In The Heights - Carnaval Del Barrio (LYRICS)

​@InTheHeightsBroadway - "Carnaval Del Barrio" Lyric Video

Hey! Hey! What's this tonteria that I'm seeing on the street?
I never thought I'd see the day...
Since when are Latin people scared of heat?
When I was a little girl Growing up in the hills of Vega Alta
My favorite time of year was Christmas time! Ask me why! Why?
There wasn't an ounce of snow But oh, the coquito would flow!
As we sang the Aguinaldo The carnaval would begin to grow!
Business is closed, and we're about to go...
Let's have a carnaval del barrio! Wepa!
Carnaval del barrio! (X2)
Carnaval...Carnaval! Del barrio... Barrio!
Carnaval...Carnaval! Del barrio... Barrio!
We don't need electricidad! Get off your butt, avanza!
Saca la maraca, bring your tambourine Come and join the parranda
Wepa! Carnaval...Del barrio!
Oh, me, me, me! Dani I have a question
I don't know what you're cantando Just make it up as you go!
We are improvisando! Lai le lo lai lo le lo lai!
You can sing anything! What?
Carla, whatever pops into your head Just so long as you sing!
Uh... My mom is Dominican-Cuban
My dad is from Chile and P.R. which means:
I'm Chile-Domini-Curican... But I always say I'm from Queens!
Wepaaa! Carnaval...Del barrio!
Why is everyone so happy? We're sweating and we have no power!
I gotta get out of here soon This block's getting worse by the hour!
You can't even go to a club with a friend
Without having somebody shove you! Ay, por favor
Vanessa, don't pretend that Usnavi's your friend
We all know that he looooove you! Ohhhh!
Wow, now that you mention that sexual tension is easy to see!
Yo, this is bogus! Haven't you noticed you get all your coffee for free?
Carnaval...Del barrio! Here comes Usnavi!
Yo! Yo! Yo, y-y-yo-yo! Now, now, everyone gather 'round, sit
Down, listen, I got an announcement Wow, it involves large amounts, it's
Somewhere in the range of ninety-six thousand!
Atención, I'm closin' shop! Sonny, grab everybody a soda-pop!
Yo, grab a bottle, kiss it up to God
'Cause Abuela Claudia just won the lotto! Abuela Claudia won the lotto!
We're bookin' a flight for D.R. tomorrow! Oh my gah!
Alza la bandera La bandera Dominicana!
Alza la bandera La bandera Puertoriqueña!
Alza la bandera La bandera Mexicana!
Alza la bandera La bandera Cubana!
Pa'ribba esa bandera! Álzala donde quiera!
Recuerdo de mi tierra! Me acuerdo de mi tierra!
Esa bonita bandera! Contiene mi alma entera!
Y cuando yo me muera Entiérrame en mi tierra! Everything changes today!
Hey! Usnavi's on his way! Hey! Off to a better place!
Hey! Look at Vanessa's face! Hey! Everything changes today!
Hey! Goodbye, Mr. Rosario! Okay! I'm taking over the barrio!
We're getting out of the barrio!
Hey, Mr. Benny: have you seen any horses today?
Hey! What do you mean?
I heard you and Nina went for a roll in the hay! Hey! Ohhhh...
Benny and Nina Sitting in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
Que bochinche! Nina and Benny! K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
Hold up Wait a minute! Usnavi's leavin' us for the Dominican Republic?
& Benny went and stole the girl That I'm in love with?
She was my babysitter first! Hoo! Listen up, is that What y'all want?
We close this bodega The neighborhood is gone!
They selling the dispatch And they closing the salon
& they'll never turn the lights back on, 'cause—
We are powerless, we are powerless!
& y'all keep dancin' and singin' and celebratin'
& it's gettin' late and this place disintegratin' and—
We are powerless, we are powerless!
Alright, we're powerless, so light up a candle!
There's nothing going on here that we can't handle!
You don't understand, I'm not trying to be funny!
We're gonna give a third of the money to you Sonny!
What? Yeah, yeah... For real? Yes!
Maybe you're right, Sonny, call in the coroners!
Maybe we're powerless, a corner full of foreigners
Maybe this neighborhood's changing forever
Maybe tonight is our last night together, however!
How do you want to face it?
Do you wanna waste it, when the end is so close you can taste it?
Y'all could cry with your head in the sand
I'm a fly this flag that I got in my hand!
Pa'rriba esa bandera! Hey! Alzala donde quiera! Hey!
Can we raise our voice tonight? Can we make a little noise tonight?
Hey! Esa bonita bandera! Hey! Contiene mi alma entera! Hey!
In fact, can we sing so loud and raucous
They can hear us across the bridge in East Secaucus?
Pa'rriba esa bandera! Álzala donde quiera!
Carnaval del Barrio! From Puerto Rico to Santo Domingo
Wherever we go, we rep our people and the beat go...
Esa bonita bandera! Contiene mi alma entera! Carnaval del Barrio..
Vanessa, forget about what coulda been
Dance with me, one last night, in the hood again
Wepa! Carnaval del barrio! Carnaval del barrio!
Pa'rriba esa bandera! Oye!
Y cuando yo me muera Entiérrame en mi tierra
Del barrio! Alza la bandera! Adios! (X2)
Carnaval del barrio! Carnaval del barrio!
Del barrio! Alza la bandera La bandera Dominicana!
Alza la bandera La bandera Puertoriqueña!
Alza la bandera La bandera Mexicana! Alza la bandera
La bandera (x4) Alza la bandera! Hey!
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