Verse 1

You know what I thought was happening to me?

Same old story shown in every teen movie-

Girl loves guy hopelessly, while guy loves the popular girl,

Girl keeps waiting and hoping and longing to be his world,

Drowns her sorrow in fake smiles and forced laughter.

And by the end of two hours she gets her happily ever after.

Chorus

But wait, here's the twist in the tale-

There's the pretty girl with the Plastics,

And there you are with your posse,

Is it just me or do you have a mean streak?

And I'm strong and independent and I don't

Need a man to latch on to get through the week.

And I'm sick to my stomach when I realize

That I've been viewing it all through the wrong pair of eyes.

Verse 2

And I'm sick to my stomach with the way you treat me-

This isn't the same old story shown in every movie!

Girl loves guy, but for how long when he wants the pretty girl?

Turns out the hopeless girl is not so hopeless in the real world,

She's got better things to do than cry herself to sleep

Every single night, oh, you're just not worth hurting so deep.

Chorus

And there's the twist in the tale-

There's the pretty girl with the Plastics,

And there you are with your posse,

Is it just me or do you have a mean streak?

And I'm strong and independent and I don't

Need a man to latch on to get through the week.

And I'm sick to my stomach when I realize

That I've been viewing it all through the wrong pair of eyes.

Bridge

Lies, lies, all you have are lies.

You never were over her, should have told me so,

Long ago,

Now give me one good

Reason why I should

Hold on instead of letting go!

Chorus

And there's the twist in the tale-

There's the pretty girl with the Plastics,

And there you are with your posse,

Is it just me or do you have a mean streak?

And I'm strong and independent and I don't

Need a man to latch on to get through the week.

And I'm sick to my stomach when I realize

That I've been viewing it all through the wrong pair of eyes.

And I'm so glad that I've finally realized

I'm not the type to bury myself under blankets and heaves sighs.