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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 Cm F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb But here we are, first day of senior year! Cm Cm7 F Cm 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 Cm 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 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! Fadd9 Welcome to my school, Abmaj7 This ain't no high school: This is the Thunderdome. Fm Db Hold your breath and count the days, Cm we're graduating soon. [KIDS] White trash! [VERONICA] Eb/Db Db Eb/Db Dbmaj7 College will be paradise G7sus4 Ab/G Gm7 Cm 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 Fm9 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 Cm Eb/F Hey, are you okay? [HIPSTER DORK] F7sus4 F9 Abmaj7 Bb Get away, nerd. [KIDS] Cm Cm7 F Cm 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. Fadd9 Wake from this coma, Abmaj9/C take my diploma, N.C. then I can blow this town. Fm Db Dream of ivy-covered walls Ebmaj9 and smoky French cafes... [RAM] Watch it! [VERONICA] Eb/Db Db Eb/Db Dbmaj7 G7sus4 Ab/G Gm7 Cm Fight the urge to strike a match and set this dump ablaze! [RAM] G7 Ooooops. [VERONICA] N.C. or (4xx8) 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. Fm9/Eb Ebmaj9 I pray, I pray for a better way. Abadd9 Ebadd9 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 (4xx8) 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 Why... [HIPSTER DORK] Bbm 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 Why... [MARTHA] Bbm 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 Why?!... [KIDS] Ebm Somebody hug me! Bb7/Ab Somebody fix me! Ebm 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 Eb/D D A/D Am/D G Eb/D [KIDS] D Bm9 G/F Eb9 D Aah... Heather, Heather, and Heather... [VERONICA] Bbmaj7 Then there's the Heathers. They float above it all. [KIDS] D Bm9 G/F Eb9 D I love Heather, Heather, and Heather... Bm9 G/F Eb9 D I hate Heather, Heather, and Heather... [VERONICA] Heather McNamara. Head cheerleader. Her dad's loaded - he sells engagement rings. [KIDS] Bm9 G/F Eb9 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] Bm9 G/F Eb9 I need Heather, Heather- [VERONICA] N.C. She is a mythic bitch. Fm Db 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 Ebmaj9 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 Ebadd9 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 F7sus4 F9 (vomits) [HEATHER CHANDLER] Cm7 F F7sus4 F9 Grow up, Heather. Bulimia is so '87. [HEATHER MCNAMARA] Cm7 F Maybe you should see a doctor, Heather. [HEATHER DUKE] Cm7 F Yeah, Heather, Maybe I should. [MS. FLEMING] N.C. Ah, Heather and Heather...and Heather. C#m C#m7 F# 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# Heather wasn't feeling well. We're helping her. [MS. FLEMING] F#7sus4 F#9 C#m C#m7 F# 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 F/Bb And a symmetrical face. If I took a meat cleaver down the center of your skull, Bb7sus Gbmaj9/F I'd have matching halves. That's very important. [HEATHER DUKE] Bb7sus Gbmaj9/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 Db 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 Bbm 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 Bbm 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 Ebm Who could survive this? Bb7/Ab I can't escape this! Ebm F7sus4 I think I'm dying! [MS. FLEMING] N.C. Who's that with Heather? [KIDS] Eb Gb Ebm6 Whoa. Bb5 F/Bb Abmaj7/Bb Ebmaj7 Heather, Heather, Heather... [GOTH GIRL] And someone! [KIDS] Bb5 F/Bb Abmaj7/Bb Eb Heather, Heather, Heather... [PRINCIPAL, COACH, & MS. FLEMING] Ebmaj7 And a babe! [KIDS] Bb5 F/Bb Abm/Bb Eb 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! Aadd9 Eadd9/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# Heather! Heather! Heather! Veronica! G#/C# G#m/C# F# 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!