oh my god so when i was watching the hamilfilm today, it must’ve been the 1000th time i heard the song “burn,” and thus heard these lyrics:
You published the letters she wrote you.
You told the whole world how you brought this girl into our bed.
In clearing your name, you have ruined our lives.
and it suddenly hit me. the “our” there might not be referring to eliza and alexander.
because one thing i always liked was how eliza--onstage, at least--never insults maria, even though she was sleeping with her husband. she never calls her names or blames her for the affair. she instead focuses all her energy on being pissed at her cheating husband.
and in real life, maria’s life really was ruined after the affair came out. she lost everything, including custody of her daughter. and imagine how fucking humiliated she must’ve been when hamilton published her letters.
i always heard those lyrics as: “You didn’t just ruin my life, you’ve also ruined your own, you idiot.”
but now, i think it could also be: “You didn’t just ruin my life, you also ruined hers.”
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