[Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'

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Offline Andy

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[Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« on: March 05, 2003, 12:49:26 PM »
That's right! Here are the lyrics to the first track on the EP by Folds, Kweller and Lee, called 'Just Pretend'.



Just Pretend[/u]

While I held you with our undry eyes
Happy years pass by
It's OK to cry

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Well it's sticks and stones
and broken homes
that taught us how to smile

After all
In the end
Just pretend

There's a name that plays in my head
like a song
all day long
she's with me every day

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Everyone needs
Everyone needs
Everyone needs

If the sun can't shine
you'll be just fine
look into your mind
where you're free

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Cause we heard each other
once before
lets not do that again

After all
In the end
Just pretend

And a voice so familiar
wakes me up in the middle
if she thinks I'm having a bad dream

After all
In the end
Just pretend

Everyone needs
Everyone needs
Everyone needs

After all
It's the end




Enjoy!

~A, who brought you the RtS lyrics before release, and now these ;)
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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2003, 03:10:22 PM »
Thanks so much Andy, this is awesome.

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Cause we heard each other


I think this is Cause we hurt each other.  What does everyone think?

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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2003, 03:45:41 PM »
Yeah, I can hear that. Make more sense too.

Incidentally, BK's opening line (the first line of the song) was done phonetically. If anyone has any better ideas please go ahead, because although I can pull a meaning out of there, I'm not 100% confident.

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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2003, 12:32:32 AM »
I raised my eyebrow at that line when I read it, but then I listened again and it really does sound like "un-dry."  ?

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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2003, 06:26:49 AM »
Our own dry eyes?

Would make 'it's ok to cry' make more sense, but in the context of the entire line?

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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2003, 06:48:07 AM »
I'm pretty sure "un-dry eyes" is right. In the context of the whole phrase, "It's OK to cry" is saying "It's okay that we're crying", justifying that they are.

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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2003, 11:26:39 PM »
So who's going to figure out the chords for this song?
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Re: [Lyrics] - The Ben's EP - 'Just Pretend'
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2003, 02:47:12 PM »
"So who's going to figure out the chords for this song?"

G, C

Am, C

D, C

That's all you need to know.  ;)