Congratulations (Off-Broadway) is the 16th song in Act 2 and the 40th song overall in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.
Angelica angrily and tearfully confronts Alexander about his actions after he had published The Reynolds Pamphlet and destroyed Eliza, who had cared so deeply about him. She vows she will never trust Alexander the same way and makes him oath to realize what he had been given and what he had lost when he shattered his bond with Eliza.
You have invented a new kind of stupid
A damage you can never undo, kind of stupid
An "open all the cages in the zoo", kind of stupid
Truly you didn't think this through kind of stupid
You took a rumor
A few, maybe two, people knew
And refuted it by sharing an affair of which
No one has accused you
I begged you to take a break, you refused to
So scared of what you enemies will do to you
You're the only enemy you ever seem to lose to
You know why Jefferson can do what he wants?
He doesn't dignify school yard taunts with a response
So yeah, congratulations!
You've redefined your legacy, congratulations!
It was an act of political sacrifice
I languished in a loveless marriage in London
I lived only to read your letters
I look at you and think:
"God, what have we done with our lives and what did it get us?"
That doesn't wipe the tears or the years away
But I'm back in the city and I'm here to stay
And you know what I'm here to do?
I'm not here for you
I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
And a million years ago she said to me,
"This one's mine"
So I stood by
Do you know why?
I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time
Is the best thing in our lives
So never lose sight of the fact that you have been
Blessed with the best wife
For the rest of your life,
every sacrifice you make is for my sister
Give her the best life!
Part of "Congratulations" still exists in the musical; the lyrics
"Angelica... I'm not here for you I know my sister like I know my own mind You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind I love my sister more than anything in this life I will choose her happiness over mine every time"