"Pretend You're Alive" as written by and Michael L. Shepard....
Oh summer life, oh summer life
Crawling with these worms you're afraid of all their germs
Oh bask in life, oh bask in life
The weather gonna swallow you into the great divide
Oh enjoy life, oh enjoy life
Climbing up those trees and breaking all your knees

Watch angels in the morning become a devil's afternoon
I will panic in the evening underneath the crashing moon
So fall in love while you can still hold your head up high
And pretend that you're alive again
It's friends that leave you here in the end so hold your head up high
And pretend that you're alive again

Now autumn brings the beautiful things
Where all you give comes back to you like the crown upon my king
Your life's a song so sing along
Before the silence swallows you and leaves you like a pawn

Watch angels in the morning become a devil's afternoon
I will panic in the evening underneath the crashing moon
So fall in love while you can still hold your head up high
And pretend that you're alive again
It's friends that leave you here in the end so hold your head up high
And pretend that you're alive

Your friends now ghosts are screaming
Bury us, they said, while panicking my mind was broken.


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"Pretend You're Alive" as written by Michael L. Shepard

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    My InterpretationAlso, I would like to add my interpretation of the meaning, though it is probably far from the actual meaning. It just seems to be about the struggle to enjoy life, how life should be enjoyed, but it is a pretense because the possibility of happiness doesn't truly exist in the mind of the person who this song is written about. I think, perhaps, I merely interpreted it that way because that is how I feel...

    Beautiful song, by the way.
    unwinding.cable.caron December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview they said that most of the songs are based off of fictional stories that they wrote. This is probably based off one of those stories.
    miketigerwoodson January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst Lovedrug song i heard, and been hooked since...

    amazing band amazing song..the geetar is spiffy
    WikedAbibon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUgh, such an incredible song. I could leave this on repeat for days and days.
    Jillian04on August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow great song. i came up when i was searching for a radiohead song so i just decided for no particular reason to download it and its incredible. i'm definitly going to look into this band.
    mrahon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdude, lovedrug is so good.
    fireplaceon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdude, i so agree! : )
    ifemme fataleion October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI freakin' less then three this song!
    TheCheeseCowon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"So fall in love while you can still hold your head up high,
    and pretend that you're alive again.
    It's friends that leave you here in the end,
    so hold your head up high and pretend that you're alive"
    nothing more needs to be said.
    Narayanon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i kinda just think its about beautiful things and dying. like maybe everything has to come to an end? idk but i love this song :]
    tritexxwhoreon April 20, 2007   Link

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