"Helpless (Off-Broadway)" is the 10th song on the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.

Lyrics Edit

Ohh, I do I do I do I (Hey hey hey hey)
Dooo! Hey! (Hey hey hey hey)
Ohh, I do I do I do I (Hey hey hey hey)
Dooo! Boy you got me (Hey hey hey)

Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit I’m helpless!
Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ in ‘em

I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight
We were at a revel with some rebels on a hot night
Laughin’ at my sister as she’s dazzling the room
Then you walked in and my heart went “Boom!”
Tryin’ to catch your eye from the side of the ballroom
Everybody’s dancin’ and the band’s top volume

Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine

Grab my sister and
whisper "Yo this
one's mine." (Oooh)
My sister made her way
across the room to you (Oooh)
And I got heated, thinking
"What's she gonna do?" (Oooh)
She grabbed you by the arm
I'm thinkin' "I'm through" (Oooh)
Then you look back at me
and suddenly I'm
Look at those eyes (Look into those eyes)
and the sky's the limit
Oh! I'm I'm
Helpless (Helpless!)
I know Down for the count
And I'm drownin' in 'em
I'm helpless!
I'm so into you Look into your eyes
I am so into you (and the sky's the limit I'm)
I know Down for the count
And I'm drownin' in 'em

Where are you taking me?

I’m about to change your life

Then by all means, lead the way

Elizabeth Schuyler. It’s a pleasure to meet you


My sister

Thank you for all your service

If it takes fighting a war for us to meet it will have been worth it

I’ll leave you to it

One week later

I’m writin’ a letter nightly
Now my life gets better, every letter that you write me
Laughin’ at my sister, cuz she wants to form a harem

I’m just sayin’, if you really loved me, you would share him

Two weeks later
In the living room stressin' (Stressin')
My father's stone faced
whike you're asking for his
blessin' (Blessin')
I'm dying inside
as you wine
and dine
And I'm tryin' not to cry
'cause there's nothing that
your mind can't do (Oooh)
My father makes his way
across the room
to you (Oooh)
I panic for a second, thinking
"We're through" (Oooh)
But then he shakes your hand
and says, "Be true" (Oooh)
And you turn back to me
smiling, and
I'm (Helpless!)
Look into your eyes
And the sky's the
limit I'm
Helpless! (Helpless!)
Hoo! (Down for the count)
And I'm drownin' in
'em I'm
That boy is mine
That boy is mine! (Look into your eyes)
And the sky's the
limit I'm
Helpless! (Helpless!)
Down for the count (Down for the count)
And I'm drownin' in 'em And I'm drownin' in 'em

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 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
And long as I’m alive, Eliza, swear to God
You’ll never feel that…


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



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

I've never felt so—


Hey, yeah, yeah!

Down for the count and I'm drowning in 'em (Down for the count I'm,--)

My life is gonna be fine
'cuz Eliza's in it


I look into your
eyes, and the sky's (Helpless!)
the limit
I'm (Helpless!)
Down for the
(And I'm drownin'
in 'em)

Wedding march plays

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…


Songs in Hamilton (Off-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
Ladies Transition
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Lafayette Interlude
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Act Two
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle One
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle Two
Washington On Your Side
One Last Ride
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
The Hurricane
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive Philip
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives, Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story