"Contender" as written by and Kurt Feldman Kip Berman....
Look what you've done
Look what you've done
What do you have now?
Things that never come
Another year in a dead room
Is it time to come down?

Another crowded scene
You saw the boys in white sing "I'm a pretender"
But you never were
You never were a contender
A contender

I heard your same old tune
Singing city sins like you were the first one
Gave up books for film
Gave up film for time
Now that you've got none

At the back of a crowded scene
You saw the boys in white sing "I'm a pretender"

At the back of a crowded scene
You saw the boys in white sing "I'm a pretender"
But you never were
You never were a contender
A contender
You never were a contender
You never were a contender


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"Contender" as written by Kurt Feldman Kip Berman

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    General CommentI think there are a few more lines in the first verse.

    Look what you've done
    Look what you've done
    What do you have now?
    Things that never come
    Another name in a dirty room
    Is it time to come down?
    SmallFoxeson November 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this referencing The Exploding Hearts' song I'm A Pretender?
    frankenberry100on September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI can't understand a word of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. It sounds like Tim Burgess singing Wedding Present covers... whilst underwater. Please stop mumbling.
    Bardflyon March 02, 2010   Link

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