One Last Time
Mister President, you asked to see me I know you're busy What do you need, sir Sir I wanna give you a word of warning Sir, I don't know what you heard But whatever it is, Jefferson started it Thomas Jefferson resigned this morning You're kidding I need a favor Whatever you say, sir, Jefferson will pay for this behavior Shh, talk less I'll use the press I'll write under a pseudonym, you'll see what I can do to him I need you to draft an address Yes, he resigned, you can finally speak your mind No, he's stepping down so he can run for President Ha, good luck defeating you, sir I'm stepping down, I'm not running for President I'm sorry, what One last time Relax, have a drink with me One last time Let's take a break tonight And then we'll teach them how to say goodbye To say goodbye You and I No, sir, why I wanna talk about neutrality Sir, with Britain and France on the verge of war, is this the best time I want to warn against partisan fighting But Pick up a pen, start writing I wanna talk about what I have learned The hard won wisdom I have earned As far as the people are concerned You have to serve, you could continue to serve No, one last time The people will hear from me One last time And if we get this right We're gonna teach ‘em how to say Goodbye You and I Mister President, they will say you're weak No, they will see we're strong Your position is so unique So I'll use it to move them along Why do you have to say goodbye If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on It outlives me when I'm gone Like the scripture says Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree And no one shall make them afraid They'll be safe in the nation we've made I wanna sit under my own vine and fig tree A moment alone in the shade At home in this nation we've made One last time One last time Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration I am unconscious of intentional error I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects Not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors I shall also carry with me The hope That my country will View them with indulgence And that After forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal The faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion As I myself must soon be to the mansions of rest I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat In which I promise myself to realize the sweet enjoyment of partaking In the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws Under a free government, the ever-favorite object of my heart And the happy reward, as I trust Of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers One last time George Washington's going home Teach 'em how to say goodbye George Washington's going home You and I George Washington's going home Going home George Washington's going home History has its eyes on you George Washington's going home We're gonna teach 'em how to say goodbye (teach 'em how to say goodbye) Teach 'em how To say goodbye To say goodbye (say goodbye) Say goodbye (say goodbye) One last time
Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
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