Hamilton - Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story Lyrics

Broadway musical (2015)
Hamilton the Musical - Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story Lyrics

"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Phillipa Soo (Eliza), full company.

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?

BURR:
President Jefferson:

JEFFERSON:
I’ll give him this: his financial system is a
Work of genius. I couldn’t undo it if I tried
And I tried

WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

BURR:
President Madison:

MADISON:
He took our country from bankruptcy to prosperity
I hate to admit it, but he doesn’t get enough credit
For all the credit he gave us

WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

ANGELICA:
Every other founding father story gets told
Every other founding father gets to grow old

BURR:
But when you’re gone, who remembers your name?
Who keeps your flame?

BURR AND MEN:
Who tells your story?                               

ANGELICA AND WOMEN:                           
Who tells your story?
Your story?

BURR AND MEN:
Who tells your story?                               

WOMEN:
Eliza

ELIZA:
I put myself back in the narrative

WOMEN:
Eliza

ELIZA:
I stop wasting time on tears
I live another fifty years
It’s not enough

COMPANY:
Eliza

ELIZA:
I interview every soldier who fought by your side

MULLIGAN/LAFAYETTE/LAURENS:
She tells our story

ELIZA:
I try to make sense of your thousands of pages of writings
You really do write like you’re running out of

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

ELIZA:
I rely on—

ELIZA AND ANGELICA:
Angelica

ELIZA:
While she’s alive—

ELIZA AND ANGELICA:
We tell your story

ELIZA:
She is buried in Trinity Church

ELIZA AND ANGELICA:
Near you

ELIZA:
When I needed her most, she was right on

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

ELIZA:
And I’m still not through
I ask myself, “What would you do if you had more”

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

ELIZA:
The Lord, in his kindness
He gives me what you always wanted
He gives me more—

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

ELIZA:
I raise funds in D.C. for the Washington Monument

WASHINGTON:
She tells my story

ELIZA:
I speak out against slavery
You could have done so much more if you only had—

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

ELIZA:
And when my time is up, have I done enough?

ELIZA and COMPANY:
Will they tell our story?

ELIZA:
Oh. Can I show you what I’m proudest of?

COMPANY:
The orphanage

ELIZA:
I established the first private orphanage in New York City

COMPANY:
The orphanage

ELIZA:
I help to raise hundreds of children
I get to see them growing up

COMPANY:
The orphanage

ELIZA:
In their eyes I see you, Alexander
I see you every—

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

ELIZA:
And when my time is up
Have I done enough? 

ELIZA and COMPANY:
Will they tell my story?

ELIZA:
Oh, I can’t wait to see you again
It’s only a matter of—

ELIZA AND COMPANY:
Time

COMPANY:
Will they tell your story?
Time…                       
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?
Time…    
Will they tell your story?
Time…
Who lives, who dies—

FULL COMPANY:
Who tells your story?

Read more: Hamilton the Musical Lyrics

Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story lyrics from Hamilton musical


Broadway production 2015
Hamilton the Musical Songs with Lyrics


SYNOPSIS
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
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
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
Congratulations
Tomorrow There Will Be More of Us