What'd I Miss
Seventeen, se- se- seventeen Se- se- seventeen Seventeen eighty-nine How does the bastard 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 Every 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’ ass as the ambassador to France But someone’s gotta keep the American promise You simply must meet Thomas, Thomas 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) France is following us to revolution There is no more status quo But the sun comes up and the world still spins (Aaa-ooo) I helped Lafayette draft a declaration Then I said, I gotta go I gotta be in Monticello Now the work at home begins (aa-ooo) 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 basically missed the late eighties I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this Aaa-ooo 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 assembling 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 Headin' to New York, headin' to New York Lookin' at the rolling fields I can’t believe that we are free Ready to face, whatever’s awaiting Me in N.Y.C. 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? (aa-oo) Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation’s very soul Can you get us out of the mess we’re in? (Aaa-ooo) Hamilton’s new financial plan is nothing less than government control I’ve been fighting for the South alone Where have you been? Uh France (aa-ooo) We have to win What'd I miss? (what'd what'd what'd I miss) What'd I miss? (I’ve come home to this) Headfirst into a political abyss (headfirst, into the abyss) I have my first cabinet meeting today (chik-a-pow) I guess I better think of something to say I'm already on my way get to the bottom of this (What did I miss?) aa-ooo Mr. Jefferson, welcome home Mr. Jefferson (Alexander Hamilton) Mr. Jefferson, welcome home Mr. Jefferson, welcome home, sir, you’ve been off in Paris for so long So what did I miss?
Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
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