Carnaval Del Barrio Lyrics

2008 Broadway
In The Heights the Musical - Carnaval Del Barrio Lyrics

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

DANIELA:
Hey... Hey...
What's this tonteria that I'm seeing on the street?
I never thought I'd see the day...
Since when are Latin people scared of heat?
When i was a little girl
growing up in the hills of Vega Alta
my favorite time of year was Chrstmas time!
Ask me why!

CARLA: Why?

DANIELA:
There wasn't an ounce of snow
But, oh, the coquito would flow
As we sang the aguinaldo
The carnaval would begin to grow!
Business is closed, and we're about to go...
Let's have a carnaval del barrio!

PIRAGUA GUY: Wepa!

DANIELA:
Carnaval del barrio!
Carnaval del barrio!
Carnaval...

PIRAGUA GUY: Carnaval!

DANIELA: Del barrio...

PIRAGUA GUY: Barrio!

DANIELA: Carnaval...

SONNY/PIRAGUA GUY: Carnaval!

DANIELA: Del barrio...

SONNY/PIRAGUA GUY: Barrio!

DANIELA:
We don't need electricidad
Get off your butt, avanza
Saca la maraca, bring your tambourine
Come and join the parranda

PIRAGUA GUY: Wepa!

DANIELA, THEN COMMUNITY: Carnaval Del barrio (x4)

CARLA: Ohh, me me me, Dani I have a question
I don't know what you're cantando

DANIELA:
Just make it up as you go
We are improvisando:
Lai le lo lai lo le lo lai
You can sing anything

CARLA: Wha?

Carla, whatever pops into your head
Just so long as you sing

CARLA:
Ummm...
My mom is Dominican-Cuban
My dad is from Chile and P.R.,
which means:
I'm Chile-...Dominica-Rican!
But I always say I'm from Queens!

PIRAGUA GUY: Wepaaa!

DANIELA THEN COMMUNITY: Carnaval
Del barrio (x2)

VANESSA:
Yo!
Why is everyone so happy?
We are sweating and we have no power
I've gotta get out of here soon
This block's getting worse by the hour!
You can't even go to the club with a friend
Without having somebody shove you!

DANIELA:
Ay, por favor
Vanessa don't pretend that Usnavi's your friend
We all know that he love you!

COMMUNITY: Ohhhh!!!

CARLA: Wow, now that you mention that sexual tension, it's easy to see!

VANESSA: Yo this is bogus...

DANIELA: Haven't you noticed you get all your coffee for free?

DANIELA THEN COMMUNITY: Carnaval
Del Barrio (x2)

NEIGHBOR: Here comes Usnavi!

USNAVI:
Yo, yo, yo y-y-yo-yo
Now, now, everyone gather 'round, sit down, listen,
I got an announcement
Wow, it involves large amounts, it's
Somewhere in the range of 96,000
Atencion, I'm closing shop
Sonny, grab everybody a soda pop!
Yo, grab a bottle, kiss it up to God,
Cuz Abuela Claudia just won the lotto!
Abuela Claudia won the lotto
We're bookin a flight for D.R. tomorrow

COMMUNITY:
Oh my gah!
Alza la bandera
La bandera Dominicana
Alza la bandera
La bandera Puertoriquena
Alza la bandera
La bandera Mejicana
Alza la bandera
La bandera Cubana

PIRAGUA GUY:
Parriba esa bandera
Alzala donde quiera
Recuerdo de mi tierra

COMMUNITY: Hey! Hey!

PIRAGUA GUY/ USNAVI:
Me acuerdo de mi tierra...
Esa bonita bandera!
Contiene mi alma entera!
Y cuando yo me muera,
Entierrame en mi tierra!

COMMUNITY: Hey! Hey!

DANIELA: Everything changes today

COMMUNITY: Hey!

DANIELA/ CARLA: Usnavi's on his way

COMMUNITY: Hey!

Off to a better place

COMMUNITY: Hey!

Look at Vanessa's face!

BENNY: Everything changes today...

USNAVI: Hey!

BENNY: Goodbye, Mr. Rosario...

USNAVI: Okay!

BENNY: I'm taking over the barrio!

USNAVI/DANIELA/CARLA: We're getting out of the barrio!

DANIELA: Hey, Mr. Benny, have you seen any horses today?

COMMUNITY: Hey!

BENNY: What do you mean?

DANIELA: I heard you and Nina went for a roll in the-

COMMUNITY: Hay! Hey! Ohhhhh!

WOMEN THEN MEN:
Benny and Nina
Sitting in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Que bochinche
Nina and Benny
K-I-S-S-I-N-G

SONNY: Hold up, wait a minute

GUYS: Wait a minute!

SONNY:
Usnavi's leavin' us for the Dominican Republic?
And Benny went and stole the girl that I'm in love with?
She was my babysitter first!

GUYS: Whoo!

SONNY:
Listen up, this is what ya'll want?
We close this bodega,
The neighborhood is gone!
They selling the dispatch,
They closing the salon
And they'll never turn the lights back on cuz-

WITH VANESSA: We are powerless, we are powerless!

SONNY:
But ya'll keep dancin' and singin' and celebratin'
But it's gettin' late and this place is disintegratin' and-

WITH VANESSA: We are powerless, we are powerless!

USNAVI: Alright we are powerless, so light up a candle!
There's nothing going on here that we can't handle!

SONNY: You don't understand, I'm not trying to be funny!

USNAVI: We're gonna give a third of the money to you, Sonny!

SONNY: What?

USNAVI: Yeah, yeah...

SONNY: For real?

USNAVI: Yes!
Maybe you're right, Sonny.
Call in the coroners
Maybe we're powerless, a corner full of foreigners.
Maybe this neighborhood's changing forever
Maybe tonight is our last night together, however!
How do you wanna face it?
Do you wanna waste it, when the end is so close you can taste it?
Y'all could cry with your head in the sand
I'm a fly this flag that I got in my hand!

PIRAGUA GUY: Parriba esa bandera

COMMUNITY: Hey!

PIRAGUA GUY: Alzala donde quiera

COMMUNITY: Hey!

USNAVI: Can we raise our voice tonight?
Can we make a little noise tonight?

COMMUNITY: Hey!

PIRAGUA GUY/DANIELA/CARLA: Esa bonita bandera
Contiene mi alma entera

COMMUNITY: Hey! Hey!

USNAVI: In fact, can we sing so loud and raucous
They can hear us across the bridge in East Seacaucus?

COMMUNITY: Parriba esa bandera!
Alzala donde quiera! Carnaval Del Barrio...

USNAVI: From Puerto Rico to Santo Domingo
Wherever we go
We rep our people and the beat go...

COMMUNITY: Esa bonita bandera!
Contiene mi alma entera!
Carnaval Del Barrio...

USNAVI:
Vanessa, for get about what coulda been
Dance with me, one last night, in the hood again.

DANIELA/CARLA: Wepa!

COMMUNITY:
Carnaval del barrio
Carnaval del barrio
Carnaval del barrio

DANIELA: P'arriba esa bandera

WITH COMMUNINTY: Carnaval Del Barrio. Oye!

DANIELA: Y cuando yo me muera
Entierrame en mi tierra!

WITH COMMUNITY: Del barrio. Del barrio

COMMUNITY: Alza la bandera. La bandera Dominicana

WITH DANIELA: Alza la bandera. Alza la bandera

COMMUNITY: La bandera Puertoriquena. Alza la bandera

WITH DANIELA: La bandera Mejicana. Adios, adios, adios

COMMUNITY: Alza la bandera
La bandera. La bandera
La bandera. La bandera
Alza la bandera!

(ALL CHEER)

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