"False Pretense" as written by and Ronnie Winter....
(It's time to let it go)

The world's got a funny way of turning round on you
When a friend tries to stab you right in the face
Losing faith in everything I hoped and knew
Don't sweat it; set off false pretense

Betray, you're not gonna be willing to change
Yeah, and it doesn't seem likely to fade
Betray, you're not gonna be willing to change
'Cause you know

All alone you know you've got, you've got the best of me
You were wrong, and I'm laughing right in your face
I cannot believe you blamed; you were my family
Don't sweat it; set off false pretense

Betray, you're not gonna be willing to change
Yeah, and it doesn't seem likely to fade
Betray, you're not gonna be willing to change
'Cause you know

(It's time to let it go)

I can't seem to understand it, how you've turned out to be so cold
It's funny to me how you've turned into such a joke


Lyrics submitted by weezy, edited by martienne, thegreatdistress

"False Pretense" as written by Ronnie Winter

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song. It's one of my favorite songs off the whole God damn album.

    I think it's mostly about finding out that someone is fake.

    "I can't seem to understand it how you've turned out to be so cold
    You tried but were caught red handed, are you happy with your role?
    It's funny to me how you've turned into such a joke"
    That line is funny because it's probably about him finding out how fake someone is fake, and now they're just a joke.

    Ronnie Winter is a lyrical genius.
    Razelon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis also one of my favorite songs from this band.They are one of my favorites.I agree with Razel he or she could be right.I also think that not everyone could be trusted,and somtimes you cant always get what you want.Wether you like it or not thinks might just turn on you.
    get it righton August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyer..
    self explenatory song...

    he had a friend...he trusted him/her so much
    but who 1 day betrayed him
    _AYU_on August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfantastic song. You guys have pretty much summed it up. I think everyone can identify with this song. Everyone has had someone turn on them in their life. This is one amazing band
    amyanneon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHeh.. yeah, I agree with Razel.

    There's fake people out there, and there's liars.
    Ewe@them!
    JenzieHeartsMusicon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^;;; When I said Ewe@them.
    I meant the fakers and liars.
    Wanted to clear that up. heh.
    JenzieHeartsMusicon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan, this hits home, cause it's happened three times to me. The lyrics are very self-explanitory, I think anyway. Ronnie Winter is just, wow when it comes to lyrics, seriously, they have so much meaning and depth, I love this band.
    leaving_tomorrowon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Razel, but i also think it could be about someone's friend stabbing them in the back:

    "The world's got a funny way of turning round on you
    When a friend tries to stab you right in the face
    Losing faith in everything I thought I hoped and knew
    Don't sweat it, set off false pretense"

    or similar to that, someone cheating on someone and being caught:

    "I can't seem to understand it how you've turned out to be so cold
    You tried but were caught red handed, are you happy with your role?
    It's funny to me how you've turned into such a joke"

    whatever it is, i like this song. RJA is my favorite band right now. i love them. oh, yes, indeed.♥
    annabanana112293on December 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbetrayal....Thats it.
    maddon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlyrical genius is a fucking understatement.
    i love him.
    i love what his songs stand for.
    and i love how in one way or another you can relate.

    "its funny to me how youve turned into such a joke"
    i thought it said drug for ageeees.

    haa:]
    AMAZING SONG.


    WKR. who killed ronnie?
    emoisjustagenreon January 04, 2007   Link

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