Auli’i Cravalho – I’d Rather Be Me Lyrics

Cast of Mean Girls I’d Rather Be Me Lyrics (feat. Auli’i Cravalho)

So your best friend screwed you over
Acted nice when she not nice
Well, I have some advice
‘Cause it’s happened to me twice
Here’s my secret strategy
It always works because
The world doesn’t end
It just feels like it does

Just raise your right finger
And solemnly swear
Whatever they say about me
I don’t care

I won’t twist in knots to join your game
I will say, “You make me mad”
And if you treat me bad
I’ll say, “You’re bad”
If I eat alone from this moment on
That’s just what I’ll do
‘Cause I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me, I’d rather be me than be with you

We’re supposed to all be ladies and be nurturing and care
Is that really fair?
Boys get to fight, we have to share
Here’s the way that that turns out
We always understand
How to slap someone down with our underhand

So here’s my right finger
To how girls should behave
‘Cause sometimes, what’s meant to break you
Makes you brave

So I will not act all innocent
I won’t fake apologize
Let’s just fight and then, make up
Not tell these lies
Let’s call our damage even
Clean the slate till it’s like new
It’s a new life for me
Where I’d rather be me, I’d rather be me than be with you

I’ll say, “No”
I’ll say, “Knock it off with your notes and your rules and your games”
And those sycophants who follow you
I’ll remember all their names
And when they drag you down
Like they inevitably do
I will not laugh along with them, and
Approve their palace coup ’cause that’s not me

I don’t need their good opinions
I’ve got plenty of opinions
Every asshole has opinions, but
It doesn’t make them true
What’s true is being me
And I’d rather be me, I’d rather be me than be with you

So raise them high
‘Cause playing nice and shy
Is insulting my IQ

I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me than be with you
I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me than be with you
I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me
I’d rather be me than be with you

    Lyrics Details:

  • Written by: Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin
  • Album: Mean Girls (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Released: 2024