The Film When It Happens Lyrics

2016 An American Parody of the Broadway show Hamilton
Spamilton the Musical - The Film When It Happens Lyrics

BURR: Ah, Mister Secretary
HAMILTON: Mister Burr, sir
BURR: Did ya hear the news about good old General Mercer?
HAMILTON: No
BURR: You know Clermont Street?
HAMILTON: Yeah
BURR: They renamed it after him. The Mercer legacy is secure
HAMILTON: Sure
BURR: And all he had to do was die
HAMILTON: That's a lot less work
BURR: We oughta give it a try
HAMILTON: Ha
BURR: Now how're you gonna get your debt plan through?
HAMILTON: I guess I'm gonna fin'ly have to listen to you
BURR: Really?
HAMILTON: "Talk less. Smile more."
BURR: Ha
HAMILTON: Do whatever it takes to get my plan on the Congress floor
BURR: Now, Madison and Jefferson are merciless.
HAMILTON: Well, hate the sin, love the sinner
MADISON: Hamilton!
HAMILTON: I'm sorry Burr, I've gotta go
BURR: But—
HAMILTON: Decisions are happening over dinner
BURR: Two Virginians and an immigrant walk into a room
BURR AND ENSEMBLE: Diametric'ly opposed, foes
BURR: They emerge with a compromise, having opened doors that were
BURR AND ENSEMBLE: Previously closed
ENSEMBLE: Bros

BURR:
The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power
A system he can shape however he wants
The Virginians emerge with the nation's capital
And here's the piece de resistance
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one really knows how the game is played
The art of the trade
How the sausage gets made
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens.

BURR AND COMPANY: Thomas claims

JEFFERSON:
Alexander was on Washington's doorstep one day
In distress ‘n disarray
BURR AND COMPANY: Thomas claims

JEFFERSON: Alexander said
HAMILTON: I've nowhere else to turn!

JEFFERSON: And basic'ly begged me to join the fray
BURR AND COMPANY: Thomas claims

JEFFERSON: I approached Madison and said
"I know you hate ‘im, but let's hear what he has to say."

BURR AND COMPANY: Thomas claims
JEFFERSON: Well, I arranged the meeting
I arranged the menu, the venue, the seating

BURR: But! No one else was in
BURR AND COMPANY: The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
BURR: No one else was in
BURR AND COMPANY: The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
BURR: No one really knows how the
Parties get to yesssss
The pieces that are sacrificed in
Ev'ry game of chesssss
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in
The room where it happens.
BURR AND COMPANY: Meanwhile
BURR: Madison is grappling with the fact
that not ev'ry issue can be settled by committee
COMPANY: Meanwhile
BURR: Congress is fighting over where to put the capital—
COMPANY: Hhh!
BURR: It isn't pretty
Then Jefferson approaches with a dinner and invite
And Madison responds with Virginian insight:
MADISON: Maybe we can solve one problem with another
and win a victory for the Southerners, in other words
JEFFERSON: Oh-ho!
MADISON: A quid pro quo
JEFFERSON: I suppose
MADISON: Wouldn't you like to work a little closer to home?
JEFFERSON: Actually, I would
MADISON: Well, I propose the Potomac
JEFFERSON: And you'll provide him his votes?
MADISON: Well, we'll see how it goes
JEFFERSON: Let's go
BURR: No!
COMPANY: one else was in
The room where it happened
BURR AND COMPANY: The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
BURR: My God!
BURR AND COMPANY: In God we trust
But we'll never really know what got discussed
Click-boom then it happened
BURR: And no one else was in the room where it happened
COMPANY: Alexander Hamilton!
BURR: What did they say to you to get you
to sell New York City down the river?
COMPANY: Alexander Hamilton!
BURR: Did Washington know about the dinner?
Was there Presidential pressure to deliver?
COMPANY: Alexander Hamilton!
BURR: Or did you know, even then, it doesn't matter
Where you put the U.S. Capital?
HAMILTON: Cuz we'll have the banks
We're in the same spot
BURR: You got more than you gave
HAMILTON: And I wanted what I got
When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game
But you don't get a win unless you play in the game
Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it
You get nothing if you…
HAMILTON AND COMPANY: Wait for it, wait for it, wait!
HAMILTON: God help and forgive me
I wanna build
Something that's gonna
Outlive me
HAMILTON/JEFFERSON/MADISON/WASHINGTON: What do you want, Burr?
What do you want, Burr?
If you stand for nothing
Burr, then what do you fall for?
BURR: I wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
I wanna be in
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
BURR AND COMPANY: I wanna be in the room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
I wanna be in the room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
I wanna be in the room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
I wanna be in the room where it happens
The room where it happens
The room where it happens
COMPANY: The art of the compromise—
BURR: Hold your nose and close your eyes
COMPANY: We want our leaders to save the day—
BURR: But we don't get a say in what they trade away
COMPANY: We dream of a brand new start—
BURR: But we dream in the dark for the most part
BURR AND COMPANY: Dark as a tomb where it happens
BURR AND COMPANY: I've got to be in the room where it happens
I've got to be... The room where it happens
I've got to be... The room where it happens
Oh, I've got to be in the room where it happens
I've got to be, I've gotta be, I wanna be…
In the room!
Where it happens!
Click-boom!

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