J. Period, Stro Elliot Stay Alive - Interlude cover

Stay Alive - Interlude
by J. Period & Stro Elliot
Lyrics and Meaning


Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Stay alive
Verse 2
Stay alive
Verse 3
I have never seen the General so despondent
I have taken over writing all his correspondence
Congress writes, George, attack the British forces
I shoot back, we have resorted to eating our horses
Local merchants deny us equipment, assistance
They only take British money, so sing a song of sixpence
Verse 4
The cavalry's not coming
Verse 5
Verse 6
Alex, listen
There's only one way for us to win this
Provoke outrage, outright
Verse 7
That's right
Verse 8
Don't engage, strike by night
Remain relentless 'til their troops take flight
Verse 9
Make it impossible to justify the cost of the fight
Verse 10
Verse 11
Verse 12
Verse 13
Verse 14
Hit 'em quick, get out fast
Verse 15
Verse 16
Stay alive 'til this horror show is past
We're gonna fly a lot of flags half-mast
Verse 17
Raise a glass
Verse 18
I go back to New York and my apprenticeship
Verse 19
I ask for French aid, I pray that France has sent a ship
Verse 20
I stay at work with Hamilton
We write essays against slavery
And every day's a test of our camaraderie
And bravery
Verse 21
We cut supply lines, we steal contraband
We pick and choose our battles and places to take a stand
And ev'ry day
Sir, entrust me with a command
And ev'ry day
Verse 22
Verse 23
He dismisses me out of hand
Verse 24
Instead of me
He promotes
Charles Lee
Makes him second-in-command
I'm a general
Verse 25
He's not the choice I would have gone with
Verse 26
He shits the bed at the Battle of Monmouth
Verse 27
Ev'ryone attack
Verse 28
Verse 29
Verse 30
Verse 31
What are you doing, Lee?
Get back on your feet
Verse 32
But there's so many of them
Verse 33
I'm sorry, is this not your speed?
Verse 34
Ready, sir
Have Lafayette take the lead
Verse 35
Yes, sir
Verse 36
A thousand soldiers die in a hundred degree heat
Verse 37
As we snatch a stalemate from the jaws of defeat
Verse 38
Charles Lee was left behind
Without a pot to piss in
He started sayin' this to anybody who would listen
Verse 39
Washington cannot be left alone to his devices
Indecisive, from crisis to crisis
The best thing he can do for the revolution
Is turn n' go back to plantin' tobacco in Mount Vernon
Verse 40
Verse 41
Don't do a thing
History will prove him wrong
Verse 42
But, sir
Verse 43
We have a war to fight, let's move along
Verse 44
Strong words from Lee, someone oughta hold him to it
Verse 45
I can't disobey direct orders
Verse 46
Then I'll do it
Alexander, you're the closest friend I've got
Verse 47
Laurens, do not throw away your shot

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