Warriors told through Hamilton by Starstripe

Starstripe tells the story of some characters through songs from the hit musical, Hamilton.

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Warrior cat’s told through Hamilton songs… : )

Ok guys, so I have had many obsessions in my life, but currently? Hamilton and Warrior Cats. So this article is an attempt to combine these two fandoms. If you haven’t listened to (or watched) Hamilton (which you should) do not despair!! I have created little side notes to explain the songs how they relate.
So here it goes…


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1.Alexander Hamilton
Ok, this is the opening song in the musical Hamilton and I think this would totally relate to Firestar, when he was only Rusty. It talks about an underdog who becomes a hero. Does this not sound accurate? Here are some lyrics which show my point:
grow up to be a hero and a scholar? – Yes Firestar did become a hero and a scholar, I don’t think there is anything more I can say.
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
By being a lot smarter by being a self-starter- Firestar was a very intelligent cat and it was his loyalty and courage that got him to the point that he got to.
Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of- at the beginning of into the wild, rusty is longing to be a part of something, he wants to make use of his life, like joining the wildcats.
Flaw: However, the song is inaccurate in some ways, as Firestar’s cousin didn’t commit suicide as far as we know, yeah this song has got some very specific information about him.

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2. Burn
Yellowfang, Nightcloud,
I think this could relate to either two of these cats, but I think the song works best for Nightcloud. This song is talking about a husband cheating on her with another cat, and everything gets out, she is embarrassed and furious at her husband.
I hope that you burn- I think this is pretty self-evident
You told the whole world how you brought this girl into our bed and in clearing your name you have ruined our lives- So this line isn’t the most accurate, for example Crowfeather was with Leafpool before, and Hollyleaf was the one who told the whole world, but I think the whole message is what conveys Nightcloud’s emotion. I also think it would relate to Yellowfang, not in the same way, but she could be talking to Brokenstar or maybe Raggedstar, saying how she was so ashamed of them etc.…

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3. Satisfied
Honeyfern (featuring Poppyfrost and Berrynose)
Literally, one of the most tragic love stories of the later arcs. And satisfied I think describes this story perfectly, aside from occasional humanistic things. So…in Satisfied, Angelica is toasting at her sister’s wedding, to the man that she loves. She talks about giving up her love in order to see her sister happy. Of course for Honeyfern it was different…she died. But the overall theme is the same.
I want to take him far away from this place, then I turn and see my sisters face and she is helpless- In one line I think this encompasses Honeyfern’s feelings. Honeyfern wants to pursue Berrynose and she still wants to be with him but she knows her sister is in love with him. Of course, when I think about it kind of relates to Spottedleaf and Sandstorm (but they weren’t sisters).
I know my sister like I know my own mind, you will never find anyone as trusting or as kind- I think we can pretty much admit it, Poppyfrost was so sweet, a bit annoying when she became a mother, but still essentially a kind cat.
But when I fantasize at night it’s Alexander’s eyes, as I romanticize what might have been if I hadn’t sized him up- Poor Honeyfern…We know it wouldn’t have worked out. With her being in Starclan and all.

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4. Helpless
Literally most couples
Picture your favourite ship….
That’s who this song relates to (probably…at least in most cases, unless your favourite ship is CrowxNight or SashaxTiger which is…interesting)
Look into your eyes and the sky’s the limit- Can you imagine how Sandstorm and Firestar feel as they look into each other’s eyes? Awwwwwwwwww #COUPLEGOALS
Yeah that’s pretty much how the rest of the song goes… I’ll leave it to your imagination.

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5. the story of tonight
Firestar, Graystripe, Ravenpaw (maybe Sandstorm and Dustpelt)
I think that though this song could relate to these cats it could also relate to cats on the sun drown quest, or maybe before the great battle. It features a group of friends talking about their adventures and hopefully how their children will tell their story.
I may not live to see our glory, but I will gladly join the fight- These cats knew when fighting Tigerclan or even long before that, they probably weren’t going to live, and they were facing something really dangerous, but they did what they thought was right
And when our children tell our story they’ll tell the story of tonight- In the end, all these cats went down in history, each having their own legends, and their kin and children and grandchildren made sure that those stories were told.

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6. Wait for it
Tigerstar, Ashfur
Ok, need I really explain this one? I guess so… This song is basically someone talking about how they will wait for their revenge. The thing that these two cats have in common is revenge. Still wondering why this is relatable. Check out these lyrics:
Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints It takes and it takes but we keep loving anyway- I think this suits Ashfur better, all he did was love, he couldn’t help it, and he was powerless to change how Squirrelflight felt.
Hamilton doesn’t hesitate he exhibits no restraint, he takes and he takes, and he keeps winning anyway, changes the stakes- For Tigerstar, this what it must have felt like, a kittypet, getting everything he had ever wanted. Every single time Firestar won (if we keep with the theme of Firestar as Hamilton). It almost makes me feel bad for Tigerstar.

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7. That would be enough
Bluefur and Oakheart
I think this song is perfect for Bluefur and Oakheart. Ok so this song is when Eliza has told Hamilton that she’s expecting his child, but he wants to go away and fight in the revolution.
I knew you’d fight until the war was done- I feel like this line could relate to anything, bluefur’s battle against Thistleclaw to become deputy, an actual battle, or the actual battle of their hearts to be together
But you deserve the chance to meet your son- Bluefur wants Oakheart to see his kits, she even wants him to keep them
I don’t pretend to know the challenges we’re facing-In this version it says ‘you’re facing’ but in another version it says ‘we’re’ which relates better to the story. They are of course facing challenges of disobeying their clans to meet each other, and there can be no peaceful end this story.

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8. One last time
Firestar and Bramblestar (storm)
One last time features Hamilton and George Washington talking about their relationship before Washington resigns. It doesn’t just relate to Firestar and Bramblestorm, I’m sure there’s countless others you can think about, any leader and deputy really…that get on of course. I don’t think this song would have the same effect with Tigerclaw and Bluestar, or Mudclaw and Tallstar. In this instance though, Firestar died, rather than resigned, but this song is about a leader saying goodbye.
One last time, relax have a drink with me, and we’re going to teach them how to say goodbye- the clan really had to learn how to move on during Bramblestar’s reign, and I’m sure that’s what Firestar would’ve wanted.
Why do you have to say goodbye- Bramblestar loved Firestar as the father that he had never had, as a mentor. He never wanted to Firestar to leave him

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9. Yorktown (Mod edit: Warning! This song contains mature language not suitable for young children. Please listen at your discretion.)
The Great Battle
Literally the greatest Hamilton song (well definitely up there!), talks about the Battle that changed everything, in Hamilton’s perspective the battle between good and bad, what was right and what was wrong. The chaos of this song kind of reminds me of the great battle, though literally none of the lyrics relate to the story. So I’m going to miss that bit out, though fellow Hamilton fanatics, please help me in the comments!!!!

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10. Dear Theodosia
Greystripe, Crookedstar
I’m sorry… every time I listen to this song I feel really happy. Forgive me as I have a moment. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
When I talk about this song relating to Greystripe or Crookedstar, I mean the Aaron Burr side of the song. Where a widowed father is left to raise his children. It expresses the love a father in a really sweet way.
Dear Theodosia what to say to you, you have my eyes you have your mothers- Here we see a father teaching their child about their mother, which both greystripe and crookedstar went through.
When you came into the world, I cried and it broke my heart- In both cases, they had to watch their mate die diving birth to their kits, torn between loss of their mate and love for their kits.
Domestic life was never quite my style- Greystripe and Crookedstar had to raise their kits by themselves, which is pretty unusual, and really hard, particularly for Greystripe who went to great lengths to be and protect his kits.

That’s it. Finto. Fini. I really hope you enjoy it.
Please let me know in the comments what you think, do you agree? Do you disagree? Or do you have any suggestions? I would love to know.
Also let me know of any musicals you love and any songs that you think relate to Warriors.
May STARclan light your path!!

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