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Helpless is the 10th song of Act One of Hamilton.

Eliza sings about her hopes and true feelings for Alexander and about the impact he has on her life in the short time he has been in it.

After the couple writes letters to each other for several weeks, Alexander Hamilton asks Eliza's father for her hand in marriage; he accepts. Alexander reassures Eliza that "his love for her is never in doubt" and they marry at the end of the song (as indicated by the church bells).

LyricsEdit

[HAMILTON/LAURENS/BURR/WOMEN (EXCEPT ELIZA)]
Hey, hey, hey, hey


[ELIZA]
Oooh! I do I do I do I
Dooo! Hey!
Oooh! I do I do I do I
Dooo! Boy you got me


[ALL WOMEN]
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey


[ELIZA & WOMEN]
Helpless! Look into your eyes
And the sky's the limit
I'm helpless
Down for the count and I'm drowning in 'em

[ELIZA]
I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight
We were at a revel with some rebels on a hot night
Laughing at my sister as she's dazzlin' the room
Then you walk in and my heart went "boom"
Tryin' to catch your eye at the side of the ballroom
Everybody's dancin' and the band's top volume

[ELIZA & WOMEN]
Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine

[ELIZA]
I grab my sister and whisper, "Yo, this one's mine"


[ELIZA]
My sister made her way across the room to you
And I got nervous thinking "What's she gonna do?"
She grabbed you by the arm
I'm thinking I'm through
Then you look back at me and suddenly I'm
Helpless!

Oh, look at those eyes
Oh...
Yeah, I'm helpless
I know

I'm so into you
I am so into you

I know I'm down for the count
And I'm drowning in 'em


[ALL WOMEN]
Oooh
Oooh
Oooh
Oooh

Helpless!

Look into your eyes and the sky's the limit
I'm helpless!
Down for the count and I'm
Drownin' in 'em

I'm helpless

Look into your eyes and the sky's the limit, I'm helpless

Down for the count and I'm drowning in 'em


[HAMILTON]
Where are you taking me?

[ANGELICA]
I'm about to change your life

[HAMILTON]
Then by all means, lead the way

[ELIZA]
Elizabeth Schuyler, it's a pleasure to meet you

[HAMILTON]
Schuyler?

[ANGELICA]
My sister.

[ELIZA]
Thank you for all your service

[HAMILTON]
If it takes fighting a war for us to meet,
it will have been worth it.

[ANGELICA]
I'll leave you to it.

[ELIZA & WOMEN]
One week later

[ELIZA]
I'm writin' a letter nightly
Now my life gets better every letter that you write me
Laughing at my sister 'cause she wants to form a harem

[ANGELICA]
I'm just saying, if you really loved me, you would share him


[ELIZA]
Ha!
Two weeks later in the living room stressin'
My father stone-faced
While you're askin' for his blessing
I'm dying inside as you wine and dine
And I'm trying not to cry
'Cause there's nothing that your mind can't do

My father makes his way across the room to you
I panic for a second thinking we're through
Then he shakes your hand and says "Be true."
And you turn back to me, smiling, and I'm
Helpless!

Helpless!
Oooh!

That boy is mine,
That boy is mine!
Helpless! Helpless!
Down for the count, and I'm
Drownin' in 'em


[ALL WOMEN]
Stressin'

Blessin'

Oooh

Oooh

Oooh

Oooh

Helpless!
Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
Helpless!
Down for the count and I'm drownin' in 'em, I'm
Helpless!

Look into your eyes and the sky's the limit, I'm
Helpless!
Down for the count and I'm
Drownin' in 'em


[HAMILTON]
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 is my honor
A tolerance for pain
A couple of college credits, and my top-notch brain

Insane!
Your family brings out a different side of me
Peggy confides in me, Angelica tried to take a bite of me-
No stress, my love for you is never in doubt
We'll get a little place in Harlem
And we'll figure it out

I've been livin' without a family since I was a child
My father left, my mother died
I grew up buckwild
But I'll never forget my mother's face, that was real
As long as I'm alive, Eliza, swear to God
You'll never feel so...


[HAMILTON]
Eliza

I've never felt so...

My life's gonna be fine
'Cause Eliza's in it


[ELIZA]
I do, I do, I do, I do!

I do, I do, I do, I do!

Hey, yeah, yeah!

I'm down for the count
I'm—

I look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit
I'm—

—drownin' in 'em


[ALL WOMEN]
Helpless!

Helpless!

Helpless!

Down for the count and I'm
Drownin' in 'em

Helpless!

Helpless!

Helpless!

Down for the count and I'm
Drownin' in 'em


[ALL WOMEN]
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...

[ELIZA]
Helpless

GalleryEdit


Songs in Hamilton (Broadway Production)
Act One
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
A Winter's Ball
Helpless
Satisfied
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Guns And Ships
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Non-Stop
Act Two
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle #1
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle #2
Washington On Your Side
One Last Time
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
Hurricane
The Reynolds Pamphlet
Burn
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive (Reprise)
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives and Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

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