Hi! Do you wanna play pretend with me?
Let's pretend that there's a girl
She's a smart girl, that's what the big people say
She's in a special math class made for smart kids like her
And she gets lots of good grades
Let's pretend she imagines a lot
She loves to make up stories with her dolls
And she loves to draw strange creatures
Let's pretend that she goes to a bigger place
And she struggles, stuff is harder in the bigger place
But she persevered and got to go to an even bigger place
With big people, but she's small
She gets in special classes with the other smart people
She struggles and isn't sure if she'll make it
But she perseveres and gives it her all
Let's pretend she has friends!
That her friends help her and love her!
And they're always there for her!
Let's pretend she's beautiful!
That she goes to a dance with her lovely friends!
And with a lovelier date!
Let's pretend she's a great musician
That people marvel at her songs!
And that she has a lovely voice!
But reality says otherwise
She compares herself to the others
How she looks, how she talks
She hates her ugly hair and how her belly isn't flat like the girls in her magazines
She hates how she wears such ugly clothes
She has three best friends but they have better friends to hang out with
So she's alone
And she wishes she could go back to the smaller places with the smaller people
She wishes she'd stop growing and could stay a kid
She wishes she was still smart
And so she spends her days all by herself
Cursing her own name, wishing she was more special
Until one day her family finds her dead in the bathroom
A bottle of pills laying on the floor, with some spilled out
And a note that says,
"Let's pretend this never happened"