"Just Pretend" as written by and Kweller/lee/folds....
While I held you with our
Undry eyes,
Have the years pass by
Its OK to cry

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Well its sticks and stones
And broken homes
That taught us how to smile

After all
In the end
Just pretend

There's a name that plays
In my head like a song
All day long she's with me
Everyday

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Everyone needs
Everyone needs
Everyone needs

If the sun can't shine
You'll be just fine
Looking to your mind
Where you're free

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Cause we hurt each other
Once before
Let's not do that again

After all
In the end
Just pretend

And a voice so familiar
Wakes me up
In the middle
She thinks I'm having a bad dream

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Everyone needs
Everyone needs
Everyone needs

After all
It's the end


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

"Just Pretend" as written by Benjamin Kweller Ben Folds

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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy supporting a girl, and I'm assuming they're dating although they could just be friends. They have been together for quite a while, and they grow with each other and become more comfortable around each other ("have the years pass by/ It's ok to cry"). She knows him very well and doesn't want anything bad in his life... she wakes him up when she thinks he's having a bad dream... she just wants him to be happy.
    I'm not so sure what the "After all/ In the end/ Just pretend" is all about though... any ideas?
    JadedOneon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe sound reminds me of an old Crosby Stills Nash. I love it. I think they're describing a way of coping with life--pretending. "Sticks and stones and broken homes ...taught us how to smile". Things suck, but you can always pretend and everything is ok.
    josephtheleviteon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with josephthelevite on this....life sucks sometimes and pretending gets us through. These two are helping each other get by.....

    I love this song! :)
    paulawaterson September 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe way that the Bens wrote this is that Ben Folds was playing the song on acoustic guitar and came up with the refrain and then they each went into different rooms and came up with their own individual lines to sing along with the song.
    Spider6333on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this was written to be an inspirational piece. And it does exactly that. It makes me happy. :]
    secondhandsmokeon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this was written to be an inspirational piece. And it does exactly that. It makes me happy. :]
    secondhandsmokeon June 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe way spider6333 explains this (that they all wrote a verse) makes sense because the verses all seem pretty seperate and don't connect. That doesn't mean its a bad song though. Its a great song!
    bffandincubuson June 21, 2006   Link

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