Lin-Manuel Miranda - The Room Where It Happens Lyrics




[Burr:]
Ah, Mister Secretary

[Hamilton:]
Mister Burr, sir

[Burr:]
Didja hear the news about good old General Mercer?

[Hamilton:]
No

[Burr:]
You know Clermont Street?

[Hamilton:]
Yeah

[Burr:]
They renamed it after him
The Mercer legacy is secure

[Hamilton:]
Sure

[Burr:]
And all he had to do was die

[Hamilton:]
That's a lot less work

[Burr:]
We oughta give it a try

[Hamilton:]
Ha

[Burr:]
Now how're you gonna get your debt plan through?

[Hamilton:]
I guess I'm gonna fin'ly have to listen to you

[Burr:]
Really?

[Hamilton:]
"Talk less. Smile more."

[Burr:]
Ha ha

[Hamilton:]
Do whatever it takes to get my plan on the Congress floor

[Burr:]
Now, Madison and Jefferson are merciless

[Hamilton:]
Well, hate the sin, love the sinner

[Madison:]
Hamilton!

[Hamilton:]
I'm sorry Burr, I've gotta go

[Burr:]
But...

[Hamilton:]
Decisions are happening over dinner

[Burr:]
Two Virginians and an immigrant walk into a room

[Burr and Ensemble:]
Diametric'ly opposed, foes

[Burr:]
They emerge with a compromise, having opened doors that were

[Burr and Ensemble:]
Previously closed

[Ensemble:]
Bros

[Burr:]
The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power
A system he can shape however he wants
The Virginians emerge with the nation's capital
And here's the pièce de résistance:

[Burr (Ensemble):]
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened (The room where it happened)
The room where it happened
The room where it happened (The room where it happened)
No one really knows how the game is played (Game is played)
The art of the trade
How the sausage gets made (How the sausage gets made)
We just assume that it happens (Assume that it happens)
But no one else is in
The room where it happens (The room where it happens)

[Burr and Company:]
Thomas claims

[Jefferson:]
Alexander was on Washington's doorstep one day
In distress 'n disarray

[Burr and Company:]
Thomas claims

[Jefferson:]
Alexander said

[Hamilton:]
I've nowhere else to turn!

[Jefferson:]
And basic'ly begged me to join the fray

[Burr and Company:]
Thomas claims

[Jefferson:]
I approached Madison and said,
"I know you hate 'im, but let's hear what he has to say."

[Burr and Company:]
Thomas claims

[Jefferson:]
Well, I arranged the meeting
I arranged the menu, the venue, the seating

[Burr:]
But!
No one else was in

[Burr and Company:]
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened

[Burr:]
No one else was in

[Burr and Company:]
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened

[Burr (Company):]
No one really knows how the
Parties get to yes (Parties get to yes)
The pieces that are sacrificed in
Ev'ry game of chess (Ev'ry game of chess)
We just assume that it happens (Assume that it happens)
But no one else is in
The room where it happens (The room where it happens)

[Burr and Company:]
Meanwhile

[Burr:]
Madison is grappling with the fact that not ev'ry issue can be settled by committee

[Company:]
Meanwhile

[Burr:]
Congress is fighting over where to put the capital

[*Company screams in chaos*]

[Burr:]
It isn't pretty
Then Jefferson approaches with a dinner and invite
And Madison responds with Virginian insight:

[Madison:]
Maybe we can solve one problem with another and win a victory for the Southerners, in other words

[Jefferson:]
Oh-ho!

[Madison:]
A quid pro quo

[Jefferson:]
I suppose

[Madison:]
Wouldn't you like to work a little closer to home?

[Jefferson:]
Actually, I would

[Madison:]
Well, I propose the Potomac

[Jefferson:]
And you'll provide him his votes?

[Madison:]
Well, we'll see how it goes

[Jefferson:]
Let's go

[Burr:]
No!

[Company:]
...one else was in
The room where it happened

[Burr and Company:]
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
No one else was in
The room where it happened
The room where it happened
The room where it happened

[Burr:]
My God!

[Burr and Company:]
In God we trust
But we'll never really know what got discussed
Click-boom then it happened

[Burr:]
And no one else was in the room where it happened

[Company:]
Alexander Hamilton!

[Burr:]
What did they say to you to get you to sell New York City down the river?

[Company:]
Alexander Hamilton!

[Burr:]
Did Washington know about the dinner?
Was there Presidential pressure to deliver?

[Company:]
Alexander Hamilton!

[Burr:]
Or did you know, even then, it doesn't matter
Where you put the U.S. Capital?

[Hamilton:]
'Cause we'll have the banks
We're in the same spot

[Burr:]
You got more than you gave

[Hamilton:]
And I wanted what I got
When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game
But you don't get a win unless you play in the game
Oh, you get love for it
You get hate for it
You get nothing if you…

[Hamilton and Company:]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait!

[Hamilton:]
God help and forgive me
I wanna build something that's gonna outlive me

[Hamilton/Jefferson/Madison/Washington (Company):]
What do you want, Burr? (What do you want, Burr?)
What do you want, Burr? (What do you want, Burr?)
If you stand for nothing (What do you want, Burr?)
Burr, then what do you fall for? (What do you want?)

[Burr:]
I
I wanna be in the room where it happens
The room where it happens
I
Wanna be in the room where it happens
The room where it happens

[Burr (Company):]
I (I wanna be in the room where it happens)
Wanna be (The room where it happens)
In the room where it happens (The room where it happens)
I (I wanna be in the room where it happens)
I wanna be in the room… (The room where it happens)
Oh (The room where it happens)
Oh (I wanna be in the room where it happens)
I wanna be (Where it happens)
I wanna be (Where it happens)
I've got to be, I've got to be (I wanna be in the room where it happens)
In that room (The room where it happens)
In that big ol' room (The room where it happens)

[Company:]
The art of the compromise

[Burr:]
Hold your nose and close your eyes

[Company:]
We want our leaders to save the day

[Burr:]
But we don't get a say in what they trade away

[Company:]
We dream of a brand new start

[Burr:]
But we dream in the dark for the most part

[Burr and Company:]
Dark as a tomb where it happens

[Burr (Company):]
I've got to be in the room... (The room where it happens)
I've got to be...
(The room where it happens)
I've got to be...
(The room where it happens)
Oh, I've got to be in
The room where it happens... (The room where it happens)
I've got to be, I've gotta be (The room where it happens)
I've gotta be
In the room (I wanna be in the room where it happens)
Click-boom! (Click-boom!)





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  1. Bangtan_With_Luv :3

    0:19
    that’s it, that’s the comment

  2. • Trash Can •

    *0:55** I agree, Obama.*

  3. Sofea Iman Mohd Sadzwan

    RoOm WheRE iT HappENeD

  4. Hi how are Ya

    Lin’s bouncing had me smiling like a stupid fan girl 😤🥺

  5. LinfortheWin

    0:19 he’s so adorable I can’t take it

  6. Krysten Sofka

    It'd be awesome if the whole episode was available

  7. c a s s a n d r A A. .

    Leslie is my baby

  8. Natalie Melik

    0:19 i almost fell of my chair LMFAO

  9. FoxTaterTot124 Tatertot

    WHERE CAN I WATCH THE WHOLE "HAMILTON'S AMERICA" DOCUMENTARY?! I NEED TO KNOW.

  10. Blxck Bxddie

    *Bounce you cinnamon rolls*

  11. Hamilton And Minecraft

    BURR IS IN THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS NOWWEEWW

  12. Rylie the wolf

    Leslie looking to everyone on the corner is me looking scared on a test I didn't study for

  13. Marie Cannon

    I know all the lyrics to all the songs

  14. Kennedy Jauch

    I'm here from Grey's Anatomy😂

  15. Marie Isabella Hortillo

    It's my brotp linslie, I have no regrets

  16. Marie Isabella Hortillo

    HELP LESLIE AND LIN STOP BEING CUTE THEIR JUST BOUNCING UP AND DOWNAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-

  17. Greasy Greasy

    I love them

  18. Sparkling Glitter Lucky

    *"And this is where the smokers hang out"*
    🤣🤣😭

  19. Giovanna Araújo

    Where can I see the whole performance?

  20. Ate Isa

    I was sad this wasn't the full video, but Lin and Leslie just bouncing together like the children they are at 0:19 made up for it.

  21. JunHoe

    0:18 the replay button for shoulder bouncing ;)

  22. joey obyrne

    Hamilton but it's about The Last Supper.

  23. Mitch Thompson

    Oh to have a sitting president who could see Broadway shows.

  24. Be More Nutt

    Please anyone know where i can find video with leslie who sings the room where it happends in white house ?

  25. Pacer 2025

    I love how when the clip of ‘The room where it happens’ was playing you see everyone slowly getting more hyped singing

  26. A m p h i r r H o x

    *bouncy bois*

  27. Nana Monster

    If all history was taught this way ... i think school would have been abit more interesting 😂

  28. Sunflower Chai

    Why does burr place his mouth on the Microphone IS HE EATING IT I CAN HELP HIM DO IT QUICKER!
    -shoves head to microphone - YOU ARE NOT KILLING MY HAMMY BOY

  29. chogiwhy

    if i can prove that i never broke the law do u swear you’ll never tell a sike what you saw!

    no one else was in the room where it happend ❤️

  30. chogiwhy

    if i can prove that i never broke the law do u swear you’ll never tell a sike what you saw!

    no one else was in the room where it happend ❤️

  31. Thomas Jefferson

    0:19 ( this is just a reminder for myself)

  32. c a s s a n d r A A. .

    lin bouncing: o lol

    leslie bouncing: LE GASP-

  33. DirtyPotato

    Lin: *bouncing* the room where it happened
    Leslie: *bouncing* the room where it happened

  34. deniz -

    Is anywhere a full version of „the room where it happened“ in the white house? I couldnt find it anywhere

  35. Anannya Sriram

    CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND THE FULL VIDEO OF THE CAST PERFORMING THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED AT THE WHITE HOUSE?

  36. Mokioti

    THOMAS CLAAIIIIIIIIIIIIMSSSSS-

  37. Miranda Harveyy

    I- im in love with him, i love you mr.burr, sir

  38. Gacha Cöökïe

    0:19 why Lin so funny😂😂😂😂😂

  39. Ella Joy

    When they started bouncing, I was like "nice way to start"

  40. livyrose

    i love lin and leslie so much

  41. Mari Dalia

    I used to work in the room where it happened. Inside that office building.

  42. Ana L. Velazquez

    0:19. Aaaaaa<3 lin with leslie

  43. Reelee Amashing

    0:20 ahhhhh you kill meeeee

  44. RetroMetro

    The video of Leslie singing the room where it happens in the white house IS LIKE THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS NO ONE REALLY KNOW HOW IT HAPPENS

  45. Bolt Marksman

    Where’s the full Whitehouse performance?

  46. Lucie Carette

    THE BOUNCING OH MY GOD I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW

  47. Lady Sushi The Chiba

    Leslie's singing was so suave and charming its like that thing you would hear at a high-end restaurant or something.

  48. Sally Face

    Are we going to ignore how cute Phillipa and Christopher were?

  49. redbrian3655

    I love Lin's "the room where it happened" response

  50. Candy •_• Jean

    "This is where the smokers are now"

  51. Komal Khan

    0:19 syrnchonised buddy bouncing ❤

  52. Arlene Buaron

    ' and now its a office building, and where smokers hang out.'

  53. trgn

    I like how Leslie was singing and the others were bouncing.

  54. Hanna Setiawan

    0:19 is officially my fav

  55. CallMeEko

    I still come back to this because of how adorable Lin and Leslie are...... oh my Lord.

  56. Giovanna Araújo

    Where can I find the full video of this performance (the room where it happened) at the White House?

  57. I play gacha life And stuff

    0:19 THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPEND

  58. Reyna Yamada

    Lin's wife: What are you gonna wear Shenzhen you see the president?

    Lin: casual jeans...

    Lín's wife: ... YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THE FUCKING PRESIDENT YOU ARE NOT WEARING JEANS!

    Lin: (start running)

  59. Grace Morton

    OMG I haven't listened to Hamilton in soooo long I forgot how amazing this is

  60. E-29

    ¿How the cast can be so cute?

  61. flap flap my dudes

    Those dislikes must be mistakes right MABEY THERE SCREEN WAS UPSIDE DOWN. RIGHT. RIGHT 😅

  62. TheKimiko16

    Lin and Leslie being silly at the beginning. They are too precious

  63. david christopher la terre

    too much fun! -I shoved MY url on my FB page

  64. Keisha

    Lin was so adorable when he started bouncing but then Leslie joined in and my heart died

  65. shookharry

    * starts to jump and says the room where it happened *

  66. E Snek

    0:19





    Yes

  67. RGT Cancer

    Leslin? linlie?

  68. Faxy Once11

    0:19 yo y mi amigo cuando hay junta de padres de familia en el salón :v

  69. Wellheck

    0:20


    Yes

  70. B3LL E

    “and this is where the smokers hang out”

  71. saucy boy

    the bouncing aghh

  72. savage jaclyn Hamilton

    0:20 CUTE

  73. Alex N.

    where's the full version of the song?

  74. Aaliyah Cobbs

    Leslie looks like my math teacher no joke 🙃🙃

  75. Rebel_ Ballerina_

    PIPPA IS SOOOOOOO PRETTY!!!!!! Leslie and Lin are just geeking out!!! It's soooooo cute!!!!

  76. Detective Walnut

    Leslie i love you

  77. Levi Hazzard

    Barack be *b o p p i n*

  78. Nfamous toffeepop

    Sausages are feed through a mincer into sheep intestines

  79. Roula Nihme

    0:17 is the bomb

  80. Check Point

    I love there courage they have! I wish I had that courage.

  81. Angie

    Something about Leslie performing the Room Where It Happens in the White House made me picture how perfect it would be for someone to perform a solo version of this song in like a jazz bar or something

  82. Leonel Vega

    0:19 thank me later!

  83. Beastly Gaming

    OMG LIN AND LESLIE'S BOUNCING IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. I Found My Hotpocket

    I bet they are best friends irl Lin and Leslie like look how much of dorks they are at the beginning XD

  85. Karuto Akagi

    I love 0:19

  86. Sydney’s Life

    0:57 Obama’s head in a trance

  87. ANYIA RIVERA

    You like jazzz?.





    Ahem Bee Movie Ahem

  88. kayla _

    Two *five year olds* stand outside the room. Bouncing up and down. *woah*

  89. i am smol potat

    From far away he looks like Todrick singing "The Room Where It Happens"

  90. Eryk Steele

    Them bouncing happily made me wheeze

  91. Lil Banana

    Lin and Leslie bouncing is the cutest thing!!!

  92. Caryn Jeffers

    Lol I was dancing like them boing boing

  93. Deanna Slamans

    Hamilton T-shirt: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7NXRYK

  94. angeliy

    Lin: *bounces*
    Leslie: ah *joins in*
    god their so cute
    how do i say no to this


    get it? no? okay i’ll leave.

  95. John Knoop

    Guess there isnt actually a video of them doing Room Where it Happens at the white house?

  96. Broadwayfan 1776

    I made a video 4 minutes of Lin and Leslie bouncing and some of the cast is in there too