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Washington On Your Side is the 8th song of Act Two of Hamilton. It is the 31st song overall.

After Hamilton's easy win in the previous cabinet battle, Jefferson, Madison, and Burr together realize how much power Hamilton holds, as well as how much power he has taken from them. Convinced that Hamilton's power is firm only as long as he has Washington's support, they sing about how easy it must be to have such power with a political body and military leader on your side.

LyricsEdit

[BURR]
It must be nice, it must be nice
To have Washington on your side
It must be nice, it must be nice to have
Washington on your side

[JEFFERSON]
Every action has its equal opposite reaction
Thanks to Hamilton, our cabinet's fractured into factions
Try not to crack under the stress, we're breaking down like fractions
We smack each other in the press, and we don't print retractions

I get no satisfaction witnessing his fits of passion
The way he primps and preens and dresses like the pits of fashion
Our poorest citizens, our farmers, live ration to ration
As Wall Street robs 'em blind in search of chips to cash in

This prick is asking for someone to bring him to task
Somebody give me some dirt on this vacuous mass
So we can at last unmask him
I'll pull the trigger on him, someone load the gun and cock it
While we were all watching, he got Washington in his pocket

[JEFFERSON & BURR]
It must be nice, it must be nice
To have Washington on your side
It must be nice, it must be nice, to have
Washington on your side

Look back at the Bill of Rights

[MADISON]
Which I wrote

[MADISON/BURR/JEFFERSON]
The ink hasn't dried
It must be nice, it must be nice
To have Washington on your side

[MADISON]
So he's doubled the size of the government
Wasn't the trouble with much of our previous government size?

[BURR]
Look in his eyes

[JEFFERSON]
See how he lies

[MADISON]
Follow the scent of his enterprise

[JEFFERSON]
Centralizing national credit
And making American credit competitive

[MADISON]
If we don't stop it, we aid and abet it

[JEFFERSON]
I have to resign

[MADISON]
Somebody has to stand up for the South

[BURR]
Somebody has to stand up for his mouth

[JEFFERSON]
If there's a fire you're trying to douse

[JEFFERSON & MADISON]
You can't put it out from inside the house

[JEFFERSON]
I'm in the cabinet, I'm complicit in
Watching him grabbing at power and kissin' it
If Washington isn't gon' listen
To disciplined dissidents, this is the difference:
This kid is out!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Oh!
This immigrant isn't somebody we chose
Oh!
This immigrant's keeping us all on our toes
Oh!
Let's show these Federalists who they're up against
Oh!

[JEFFERSON & MADISON]
Southern motherfuckin'—

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Democratic-Republicans!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR/ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Let's follow the money and see where it goes

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Because every second the Treasury grows

[ENSEMBLE]
Oh!

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
If we follow the money and see where it leads
Get in the weeds, look in the seeds
Of Hamilton's misdeeds

It must be nice, it must be nice...

[MADISON]
Follow the money and see where it goes

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
It must be nice, it must be nice...

[JEFFERSON]
The emperor has no clothes

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
We won't be invisible, we won't be denied
Still
It must be nice, it must be nice
To have Washington on your side

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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