"My Shot"

Alexander Hamilton

audition cut

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"My Shot" – Audition Cut

 

Track with Lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic7NqP_YGlg

Start: 0:00 --- End: 0:48

 

Track Instrumental

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNwAR1phXq0

Start: 0:00 --- End: 0:48
 

 

[Hamilton:] 

I am not throwing away my shot!
I am not throwing away my shot!
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy and hungry
And I'm not throwing away my shot!


I'mma get a scholarship to King's College
I prob'ly shouldn't brag, but dang, I amaze and astonish
The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish
I gotta holler just to be heard
With every word, I drop knowledge!


I'm a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
Tryin' to reach my goal. My power of speech: unimpeachable
Only nineteen but my mind is older
These New York City streets get colder, I shoulder


Ev'ry burden, ev'ry disadvantage
I have learned to manage, I don't have a gun to brandish
I walk these streets famished
The plan is to fan this spark into a flame
But dag, it's getting dark, so let me spell out the name
I am the

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