It's Quiet Uptown

Album: The Hamilton Mixtape (2016)
  • 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
    Then push away the unimaginable
    The moments when you're in so deep
    Feels easier to just swim down
    And so they 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
    A sign of the cross at the door
    And I pray
    That never used to happen before

    (If you see him in the street, walking by himself
    Talking to himself, have pity)
    You would like it uptown, it's quiet uptown
    (He is working through the unimaginable
    His hair has gone grey, he passes every day
    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
    But hear me out, that would be enough

    If I could 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 me stay here by your side
    And that would be enough

    (If you see him in the street, walking by her side
    Talking by her side, have pity)
    Do you like it uptown? It's quiet uptown
    (He is trying to do the unimaginable
    See them walking in the park, long after dark)
    Taking in the sights of the city
    Look around, look around, look around
    (They are trying to do the unimaginable)

    There are moments that 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 in the garden
    Standing there side by side
    She takes his hand
    It's quiet uptown

    Forgiveness, can you imagine?
    Forgiveness, can you imagine?

    (If you see him in the street, walking by her side
    Talking by her side, have pity)
    Look around, look around
    They are going through the unimaginable Writer/s: Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Jacquelyn from Canada oh my gods. This song is so amazing, and I think Kelly Clarkson did a really good job covering it. Personally, I prefer the Original Broadway cast Recording of it, since there is more than one person singing, but this version is amazing as well. I cry almost every time I listen to this
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