Avox in Arcadia (perpetual) wrote,
Avox in Arcadia

There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait...

I should have bought or otherwise found a way to listen to Hamilton: an American Musical as soon as I started hearing about it, but even if I had I doubt I ever would have managed to get tickets back when it was possible. So I'm late to the game as usual, but as for a live performance, we'll call this one a maybe someday.

Here are a few lines that are sticking with me (aside from, you know, the whole thing):

"He looked at me like I was stupid - I'm not stupid -"
Most people would just say the first part without having to clarify why it was insulting to be considered stupid, but not Alexander Hamilton, no sir (Burr).

"You know I'm just like my country, I'm young, scrappy, and hungry."
Patriotism, yo. None of those are even necessarily positive qualities but it just resonates so much that when you find yourself in your country and vice versa, you find the power in both.

"Oui oui, mon ami, je m'appelle Lafayette,
The Lancelot of the revolutionary set!"

Yes you are. Guess what, France, we're friends again. Don't thank me, thank Lafayette.

"I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love."
"They will tear each other into pieces, Jesus Christ this will be fun!"
Dammit, England! We're not friends anymore! It's not my fault, it's King George's fault.

"Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now!"
Perspective, yo. We look back at the women of history and pity them for being "a girl in a world where my only job is to marry rich," but how did they see it? Meanwhile, we've got the rights they lacked and a storm of amazing things are happening around us too, and we're miserable.

"Martha Washington named a feral tomcat after him." "That's true."
Sorry if I just spoiled that line for anyone. This song was too funny.

"All I got's my honor, a tolerance for pain,
A couple'a college credits and my top-notch brain."

I think it's the inclusion of the tolerance for pain that makes this one for me. Here's a guy who can identify his advantages, for sure.

"Immigrants: we get the job done."

"My name is Hercules Mulligan, I need no introduction, you knock me down I get the fuck back up again!"
You know what? It's not even about the line. It's the plain fact that an actual historical figure had the badass mofo name of HERCULES MULLIGAN.

"No more Mister Nice President!"

"I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
I love my sister more than anything in life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time."

My God what a heartbreaker. The Schuyler sisters...

"Everything's legal in New Jersey."
Ah, New Jersey, buttmonkey of the East Coast, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Anyone else like musicals? Anyone else like this one?
Tags: music

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