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Applications are hard. Hamilton the musical is great. Hopefully these two things will balance each other out.
When you’re getting hype & motivated — “My Shot”
“I’m ‘a get a scholarship to King’s College
I prob’ly shouldn’t brag, but dag, 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 past patiently waiting. I’m passionately
Smashing every expectation
Every action’s an act of creation!”
When your parents, teachers, & counselors cheer you on — “Dear Theodosia”
“We’ll give the world to you
And you’ll blow us all away
Yeah, you’ll blow us all away”
When you’ve found your dream school — “Satisfied”
“You strike me as a [student] who has never been satisfied.
I’m sure I don’t know what you mean. You forget yourself.
You’re like me. I’m never satisfied.
Is that right?
I have never been satisfied.”
“So this is what it feels like to match wits
With someone at your level! What the hell is the catch? It’s
The feeling of freedom, of seein’ the light
It’s Ben Franklin with a key and a kite! You see it, right?”
When you’re filling out your applications — “Non-Stop”
“How do you write like tomorrow won’t arrive?
How do you write like you need it to survive?
How do you write every second you’re alive?”
When you’re describing yourself in your applications — “Alexander Hamilton”
“Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
By being a lot smarter
By being a self-starter”
“There’s a million things I haven’t done — just you wait.
Just you wait.”
When you’re feeling burnt-out by the process — “That Would Be Enough”
“Look at where you are.
Look at where you started.
The fact that you’re alive is a miracle
Just stay alive, that would be enough!”
When you need a reminder of your own worth — “Wait for It”
“I am an original, I am inimitable!”
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