Hurricane Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Lin-Manuel Miranda Lyrics

Hurricane Lyrics
[HAMILTON:]
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

[BURR:]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

[HAMILTON:]
I'll write my way out...

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE:]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

[HAMILTON:]
Write ev'rything down, far as I can see...

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE (WASHINTON/ELIZA/ANGELICA/MARIA):]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait... (History has its eyes on you)

[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...

[HAMILTON:]
The Reynolds Pamphlet


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