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In the height, the song is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The amazing In the Heights lyrics are as follow;

Usnavi

Lights up on Washington Heights, up at the break of day

I wake up and I got this little punk I gotta chase away

Pop the grate at the crack of dawn, sing

While I wipe down the awing

Hey ya’ll good morning

Piragua Guy

Ice cold Piragual! Parcha. China. Cherry. Strawberry. Just for today, I got mamey!

Usnavi

Oye, Piraguero, come estas?

Piragua Guy

Como Siempre, Senor Usnavi.

Usnavi

I’m Usnavi and you probably never heard my name

Reports of my frame

Are greatly exaggerated

Exacerbated by the fact that my syntax

Is highly complicate cause I Immigrated

From the single greatest little place in the Caribbean:

Dominican Republic! I love it!

Jesus, I’m Jealous of it, and beyond that

Ever since my folks passed away on, I haven’t gone back

Goddamn, I gotta get on that……

FO! The milk has gone bad, hold up just a second

Why is everything in this fridge warm and tepid?

I better step it up and fight the heat

‘Cause I’m not making any profit if the coffee isn’t light and sweet!

Abuela Claudia

Ooo-oo!

Usnavi

Abuela, my fridge broke. I got café but no “con Leche”

Abuela Claudia  

Ay Dios, try my mother’s old recipe: one can of condensed milk

Usnavi

Nice. Oh wait, your lottery ticket

Abuela Claudia

Paciencia y Fe…….

Usnavi

That was Abuela, she’s not really my “Abuela”

But she practically raised me, this corner is her escuela

Now, you are probably thinking: “I’m up shit’s creek!

I’ve never been north of Ninety-Sixth Street!”

Well, you must take the A Train

Even farther than Harlem to northern Manhattan and maintain

Get off at 181st, and take the escalator

I hope you’re writing this down, I’m gonna text ya later

I’m getting tested; times are tough on this bodega

Two months ago somebody brought Ortega’s

Our neighbor started packing up and picking up

And ever since the rents went up

It’s gotten mad expensive, but we live with just enough

Ensemble

In the Heights

I flip the lights and start my day

There are fights

Women

And endless debts

Men

And bills to pay

Ensemble 

In the Heights

I can’t survive without café

Usnavi

I serve Café

Ensemble

‘Cause, tonight seems like a million years away!

En Washington

Usnavi

Next up, dining, Kevin Rosario

He runs the cab company, he struggles in the barrio

See, his daughter Nina’s off at college, tuition is mad steep

So he can’t sleep; everything he gets is mad cheap!

Kevin

Good Morning, Usnavi!

Usnavi

Pan Caliente, café con leche!

Kevin

Put 20 dollars on today’s lottery

Usnavi

Okay, must be a lucky day

Kevin

Gotta be

Usnavi

Oh my God, you’re so excited

Kevin

My Nina flew in at 1 A.M last night!

Usnavi

Sweet, Abuela’s been cooking all week!

Kevin

Come by when I see you this weekend

Kevin/Usnavi

Are we gonna eat

Daniela

So then Yesenia walks in the room….

Carla

Aha…..

Daniela

She smells sex and cheap perfume!

Carla

Uh oh….

Daniela

It smells like one of those trees

That you hang from the rearview!

Carla

Ah, no!

Daniela

It’s true! She screams, “Who’s in there with you, Julio?”

Grabs a bat and kicks in the door

He’s in the bet with Jose from the liquor store!

Carla/Usnavi

No me diga!

Usnavi

The salon ladies

Daniela/Carla/Cuca

Thanks, Usnavi!

Usnavi

Sonny, you’re late

Sonny

Chillax, you know you love me

Usnavi

Me and my cousin running

Just another dime-a-dozen mom-and-pop stop-and-shop

And, oh my God, it’s gotten too darn hot

Like my man Cole Porter said

People come through for a few cold water and

A lottery ticket, just a part of the routine

Everybody’s got a job, everybody’s got a dream

They gossip, as I sip my coffee and smirk

The first stop as people hop to work

Bust it……. I’m like:

“One dollar, two dollar, one fifty, one sixty-nine

I got it. You want a box of condoms? What kind?

That’s two quarters. Two quarters waters

The New York Times

You need a bag for that? The text is added”

Once you get some practice at it

You do repaid mathematics automatically

Selling maxi-pads, fuzzy dice for taxicabs and practically

Everybody’d stressed! Yes!

But they press through the mess

Bounce checks and wonder what’s next

Ensemble

In the Height

Money even so (Even so)

When the lights go down I blast my radio!

Benny

You ain’t got no skills!

Usnavi

Benny!

Benny

Yo, lemme get a…..

Usnavi

Milky Way

Benny

Yup, and lemme also get a…..

Usnavi

Daily News….

Benny

And a….

Usnavi

Post…

Benny

And the most important, my…

Usnavi

Boss’ second coffee, one cream…

Both

Five sugars!

Benny

I’m the number one earner…

Usnavi

What?

Benny

The fastest learner….

Usnavi

What?

Benny

My boss can’t keep me on the damn back burner!

Usnavi

Yes, he can

Benny

I’m making moves, I’m making deals, but guess what?

Usnavi

What?

Benny

You still ain’t got no skills!

Usnavi

Hardee-har

Benny

Yo, Vanessa shows up yet?

Usnavi

Shut up!

Benny

Hey little homie, don’t get so upset

Usnavi

Man…

Benny/Sonny

Tell Vanessa how you fee, but the girl a meal

On the real, or you ain’t got no skills

Vanessa (speaking on the phone)

Nooo!

No no nooo!

No no nooo, no-no-no!

Nooo, no-no-no-!

No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no!

Mr. Johnson, I got the security deposits

It locked in a box in the bottom of my closet

It’s not reflected in my bank statement

But I’ve been saving, to make a down payment and pay rent

No, no, I won’t let you down…

Benny  

Yo, here’s your chance; ask her out right now!

Vanessa

I’ll see you later, we can’t look at that lease!

Benny

Yo, do something, make your move, don’t freeze!

Usnavi

Hey!

Vanessa

You owe me a bottle of cold champagne!

Usnavi

Are you moving?

Vanessa

Just a little credit check and I’m on that downtown train!

Well, your coffee on the house

Vanessa

Okay!

Benny

Usnavi, ask her out

Sonny

No Way!

Vanessa

I’ll see you later, so….

Benny

Yo, smooth operator, aw, damn, there she goes!

Yo, bro, take five, take a walk outside!

You look exhausted, lost, don’t let life slide!

The whole hood is struggling, times is tight

And you’re stuck to this corner like a streetlight!

Usnavi

Yeah, I’m streetlight, choking’ on the heat

The world spins around while I’m frozen to my seat

The people that I know all keep on rolling down the street

But every day is different so I’m switching up the best

‘Cause my parents came with nothing, they got a little more

And sure we’re poor, but yo, at least we got the store

And it’s all about the legacy they left with me, its destiny

And one day I’ll be on beach with Sonny writing checks to me

Ensemble

In the Heights, I hang my flag up on display

Usnavi

We came to work and to live and we got a lot in common

Ensemble

It reminds me that I came from miles away

Usnavi

D.R., P.R., we are not stopping

Ensemble

In the Heights

Abuela Claudia

Every day, paciencia y Fe (ooh)

Usnavi

Until the day we go from poverty to stock options

Ensemble

In the Heights

I’ve got today!

Usnavi

And today’s all we got, so we cannot stop

This is our block!

Ensemble

In the Height

I hang my flag on the display

Piragua Guy

Lo le lo le lo lai lai lo le!

Ensemble

It reminds me that I came from miles away

Usnavi/ Piragua Guy/ Neighbors

My family came from miles away….

Ensemble

In the Heights

It gets more expensive every day!

Usnavi/ Piragua Guy/ Women/ Men

Every day!

Ensemble

And tonight is so far away…

Usnavi

But as for manana, mi pana

Ya gotta just keep watching (in the heights)

You will see the late nights

You will taste beans and rice (in the heights)

The syrups and shaved ice

I ain’t gonna say it twice (In the heights)

So turn up the street lights (Ah)

We’re taking a fight

To a couple of days

In the life of what it’s like

All

En Washington Heights!

So these were all In the Heights Lyrics. What do you think about this all story? Do you have sympathy with those people who are surviving very hardly? Read more about  9 Tips To Get Started Writing Music

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