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  • The part in "Alexander Hamilton" where he moves in with his cousin, who commits suicide. Just imagine Hamilton going through that right after his mother's death. Not only was Hamilton twelve at the time, he was just as sick at the same time his mother was. Small wonder he refers to the incident wryly remarking he couldn't even seem to accomplish the simple act of dying.
  • The implications of "You'll Be Back." King George III sees the colonies as an increasingly distant and loveless lover, and is willing to go to war and "send a fully-armed batallion" to get them to love him again. Also, this line:
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    • It doesn't help that the song is riddled with Domestic Abuse parallels. "You'll be back. Soon you'll see. You'll remember you belong to me..."
    • This line from "I Know Him" isn't much better:
    King George III: They will tear each other to pieces... Jesus Christ, this will be fun!
  • To make all of the above worse, take in the obvious fact that this guy is the king.
  • The instrumentals for "The Room Where it Happens" are fairly creepy.
  • The beginning of "Your Obedient Servant", which has Burr extremely angry at Hamilton for endorsing Jefferson over him. The line "YOU'VE KEPT ME FROM THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS... for the last time" is rather chilling.
    • Later in the song:
    Burr: Be careful how you proceed, good man
    Intemperate indeed, good man
    Answer for the accusations I lay at your feet or prepare to bleed, good man
  • Alexander's dying monologue during "The World Was Wide Enough" is not only deeply heartbreaking, but chilling. It's arranged to sound like an impassioned slam poem, with only his panicking voice ("There is no beat, no melody") and the eerie sound of distant wind. And then there's the way repeating "rise up, rise up, rise up" over and over.
  • From the mixtape, "Valley Forge," which presumably got reworked into "Stay Alive." The sense of hopelessness and terror, mixed with the haunting background vocals, makes it one chilling number.
    • Although it's a little lighter in tone and has a couple funny lines, "Stay Alive" itself counts as well. It's instrumental, while more hopeful than "Valley Forge", evokes a sense of urgency and fear. It gets worse in the Reprise, where there is NO humor as Phillip is dying. Then you notice the beat is different from the original song, and you realize that it's Phillip's heartbeat, which stops when he dies.
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  • To a lesser extent, "Cabinet Battle #3," a demo of a Cut Song on the Mixtape. The distorted voices (necessary to tell who's speaking, since Miranda is playing all the characters in this version), very simple background music, and the constant bell and clocks ticking in the background make it quite unnerving to listen to. Made worse by how utterly resigned and hopeless everyone sounds, Washington in particular.
  • Many fans have noted the similarities between "Hurricane" and a PTSD episode. It's immediately followed by "The Reynolds Pamphlet", which if anything is even more disturbing, between the distorted vocals and the mocking from Jefferson, Madison and Burr. It quite appropriately sounds like the soundtrack to someone's life falling apart.
  • The April Hamildrop "First Burn" is a preliminary draft of Burn sang by five Elizas. The tone is much more angry than the actual Burn but the beginning has an ominous almost music box version of the beginning of Burn that's just kinda off...
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  • Near the beginning of "Right Hand Man", George Washington is bombastically introduced like a professional wrestler, the chorus shouting "HERE COMES THE GENERAL!", Burr enthusiastically hyping him up to the audience, and Hamilton referring to him as the one man who can lead the army. This is George Washington, the man seen as the symbolic "father" of the United States and who is held up as a hero by Americans to this day. When he arrives, what are the first words out of the mouth of this great man?
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