"Pretend To Be Nice" as written by and Adam L. Schlesinger....
Well he looks at me with those Innocent eyes,
And says it looks like we're wearing some kind of disguise,
Because your hair sticks up and your shoes are untied,
And I hope you got that shirt at half price,
And every word I say falls flat on the floor,
I try to tell a joke but he's heard it before,
And I don't think I can take it no more,
Cause he's driving me right out of my front door,

Why do you do what you do to me baby,
You're shaking my confidence you're driving me crazy,
You know if I could I'd do anything for you,
Please don't ignore me cause you know I adore you,

Can't you just pretend to be nice,
Can you at least pretend to be nice,
If you could just pretend to be nice,
Everything in my life would be alright,

Oooh wee....
Oooh wee....

And I try so hard just to figure him out,
But he won't tell me what he's thinking about,
And then he falls asleep on the living room couch,
With his sunglasses on and his tongue hanging out,
And then he disappears for a week at a time,
And then he just shows up just like everything's fine,
And I don't get what goes on in his mind,
But I'm tired of hearing the same stupid line,

Why do you do what you do to me baby,
You're shaking my confidence making me crazy,
You know if I could I'd do anything for you,
I don't mean to bore you cause you know I adore you,

But can't you just pretend to be nice,
Can you at least pretend to be nice,
If you could just pretend to be nice,
Everything in my life would be alright,

Oooh wee....
Oooh wee....


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"Pretend to Be Nice" as written by Adam L. Schlesinger

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    General Commentgreat song, and very well written for a soundtrack song. it's so catchy and the lyrics rock. josie and the pussycats kick!
    weatherpatternson June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they really do. I used to be mad crazy 'bout 'em, but I've calmed down a bit.
    Well, the song's basically about a girl who's with a guy she likes, but he's rude, and she thinks if she can't change him, he should just pretend.
    Master_Bateson June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthese are all the things that guys do in wrong in relationships. boys need to pull their heads out and not be so selfish. it's also about compromise, even if you don't like something, just say that you do if makes the other person happy.
    Pabliciouson March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow. These lyrics are SO wrong.

    "And says it looks like YOUR wearing some kind of disguise."

    "You're shaking my COMFORT, you're driving me crazy"

    "But he won't tell me what he's BEEN thinking about"

    Spelling error: "And then he DISAPPEARS for a week at a time"

    "COULD you at least pretend to be nice"

    Sheesh.
    Tang Meon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthankyou for those corrections, not quite sure how the others got posted seeing as though it sounds NOTHING like 'were wearing...' etc!
    anyways this films really good and i love its soundtrack
    this songs probably one of the best and atm its exactly how i'm feeling. Pablicious you got it right!
    prettyinpunk8177on May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, Tang Me, that's a tad hypocritical, seeing as how in your correction, you used the word "your" when the word "you're" should have obviously been used.

    I think it is "confidence", not "comfort", though, right?

    Anyways, yeeeeah, I totally know how she feels at this moment. I'm not going to try to explain the song; it's been done. I'm going through something similar, it feels, with those innocent eyes.
    Image In Nationon November 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno it's COMFORT, not confidence.
    gengen319on February 07, 2008   Link

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