Lin-Manuel Miranda - What'd I Miss lyrics

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - What'd I Miss 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 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] Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Thomas Jefferson's coming home 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 declaration 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] Lookin' at the rolling fields I can't believe that we are free Ready to face Whatever's awaiting Me in N.Y.C. [ENSEMBLE] Believe that we are free 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 [JEFFERSON] He grabs my arm and I respond “What's goin' on?” [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [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? [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [JEFFERSON] Uh...France. [MADISON] We have to win [JEFFERSON] What'd I miss? What'd I miss? Headfirst into a political abyss! I have my first cabinet meeting today I guess I better think of something to say I'm already on my way Let's get to the bottom of this… [ENSEMBLE] Wha? Wha? What'd I miss? I've come home to this? Headfirst, into the abyss! Chik-a-pow! On my way What did I miss? Ahhh ah! [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 long! [JEFFERSON] So what did I miss?