"It's Quiet Uptown" is the 18th song of Act Two of Hamilton. It is the 41st song overall.

Heartbroken after Philip's death, the Hamiltons move uptown and cope with their loss. Alexander begs for Eliza's forgiveness for everything he's caused her, which she eventually accepts, and they mend their relationship, taking on their loss together.


There are moments that the words don't reach
There is suffering too terrible to name
You hold your child as tight as you can
And push away the unimaginable

There are moments when you're in so deep
It feels easier to just swim down...

The Hamiltons move uptown
And learn to live with the unimaginable

I spend hours in the garden
I walk alone to the store
And it's quiet uptown
I never liked the quiet before

I take the children to church on Sunday
The sign of the cross at the door
And I pray...
That never used to happen before

If you see him the street
Walking by himself
Talking to himself
Have pity

Phillip you would like it uptown
It's quiet uptown

He is working through the unimaginable

His hair has gone grey
He passes everyday
They say he walks the length of the city

You knock me out I fall apart

Can you imagine

Look at where we are
Look at where we started
I know I don't deserve you Eliza
But hear me out
That would be enough

If I spare his life
If I could trade his life for mine
He'd be standing here right now
And you would smile
And that would be enough

I don't pretend to know
The challenges we're facing
I know there's no replacing what we've lost
And you need time

But I'm not afraid
I know who I married
Just let stay here by your side
That would be enough

If you see him in the street
Walking by her side
Talking by her side
Have pity

Eliza do you like it uptown
It's quiet uptown

He is working through the unimaginable

There are moments when the words don't reach
There's a grace too powerful to name
We push away what we can never understand
We push away the unimaginable

They are standing the garden
Alexander by Eliza's side
She takes his hand

It's quiet uptown

Can you imagine
Can you imagine

If you see in the street
Walking by her side
Talking by her side
Have pity
They going through the unimaginable


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
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
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