"Don't Pretend" as written by Chad Burnette and Travie Mccoy....
Don't Pretend.
Don't Pretend.
Don't pretend that you will ever love again.

Little miss teary eyes,
You have no reason to lie to me.
Put your coat down,
Why you wavinn' goodbye to me?
I've been reassessing the situation,
Sittin' silently,
And finally realized why you can't look eye to eye with me,
And I knew about him the whole time,
The hotels,
Phone calls,
(Pshh!) The whole nine,
But I guess that's what friends are for,
And I've come to the conclusion that you're nothing but a very selfish person.

(Chorus:)

Open up my chest and you'll see a cold cavity where my heart used to be,
Makin' amends is out of the question when you look into his pupils and not the reflection.
Don't pretend.
I'm never gonna give you up,
I'm never gonna let you down,
Turn it now,
Don't pretend that you was just a friend.
(Oh no)
I'm never gonna give you up,
I'm never gonna let you down,
Don't pretend that you will ever love again.

Ok, let me calm down,
Here, have a seat baby, maybe we can talk now,
Guess I only have one question for you:
Was I just another step in the progression for you?
And if so, Why didn't ya tell me that?
I wouldn't have sprung forward,
I'd have fell back.
But I guess that's what friends are for,
The only word that comes to mind is that you're nothing but a little...brat.

(Chorus:)

Open up my chest and you'll see a cold cavity where my heart used to be,
Makin' amends is out of the question when you look into his pupils and not the reflection.
Don't pretend.
I'm never gonna give you up,
I'm never gonna let you down,
Turn it now,
Don't pretend that you was just a friend.
(Oh no)
I'm never gonna give you up,
I'm never gonna let you down,
Turn it down.
Don't pretend that you will ever love again.

You know I wish you nothing but the best, right?
But at night, I pray to God he won't rest right.
Probably think I'm still bitter, huh?
You guessed right.
How in the hell did we find ourselves in this mess, right?


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    General Commentthe best song on the album, its about his break up with Katy Perry.

    And I knew about him the whole time,
    The hotels,
    Phone calls,
    (Pshh!) The whole nine.

    Is about how he kinda new about her and Russel Brand, in an interview he said that once they got engaged so quick things started to make sense
    W4rp3d1on June 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentdamn, I can feel his pain. just listen to how down his voice sounds. sounds like he was crying when he was recording this.



    katy perry straight up used him to get ahead....
    jeremyspaceon July 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an honest song. I love Travie & I have for a very long time. Katy doesn't know what she's let go, cause that's one broken heart right there.
    backtrackforwardon July 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview Travie said his allergies were messin up pretty bad when he recorded the song, but he decided to use it... He wanted you to be able to feel the pain... Brilliant
    FameInfamyon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso, I'm pretty sure it's "when you look into his pupils and I'm the reflection" not "when you look into his pupils and not the reflection."
    backtrackforwardon August 23, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionBut I guess that's what friends are for,
    The only word that comes to mind is that you're nothing but a little...brat.

    I think he should have clearly just called her a whore instead of hesitating and using brat lol.

    Love this song, favorite from the album, so down to earth, so heartfelt.
    IAmTheMusicManon October 12, 2010   Link

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