10 Types of Tears Hamilton Made You Shed

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#2: Squad Goals Tears

Now that they’ve all been properly introduced the traditional way- through spitting a verse that describes each of their values, personalities, and backgrounds- by track 4, Hamilton and pals are officially A Bunch of Revolutionary Men™. John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan, and Marquis de Lafayette quickly become key players not only in the Revolution, but in Hamilton’s boy squad. They drink together, they fight together, they sing together: they’re just like your friends if your friends were willing to sacrifice their lives in order to directly work toward the shaping our nation! They fully have each other’s backs, and when they sing about their devotion to their country and to each other? SOB CITY!!!!!!

In “The Story of Tonight,” Ham’s crew prepares to join the Revolution in a real way, knowing full well that their willingness to go to battle might render them incapable of seeing the inevitable progress of their contributions. And their dedication to each other doesn’t stop after they initially “raise a glass to the four of us.” They stick it out, each of the men taking on crucial roles in defeating the British forces and turning the world upside down, together. Hamilsquad 4ever.

Songs to cry to:  Aaron Burr, Sir, The Story Of Tonight + The Story Of Tonight (Reprise), Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)