Lin-Manuel Miranda – My Shot Lyrics

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