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"History Has Its Eyes On You (Off-Broadway)" is the 19th song of the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.

Lyrics

[WASHINGTON]
I was younger than you are now
The year was 1754
I was given my first command
I triggered the French and Indian war
I made every mistake
And felt the shame rise in me
And even now I lie awake


[WASHINGTON]
Knowing history has its eyes on me...


[LAURENS/MULLIGAN]
Woah...
Woah...
Woah...

Yeah



[HAMILTON/WASHINGTON]
History has its eyes on me...


[COMPANY]
Woah...
Woah...
Woah...

Yeah


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

[WASHINGTON & COMPANY]
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story

[WASHINGTON]
I know that we can win
I know that greatness lies in you
But remember from here on in


[WASHINGTON/HAMILTON & MEN]
History has its eyes on you


[ENSEMBLE]
Woah...
Woah...
Woah...



[FULL COMPANY]
History has its eyes on you

Trivia

  • There is only a small difference between this and the Broadway version. Washington mentioned the year of the French and Indian war and called it by name.
Songs in Hamilton (Off-Broadway Production)
Act One
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
Ladies Transition
Helpless
Satisfied
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Lafayette Interlude (Guns and Ships)
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us
Non-Stop
Act Two
What'd I Miss?
Cabinet Battle #1
Take a Break
Say No to This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle Two
Washington On Your Side
One Last Ride (One Last Time)
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
Hurricane
Congratulations
Burn
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive Philip
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives, Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
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