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Your Semester: As Told By Hamilton Lyrics

Hamilton, the hip-hop Broadway musical with a revolutionary take on a Revolutionary War hero, has enamored college students for its refreshing perspective on early American politics. But aside from being intellectually stimulating, the story of a young immigrant’s amibition is surprisingly relatable to the restless drive felt by many students. In honor of that kinship with the Ten Dollar Founding Father, here is your semester as told by Hamilton lyrics:

The Start of the Semester

With every word I drop knowledge,

I’m a diamond in the rough,

A shiny piece of coal,

Tryin’ to reach my goal

Nights Out

Raise a glass to freedom!

Something they can never take away,

No matter what they tell you.

The Next Morning

If I can prove that I never broke the law,

Do you promise never to tell another soul what you saw?




Stay alive until this horror show has passed.



Before Finals

In the eye of a hurricane,

There is quiet.

For just a moment,

The yellow sky.


How do you write like you’re running out of time?

Write day and night like you’re running out of time?


And of course, whether you’re founding a nation or studying for exams, everyone occasionally needs to take a break

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I'm an SPA major at American University who enjoys wearing black and ranting about the patriarchy. I write about gender, sexuality, race, and identity. 
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