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Pretend

Produced by K (Jon Company)

(K)
I want attention and fame
But when you break a glass the reflection will change
You can try and fix it but it's never the same
Cos when you look at it you play the memory game
Something that once was is now no longer
And letting go's the only way to grow stronger
And up until today I never asked why
I'm trying to capture a moment that's already passed by
It's like a worm that lodges in between your ears
Ambition, it's found somewhere between your fears
The balancing act, maybe it's too great
And maybe I'm too late or maybe I'm too jaded
If I knew, I wouldn't be writing this song
Sometimes I feel like a passenger riding along
But this ain't uber x
I've seen it done now it's something I need to prove myself
Take the bull by the horns I'm in the driver's seat
Take all of your cliches and apply to me
If at first you don't succeed then try and repeat
and if not still, then in time you'll heal
I've been around the block for a minute trying to pop
Done with playing the game either you with it or you not
Sick of trying to beat the buzzer and missing all the shots
Only thing keeping me from quitting is quitting at the top
These wounds are raw
I'm trying to rise above my god given human flaws
I guess that's what I'm human for
Take the mask off and stop pretending that I'm anything more

(Chorus)
I don't wanna waste no time at all
We already been through the rise and fall
I'm wondering how we keep on hanging on
I did it from the start, right until the end
Sick of playing a part, tired of playing pretend

(J)
I lay yesterday in an open casket
I glance back as my soul departs it
I see a picture frame with a photograph of a broken heart
Hand fades as I go to grasp it
Float past and I listen to the eulogy
A blank face but the voice isn't new to me
Here lies a man stuck between real life and fantasy
So let me hear by demand that he be
Known as the ray of light infected by darkness
In attendance are dreams he left behind fatherless
He had the whole package but he never could deliver
Yeah he had the ammunition but he never pulled the trigger
All he wanted was the opportunity but stopped pursuing
Another lost soul gone too soon
So if you up there listening I hope you in a better place
I hope you find what you lookin for now let us pray
I let the words disappear
Let go of the hurt and the fear
And as i see the bright light in the sky I am born again
Just in time to bring the chorus in

(Chorus)
I don't wanna waste no time at all
We already been through the rise and fall
I'm wondering how we keep on hanging on
I did it from the start, right until the end
Sick of playing a part, tired of playing pretend