Lin-Manuel Miranda - Right Hand Man (Off-Broadway) lyrics

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - Right Hand Man (Off-Broadway) lyrics

[HAMILTON] Now I can write a revolutionary screed until my fingers bleed But action's gonna bring us what we need [ENSEMBLE] Yes indeed [HAMILTON] Tonight we plant a revolutionary seed And watch it twist and weave and grow Until we choke out every weed [ENSEMBLE] Yes indeed [HAMILTON] Let's grab those cannons with our legendary speed Keep in step with me, the leader of this gang, are we agreed? [ENSEMBLE] Yes indeed [HAMILTON] Stick with me [ENSEMBLE] Yes indeed [HAMILTON] Til we're free [ENSEMBLE] Yes indeed [HAMILTON] Say goodbye to the life you used to lead [ENSEMBLE] Here comes the General! [BURR] Ladies and gentlemen! [ENSEMBLE] Here comes the General! [BURR] The moment you've been waiting for! [ENSEMBLE] Here comes the General! [BURR] The pride of Mount Vernon! [ENSEMBLE] Here comes the General! [BURR] George Washington! [WASHINGTON] We are outgunned [ENSEMBLE] What [WASHINGTON] Outmanned [ENSEMBLE] What [WASHINGTON] Outnumbered, outplanned [ENSEMBLE] Buck buck buck buck buck [WASHINGTON] We gotta make an all out stand Hey yo, I'm gonna need a right hand man [ENSEMBLE] Buck buck buck buck buck [WASHINGTON] Can I be real a second? For just a millisecond? Let down my guard and tell the people how I feel second? Now I'm the model of the modern major general The venerated Virginian veteran whose men are all Lining up, to put me up on a pedestal Writin' letters to relatives Embellishin' my elegance and eloquence But the elephant is in the room The truth is in ya face when ya hear the British cannons go… [ENSEMBLE] Boom! [WASHINGTON] Any hope of success is fleeting How can I keep leading when the people I'm leading keep retreating? We put a stop to the bleeding as the British take Brooklyn Knight takes rook, but look We are outgunned [ENSEMBLE] What [WASHINGTON] Outmanned [ENSEMBLE] What [WASHINGTON] Outnumbered, outplanned [ENSEMBLE] Buck buck buck buck buck [WASHINGTON] We gotta make an all out stand Hey yo, I'm gonna need a right hand man [COMPANY] British Admiral Howe's got troops on the water Thirty-two thousand troops in New York harbor [ENSEMBLE 1] Thirty-two thousand troops in New York harbor When they surround our troops! They surround our troops! When they surround our troops! [ENSEMBLE 2] Thirty-two thousand troops in New York harbor They surround our troops! They surround our troops! [HAMILTON] They gonna slaughter us? No We'll be the regiment that gets it in and spreads them thin [ENSEMBLE] What [HAMILTON] The unpredictable rebels who gave their heads a spin [ENSEMBLE] What [HAMILTON] Who says I can't lead? [ENSEMBLE] What [HAMILTON] Who says I can't inspire? [ENSEMBLE] What [HAMILTON] Let's bring our cannons back, we're facing heavy cannon fire The British fleet advances, morale slips Taking chances, ma-a-a-n I ain't scared of ships Spread the word, when the commander says retreat I'm the last man standing in the street Blast the heat [ENSEMBLE] Boom! [WASHINGTON] Goes the cannon, watch the blood and the sh** spray [ENSEMBLE] Boom! [WASHINGTON] Goes the cannon, we're abandoning Kips Bay [COMPANY] Boom! [WASHINGTON] There's another ship and… [COMPANY] Boom! [WASHINGTON] We just lost the southern tip and… [COMPANY] Boom! [WASHINGTON] We gotta run to Harlem quick, we can't afford another slip Guns and horses giddyup I decide to divvy up My forces, they're skittish as the British cut the city up This close to giving up, facing mad scrutiny I scream in the face of this ma** mutiny: Are these the men with which I am to defend America? We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance I cannot be everywhere at once, people I'm in dire need of a**istance… [BURR] Your excellency, sir! [WASHINGTON] Who are you? [BURR] Aaron Burr, Sir? Permission to state my case? [WASHINGTON] As you were [BURR] Sir I was a captain under General Montgomery Until he caught a bullet in the neck in Quebec And well, in summary I think that I could be of some a**istance I admire how you keep firing on the British From a distance [WASHINGTON] Huh [BURR] I have some questions, a couple of suggestions on how to fight instead of fleeing west [WASHINGTON] Yes? [BURR] Well— [HAMILTON] Your excellency, you wanted to see me? [WASHINGTON] Hamilton, come in, have you met Burr? [HAMILTON] Yes, sir [HAMILTON AND BURR] We keep meeting [BURR] Well, sir, I look forward to seeing your strategy play out [WASHINGTON] Burr? [BURR] Sir? [WASHINGTON] Close the door on your way out [HAMILTON] Have I done something wrong, sir? [WASHINGTON] On the contrary I called you here because our odds are beyond scary Your reputation precedes you, but I have to laugh [HAMILTON] Sir? [WASHINGTON] Hamilton, how come no one can get you on their staff? [HAMILTON] Sir! [WASHINGTON] Don't get me wrong, you're a young man, of great renown [HAMILTON] Yes, we fought together in Trenton, I helped you take the town [WASHINGTON] Nathaniel Greene and Henry Knox wanted to hire you [HAMILTON] I came to be a soldier, not a secretary [WASHINGTON] Why're you upset? [HAMILTON] I'm not— [WASHINGTON] It's alright, you want to fight, you've got a hunger I was just like you when I was younger Head full of fantasies of dyin' like a martyr? [HAMILTON] Yes [WASHINGTON] Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder [HAMILTON] Why are you telling me this? [WASHINGTON] I'm being honest I'm working with a third of what our Congress has promised We are a powder keg about to explode I need someone like you to lighten the load. So? [COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON)] I am not throwin' away my shot! I am not throwin' away my shot! Ayo, I'm just like my country, I'm young Scrappy and hungry! [HAMILTON] I am not throwing away my shot!