Blow Us All Away Lyrics

Broadway musical (2015)
Hamilton the Musical - Blow Us All Away Lyrics

"Blow Us All Away" is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Anthony Ramos (Phillip), George Eacker, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

PHILIP:
Meet the latest graduate of King’s College!
I prob’ly shouldn’t brag, but, dag, I amaze and astonish!
The scholars say I got the same virtuosity and brains as my pops!
The ladies say my brain’s not where the resemblance stops!
I’m only nineteen but my mind is older
Gotta be my own man, like my father, but bolder
I shoulder his legacy with pride
I used to hear him say
That someday
I would—

ENSEMBLE:
Blow us all away

PHILIP:
Ladies, I’m lookin for a Mr. George Eacker
Made a speech last week, our Fourth of July speaker
He disparaged my father’s legacy in front of a crowd
I can’t have that, I’m making my father proud

MARTHA:
I saw him just up Broadway a couple of blocks
He was goin’ to see a play

PHILIP:
Well, I’ll go visit his box

DOLLY:
God, you’re a fox

PHILIP:
And y’all look pretty good in ya’ frocks
How ‘bout when I get back, we all strip down to our socks?

BOTH:
Ok!

COMPANY:
Blow us all away!

PHILIP:
George!

GEORGE:
Shh

PHILIP:
George!

GEORGE:
Shh! I’m tryin’ to watch the show!

PHILIP:
Ya’ shoulda watched your mouth before you
Talked about my father though!

GEORGE:
I didn’t say anything that wasn’t true
You father’s a scoundrel, and so, it seems, are you

ENSEMBLE:
Ooooooooooh!

PHILIP:
It’s like that?

GEORGE:
Yeah, I don’t fool around
I’m not your little schoolboy friends

PHILIP:
See you on the dueling ground
That is, unless you wanna step outside and go now

GEORGE:
I know where to find you, piss off
I’m watchin’ this show now

PHILIP:
Pops, if you had only heard the shit he said about you
I doubt you would have let it slide and I was not about to—

HAMILTON:
Slow down

PHILIP:
I came to ask you for advice. This is my very first duel
They don’t exactly cover this subject in boarding school

HAMILTON:
Did your friends attempt to negotiate a peace?

PHILIP:
He refused to apologize, we had to let the peace talks cease

HAMILTON:
Where is this happening?

PHILIP:
Across the river, in Jersey

HAMILTON/PHILIP:
Everything is legal in New Jersey…

HAMILTON
Alright. So this is what you’re gonna do:
Stand there like a man until Eacker is in front of you
When the time comes, fire your weapon in the air
This will put an end to the whole affair

PHILIP:
But what if he decides to shoot? Then I’m a goner

HAMILTON:
No. He’ll follow suit if he’s truly a man of honor
To take someone’s life, that is something you can’t shake
Philip, your mother can’t take another heartbreak

PHILIP:
Father—

HAMILTON:
Promise me. You don’t want this
Young man’s blood on your conscience

PHILIP:
Okay, I promise

HAMILTON:
Come back home when you’re done
Take my guns. Be smart. Make me proud, son

PHILIP:
My name is Philip
I am a poet
I’m a little nervous, but I can’t show it
I’m sorry, I’m a Hamilton with pride
You talk about my father, I cannot let it slide
Mister Eacker! How was the rest of your show?

GEORGE:
I’d rather skip the pleasantries
Let’s go
Grab your pistol

PHILIP:
Confer with your men
The duel will commence after we count to ten

ENSEMBLE:
Count to ten!

PHILIP:
Look ‘em in the eye, aim no higher
Summon all the courage you require
Then slowly and clearly aim your gun towards the sky—

MALE ENSEMBLE:
One two three four

FULL ENSEMBLE:
Five six seven

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Blow Us All Away lyrics from Hamilton musical