Wait For It Lyrics - Hamilton the Musical

Broadway musical (2015)
Hamilton the Musical - Wait For It Lyrics

"Wait For It" is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Leslie Odom Jr. (Burr).

BURR
Theodosia writes me a letter ev'ry day.
I'm keeping her bed warm while her husband is away.
He's on the British side of Georgia.
He's tryin' to keep the colonies in line.
He can keep all of Georgia.
Theodosia, she's mine.

Love doesn't discriminate
between the sinners
and the saints,
it takes and it takes and it takes
and we keep loving anyway.

We laugh and we cry
and we break
and we make our mistakes.
And if there's a reason I'm by her side
when so many have tried
then I'm willing to wait for it.
I'm willing to wait for it.

My grandfather was a fire and brimstone preacher,

MEN (interjected)
Preacher
Preacher
Preacher

BURR
But there are things that the homilies and hymns won't teach ya.

MEN (interjected)
Teach ya
Teach ya
Teach ya

BURR
My mother was a genius

WOMEN (interjected)
Genius

BURR
My father commanded respect.

MEN (interjected)
Respect
Respect

BURR
When they died they left no instructions.
Just a legacy to protect.

BURR/ENSEMBLE
Death doesn't discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints,
it takes and it takes and it takes
and we keep living anyway.
We rise and we fall
and we break
and we make our mistakes.
And if there's a reason I'm still alive
when everyone who loves me has died
I'm willing to wait for it.
I'm willing to wait for it.
Wait for it.

ENSEMBLE
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

BURR
I am the one thing in life I can control

ENSEMBLE
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

BURR
I am inimitable
I am an original

ENSEMBLE
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

BURR
I'm not falling behind or running late

ENSEMBLE
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it
Wait for it

BURR
I'm not standing still,
I am lying in wait

ENSEMBLE
Wait
Wait
Wait

BURR
Hamilton faces an endless uphill climb

ENSEMBLE
Climb
Climb
Climb

BURR
He has something to prove
He has nothing to lose

ENSEMBLE
Lose
Lose
Lose
Lose

BURR
Hamilton's pace is relentless
he wastes no time

ENSEMBLE
Time
Time
Time

BURR
What is it like in his shoes?
Hamilton doesn't hesitate.
He exhibits no restraint.
He takes and he takes and he takes
and he keeps winning anyway.
He changes the game.
He plays and he raises the stakes.
And if there's a reason
he seems to thrive when so few survive,
then God dammit

I'm willing to wait for it.

I'm willing to wait for it...
Life doesn't discriminate
between the sinners and the saints
it takes and it takes and it takes
We rise.

We fall
And if there's a reason I'm still alive
When so many others have died,
then I'm willin' to-

COMPANY (at the same time)
I'm willing to wait for it.
Wait for it
Wait for...
I'm willing to-

Life doesn't discriminate
between the sinners and the saints
it takes and it takes and it takes
and we keep living anyway,
we rise and we fall and we break
and we make our mistakes
and if there's a reason
I'm still alive
when so many have died,
then I'm willing' to-

BURR
Wait for it...

WOMEN
Wait for it...

MEN
Wait for it...

BURR
Wait for it...

WOMEN
Wait for it...

MEN
Wait for it...

WOMEN
Wait for it...

MEN
Wait for it...

WOMEN
Wait for it...

MEN
Wait for it...

WOMEN
Wait for it...

MEN
Wait...

[Thanks to Leigh for lyrics]
[Thanks to Sandy, Jazlyn for corrections]

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