The Election of 1800
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom, Jr.
The election of eighteen-hundred Can we get back to politics? (Please?) yo Every action has its equal, opposite reaction John Adams shat the bed, I love the guy, but he’s in traction Poor Alexander Hamilton, he is missing in action So now I’m facing (Aaron Burr) with his own faction He’s very attractive in the North, New Yorkers like his chances He’s not very forthcoming on any particular stances Ask him a question, it glances off, he obfuscates, he dances And they say I’m a Francophile, at least they know I know where France is Thomas that’s the problem, see, they see Burr as a less extreme you (ha) You need to change course, a key endorsement might redeem you Who did you have in mind? Don’t laugh Who is it? You used to work on the same staff (What?) it might be nice, it might be nice To get Hamilton on your side It might be nice, it might be nice To get Hamilton on your side Talk less (Burr!) Smile more (Burr!) Don’t let ‘em know what you’re against or what you’re for (Burr!) Shake hands with him (Burr!) Charm her (Burr!) It’s eighteen hundred, ladies, tell your husbands vote for (Burr!) I don’t like Adams Well, he’s gonna lose, that’s just defeatist And Jefferson In love with France Yeah, he’s so elitist I like that Aaron Burr I can’t believe we’re here with him He seems approachable? Like you could grab a beer with him Dear Mr. Hamilton Your fellow Fed’ralists would like to know how you’ll be voting (It’s quiet uptown) dear Mr. Hamilton John Adams doesn’t stand a chance, so who are you promoting? (It’s quiet uptown) Jefferson or Burr, Jefferson or Burr? we know it’s lose-lose Jefferson or Burr? but if you had to choose Dear Mr. Hamilton John Adams doesn’t stand a chance, so who are you promoting? But if you had to choose Well, if it isn’t Aaron Burr, sir? Alexander You’ve created quite a stir, sir I’m going door to door You’re openly campaigning? Sure That’s new Honestly, it’s kind of draining Burr Sir! Is there anything you wouldn’t do? No I’m chasing what I want, and you know what? What? I learned that from you If you had to choose If you had to choose It’s a tie If you had to choose If you had to choose It’s up to the delegates If you had to choose If you had to choose It’s up to Hamilton If you had to choose If you had to choose (Jefferson or Burr?) If you had to choose, choose (Jefferson or Burr?) Yo (oh!) The people are asking to hear my voice (oh!) For the country is facing a difficult choice (oh!) And if you were to ask me who I’d promote (oh!) Jefferson has my vote (oh!) I have never agreed with Jefferson once (oh!) We have fought on like seventy-five different fronts (oh!) But when all is said and all is done Jefferson has beliefs, Burr has none (ooh!) Well, I’ll be damned Well, I’ll be damned Hamilton’s on your side Well, I’ll be damned Well, I’ll be damned And? You won in a landslide! Congrats on a race well-run I did give you a fight Uh-huh? I look forward to our partnership Our partnership? As your vice-President Ha-ha-ha-ha, yeah, right You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin’ bout "I look forward to our partnership" It is crazy that the guy who comes in second gets to be vice-President Ooh, you know what, we can change that, you know why? (why?) 'cause I’m the President! Burr, when you see Hamilton, thank him for the endorsement
Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
Discuss the The Election of 1800 Lyrics with the community:
Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:
"The Election of 1800 Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 29 Sep. 2023. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/32212201/Lin-Manuel+Miranda/The+Election+of+1800>.