Helpless Lyrics

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

[Thanks to Rachael for corrections]

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