#BloggingAtoZ — Wait for It

I always tell people that my favorite song from Hamilton is “Burn” but I’d be lying if I didn’t readily admit that I wouldn’t want to live off the difference between that song and “Wait for It.”

“Wait for It” is my daughter’s favorite song from the musical, and when I learned that, for some reason, it caused me to play closer attention to the song to try to see what she saw, and it’s a good one.I don’t know what resonates with my daughter, but what resonates with me is the simple, obvious, but profound truths Burr shares when he says,

“Love doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep loving anyway.
We laugh and we cry and we break
And we make our mistakes.”

“Death doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep living anyway.
We rise and we fall and we break
And we make our mistakes.”

“Life doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes.
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall and we break
We fall and we make our mistakes.”

It’s like those phrases smacked me right in the face because they are so true and so powerful. And when they are put in the context of the song, the frustration and envy Burr feels for Hamilton, somehow it makes those sentiments all the more poignant. This song is instrumental in developing the audience’s relationship with Aaron Burr. We want to dislike him, especially knowing how his relationship with Hamilton is going to end, but he manages at times to garner enough sympathy in us that we can’t be filled with disdain for him — there’s a part that pities him, and that’s what makes the relationship with him so powerful.

I have been thinking about getting a Hamilton related tattoo, but I don’t want the show logo — too simple and obvious. But I like words and quotes, and this song offers some strong possibilities.

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