantically says “I’m running out of time, I’m running and my time’s up–“ Source