I never quite understood what was going on in the song, though I listened to it multiple times… I attributed this to my lack of knowledge on the history being referenced within it…
Even when I watched it happen on the stage, and I listened carefully and understood almost every single word in it, I was still slightly lost… as I considered it afterward, I saw that it just still didn’t quite make sense to me – why such a title and then have the song be talking so much about what it was discussing?
I was guessing that it was showing how problems in the government’s leaders’ lives always had a risk of being life-threatening, and so there were two sides to being in politics at the time (and a third during the war itself, but from an enemy, not an ally)… thus the “dual” of it… the duality, would it be?
It suddenly clicked for me tonight, though, as I prepared myself for sleep, and contemplated Lafayette’s 19 words in under three seconds –
And I’m never gonna stop until I make ‘em
Drop and burn ‘em up and scatter their remains, I’m
Is it “duel” instead of “dual”?! I asked myself in sudden doofus–feeling inspiration.
I quickly checked, and, of course, it is, indeed, the “Ten Duel Commandments”.
Still a play on history and phrasing, but not in the way I was interpreting it… similar, but not really at all the same idea. 😂
Oh, the fun of spelling. 😛
P.S. Extreme gratitude yet again for the beautiful gifts that Lin-Manuel Miranda shares with the world at large… Thank you, good sir… 🙂
P.P.S. Daveed Diggs,…. dude… I kind of love you for your space of fun and for your spectacular precision. 😀