HAMILTON LINES THAT SPEAK

@hamiltonmusical Hamilton forever.
  1. Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain.
  2. I'm just like my country, I'm young, scrappy & hungry
  3. I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory. When's it gonna get me, in my sleep? Seven feet ahead of me? If I see it comin', do I run or let it be? Is it like a beat without a melody?
  4. We roll like Moses, claimin' our promised land
  5. I've been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine so men say that I'm intense or I'm insane. You want a revolution? I want a revelation.
  6. So listen to my declaration: "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." And when I meet Thomas Jefferson - imma compel him to include women in the sequel.
  7. And Peggy.
  8. Don't modulate the key then not debate with me! Why should a tiny island across the sea regulate the price of tea?
  9. Oceans rise, empires fall - we have seen each other through it all
  10. Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.
  11. I'm a girl in a world in which my only job is to marry rich. My father has no sons, so I'm the one who has to social climb for one. So I'm the oldest and the wittiest and the gossip in New York is insidious.
  12. Eliza, I don't have a dollar to my name, an acre of land, a troop to command, a dollop of fame. All I have's my honor, a tolerance for pain. A couple of college credits & my top notch brain.
  13. Love doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes. And we keep loving anyway.
  14. Death doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes. And we keep living anyway.
  15. I am the one thing in life I can control.
  16. There's only one way for us to win this: provoke outrage, outright. Don't engage, strike by night. Remain relentless til their troops take flight. Make it impossible to justify the cost of the fight.
  17. Call me son one more time
  18. Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.
  19. And if this child shares a fraction of your smile, or a fragment of your mind, look out world! That would be enough.
  20. I don't pretend to know the challenges you're facing the worlds you keep creating & erasing in your mind. But I'm not afraid, I know who I married. So long as you come home at the end of the day, that would be enough. We don't need a legacy, we don't need money. If I could grant you peace of mind, if you could let me inside your heart.
  21. Oh, let me be a part of the narrative. In the story they will write someday, let this moment be the first chapter: where you decide to stay and I could be enough. And we could be enough. That would be enough.
  22. How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower somehow defeat a global super power?
  23. History has its eyes on you.
  24. Immigrants: we get the job done.
  25. Take the bullets outta your gun!
  26. Laurens is in South Carolina redefining bravery: we'll never be free until we end slavery!
  27. We had a spy on the inside. That's right - HERCULES MULLIGAN!
  28. I'm running with the Sons of Liberty and I am loving it!
  29. We in the shit now, somebody's gotta shovel it!
  30. Black and white soldiers wonder alike if this really means freedom. Not yet.
  31. You're on your own. Awesome. Wow.
  32. You will come of age with our young nation. We'll bleed and fight for you, we'll make it right for you. If we lay a strong enough foundation. We'll pass it on to you, we'll give the world to you. And you'll blow us all away.
  33. Why do you assume you're the smartest in the room?
  34. Why do you write like you're running out of time?
  35. Corruptions such an old song that we can sing along in harmony.
  36. Why do you always say what you believe? Every proclamation guarantees free ammunition for your enemies.
  37. Alexander joins forces with James Madison & John Jay to write a series of essays defending the Constitution entitled The Federalist papers. The plan was to write a total of 25 essays, the work divided evenly among the three men.
  38. In the end, they wrote 85 essays, in the span of 6 months. John Jay got sick after writing 5. James Madison wrote 28. Hamilton wrote the other 51!
  39. Someone came along to resist him. Pissed him off until we had a two party system. You haven't met him yet. You haven't had the chance. 'Cause he's been kicking ass as the ambassador to France. But somebody's gotta keep the American promise. You simply must meet Thomas.
  40. "Life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness." We fought for these ideals; we shouldn't settle for less. These are wise words, enterprising men quote them. Don't act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote 'em!
  41. Madison, you're as mad as a hatter, son.
  42. Winning was easy, young man. Governing's harder.
  43. They renamed it after him... And all he had to do was die. That's a lot less work, we oughta give it a try.
  44. You got more than you gave.
  45. And I wanted what I got. When you got skin the game, you stay in the game. But you don't get a win unless you play in the game. Oh you get love for it, you get hate for it. You get nothing if you wait for it.
  46. Smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty.
  47. We signed a treaty with a King whose head is now in a basket. Would you like to take it out and ask it? "Should we honor our treaty, King Louis' head?" "Uh... Do whatever you want, I'm super dead."
  48. It must be nice to have Washington on your side.
  49. And then we'll teach them how to say goodbye.
  50. If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on. It outlives me when I'm gone.
  51. George Washington's yielding his power and stepping away. Is that true? I wasn't aware that was something a person could do. I'm perplexed. Are they gonna keep replacing whoever's in charge?
  52. Though virtue is not a work I'd apply to this situation...
  53. I picked up a pen and wrote my own deliverance.
  54. I'm not here for you.
  55. Be careful with that one, love. He'll do what it takes to survive.
  56. Your sentences left me defenseless, you built me palaces out of paragraphs. You built cathedrals.
  57. You and your words, obsessed with your legacy. Your sentences border on senseless. And you are paranoid in ever paragraph how they perceive you.
  58. I'm erasing myself from the narrative.
  59. The ladies say my brains not where the resemblance stops.
  60. There are moments that the words don't reach. There is suffering too terrible to name.
  61. Just let me stay here by your side. That would be enough.
  62. There are moments that words don't reach. There is a grace too powerful to name.
  63. Forgiveness. Can you imagine? They're going through the unimaginable.
  64. Can we get back to politics?
  65. And they say I'm a Francophile: at least I know where France is!
  66. It's a tie! It's up to the delegate! It's up to Hamilton!
  67. Best of wives and best of women.
  68. There is no beat, no melody.
  69. Wise up. Eyes up.
  70. Teach me how to say goodbye.
  71. History obliterates in every picture it paints, it paints me and all my mistakes.
  72. The world was wide enough for both Hamilton and me.
  73. Every other founding father story gets told. Every other founding father gets to grow old.
  74. I put myself back in the barrage. I stop wasting time on tears. I live another 50 years. It's not enough.
  75. I speak out against slavery.
  76. I established the first private orphanage in New York City.
  77. Who tells your story?