"Pretend" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
If I ask you a question
Are you going to lie to me?
Is that your question?
Because that one is easy

It's gripping the city
And hittin' the town
And no one on earth is
Doing this now

If you can pretend
And I can pretend
Pretending won't end
And then and well then

If you take the chances
I'll take the bows
Saying 'no one on earth is
Doing this now'

But if I ask you a question
Are you going to lie to me?
Is that your question?
Because that one is easy

If you don't pretend
And I don't pretend
Pretending might end but pretend
Can pretend to end, that's right

You can't pretend
Yes I can, yes I can, yes I can
You can't pretend
Yes I can, yes I can, yes I can


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"Pretend" as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General CommentObvious link to "The Kids Don't Get It" here as the 2 songs share some of the same lyrics. This song is about being untruthful I think, pretending. But about what??...that's the question. Probably doesn't matter..but I think it is about the writing of the album "World Container" in general. He is pretending to agree with Bob Ross telling him "no one on earth is doing this, (making this type of music) now" and "it's gripping the city and hitting the town" when it really isn't. Maybe not, but that's how I hear it.
    laurieloo82on March 17, 2010   Link

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