Proud To Be Different

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music and lyrics by Georgia Stitt
for “Monica’s Mixing Bowl

MONICA

SOMETIMES KIDS CAN SAY MEAN THINGS,

AND MEAN KIDS ARE THE WORST.

WHEN SOMEBODY TEASES YOU,

IT MAKES YOUR BUBBLE BURST.

YOU KNOW, KIDS DON’T ALWAYS

THINK ABOUT

THE WAY THEIR WORDS CAN STING.

BUT YOU’VE GOT POWER, TOO,

‘CUZ YOU CAN

USE YOUR WORDS TO SING…

 

POLO:

USE YOUR WORDS TO SING…

 

MONICA:

“I’M PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT.

 

POLO:

I’M PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT.

 

MONICA:

I’M GOOD JUST THE WAY I AM.

 

POLO:

YES, I AM!

 

MONICA:

YOU MIGHT SAY I’M CRAZY,

 

POLO:

OR WEIRDO,

 

MONICA:

OR KOOKOO-PANTS,

 

POLO:

WHAT?

 

MONICA:

BUT I THINK THAT’S A SHAM.

 

BOTH:

I KNOW THAT I’M LUCKY:

 

MONICA:

I GET TO BE ME—

 

BOTH:

AND *ME* IS THE GREATEST,

 

POLO:

CRAZY,

 

MONICA:

WEIRDO,

 

BOTH:

KOOKOO-PANTS A PERSON CAN BE.”

 

POLO:

WHAT IF PEOPLE WERE THE SAME

AND ALL THE KIDS YOU KNEW

DRESSED ALIKE AND ATE ALIKE

AND ALWAYS SAID, “ME TOO!”?

 

CHERRY:

ME TOO!

 

POLO:

WOULDN’T YOU GET BORED

OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING?

MAYBE IT’S OUR DIFFERENCES

THAT TEACH US HOW TO SING…

 

MONICA & CHERRY:

TEACH US HOW TO SING…

 

POLO, MONICA & CHERRY:

“I’M PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT.

I’M GOOD JUST THE WAY I AM.

 

PEPPER:

I’M PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT JUST THE WAY I AM.

 

POLO:

YOU MIGHT SAY I’M CRAZY,

 

CHERRY:

OR WEIRDO,

 

PEPPER:

OR KOOKOO-PANTS,

 

ALL:

HA!

BUT I THINK THAT’S A SHAM.

I KNOW THAT I’M LUCKY:

I GET TO BE ME—

AND *ME* IS THE GREATEST, CRAZY, WEIRDO,

KOOKOO-PANTS A PERSON CAN BE.”

 

PEPPER:

I GUESS I’M JUST LUCKY.

I GET TO BE ME.

 

ALL:

AND “ME” IS THE GREATEST, CRAZY, WEIRDO,

KOOKOO-PANTS A PERSON CAN BE.”

 

PEPPER:

THANK GOODNESS FOR ME!

 

ALL:

I’M PROUD TO BE ME!