Sometimes Miranda’s dad makes an appearance, as in this duet of “I Could Have Danced All Night,” where neither seem to have the words quite down.

And of course, Miranda also raps on the subway. He often freestyles good-morning greetings and end-of-the-day rhymes, sometimes punctuated with a kiss.

Like all New Yorkers, Miranda complains about the heat—but he does even that with lyricism.

As for how he always seems to be on a relatively uncrowded train, or a totally deserted platform? Miranda responded to questions from Twitter followers with two alternate explanations:

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