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[VERONICA] Cm September 1st, 1989. Dear Diary: I believe I'm a good person. Ya know, I think there's good in everyone. Cm Cm7 F/C Cm F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb But here we are, first day of senior year! Cm Cm7 F/C Cm/Eb Eb/F F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb I look around at all these kids I've known all my life and I ask myself: What happened? [KIDS] Cm Cm7 F/C Cm/Eb Eb/F F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb Freak! Slut! Burnout! Bug-eyes! Poser! Lard-ass! [VERONICA] Cm C7sus4 We were so tiny, happy and shiny, playing tag and getting chased. [KIDS] Freak! Slut! Loser! Shortbus! [VERONICA] C6sus Singing and clapping, Abmaj7/C laughing and napping, baking cookies, eating paste. [KIDS] Bull-dyke! Stuck-up! Hunchback! [VERONICA] Cm Then we got bigger. C7sus4 That was the trigger, Like the Huns invading Rome - Sorry! Am7#5/C Welcome to my school, Abmaj7/C This ain't no high school: This is the Thunderdome. Fm Db/F Hold your breath and count the days, Cm/Eb we're graduating soon. [KIDS] White trash! [VERONICA] Eb/Db Db Eb/Db Dbmaj7 College will be paradise G7sus4 Ab/G Gm7 Cm/G If I'm not dead by June! Abmaj9 Ebmaj9 But I know, I know, life can be beautiful. Abmaj9 Ebmaj9 Ebadd2 I pray, I pray for a better way. Ab/C Fm9/C If we changed back then, Eb7/Ab Ab we could change again. F7sus4 F7 G7sus4 We can be beautiful... [HIPSTER DORK] Ow! [VERONICA] Just not today. Cm Cm7 F/C Cm/Eb Eb/F Hey, are you okay? [HIPSTER DORK] F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb Get away, nerd. [KIDS] Cm Cm7 F/C Cm/Eb Eb/F F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb Freak! Slut! Cripple! Homo! Homo! Homo! [VERONICA] Cm Things will get better C7sus4 soon as my letter comes from Harvard, Duke, or Brown. Am7#5/C Wake from this coma, Abmaj9/C take my diploma, N.C. then I can blow this town. Fm Db/F Dream of ivy-covered walls Ebmaj13 and smoky French cafes... [RAM] Watch it! [VERONICA] Eb/Db Db Eb/Db Dbmaj7 G7sus4 Ab/G Gm7 Cm/G Fight the urge to strike a match and set this dump ablaze! [RAM] G7 Ooooops. [VERONICA] N.C. or (xxxx01) Ram Sweeney. Third year as linebacker. And eighth year of smacking lunch trays and BEING A HUGE DICK. [RAM] What did you say to me skank? [VERONICA] N.C. ... Nothing. [VERONICA & KIDS] Abmaj9 Ebadd2 But I know, I know, life can be beautiful. Fm11/Eb Ebmaj9 I pray, I pray for a better way. Cm7#5 Gm7#5/Bb We were kind before, Eb7/Ab Ab we can be kind once more. F7sus4 F7 G7sus4 We will be beautiful... [VERONICA] Agh!... Hey Martha. [MARTHA] Hey. [VERONICA] Cm Cm7 Abmaj7 Bb Martha Dunnstock. My best friend since diapers. [MARTHA] Cm Cm7 We on for movie night? [VERONICA] Abmaj7 Bb Yeah, you're on Jiffy Pop detail. [MARTHA] Cm Cm7 I rented "The Princess Bride." [VERONICA] Abmaj7 Bb Again? Don't you have it memorized by now? [MARTHA] Cm Cm7 Abmaj7 Bb What can I say? I'm a sucker for a happy ending. [KURT] Cm Cm7 Martha Dumptruck! Wide load! N.C. Honnnnnk! [VERONICA] N.C. or (xxxx01) Kurt Kelly. Quarterback. He is the smartest guy on the football team. Which is kind of like being the tallest dwarf. Hey! Pick that up right now! [KURT] I'm sorry, are you actually talking to me? [VERONICA] Yes, I am. I wanna know what gives you the right to pick on my friend. You're a high school has-been waiting to happen. A future gas station attendant. [KURT] N.C. G7sus4 You have a zit right there. [VERONICA] N.C. Dear diary: Ebm6/Gb Why... [HIPSTER DORK] Bbm/F Why do they hate me? [REPUBLICAN GIRL] F7/Eb Why don't I fight back? [KURT] Bbm/Db Bbm Why do I act like such a creep? [VERONICA] Ebm6/Gb Why... [MARTHA] Bbm/F Why won't he date me? [RAM] F7/Eb Why did I hit him? [STONER CHICK, MS. FLEMING, & BLOW-DRIED PREPPY] Bbm/Db Bbm Why do I cry myself to sleep? [VERONICA] Abm6/B Why?!... [KIDS] Ebm/Bb Somebody hug me! Bb7/Ab Somebody fix me! Ebm/Gb Somebody save me! B7/F Send me a sign, God! Give me some hope here! E7/Bb D5 Something to live for! [Interlude] D A/D Am/D G/D Eb/D D A/D Am/D G/D Eb/D [KIDS] D Bm11 G/F Eb6/9 D Aah... Heather, Heather, and Heather... [VERONICA] Bbmaj7 Then there's the Heathers. They float above it all. [KIDS] D Bm11 G/F Eb6/9 D I love Heather, Heather, and Heather... Bm11 G/F Eb6/9 D I hate Heather, Heather, and Heather... [VERONICA] Heather McNamara. Head cheerleader. Her dad's loaded - he sells engagement rings. [KIDS] Bm11 G/F Eb6/9 D I want Heather, Heather, and Heather... [VERONICA] Heather Duke. Runs the yearbook. No discernible personality, but her mom did pay for implants. And Heather Chandler. The Almighty. [KIDS] Bm11 G/F Eb6/9 I need Heather, Heather- [VERONICA] N.C. She is a mythic bitch. Fm Db/F Ebmaj9 They are solid Teflon - never bothered, never harassed. Eb/Db Db Eb/Db Dbmaj7 G7sus4 Ab/G I would give anything to be like that. [HIPSTER DORK] G7 Abmaj9 Ebmaj13 I'd like to be their boyfriend. [KIDS] That would be beautiful. [STONER CHICK] Abmaj9 Ebmaj7 If I sat at their table, guys would notice me! [KIDS] So beautiful! [MARTHA] Abmaj9/C Gm7#5/Bb Eb7/Ab I'd like them to be nicer. [KIDS] Ab That would be beautiful. [BELEAGUERED GEEK] F7sus4 F Cm7/F F7sus4 I'd like to kidnap a Heather and photograph her naked in an abandoned warehouse F N.C. and leave her tied up for the rats! [HEATHER DUKE] Cm7 F/C F7sus4 F9 (vomits) [HEATHER CHANDLER] Cm7 F/C F7sus4 F9 Grow up, Heather. Bulimia is so '87. [HEATHER MCNAMARA] Cm7 F/C Maybe you should see a doctor, Heather. [HEATHER DUKE] Cm7 F/C Yeah, Heather, Maybe I should. [MS. FLEMING] N.C. Ah, Heather and Heather...and Heather. C#m C#m7 F#/C# F#7sus4 F#9 Perhaps you didn't hear the bell over all the vomiting. You're late for class. [HEATHER CHANDLER] C#m C#m7 F#/C# Heather wasn't feeling well. We're helping her. [MS. FLEMING] F#7sus4 F#9 C#m C#m7 F#/C# Not without a hall pass you're not. Week's detention. [VERONICA] N.C. Uh, actually, Ms. Fleming, all four of us are out on a hall pass. Yearbook committee. [MS. FLEMING] Ebm F/Eb Dbmaj7 Bbm Ebm F/Eb ... I see you're all listed. Hurry up and get where you're going. [HEATHER CHANDLER] Dbmaj7 Bbm Ebm F/Eb This is an excellent forgery. Who are you? [VERONICA] Dbmaj7 Bbm Veronica Sawyer. I crave a boon. [HEATHER CHANDLER] Ebm F/Eb What boon? [VERONICA] Dbmaj7 Bbm Um, let me sit at your table at lunch. Just once. No talking necessary. Ebm F/Eb Dbmaj7 Bbm If people think you guys tolerate me, they'll leave me alone... Ebm F/Eb Dbmaj7 Bbm Before you answer, I also do report cards, permission slips and absence notes. [HEATHER DUKE] How about prescriptions? [HEATHER CHANDLER] Shut up, Heather. [HEATHER DUKE] F Sorry, Heather. [HEATHER CHANDLER] F F For a greasy little nobody, you do have good bone structure. [HEATHER MCNAMARA] Fsus4 Fadd4 And a symmetrical face. If I took a meat cleaver down the center of your skull, Bb7sus/F Gbmaj13/F I'd have matching halves. That's very important. [HEATHER DUKE] Bb7sus/F Gbmaj13/F N.C. Of course, you could stand to lose a few pounds. [HEATHER CHANDLER] Gbmaj7 And ya know, ya know, ya know? Db This could be beautiful. Gbmaj7 Mascara, maybe some lip gloss, Db Dbsus and we're on our way. Gb/Bb Db/Ab Get this girl some blush; F/Gb Gb And Heather, I need your brush. Eb7sus4 Let's make her beautiful. [HEATHER MCNAMARA] Let's make her beautiful... [HEATHER DUKE] Let's make her beautiful... [HEATHER CHANDLER] F7sus4 Make her beautiful! Okay? [VERONICA] Okay! [KURT] Ebm6/Gb Bbm/F Out of my way, geek! [BELEAGUERED GEEK] F7/Eb I don't want trouble! [RAM] Bbm/Db Bbm You're gonna die at 3pm! [REPUBLICAN GIRL & GOTH GIRL] Ebm6/Gb Bbm/F F7/Eb Don't you dare touch me! Get away, pervert! [BELEAGUERED GEEK] Bbm/Db Bbm What'd I ever do to them? [KIDS] Abm6/F Ebm/Bb Who could survive this? Bb7/Ab I can't escape this! Ebm/F F7sus4 I think I'm dying! [MS. FLEMING] N.C. Who's that with Heather? [KIDS] Eb/Bb Gb/Bb Ebm6/Bb Whoa. Bb5 F/Bb Abmaj7/Bb Ebmaj7/Bb Heather, Heather, Heather... [GOTH GIRL] And someone! [KIDS] Bb5 F/Bb Abmaj7/Bb Eb/Bb Heather, Heather, Heather... [PRINCIPAL, COACH, & MS. FLEMING] Ebmaj7/Bb And a babe! [KIDS] Bb5 F/Bb Abm/Bb Eb/Bb Heather, Heather, Heather... [MARTHA] N.C. F7sus4 Veronica?! [KIDS] Gb F Veronica? Gb F Veronica! Gb F7sus4 Veronica!!! [VERONICA & KIDS] Esus/A E And ya know, ya know, ya know, life can be beautiful. Esus/A E You hope, you dream, you pray, and you get your way! C#m7#5 G#m7#5/B Ask me how it feels E7/A A looking like hell on wheels... F#7sus4 My God, it's beautiful! F#7sus4 I might be beautiful! G#7sus4 And when you're beautiful... C# It's a beautiful frickin' day! [KIDS] G#/C# G#m/C# F#/C# C# Heather! Heather! Heather! Veronica! G#/C# G#m/C# F#/C# C#5 Heather! Heather! Heather! Veronica! A D#dim C#5 Veronica! A D#dim C#5 Veronica! A D#dim C#5 Veronica! C# VERONICA!