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Lyrics for Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton lyrics

How does a b**tard

orphan, son of a w**re

and a Scotsman

Dropped in the middle

of a forgotten spot in the

Caribbean by providence

impoverished, in squalor

grow up to be a hero

and a scholar?

The ten-dollar founding

father without a father

got a lot farther by workin'

a lot harder, by bein' a lot

smarter, by bein' a

self-starter by fourteen

They placed him in charge

of a trading charter

And every day while

slaves were being

slaughtered and carted

away across the waves

he struggled and

kept his guard up

Inside he was longing for

something to be a part of

the brother was ready to

beg, steal, borrow

or barter

Then a hurricane came

and devastation reigned

our man saw his future

drip, drippin'

down the drain

Put a pencil to his temple

connected it to his brain

and he wrote

his first refrain

a testament to his pain

Well the word got around

they said "this kid

is insane man!"

Took up a collection

just to send him

to the mainland

"Get your education

don't forget from whence

you came and

the world's gonna

know your name!

What's your name man?"

Alexander Hamilton

My name is

Alexander Hamilton

and there's a million things

I haven't done

But just you wait

just you wait

When he was ten his

father split, full of it

debt-ridden two years

later see Alex and his

mother, bed-ridden

half dead

Sittin' in their own sick

the scent thick

and Alex got better but

his mother went quick

Moved in with a cousin

the cousin committed

suicide left him with

nothin' but ruined pride

somethin' new inside

a voice saying

"Alex you gotta fend

for yourself"

he started retreatin' and

readin' every treatise

on the shelf

There would've been

nothin' left to do for

someone less astute he

would've been dead or

destitute without a cent of

restitution, started workin'

Clerkin' for his late

mother's landlord tradin'

sugar cane and rum and

other things he can't afford

scammin' for every book

he can get his hands on

Plannin' for the future

see him now as he stands

on the bow of a ship

headed for a new land

In New York

you can be a new man

in New York

you can be a new man

in New York

you can be a new man

In New York

you can be a new man

in New York

New York

just you wait

Alexander Hamilton

We are waiting

in the wings for you

You never back down

you never learned

to take your time

oh Alexander Hamilton

When America

sings for you

will they know

what you overcame?

Will they know

you re-wrote the game?

The world

will never be the same oh

The ship is in

the harbour now

see if you can spot him

Another immigrant

comin' up from the bottom

his enemies

destroyed his rep

America forgot him

We fought with him

me I died for him

me I trusted him

me I loved him

and me

I'm the damn fool

that shot him

There's a million things

I haven't done

but just you wait

What's your name man?

Alexander Hamilton!

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