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What'd I Miss (Off-Broadway) is the 1st song of Act 2 and the 25th song overall in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.

LyricsEdit

[COMPANY]
Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen...
Se- se- seventeen…

[BURR]
1789
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
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’ ass as the ambassador 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 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

[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

[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!

[MADISON]
We have to win

[JEFFERSON]
What’d I miss?
What’d I miss?
Headfirst into a political abyss!
I have a meeting at the crack of dawn
So tell me everything that's been going on
I'll get to the bottom of this...

[ENSEMBLE]
What did I miss?
Ahhh ah!

[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 assumption
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 & ENSEMBLE]
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home

[COMPANY]
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
Sir, you’ve been off in Paris for so-

[JEFFERSON]
So what did I miss?

Songs in Hamilton (Off-Broadway Production)
Act One
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
Ladies Transition
Helpless
Satisfied
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Lafayette Interlude
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Non-Stop
Act Two
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle One
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle Two
Washington On Your Side
One Last Ride
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
The Hurricane
Congratulations
Burn
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive Philip
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives, Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

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