Scene Ten – Helpless

Helpless

Broadway musical (2015)

Hamilton the Musical – Helpless Lyrics

“Helpless” is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Phillipa Soo (Eliza) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

 

[HAMILTON/BURR/LAURENS]

Hey

Hey

Hey hey

 

[HAMILTON/BURR/LAURENS/ALL WOMEN (EXCEPT ELIZA)]

Hey hey hey hey

 

[ELIZA]                                                   [ALL WOMEN]

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

 

[ELIZA AND WOMEN]

Helpless!

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

Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ 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

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

 

[ELIZA AND WOMEN]

Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine

 

[ELIZA]

Grab my sister, and

Whisper, “Yo, this

One’s mine.”                                              [ALL WOMEN]

.                                                              Oooh

My sister made her way across

the room to you                                        Oooh

And I got nervous,

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 Helpless!                          Helpless!

 

Oh, look at those eyes                              Look into your eyes

.                                                            And the sky’s the limit

Oh!                                                        I’m

Yeah, 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 helpless!

 

 

I know I’m down for the count                    Down for the count

And I’m drownin’ in ‘em.                             And I’m drownin’ 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 AND WOMEN]

One week later

 

[ELIZA]

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

 

[ANGELICA]

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

 

[ELIZA]

Ha!

Two weeks later                                       [ALL WOMEN]

In the living room stressin’                          Stressin’

My father’s stone-faced

While 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

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!                                                 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

.                                                           Helpless!

That boy is mine

That boy is mine!                                  Look into your eyes

.                                                          And the sky’s the

.                                                          Limit I’m

Helpless! Helpless!                                 Helpless!

Down for the count                              Down for the count

And I’m drownin’ in em                         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’s my honor, a tolerance for Paine

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 so…

 

.                                                                          [ALL WOMEN]

.                                  [ELIZA]                             Helpless!

[HAMILTON]                 I do I do I do I do!

Eliza…

.                                                                          Helpless!

.                                   I do I do I do I do!

I’ve never felt so—

.                                                                          Helpless!

.                                 Hey, yeah, yeah!

.                                                                          Down for the count

.                                I’m down for the count         And I’m drownin’ in ‘em

.                                I’m—

My life is gon’

be fine cuz                                                           Helpless!

Eliza’s in it.

.                                  I look into your eyes,

.                                 and the sky’s the limit

.                                  I’m

.                                                                         Helpless!

.                                                                         Down for the count

.                            …drownin’ in ‘em.                   And I’m drownin’ in ‘em.

 

(Wedding march plays)

 

[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