THE GREAT PRETENDER
written by Buck Ram


Intro: G D B C G D G

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Oh yes, Im the great pretender
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Pretending that Im doing well
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My need is such I pretend too much
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Im lonely but no one can tell


Oh yes, Im the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game but to my real shame
You left me to dream all alone

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Too real is this feeling of make believe
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Too real when I feel when my heart cant conceive


Oh, yes, Im the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown
I seem to be what Im not, you see
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Im wearing my heart like a crown
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Pretending that youre still around


Too real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel when my heart cant conceive

Oh, yes, Im the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown
I seem to be what Im not, you see
Im wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that youre still around