Finale Lyrics

2008 Broadway
In The Heights the Musical - Finale Lyrics

Original song "Finale" from the musical In The Heights is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

BOLERO SINGER:
No te vayas...
Si me dejas...
Si te alejas de mi...
Seguiras en mis recuerdos para siempre...
Para siempre...
Para siempre...
Para siempre...
Para siempre...
(continues under next rap)

USNAVI:
Lights out on Washington Heights
And now the crack of dawn
The blackout goes on and on and on...
Sonny's out back, sortin' the trash
As I think about the past,
With a sack full of cash
Abuela really wanted me up on a beach
With margaritas in my reach,
And soon that's how it's gonna be...
Imagine me, leaving today
On a seven-forty-seven
Boardin' JFK...

CARLA:
The hydrants are open
Cool breezes blow

CARLA/DANIELA:
The hydrants are open
Cool breezes blow

DANIELA/CARLA: The hydrants are open

KEVIN: Good morning

PIRAGUA GUY: Piragua, piragua

DANIELA/CARLA: Cool breezes blow

PIRAGUA GUY:
New block of ice, piragua
So sweet and nice, piragua
Piragua, piragua

DANIELA/CARLA:
The hydrants are open
Cool breezes blow

KEVIN: Good morning

PIRAGUA GUY:
Piragua, piragua
New block of ice, piragua
So sweet and nice, piragua
Piragua, piragua

CAMILA: Siempre... Seguiras en mis recuerdos
Para siempre...

DANIELA/CARLA:
The hydrants are open
Cool breezes blow

KEVIN: Good morning

PIRAGUA GUY:
Piragua, piragua
New block of ice, piragua
So sweet and nice, piragua
Piragua, piragua

CAMILA: Siempre... Seguiras en mis recuerdos
Para siempre...

VANESSA:
I'll be downtown
It won't be long now...

USNAVI:
There's a breeze off the Hudson
And just when you think you're sick of living here
The memory floods in
The morning light, off the fire escapes
The nights in Bennett Park, blasting big pun tapes
I'm-a miss this place, to tell you the truth
Kevin, dispensin' wisdom from his dispatch booth
And at dawn, Vanessa at the salon
We gotta move on
And who's gonna notice we're gone?
When our job's done
As the evening winds down to a crawl, son
Can I ease my mind
When we're all done
When we've resigned
In the long run
What do we leave behind?
Most of all, I'll miss Abuela's whispers
Doin' the lotto Pick Six every Christmas
In five years, when this whole city's rich folks and hipsters
Who's gonna miss this raggedy little business?

GRAFFITI PETE: What it do? Haha, great sunlight this morning.

SONNY: Yo cuz. We fixed the grate.

USNAVI: (to SONNY) What did I tell you about this punk?

SONNY: You have to commission an artist while his rate is still good!

GRAFFITI PETE: The first work in my new series.

(GRAFFITI PETE rolls down the gate.
There is a huge graffiti mural of ABUELA CLAUDIA that says PACIENCIA Y FE. Silence.)

GRAFFITI PETE: He hates it.

SONNY: Shh. He's forming an artistic opinion.

USNAVI: You did this last night?

GRAFFITI PETE: Yeah.

USNAVI: There goes my flight

SONNY: What?

USNAVI: Graffiti Pete, you're gonna need some new cans
Here's some money, finish up, there's been a slight change of plans

GRAFFITI PETE: Nice!

USNAVI: Listen up guys, you got a job, I'm not playin'
You gotta go now, tell the whole block I'm stayin'!
Y'all go ahead, tell everyone we know!
Sonny...

(USNAVI starts to say something, but gets choked up, motions to his own heart.)

USNAVI: Alright, go!
Yeah, I'm a streetlight, chillin' in the heat!
I illuminate the stories of the people in the street
Some have happy endings, some are bittersweet
But I know them all and that's what makes my life complete

NINA: We're home-

USNAVI: And if not me, who keeps our legacies?
Who's gonna keep the coffee sweet with secret recipes?
Abuela, rest in peace, you live in my memories
Sonny's gotta eat, and this corner is my destiny

SONNY/NINA/CARLA/DANIELA: We're home-

USNAVI: Brings out the best in me
We pass a test and we keep pressin' and yes indeed
You know I'll never leave
If you close your eyes that hydrant is a beach
That siren is a breeze, that fire escape's a leaf on a palm tree

COMMUNITY: We're home-

USNAVI: Abuela, I'm sorry
But I ain't goin' back because I'm telling your story!
And I can say goodbye to you smilin'
I found my island
I've been on it this whole time
I'm home!

COMMUNITY: We're home-
The hydrants are open
Cool breezes blow-

USNAVI: It's a wonderful life that I've known
"Merry Christmas you ole' building and loan!"
I'm home!

COMMUNITY: We're home-
The hydrants are open
Cool breezes blow-

USNAVI: Abuela, that ain't a stoop, that's your throne
Long after ya birds have all flown

USNAVI: I'm home!
Where the coffee's non-stop
And I drop this hip-hop
In my mom and pop shop
I'm home!

COMMUNITY: We're home!

USNAVI: Where people come
People go
Let me show all of these people what I know
There's no place like home!

COMMUNITY: We're home!

USNAVI: And let me set the record straight
I'm steppin' to Vanessa
I'm gettin' a second date!
I'm home!

COMMUNITY: We're home!

USNAVI: Where it's a hundred in the shade
But with patience and faith
We remain unafraid
I'm home!

COMMUNITY: Home!

USNAVI: You hear that music in the air?
Take the train to the top of the world
And I'm there
I'm

COMMUNITY: Home!

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