Helpless

Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016)
  • Yeah
    Like the way I came here
    Rule
    Shanti
    Lin (woo!)

    Baby, I'm helpless, yeah
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
    Helpless, baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    I ain't never been the type to try and grab the spotlight
    We were at the revel with some rebels on a hot night
    Laughin' at my sister as she's dazzling the room
    Then you walked in and my heart sang
    Tryin' to catch your eye from the side of the ballroom
    Everybody dancin' and the bass top volume
    Grind to the rhythm as we wine and dine
    Saying to myself, baby
    "This one's mine"

    Shorty made her way across the room to you
    And I got nervous, thinking, "What's she gonna do?"
    She grabbed you by the arm, I'm thinkin', "I'm through"
    Then you look back at me and suddenly I'm

    Helpless, yeah
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
    Helpless, baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    Helpless, yeah
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
    Helpless, baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    One week later, I'm writin' a letter nightly
    Now my life gets better, every letter that you write me
    Laughin' at this girl, 'cause she wants to form a harem
    No, I ain't sharin'

    Two weeks later, in the living room stressin'
    My father's stone-faced while you're asking for his blessin'
    I'm dying inside, as you wine and dine
    And I'm tryin' not to cry
    'Cause there's nothing that your mind can't do

    My father makes his way across the room to you
    I panic for a second, thinking "we're through"
    But then he shakes your hand and says "be true"
    And you turn back to me, smiling, and I'm

    Helpless, yeah
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
    Helpless, baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    Helpless, yeah
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
    Helpless, (so helpless) baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    Ashanti, I ain't got a dollar to my name
    An acre of land, a troop to command, a dollop of fame
    All I have's my honor, a tolerance for pain
    A couple of college credits and my top-notch brain
    Insane, your family brings out a different side of me
    Peggy confides in me, Angelica tried to take a bite of me
    No stress, my love for you is never in doubt
    We'll get a little place in Queens and we'll figure it out
    I've been livin' without a family since I was a child
    My father died, my mama cried, I grew up buck wild
    But I'll never forget my mother's face, that was real
    As long as I'm alive, Ashanti, swear to God
    You'll never feel so (baby, I'm)

    Helpless, yeah
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm
    Helpless, baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    Helpless, yeah (I'm so helpless)
    Look into your eyes, and the sky's the limit, I'm ('cause you know that I'm)
    Helpless, baby
    Down for the count, and I'm drownin' in 'em

    Baby, I'm (yeah)
    Mm, so into you (so into you) Writer/s: Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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