Lin-Manuel Miranda - Say No to This (Off-Broadway) lyrics

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - Say No to This (Off-Broadway) lyrics

[HAMILTON] When I'm alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall On this particular night I felt my conscious stall I heard a knock on the door, I knew it wasn't my wife That's when Miss Maria Reynolds walked into my life She said: [MARIA] I know you are a man of honor I'm so sorry to bother you at home But I don't know where to go, and I came here all alone… [HAMILTON] She said: [MARIA] My husband's doin' me wrong Beatin' me, cheatin' me, mistreatin' me... Suddenly he's up and gone I don't have the means to go on [HAMILTON] So I offered her a loan, I offered to walk her home, she said [MARIA] You're too kind, sir [HAMILTON] I gave her thirty bucks that I had socked away She lived a block away, she said: [MARIA] This one's mine, sir [HAMILTON] Then I said, “well, I should head back home,” She turned red, she led me to her bed Let her legs spread and said: [MARIA] Stay? [HAMILTON] Hey… [MARIA] Hey… [HAMILTON] That's when I began to pray: Lord, show me how to Say [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] No to this [HAMILTON] I don't know how to [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] Say no to this But my God, she looks so helpless And her body's screaming, “hell, yes” [MARIA] Whoa... [HAMILTON] Oh show me how to say [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] No to this [HAMILTON] I don't know how to [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] Say no to this [HAMILTON] In my mind, I'm tryin' to go [ENSEMBLE] Go! Go! Go! [HAMILTON] Then her mouth is on mine, and I don't say… [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes [HAMILTON] Yes [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes [HAMILTON] Yes [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes! [ELIZA] [ENSEMBLE] [ANGELICA] Helpless! Hey hey hey hey I look into your eyes Hey hey And the sky's the limit Hey hey I'm helpless! Hey hey hey hey Will he ever be satisfied? Down for the count, He will and I'm never drownin' in ‘em be satisfied [HAMILTON] I wish I could say that was the last time I said that last time. It became a pastime A month into this endeavor I received a letter From a Mr. James Reynolds, even better, it said: [JAMES] Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health And in a prosperous enough position to put wealth In the pockets of people like me: down on their luck You see, that was my wife who you decided to [HAMILTON] f**! [JAMES] Uh-oh! You made the wrong would-be s**er a cuckold So time to pay the piper for the pants you unbuckled And hey, you can keep seein' my who*e wife If the price is right: if not I'm telling your wife [HAMILTON] I hid the letter and I raced to her place Screamed “How could you?!” in her face She said: [MARIA] No, sir! [HAMILTON] Half dressed, apologetic. A mess, she looked Pathetic, she cried: [MARIA] Please don't go, sir! [HAMILTON] So was your whole story a setup? [MARIA] I don't know about any letter! [HAMILTON] Stop crying Goddamnit, get up! [MARIA] I didn't know any better [HAMILTON] I am ruined... [MARIA] [HAMILTON] Please don't leave me with him helpless I am helpless —how could you do this!? Just give him what he wants and you can have me I don't want you Whatever you want, I don't want you If you pay I don't want you You can stay [HAMILTON] Lord, show me how to [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] Say no to this [MARIA] And I [ENSEMBLE] Say no to this [HAMILTON] Cuz the situation's helpless [MARIA] Helpless [HAMILTON] And her body's screaming, “Hell, yes” [MARIA] Whoa! [HAMILTON] Lord show me how to say [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] No to this [HAMILTON] [MARIA] How can I say no to this? How can you say no to this? [HAMILTON] There is nowhere I can go [ENSEMBLE] Go! Go! Go! [HAMILTON] When her body's on mine I do not say… [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes [HAMILTON] Yes [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes [HAMILTON] Yes [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes! [HAMILTON] Yes [ENSEMBLE] Nooooooo! [HAMILTON] Yes [MARIA] Yes! [HAMILTON] [MARIA] [ENSEMBLE] Say no to this… I don't say no to this Don't say no to this There is nowhere I can go. Go go go... [JAMES] So?