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"Hurricane" is the 13th song of Act Two of the musical Hamilton, and the 36th song overall.

Hamilton is opposed by Burr, Jefferson, and Madison, who are all more than ready to damage his reputation best they can by lying to the public about his affair, saying instead he stole government funds. He is torn between two choices: to choose to keep the scandal to himself and damage his political reputation with Jefferson's lies, or to inform the public of his scandal himself, saving himself of lies but meanwhile forever cutting his personal reputation, as his wife Eliza Schuyler and son Philip Hamilton do not know about his relationship with Maria Reynolds.

He chooses to publish the scandal, realizes how sticking with the truth has helped him in the past.


In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

When I was seventeen, a hurricane destroyed my town
I didn't drown
I couldn't seem to die

I wrote my way out
Wrote everything down far as I could see
I wrote my way out
I looked up and the town had its eyes on me

They passed a plate around
Total strangers
Moved to kindness by my story
Raised enough for me to book a passage
On a ship that was New York bound

I wrote my way out of hell
I wrote my way to revolution
I was louder than the crack in the bell
I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell
I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well
And in the face of ignorance and resistance
I wrote financial systems into existence
And when my prayers to God were met with indifference
I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance

In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

I was twelve when my mother died
She was holding me
She was sick and she was holding me
I couldn't seem to die

Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it...

Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait...

I'll write my way out...

Write everything down, far as I can see...

I'll write my way out
Overwhelm them with honesty

History has its eyes on you

This is the eye of the hurricane
This is the only way I can protect my legacy

Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait...

The Reynolds Pamphlet.

Songs in Hamilton (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
A Winter's Ball
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
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
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 #2
Washington On Your Side
One Last Time
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
The Reynolds Pamphlet
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive (Reprise)
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives and Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story