Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton sing of their hopes for the futures of their loved ones - for Burr being his daughter Theodosia and for Hamilton, his son, Philip. They vow to be there for their children, to substitute for the absence of their fathers during their childhoods. It is a sweet song with no company inclusion, only the two men swept away with pride and love for their children. It is different from many of the other hard, rap songs in Hamilton, it is sweet and slow.
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- Lin-Manuel Miranda stated that though this song is meant to be sweet, there is also a hint of irony in its lyrics . Though both men sing of keeping their children safe from harm, Philip was shot to death in a duel [died by bullet wound] and Theodosia was lost at sea. In his words, "both were literally or figuratively blown away at the prime of life".
- The irony in these words is revealed in Blow Us All Away, which are the exact lyrics in this song but used in an event when Philip is caught in a duel which will, eventually, end his life.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the song the week he adopted his dog Tobillo.