Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt to Perform Charity Song at March For Our Lives

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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tony Award-winning actor Ben Platt will perform their new charity song “Found/Tonight” at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. this Saturday, March 24.

The pair has been added to the lineup alongside Common, Miley Cyrus, Andra Day, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato and Vic Mensa; the speakers will be teenagers from all over the States who have been affected by gun violence.

The rally will be streamed live to at noon ET on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube,  while more than 800 other March For Our Lives demonstrations will take place around the globe.

The song — co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and produced, arranged, and orchestrated by Alex Lacamoire — was inspired by the end-gun-violence movement spearheaded by some student survivors from Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed Feb. 14.

“We may not yet have reached our glory,” the lyric begins. “But I will gladly join the fight And when our children tell their story.”  The video already has more than 2 million views on YouTube (Watch it below).

On instragram, Platt, who had the title role in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen,  and played Benji Applebaum in two Pitch Perfect movies, wrote: “Honored to team up with Lin Manuel Miranda on “Found/Tonight,” a gorgeous mashup of @hamiltonmusicaland @DearEvanHansen arranged by the great @alacamoire. Proceeds go to the incredible #MarchForOurLives Initiative, so stream & download & listen, link in bio! #GunControlNow”

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of the song will towards the March For Our Lives Initiative. 

Donations to the March For Our Lives Action Fund will not only go towards all expenses associated with the Washington march, but will be used to fight for comprehensive gun safety legislation at the local, state, and federal level, and to voter education, ballot initiatives, and lobbying state legislatures and Congress to protect America’s kids. 

Read the full lyrics below:
[Verse 1: Ben Platt]
We may not yet have reached our glory
But I will gladly join the fight
And when our children tell their story
They’ll tell the story of tonight
They’ll tell the story of tonight
Tonight

[Verse 2: Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Have you ever felt like nobody was there?
Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere?
Have you ever felt like you could disappear?
Like you could fall, and no one would hear?

[Verse 3: Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Well, let that lonely feeling wash away
All we see is light
‘Cause maybe there’s a reason to believe you’ll be okay
For forever
‘Cause when you don’t feel strong enough to stand
You can reach, reach out your hand

[Verse 4: Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, both]
And oh
Raise a glass to freedom
Something they can never take away
Oh
No matter what they tell you
Someone will coming running
They’ll take you home
Raise a glass to all of us
Tomorrow there’ll be more of us
Telling the story of tonight
Out of the shadows

The morning is breaking
And all is new They’ll tell the story of
Tonight
All is new
All is new
It’s only a matter of
Time

[Verse 5: both]
Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need a friend to carry you
When you’re broken on the ground
You will be found
So let the sun come streaming in
‘Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise again
If you only look around
You will be found

[Verse 6: Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, both]
And when our children tell their story
You will be found
They’ll tell the story of tonight
Oh
No matter what they tell you
Tomorrow there’ll be more of us
Telling the story of tonight
The story of tonight

 

 

 

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