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“In the Heights” the Opening Number


Watch the cast of the documentary, “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams,” perform the opening number from the Tony Award-winning musical, “In the Heights.”

♪ Ooh 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, man, times are tight ♪ ♪ But you're stuck to this corner like a streetlight ♪ ♪ Yeah, I'm a 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 switchin' up the beat ♪ ♪ 'Cause my parents came with nothing ♪ ♪ They got a little more ♪ And sure, we're poor, but yo, at least we got the store ♪ ♪ It's all about the legacy they left with me, it's destiny ♪ ♪ And one day, I'll be on a beach ♪ ♪ With Sonny writing checks to me ♪ ♪ In the Heights, I hang my flag up on display ♪ ♪ We came to work and to live, and we got a lot in common ♪ ♪ It reminds me that I came from miles away ♪ ♪ D.R., P.R., we are not stoppin' ♪ ♪ In the Heights ♪ Every day, paciencia y fe ♪ Until the day we go from poverty to stock options ♪ ♪ In the Heights, I've got today ♪ ♪ And today's all we got, so we cannot stop ♪ ♪ This is our block ♪ In the Heights ♪ I hang my flag up on display ♪ Lo le lo le lo lai lai lo le ♪ It reminds me that I came from miles away ♪ ♪ My family came from miles away ♪ ♪ In the Heights ♪ It gets more expensive every day ♪ ♪ Every day ♪ And tonight is so far away ♪ But as for mañana, mi pana ♪ You gotta just keep watchin' ♪ You'll see the late nights ♪ You'll taste beans and rice ♪ The syrup and shaved ice ♪ I ain't gonna say it twice ♪ So turn up the stage lights, we're takin' a flight ♪ ♪ To a couple of days in the life of what it's like ♪ ♪ En Washington Heights