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Finale (Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story) Lyrics

[WASHINGTON]
Let me tell you what I wish I’d known
When I was young and dreamed of glory
You have no control:

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

[BURR]
President Jefferson:

[JEFFERSON]
I’ll give him this: his financial system is a
Work of genius. I couldn’t undo it if I tried
And I tried

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

[BURR]
President Madison:

[MADISON]
He took our country from bankruptcy to prosperity
I hate to admit it, but he doesn’t get enough credit
For all the credit he gave us

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Who lives
Who dies
Who tells your story?

[ANGELICA]
Every other founding father story gets told
Every other founding father gets to grow old

[BURR]
But when you’re gone, who remembers your name?
Who keeps your flame?

[BURR AND MEN]
Who tells your story?

Who tells your story?
[ANGELICA AND WOMEN]
Who tells your story?
Your story?

[WOMEN]
Eliza

[ELIZA]
I put myself back in the narrative

[WOMEN]
Eliza

[ELIZA]
I stop wasting time on tears
I live another fifty years
It’s not enough

[COMPANY]
Eliza

[ELIZA]
I interview every soldier who fought by your side

[MULLIGAN/LAFAYETTE/LAURENS]
She tells our story

[ELIZA]
I try to make sense of your thousands of pages of writings
You really do write like you’re running out of—

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
I rely on—

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
Angelica

[ELIZA]
While she’s alive—

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
We tell your story

[ELIZA]
She is buried in Trinity Church

[ELIZA AND ANGELICA]
Near you

[ELIZA]
When I needed her most, she was right on—

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
And I’m still not through
I ask myself, “What would you do if you had more—”

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
The Lord, in his kindness
He gives me what you always wanted
He gives me more—

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
I raise funds in D.C. for the Washington Monument

[WASHINGTON]
She tells my story

[ELIZA]
I speak out against slavery
You could have done so much more if you only had—

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
And when my time is up, have I done enough?

[ELIZA]
Will they tell our story? [COMPANY]
Will they tell your story?

[ELIZA]
Oh. Can I show you what I’m proudest of?

[COMPANY]
The orphanage

[ELIZA]
I established the first private orphanage in New York City

[COMPANY]
The orphanage

[ELIZA]
I help to raise hundreds of children
I get to see them growing up

[COMPANY]
The orphanage

[ELIZA]
In their eyes I see you, Alexander
I see you every—

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[ELIZA]
And when my time is up
Have I done enough?
Will they tell my story?

[COMPANY]
Will they tell your story?

[ELIZA]
Oh, I can’t wait to see you again
It’s only a matter of—

[ELIZA AND COMPANY]
Time

[COMPANY]
Will they tell your story?

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

Will they tell your story?

Who lives, who dies—
[COMPANY]
Time…


Time…

Time...

[FULL COMPANY]
Who tells your story?

Last Update: November, 12th 2015

Hamilton Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Alexander Hamilton
  3. Aaron Burr
  4. My Shot
  5. The Story of Tonight
  6. The Schuyler Sisters
  7. Farmer Refuted
  8. You'll Be Back
  9. Right Hand Man
  10. A Winter's Ball
  11. Helpless
  12. Satisfied
  13. The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
  14. Wait For It
  15. Stay Alive
  16. Ten Duel Commandments
  17. Meet Me Inside
  18. That Would Be Enough
  19. Guns and Ships
  20. History Has Its Eye on You
  21. Yorktown
  22. What Comes Next?
  23. Dear Theodosia
  24. Non-Stop
  25. Act 2
  26. What'd I Miss
  27. Cabinet Battle #1
  28. Take a Break
  29. Say No to This
  30. The Room Where It Happens
  31. Schuyler Defeated
  32. Cabinet Battle #2
  33. Washington on Your Side
  34. One Last Time
  35. I Know Him
  36. The Adams Administration
  37. We Know
  38. Hurricane
  39. The Reynolds Pamphlet
  40. Burn
  41. Blow Us All Away
  42. Stay Alive (Reprise)
  43. It's Quiet Uptown
  44. The Election of 1800
  45. The Obedient Servant
  46. Best of Wives and Best of Women
  47. The World Was Wide Enough
  48. Finale (Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story)

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