November 21, 2016

The Lyrics To Hamilton Songs Rewritten For Politics Today

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Steve Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson

The irony of Mike Pence going to see Hamilton The Musical was not lost on many, a performance that boasts a racially diverse cast, and tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, a penniless immigrant who rose in the ranks of American government. While listening to the Hamilton soundtrack this weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the inadvertent parallels between the show and current events. With that in mind, I decided to rewrite some of the most well known Hamilton lyrics, with a spin on today’s politics.

1. Current Title: Hamilton. New Title: Trump

How does a white, bigot, racist, sexist, son of a
Republican, dropped in the middle of a growing
Real estate business in
Manhattan by nepotism, prosperous, in luxury
Grow up to be America’s next president?

2. Current Title: My Shot. New Title: My Rights

I am not throwing away my rights
I am not throwing away my rights
Hey yo, I’m just like my country
I’m ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse
And I’m not throwing away my rights

3. Current Title: Guns And Ships. New Title: Angry Tweets And Motorcades

How does a struggling economy in need of a dower
Somehow remain a global superpower?
How do we emerge booming from financial need then?
Throw on a hat that says Make America Great Again?
Yo. Turns out we have a secret weapon!
An inexperienced real estate mogul who’s unafraid to step in!
He’s constantly confusin’, confoundin’ the people with his tweets
Ev’ryone give it up for America’s favorite wealthy businessman!

4. Current Title: The Room Where It Happened. New Title: The Room Where It Happened

The real estate billionaire emerges with unprecedented financial power
A system he can shape however he wants
The experienced politicians emerge with the nation’s capital
And here’s the pièce de résistance:

No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one really knows how the game is played
The art of the trade
How the sausage gets made
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens. TC mark

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