What the Heck I Gotta Do Lyrics

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
21 Chump Street: the Musical - What the Heck I Gotta Do Lyrics


NARRATOR:
The plan was called "Operation D Minus", and one of the schools included in the plan
was Park Vista Community High School, where a kid named Justin Laboy-

JUSTIN:
That's me!

NARRATOR:
—an 18-year-old honor roll student—

JUSTIN:
I get straight A's, man

NARRATOR:
—was in the last semester of his senior year.
Justin could hardly believe his luck when a very pretty girl showed up

JUSTIN:
Naomi!

NARRATOR:
In not one but two of his classes

STUDENTS:
Naomi!

NARRATOR:
She sat in front of him. He switched seats

STUDENTS:
Naomi!

NARRATOR:
The last name she used was—

STUDENTS:
Rodriguez

NARRATOR:
Justin, what drew you to Naomi initially?

JUSTIN:
Man, she used to fall asleep in class
She was a light-skinneded Puerto Rican-Dominican—
Long hair, mature in the body like whoa

STUDENTS:
Like, whoa

JUSTIN:
That's not the only reason I liked her, though
She said she moved with her mother to Florida from New York

STUDENTS:
Where dreams are made

JUSTIN:
Well, so did I. So I said, hi
She seemed mature, and I talked more

STUDENTS:
More, more, more!

JUSTIN:
And I was like, what the heck I gotta do to be with you?
(STUDENTS:What the heck I gotta do?)

JUSTIN:
What the heck I gotta do to be with you?(STUDENTS:
What the heck I gotta do?)

JUSTIN:
Who do I have to be for you to be with me?

NARRATOR:
You told her all this in class?

JUSTIN:
Yeah. Well, I texted her! Y'know, I was like, what the heck I gotta do to be with you?

STUDENTS:
L-O-L-O-L-O-L!

JUSTIN:
What the heck I gotta do to be with you?

STUDENTS:
R-O-F-L-O-L!

JUSTIN:
Who do I have to be for you to be with me?

NAOMI:
Smiley face

JUSTIN:
Yes! Next thing you know, we're texting day and night. I trust her right away

STUDENTS:
Like, whoa!

JUSTIN:
Hey, yo. I never met anyone like her, bro. Yo, she listens to all my problems.
I let her copy all my homework. And then I lay it all on the line. And she was like—

STUDENTS:
No, no—

JUSTIN:
No! She didn't say no exactly. I don't know

STUDENTS:
No, no, no, no!

JUSTIN:
Yeah, I was surprised. I'm a pretty great guy

STUDENTS:
So? So?

JUSTIN:
So, I decided I needed to step my game up

STUDENTS:
Oh, oh, oh, oh

JUSTIN:
It's too late to be shy. And so I got in front of the whole class one day, and serenaded her.
I was like, what the heck I gotta do to be with you?(STUDENTS: What the heck I gotta do?)

JUSTIN:
What the heck I gotta do to be with you? (STUDENTS: What the heck I gotta do?)

JUSTIN:
Who do I have to be for you to go to prom with me!

NARRATOR:
You asked her to the prom?

JUSTIN:
Yeah! I danced and everything

STUDENTS:
Naomi!

JUSTIN:
Naomi! I know there's a reason you were transferred here to me

STUDENTS:
Naomi!

STUDENTS:
Naomi! I know there's a reason this isn't luck, it's destiny

STUDENTS:
Naomi!

JUSTIN:
Naomi! You know me! Will you go to prom with me?

NAOMI:
I'll think about it

STUDENTS:
She'll think about it. She'll think about it. She'll think about it. She'll think about

JUSTIN:
She said she'd think about it

STUDENTS:
She'll think about it

JUSTIN:
She'll think about it

STUDENTS:
Think about it

JUSTIN:
She'll think about it

STUDENTS:
She'll think about it. She'll think about it

JUSTIN:
Yes!

[Thanks to Alba for lyrics]

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