In The Heights - When You're Home Lyrics

2008 Broadway
In The Heights the Musical - When You're Home Lyrics

Original song "When You're Home" from the musical In The Heights is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

NINA: I used to think we lived at the top of the world
When the world was just a subway map
And the 1 slash 9 climbed a dotted line to my place

BENNY: There's no 9 train now

NINA: Right
I used to think the Bronx was a place in the sky
When the world was just a subway map
And my thoughts took shape

NINA/BENNY: On that fire escape

NINA: Can you remind me of what it was like
At the top of the world?

BENNY: Come with me
We begin July with a stop at my corner fire hydrant

NINA: You would open it every summer

BENNY: I would bust it with a wrench till my face got drenched
Till I heard the sirens
Then I ran like hell

NINA: You ran like hell

BENNY: Yeah I ran like hell

NINA: I remember well

BENNY: To your father's dispatch window,
"Hey, let me in, yo
They're coming to get me!"

NINA: You were always in constant trouble-

BENNY: Then your dad would act all snide
But he let me hide
You'd be there inside

NINA: Life was easier then

BENNY: Nina, everything is easier when you're home
The street's a little kinder
When you're home
Can't you see
That the day seems clearer
Now that you are here or is it me
Maybe it's just me
We gotta go I gotta show you all I know
The sun is setting and the light is getting low

NINA: Are we going to Castle Garden?

BENNY: Maybe, maybe not, but way to take a shot, when the day is hot
I got a perfect shady spot a little ways away that oughta cool us down

NINA: Cool us down-

BENNY: Welcome back to town

NINA: Now, back in high school when it darkened
You'd hang out in Bennett Park and

BENNY: Usnavi would bring his radio...

NINA: As I walked home from Senior Studies
I'd see you rapping with your buddies

BENNY: With the volume high

NINA: I walked on by

BENNY: You walked on by-

RAPPERS: No pare, sigue sigue! (x7)

BENNY/COMMUNITY: When you're home

BENNY: Oh, the summer night are cooler

BENNY/COMMUNITY: When you're home

NINA: Now that you're here with me

BENNY: And that song you're hearing is the neighborhood just cheering you along

NINA: Don't say that

BENNY: What's wrong?

NINA: Don't say that!
When I was younger I'd imagine what would happen if my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico
Who would I be if I had never seen Manhattan
If I lived in Puerto Rico with my people?
My people...
I feel like all my life I've tried to find the answer
Working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can
I thought I might find the answers out at Stanford
But I'd stare out at the sea
Thinking, Where am I supposed to be?
So please don't say you're proud of me, when I've lost my way

BENNY: Then can I say
I couldn't get my mind off you all day
Now listen to me
That may be how you perceive it
But Nina please believe that when you find your way again
You're gonna change the world and then
We're all gonna brag and say
We knew her when
This was your home

NINA: I'm home-

BENNY: Welcome home-

NINA: When you're here with me-

BENNY: Welcome home-

NINA: I used to think we lived at the top of the world

BENNY: Welcome home-

NINA: I'm home-

(at the same time)
BENNY: You're finally home-
You're home!

NINA: I'm home. I'm home

Read more: In The Heights the Musical Lyrics

2008 Broadway
In The Heights: the Musical Lyrics

In the Heights Opening
Benny's Dispatch
It Won't Be Long Now
No Me Diga
Paciencia y Fe (Patience and Faith)
When You're Home
The Club
Hundreds of Stories
Carnaval Del Barrio
Everything I Know
Piragua (Reprise)
When the Sun Goes Down