"I Hate Pretending" as written by and Secret Machines....
I never thought a moment spoke so well
As the second you when you tried
Stumbling over the telephone ringing
Looking for your voice on the line

There was an orange lipped girl with her knees crossed
Sitting on the carpetted coal
She was holding onto the money
And I was doing what I was told

There was an undercover cop
Parked right across the road
Step away from the window
You better move slow

Yeah, I was only there for a minute, I swear
I know he can't see me or
Doesn't even care

I hate pretending I'm like you

So let's cut out the scars
Hanging all the lions on the floor
Searching through the piles of dust
Filling all the pockets

There was an undercover cop
Parked right across the road
Step away from the window
You better move slow

Yeah, I was only there for a minute, I swear
I know he can't see me or
Doesn't even care

This is just what it was like
And for one kiss

'Cause I was just along for the ride
Do you believe him, Love
In the art of persuasion?

There was an undercover cop
Parked right across the road
He's looking right at me, I think we'd better go
Yeah, I'm headed for the door and reaching for the light
We look like we just got here, but we've been here all night


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"I Hate Pretending" as written by Secret Machines

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    General CommentDoes this song remind anyone else of Store Bought Bones and Steady as She Goes by The Raconteurs?
    shadowboxingon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo?!?
    weatherwomanon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like you could make a nice movie about bank heists from this...
    SekundesCon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove the drum session at the end btw
    SekundesCon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI picture an awkward boy and a really awesome girl inside her house, the boy is purchasing drugs but he really doesn't know what he's doing there, and the cop is about to come in, so the make a run for it and push off the floor, through the roof, and into the stars, and when the cop finally busts through the door, he finds the two of them with their fingers intertwined, laying with their eyes closed on the floor, surrounded by a sprinkling of coke...anyone else get this visual? Ah well, I'm too damn creative for my own good, I guess...
    DiamondIvyon September 20, 2007   Link

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