"Pretending" as written by and Ville Hermanni Valo....
Love is a flame that can't be tamed
And though we are its willing prey, my darling
We are not the ones to blame

Trust is a word all lovers know
The glorious art of staining souls, my darling
We are not the ones to blame

The more we have the more we want
And the more it hurts our hearts, my baby
It always ends up in tears

So keep on pretending
Our heaven is worth the waiting
Keep on pretending, it's alright
So keep on pretending
It will be the end of our craving
Keep on pretending
It's alright

When doubts arise the game begins
The one we will never win, my baby
It always ends up in tears

So keep on pretending
Our heaven is worth the waiting
Keep on pretending, it's alright
So keep on pretending
It will be the end of our craving
Keep on pretending
It's alright

Come on...
So keep on pretending
Our heaven is worth the waiting
Keep on pretending, it's alright
So keep on pretending
It will be the end of our craving
Keep on pretending
It's alright

Love is a flame that can't be tamed
And though we are its willing prey, my darling
We are not the ones to blame


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"Pretending" as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

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    General Commentthis song to me alone means if you love someone don't let something get in the way... and the "keep on pretending" part is someone waiting and wanting something bad to happen but valo is saying Keep on pretending its not gonna happen. and the love is a flame that cant be tamed is... the love that they show to each other is the love that will stick... or this could all be a song where the guy is a compleete ass and says keep on pretending my love for every girl in the fuggin world is one that canot be tamed
    ~Rock -Robert
    oldskoolpunker23on April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is goodo. I think i agree with riven. They're pretending it will all be worth it, but he knows it won't.
    TaintedGloveon June 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'we are not the ones to blame' is my all time favorite line... i have it sewn on like 3 t-shirts.

    Pheromonic, thats a little sexist. but i'm sure saying things like that makes you feel really high and mighty. unfortunatly, youre not.
    lachrymosityon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPheromonic, shut up you sexist peice of shit, I agree with lachrymosity
    BrunNneTte CutIeon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song off their New album, IMHO. It's got a great Hook to it and the lyrics are well written.
    PhatBoyon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHIM kicks some major ass. This song reminds me of my friend!
    NFGgirlon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti disagree with oldskoolpunker, this song is saying "keep on pretending our heaven is worth the waiting, keep on pretending it's alright", which is implying that though you might be pretending it's alright and will be worth it, it's not. love is a flame, it's dangerous, and can't be tamed, even though everybody tries, and they 'always end up in tears.'
    rivenon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice............
    z0MbiEon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnicely put there riven.
    quigon_chowon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, controvarsy....
    *grabs a bag of popcorn and sits back to watch the fireworks*
    quiffpornon February 08, 2005   Link

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