Brianne Hogan
March 25, 2018 11:40 am
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To say that yesterday’s March For Our Lives protest was an awe-inspiring experience is a huge understatement. We saw millions of people — including students, allies, survivors, and celebrities — come together in Washington, D.C. and around the world, marching in solidarity to end gun violence everywhere. And if that wasn’t powerful enough, we also witnessed countless uplifting moments that took our breath away, like the amazingly beautiful performance of “Found/Tonight” by Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt.

The two Tony-winning actors teamed up for a mash-up of “The Story of Tonight” and “You Will Be Found,” famous ballads from their respective Broadway shows, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. A portion of the proceeds from “Found/Tonight” — which Miranda and Platt dropped on March 19th — will be donated to the March For Our Lives organization.

In a statement announcing the release of “Found/Tonight,” Miranda said, as quoted by Rolling Stone:

Platt added that he hoped “Found/Tonight” could “play some small part in bringing about real change.”

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Though comprised of two different songs from two very different musicals, “Found/Tonight” blends together so well, it really seems like it was just meant to be.

Here are some of the song’s soul-stirring lyrics:

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

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?

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

Unsurprisingly, “Found/Tonight” is in high demand. Billboard reported that the song “looks poised for a No. 1 debut” on its March 31st digital song sales chart.

If you haven’t downloaded the song yet, what are you waiting for?

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