Washington On Your Side Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Lin-Manuel Miranda Lyrics

Washington On Your Side Lyrics
[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

[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

[JEFFERSON AND 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

[MADISON:]
Which I wrote

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
The ink hasn't dried
It must be nice, it must be nice
To have Washington on your side

[MADISON:]
So he's doubled the size of the government
Wasn't the trouble with much of our previous government size?

[BURR:]
Look in his eyes!

[JEFFERSON:]
See how he lies

[MADISON:]
Follow the scent of his enterprise

[JEFFERSON:]
Centralizing national credit
And making American credit competitive

[MADISON:]
If we don't stop it we aid and abet it

[JEFFERSON:]
I have to resign

[MADISON:]
Somebody has to stand up for the South!

[BURR:]
Somebody has to stand up to his mouth!

[JEFFERSON:]
If there's a fire you're trying to douse

[MADISON AND JEFFERSON:]
You can't put it out from inside the house

[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!

[MADISON/BURR/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!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON:]
Southern motherf*ckin'

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
Democratic-Republicans!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR/ENSEMBLE:]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
Let's follow the money and see where it goes

[ENSEMBLE:]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
Because every second the Treasury grows

[ENSEMBLE:]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
If we follow the money and see where it leads
Get in the weeds, look for the seeds of Hamilton's misdeeds

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
It must be nice, it must be nice

[MADISON:]
Follow the money and see where it goes

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR:]
It must be nice, it must be nice

[JEFFERSON:]
The emperor has no clothes

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/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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