Hurricane
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Hurricane

📜 Lyrics

[

] In the eye of a hurricane There is quiet For just a moment A yellow sky When I was seventeen a hurricane Destroyed my town I didn’t drown I couldn’t seem to die I wrote my way out Wrote everything down far as I could see I wrote my way out I looked up and the town had its eyes on me They passed a plate around Total strangers Moved to kindness by my story Raised enough for me to book passage on a Ship that was New York bound… I wrote my way out of hell I wrote my way to revolution I was louder than the crack in the bell I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well And in the face of ignorance and resistance I wrote financial systems into existence And when my prayers to God were met with indifference I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance In the eye of a hurricane There is quiet For just a moment A yellow sky I was twelve when my mother died She was holding me We were sick and she was holding me I couldn’t seem to die [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it… [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I’ll write my way out… [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
& ENSEMBLE] Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it… [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Write ev’rything down, far as I can see… [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
& ENSEMBLE &
George Washington
George Washington
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Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
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Angelica Schuyler
Angelica Schuyler
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Maria Reynolds
Maria Reynolds
] Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait… (History has its eyes on you) [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I’ll write my way out… Overwhelm them with honesty This is the eye of the hurricane, this is the only Way I can protect my legacy… [COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON)] Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait… [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] The Reynolds Pamphlet

📖 About

Hamilton is opposed by Burr, Jefferson, and Madison, who are all more than ready to damage his reputation best they can by lying to the public about his affair, saying instead he stole government funds. He is torn between two choices: to choose to keep the scandal to himself and damage his political reputation with Jefferson's lies, or to inform the public of his scandal himself, saving himself of lies but meanwhile forever cutting his personal reputation, as his wife Eliza Schuyler and son Philip Hamilton do not know about his relationship with Maria Reynolds. He chooses to publish the scandal, realizes how sticking with the truth has helped him in the past.

Cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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