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"Hurricane" is the 15th song in Act 2 and the 39th song overall in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.

LyricsEdit

[HAMILTON]
In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

When I was seventeen, a hurricane destroyed my town
I didn't drown
I couldn't seem to die

I wrote my way out
Wrote everything down far as I could see
I wrote my way out
I looked up and the town had its eyes on me

They passed a plate around
Total strangers
Moved to kindness by my story
Raised enough for me to book a passage
On a ship that was New York bound

I wrote my way out of hell
I wrote my way to revolution
I was louder than the crack in a bell
I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell
I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well
And in the face of ignorance and resistance
I wrote financial systems into existence
And when my prayers to God were met with indifference
I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance

In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

I was twelve when my mother died
She was holding me
She was sick and she was holding me
I couldn't seem to die



[LAURENS]
Or you could let it go
Or you could let it go
Or you could let it go
Or you could let it go

[HAMILTON]
The friend who would tell me not to do this is in the ground
The enemies I have won't have anything on me now
I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory

[BURR]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

[BURR & ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait...


[HAMILTON]
This is the eye of the hurricane
This is the only way I can protect my legacy

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON)]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait...

[HAMILTON]
The Reynolds Pamphlet

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
Helpless
Satisfied
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
Non-Stop
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
Congratulations
Burn
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

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