Washington On Your Side
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Washington On Your Side

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] It must be nice, it must be nice to have Washington on your side It must be nice, it must be nice to have Washington on your side [
Thomas Jefferson
] Ev’ry action has its equal, opposite reactions Thanks to Hamilton, our cab’net’s fractured into factions Try not to crack under the stress, we’re breaking down like fractions We smack each other in the press, and we don’t print retractions I get no satisfaction witnessing his fits of passion The way he primps and preens and dresses like the pits of fashion Our poorest citizens, our farmers, live ration to ration As Wall Street robs ‘em blind in search of chips to cash in This prick is askin’ for someone to bring him to task Somebody gimme some dirt on this vacuous mass so we can at last unmask him I’ll pull the trigger on him, someone load the gun and cock it While we were all watching, he got Washington in his pocket [
Thomas Jefferson
&
Aaron Burr
] It must be nice, it must be nice to have Washington on your side It must be nice, it must be nice to have Washington on your side Look back at the Bill of Rights [
James Madison
] Which I wrote [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] The ink hasn’t dried It must be nice, it must be nice to have Washington on your side [
James Madison
] So he’s doubled the size of the government Wasn’t the trouble with much of our previous government size? [
Aaron Burr
] Look in his eyes! [
Thomas Jefferson
] See how he lies [
James Madison
] Follow the scent of his enterprise [
Thomas Jefferson
] Centralizing national credit And making American credit competitive [
James Madison
] If we don’t stop it we aid and abet it [
Thomas Jefferson
] I have to resign [
James Madison
] Somebody has to stand up for the South! [
Aaron Burr
] Somebody has to stand up to his mouth! [
Thomas Jefferson
] If there’s a fire you’re trying to douse [
James Madison
&
Thomas Jefferson
] You can’t put it out from inside the house [
Thomas Jefferson
] I’m in the cabinet. I am complicit in Watching him grabbin’ at power and kiss it If Washington isn’t gon’ listen To disciplined dissidents, this is the difference: This kid is out! [
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
/
Thomas Jefferson
] Oh! This immigrant isn’t somebody we chose Oh! This immigrant’s keeping us all on our toes Oh! Let’s show these Federalists who they’re up against! Oh! [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
] Southern motherfuckin’— [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] Democratic-Republicans! [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
/ ENSEMBLE] Oh! [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] Let’s follow the money and see where it goes [ENSEMBLE] Oh! [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] Because every second the Treasury grows [ENSEMBLE] Oh! [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] If we follow the money and see where it leads Get in the weeds, look for the seeds of Hamilton’s misdeeds [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] It must be nice. It must be nice [
James Madison
] Follow the money and see where it goes [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] It must be nice. It must be nice [
Thomas Jefferson
] The emperor has no clothes [
Thomas Jefferson
/
James Madison
/
Aaron Burr
] We won’t be invisible. We won’t be denied Still It must be nice, it must be nice to have Washington on your side

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After Hamilton's easy win in the previous cabinet battle, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr together realize how much power Hamilton holds, as well as how much power he has taken from them. Convinced that Hamilton's power is firm only as long as he has Washington's support, they sing about how easy it must be to have such power with a political body and military leader on your side, and about how he is a fraud, and nothing without Washington. For example, the lyrics 'the emperor has no clothes' essentially means Hamilton is a fraud and a liar.

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