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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – My Shot Lyrics

    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    I am not throwing away my shot
    I am not throwing away my shot
    My name is Lin-Manuel
    I am hosting SNL
    And I am not throwing away my shot

    Now I’m gonna go for broke and do it all tonight
    Take a swing
    Pass the baton
    Give me the ball tonight
    I got a Tony and an Emmy and a Grammy yo
    But what I really want’s a famous person cameo
    Damn yo
    Imma do a bunch of sketches
    Sometimes I’ll play the lead
    Give you what you need
    Got your cue cards for me to read, yes indeed
    Tonight you’ll see me at my naughtiest and bawdiest
    And now I’m going to walk into the audience

    Cause I am not throwing away my shot
    I am not throwing away my shot
    This is my one big chance so bring on the dancers
    Because I am not throwing away my shot
    It’s time to take a shot!

    And yes I’m right in my element
    Who knew that Hamilton would be so topically relevant?
    The way these grand-standing candidates be talking
    They’re just a tweet away from facing off in Weehawken
    They keep brawling
    D and RNC keep falling
    I like it better when it’s Kate McKinnon V. Baldwin
    Yo so we thick in the plot, stirring the pot
    Tonight I’m finally earning my spot
    On this wall, in this hall and I’m getting a piece of it
    Like Miley, Schumer, Tracy Morgan, and this piece-

    (Well you’re never gonna be president now
    Never gonna be president now
    Never gonna be president now
    Never gonna be-)

    And I am not throwing away my shot
    I am not throwing away my shot
    Ay yo election news cycles
    And time with Lorne Michaels
    I am not throwing away my shot

    [Lorne Michaels]
    Lin, you having a good time?

    [Lin-Manuel MIranda]
    I’m having the time of my life Lorne

    [Lorne Michaels]
    Great
    Any word on those Hamilton Tickets?

    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Oh yeah, I’ll see what I can do. No promises though

    [Lorne Michaels]
    I can do a matinee

    [Lin Manuel Miranda]
    Yo, but seriously guys
    Since I was five I decided to keep my eyes pried open wide
    Waiting for Saturday Night Life
    Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, insane, inhuman
    The way Don Pardo would say ‘Laraine Newman!’
    Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Vanessa Bayer, David Spade
    I prayed and stayed up late
    Hoping one day they’d say I made the grade

    Breathe

    Savor it
    Own it
    I swear to God
    If I’m hosting I’m making the most of this moment tonight
    And I am not throwing away my shot
    I am not throwing away my shot
    And as long as I remember to vote this November
    I am not throwing away my shot