Lin-Manuel Miranda - What'd I Miss? (Off-Broadway) lyrics

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - What'd I Miss? (Off-Broadway) lyrics

[COMPANY] Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen... Se- se- seventeen… [BURR] 1789 How does the ba*tard orphan Immigrant decorated war vet Unite the colonies through more debt? Fight the other founding fathers til he has to forfeit? Have it all, lose it all Are you ready for more yet? Treasury Secretary. Washington's the President Ev'ry American experiment sets a precedent Not so fast. Someone came along to resist him Pissed him off until we had a two-party system You haven't met him yet, you haven't had the chance ‘cause he's been kickin' a** as the amba**ador to France But someone's gotta keep the American promise You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! [COMPANY] [COMPANY] Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home! [COMPANY] Thomas Jefferson's coming Oh Lord he's been off in Paris for so long! Aaa-ooo! Aaa-ooo! [JEFFERSON] France is following us to revolution There is no more status quo But the sun comes up And the world still spins [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [JEFFERSON] I helped Lafayette draft a constitution Then I said, ‘I gotta go I gotta be in Monticello.' Now the work at home begins… [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [JEFFERSON] So what'd I miss? What'd I miss? Virginia, my home sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss I've been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies... I guess I basic'lly missed the late eighties... I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this… [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [JEFFERSON] There's a letter on my desk from the President Haven't even put my bags down yet Sally be a lamb, darlin', won'tcha open it? It says the President's a**embling a cabinet And that I am to be the Secretary of State, great! And that I'm already Senate-approved... I just got home and now I'm headed up to New York [ENSEMBLE] Headin' to New York! Headin' to New York! [JEFFERSON] [ENSEMBLE] Lookin' at the rolling fields I can't believe that we are free believe that we are free Ready to face Whatever's awaiting Me in N.Y.C Me in N.Y.C [JEFFERSON] But who's waitin' for me when I step in the place? My friend James Madison, red in the face He grabs my arm and I respond “What's goin' on?” [MADISON] Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation's very soul Can you get us out of the mess we're in? [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [MADISON] Hamilton's new financial plan is nothing less Than government control I've been fighting for the South alone Where have you been? We have to win! [JEFFERSON] [ENSEMBLE] So what'd I miss? Wha? Wha? What'd I miss? What'd I miss? I've come home to this? Headfirst into a political abyss! Headfirst, into the abyss! I've got a meeting at the crack of dawn Chik-a-pow! So tell me everything that's been going on And if it takes all night long all night long I'll get to the bottom of this… [ENSEMBLE] What did I miss? Ahhh! [MADISON] All night bull session get him up to speed Tell him what the kid is up to, tell him what we need Tell him 'bout the plan of how the war bonds are tossed How the speculators won, how the war vets lost Tell him 'bout the plan for a bank and a**umption Tell him 'bout the arrogance, the gall, the gumption Tell him to be ready when Hamilton starts debating Now walk him in the room George Washington is waiting [WASHINGTON] Mr. Jefferson, welcome home [HAMILTON] Mr. Jefferson? Alexander Hamilton [WASHINGTON AND ENSEMBLE] Mr. Jefferson, welcome home [COMPANY] Mr. Jefferson, welcome home Sir, you've been off in Paris for so- [JEFFERSON] So what'd I miss?