One Of a Kind (feat. Juan de Marcos González)

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ayy, ladies and gentlemen
The show is right this way, right this way
Ayy, we have prepared for you a dazzling display
Right this way

So gather 'round, my friends, and here we go
Presenting the one and only Vivo!

Is this thing on?
Gather 'round, gather 'round, let's go!
Okay, attendance is low, but this is just a hiccup
Once we begin our show, business is gonna pick up

We're two blocks from la casa, it's not a new scene
This is our spot in the plaza, check out the routine
Ladies and gentlemen, I am Vivo the kinkajou
What's a kinkajou? Baby, I think you're ready
To learn a thing or two

Watch me swing as I sing at you
Every single thing I can think of
To make you scream: Woo!

Ayy
Lo le lo lai
Lo le lo lai, lo le lo lei
Lai le lo lei

That's Andrés, he sings

Ayy
Lo le lo lai
Lo le lo lai, lo le lo lei
Lai le lo lei

You and I, we are one of a kind

Keeping time, every time

Oye!
We are a part of a time-honored tradition
Of timing and precision
Your finest two musicians are top-notch
As we hopscotch the competition
The clock is tocking and ticking
I'm rocking this clave rhythm

Now watch
As people drop their dollars and pesos
We do this all day
Every day, so dame un beso
Give me a kiss, mwah!
Be right back, now watch this

Ayy
Lo le lo lai
Lo le lo lai, lo le lo lei
Lai le lo lei
You and I, we are one of a kind
Keeping time, every time

Okay, you may be thinking
What's a kinkajou doing playing music in Cuba?
Don't you usually live in the rain forest?
Maybe I fell in a shipping crate as a baby
Next thing I knew, I was somewhere new
I wasn't singing the same chorus

All I remember was being hungry
And running from somebody even hungrier
Chasing me up this very tree
But guess who came to the rescue with his tres?
Andrés, yes!

And he blessed me with his melody

Where did you come from, chiquito?
Ah! You really love music, don't you?
Come down from the tree
You can stay with me
Mmm, but what will your name be?

You're so full of music and life
And I have the perfect name for you!
Vivo!

And if y'all like that
Won't you pass the hat?
Right along like that
Won't you pass the hat?
Yeah, if y'all like that
Won't you pass the hat?
It's Vivo, I'm faster than your average cat!

And if y'all like that
Won't you pass the hat?
Right along like that
Won't you pass the hat?
Yeah, if y'all like that
Won't you pass the hat?

Yeah, I've adapted to my habitat
You and I, we are one of a kind
Keeping time
Keeping time
Right on time
Right on time!
Ayy

Lo le lo lai
Lo le lo lai, lo le lo lei
Lai le lo lei

We all like that
So we pass the hat
Right along like that
So we pass the hat

You and I, we are one of a kind
They are one of a kind!
Keeping time
Keeping time
Every time
Every time
Right on time
Right on time

Lai lo lei lo lai
Lo lei lo le lo le lai
Lo lai

Right on time


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