Scene Nineteen – History Has Its Eyes On You

History has its eyes on you

 

Broadway musical (2015)

Hamilton the Musical – History Has Its Eyes On You Lyrics

 

WASHINGTON:

I was younger than you are now

When I was given my first command

I led my men straight into a massacre

I witnessed their deaths firsthand

I made every mistake

I felt the shame rise in me

And even now I lie awake

 

WASHINGTON:                                  LAURENS/MULLIGAN:

Knowing history has its eyes on me        Whoa…

.                                                       Whoa…

.                                                       Whoa…

.                                                       Yeah

 

HAMILTON/WASHINGTON:                 COMPANY:

History has its eyes on me.                   Whoa…

.                                                      Whoa…

.                                                       Whoa…

.                                                       Yeah

 

WASHINGTON:

Let me tell you what I wish I’d known

When I was young and dreamed of glory:

You have no control:

 

WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story

 

WASHINGTON:

I know that we can win

I know that greatness lies in you

But remember from here on in

 

WASHINGTON/HAMILTON AND MEN:

History has its                                      ENSEMBLE:

Eyes on you.                                      Whoa…

.                                                        Whoa…

.                                                        Whoa…

 

FULL COMPANY:

History has its eyes on you