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When You're Home
Leslie Grace & Corey Hawkins Lyrics


I used to think we lived at the top of the world
When the world was just a subway map
And the one-slash-nine
Climbed a dotted line to my place

There's no nine train now

Right
I used to think the Bronx was a place in the sky
When the world was just a subway map
And my thoughts took shape
On that fire escape

Can you remind me of what it was like
At the top of the world?

Come with me

We begin July
With a stop at my corner fire hydrant
You would open it every summer
I would bust it with a wrench
Till my face got drenched
Till I heard the sirens
And then I ran like hell!
You ran like hell!
Yeah, I ran like hell!
Yeah, I remember well!

To your father's dispatch window
"Hey, let me in, yo!
They're coming to get me!"
You were always in constant trouble

Then your dad would act all snide, but he'd let me hide
You'd be there inside
Life was easier then
Nina, everything is easier
When you're home
The street's a little kinder when you're home
Can't you see
That the day seems clearer
Now that you are here or
Is it me?
Maybe it's just me

We gotta go I wanna show you all I know
The sun is setting and the light is getting low
Are we going to Castle Garden?
Maybe, maybe not, but way to take a shot, when the day is hot
I got a perfect shady spot
A little ways away that oughta
Cool us down
Cool us down
Welcome back to town (hey!)

Now, back in high school when it darkened
You'd hang out in Bennett Park and
And Usnavi would bring his radio
As I walked home from Senior Studies
I'd see you rapping with your buddies
With the volume high
I walked on by
Yeah, you walked on by

¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue! (Woah)
¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue!
¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue! (Woah)
¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue!
¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue! (Woah)
¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue!
¡No pare! ¡Sigue, sigue! (Woah)
¡No pare sigue!

When you're home
The summer nights are cooler
When you're home
Now that you're here with me
And that song you are hearing is the
Neighborhood just cheering you along
Don't say that
What's wrong?
Don't say that!

When I was younger, I'd imagine what would happen
If my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico
Who would I be if I had never seen Manhattan
If I lived in Puerto Rico with my people
My people!

I feel like all my life, I've tried to find the answer
Working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can
I thought I might find the answer out at Stanford
But I'd stare out at the sea
Thinking, where'm I supposed to be?
So please don't say you're proud of me, when I've lost my way

Then can I say
I couldn't get my mind off you all day
Now listen to me!
That may be how you perceive it
But Nina please believe
That when you find your way again
You are gonna change the world and then
We're all gonna brag and say we knew her when, yeah

This was your home
I'm home
Welcome home
When you're here with me
Welcome home
I used to think that we lived at the top of the world!

Welcome home
I'm home
You're finally home (I'm home)

I'm home

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Jay Perez

“Who would I be if I never saw Manhattan,
if I lived in Puerto Rico with my people.”

Had those same thoughts about
Mexico ever since my dad explained
the importance of our family history
when I was a kid.
I’ll see our first home some day.
But our people will be wherever we are.
We’ll always find them sooner or later.



Jorden Does Stuff

I used to think we lived at the top of the world
When the world was just a subway map
And the one-slash-nine
Climbed a dotted line to my place

There's no nine train now

Right
I used to think the Bronx was a place in the sky
When the world was just a subway map
And my thoughts took shape

On that fire escape

Can you remind me of what it was like
At the top of the world?

Come with me
We begin July
With a stop at my corner fire hydrant

You would open it every summer!

I would bust it with a wrench
'Til my face got drenched
'Til I heard the sirens
And then I ran like hell!

You ran like hell!

Yeah, I ran like hell!

I remember well!

To your father's dispatch window
"Hey, let me in, yo!
They're coming to get me!"

You were always in constant trouble

Then your dad would act all snide, but he'd let me hide
You'd be there inside

Life was easier then

Nina, everything is easier
When you're home

The street's a little kinder when you're home
Can't you see
That the day seems clearer
Now that you are here or
Is it me?
Maybe it's just me

We gotta go I wanna show you all I know
The sun is setting and the light is getting low

Are we going to Castle Garden?

Maybe, maybe not, but way to take a shot, when the day is hot
I got a perfect shady spot
A little ways away that oughta
Cool us down

Cool us down

Welcome back to town

Now, back in high school when it darkened
You'd hang out in Bennett Park and

Usnavi would bring his radio

As I walked home from Senior Studies
I'd see you rapping with your buddies

With the volume high

I walked on by

You walked on by

No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare sigue!
When you're home

Oh, the summer nights are cooler

When you're home!

Now that you're here with me

And that song you are hearing
Is the neighborhood just cheering you along
Don't say that

What's wrong?

Don't say that!
When I was younger, I'd imagine what would happen
If my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico
Who would I be if I had never seen Manhattan
If I lived in Puerto Rico with my people
My people!

I feel like all my life, I've tried to find the answer
Working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can
I thought I might find the answer out at Stanford
But I'd stare out at the sea
Thinking, where'm I supposed to be?
So please don't say you're proud of me, when I've lost my way

Then can I say
I couldn't get my mind off you all day
Now listen to me!
That may be how you perceive it
But Nina please believe
That when you find your way again
You're gonna change the world and then
We're all gonna brag and say we knew her when
This was your home

I'm home

Welcome home

When you're here with me

Welcome home

I used to think that we lived at the top of the world!

Welcome home

I'm home

You're finally home
You're home



Ana

Lyrics
[NINA:]
I used to think we lived at the top of the world
When the world was just a subway map
And the one-slash-nine
Climbed a dotted line to my place

[BENNY:]
There's no nine train now

[NINA:]
Right
I used to think the Bronx was a place in the sky
When the world was just a subway map
And my thoughts took shape

[NINA/BENNY:]
On that fire escape...

[NINA:]
Can you remind me of what it was like
At the top of the world?

[BENNY:]
Come with me
We begin July
With a stop at my corner fire hydrant

[NINA:]
You would open it every summer!

[BENNY:]
I would bust it with a wrench
Till my face got drenched
Till I heard the sirens
Then I ran like hell!

[NINA:]
You ran like hell!

[BENNY:]
Yeah, I ran like hell!

[NINA:]
I remember well!

[BENNY:]
To your father's dispatch window
“Hey, let me in, yo!
They're coming to get me!”

[NINA:]
You were always in constant trouble...

[BENNY:]
Then your dad would act all snide, but he'd let me hide
You'd be there inside...

[NINA:]
Life was easier then

[BENNY:]
Nina, everything is easier
When you're home...

The street's a little kinder when you're home
Can't you see
That the day seems clearer
Now that you are here or
Is it me?
Maybe it's just me...

We gotta go I wanna show you all I know
The sun is setting and the light is getting low

[NINA:]
Are we going to Castle Garden?

[BENNY:]
Maybe, maybe not, but way to take a shot, when the day is hot
I got a perfect shady spot
A little ways away that oughta
Cool us down

[NINA:]
Cool us down...

[BENNY:]
Welcome back to town...

[NINA:]
Now, back in high school when it darkened
You'd hang out in Bennett Park and

[BENNY:]
Usnavi would bring his radio...

[NINA:]
As I walked home from Senior Studies
I'd see you rapping with your buddies

[BENNY:]
With the volume high

[NINA:]
I walked on by

[BENNY:]
You walked on by...

[RAPPERS:]
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare! Sigue, sigue!
No pare sigue!

[BENNY/COMMUNITY:]
When you're home

[BENNY:]
Oh, the summer nights are cooler

[BENNY/COMMUNITY:]
When you're home!

[NINA:]
Now that you're here with me...

[BENNY:]
And that song you are
hearing is the
Neighborhood just
cheering you along...

[NINA:]
Don't say that

[BENNY:]
What's wrong?

[NINA:]
Don't say that!
When I was younger, I'd imagine what would happen
If my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico
Who would I be if I had never seen Manhattan
If I lived in Puerto Rico with my people
My people!

I feel like all my life, I've tried to find the answer
Working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can
I thought I might find the answer out at Stanford
But I'd stare out at the sea
Thinking, where'm I supposed to be?
So please don't say you're proud of me, when I've lost my way

[BENNY:]
Then can I say:
I couldn't get my mind off you all day
Now listen to me!
That may be how you perceive it
But Nina please believe
That when you find your way again
You're gonna change the world and then
We're all gonna brag and say we knew her when...
This was your home

[NINA:]
I'm home...

[BENNY:]
Welcome home...

[NINA:]
When you're here with me...

[BENNY:]
Welcome home...

[NINA:]
I used to think that we lived at the top of the world!

[BENNY:]
Welcome home...

[NINA:]
I'm home...

[BENNY:]
You're finally home
You're home!

[NINA:]
I'm home!
I'm home!



lizzielamb

I used to think we lived at the top of the world
When the world was just a subway street map
And the 1 slash 9 climbed a dotted line to my place
There's no 9 train now
Right
I used to think the Bronx was a place in the sky
When the world was just a subway map
And my thoughts took shape
On that fire escape
Can you remind me of what it was like
At the top of the world?
Come with me
We begin July with a stop at my corner fire hydrant
You would open it every summer
I would bust it with a wrench till my face got drenched
Till I heard the sirens
Then I ran like hell
You ran like hell
Yeah I ran like hell
I remember well
To your father's dispatch window,
"Hey, let me in, yo
They're coming to get me!"
You were always in constant trouble-
Then your dad would act all snide
But he let me hide
You'd be there inside
Life was easier then
Nina, everything is easier when you're home
The street's a little kinder
When you're home
Can't you see
That the day seems clearer
Now that you are here or is it me
Maybe it's just me
We gotta go I gotta show you all I know
The sun is setting and the light is getting low
Are we going to Castle Garden?
Maybe, maybe not, but way to take a shot, when the day is hot
I got a perfect shady spot a little ways away that oughta cool us down
Cool us down-
Welcome back to town
Now, back in high school when it darkened
You'd hang out in Bennett Park and
Usnavi would bring his radio...
As I walked home from Senior Studies
I'd see you rapping with your buddies
With the volume high
I walked on by
You walked on by-
No pare, sigue sigue!
When you're home
Oh, the summer night are cooler
When you're home
Now that you're here with me
And that song you're hearing is the neighborhood just cheering you along
Don't say that
What's wrong?
Don't say that!
When I was younger I'd imagine what would happen if my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico
Who would I be if I had never seen Manhattan
If I lived in Puerto Rico with my people?
My people...
I feel like all my life I've tried to find the answer
Working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can
I thought I might find the answers out at Stanford
But I'd stare out at the sea
Thinking, Where am I supposed to be?
So please don't say you're proud of me, when I've lost my way
Then can I say:
I couldn't get my mind off you all day
Now listen to me
That may be how you perceive it
But Nina please believe that when you find your way again
You're gonna change the world and then
We're all gonna brag and say
We knew her when
This was your home
I'm home-
Welcome home-
When you're here with me-
Welcome home-
I used to think we lived at the top of the world
Welcome home-
I'm home-
You're finally home-
You're home!
I'm home
I'm home



All comments from YouTube:

GayFesh

"Then can I say.... I couldn't get my mind off you all day" hits so hard every time. So soft, so beautiful. Corey Hawkins deserves to be a star.

baylinkdashyt

I liked that line, because it's exactly what to say to Nina when she's all up in her head about dropping out; make it not be about her for a minute.

Jalen Manney

YESSS BEST PART OF THE SONG TO ME I BE LIKE YOOOOO HOMIE JUS KILLED IT

Mio Elias

It's the reason I'm listening to this one right now!

Melissa Cupido

4:07

Just leaving this here so that I can find it easier :)
Have a great day ✌️

Shanea Dockery

I melt when he says that

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Lucia D.

I get super hyped when the "when I was younger I'd imagine what would happen if my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico", I think it's probably what every second generation kid feels like while growing up.

Stephanie Maldonado

Same!

Cousinclub_4

Totallly agree! 100% I would think the same thing if my grandparents have stayed in Ecuador

alicia

it’s kind of the opposite for me, i’m very thankful my parents left their home country. thinking about what could’ve been would be more of a negative to me, i’ve never felt like i would belong there even though parts of my family are there.

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