Pretend

Words and music by Ben Sollee

 

Come on pretend that you want me

Come on pretend that you needed me

Come on pretend that the way I move

Drives you crazy

 

Come on pretend that you ran away

Come on pretend that I chased ya

Come on pretend that you can’t keep your hands

Off me baby

 

I know I ain’t the man of your dreams 

I ain’t the one from the magazine

But, I’ll be there when things get rough

And I’ll hold your hand

 

Hey girl don’t leave me on the shelf

Just cause he’s new he ain’t better

I still shine up pretty good

And I know what you like by now

 

I know I ain’t shirtless tease

I ain’t no well lit movie screen

But I’ll be there when things get rough

And I’ll hold your hand when you cry

 

Come on pretend that you want me

Come on pretend that you needed me

Come on pretend that the way I move

Drives you crazy

 

Come on pretend that you ran away

Come on pretend that I chased ya

Come on pretend that you can’t keep your hands

Off me baby

 

I know I ain’t the man of your dreams 

I ain’t the one from the magazine

But, I’ll be there when things get rough

And I’ll hold your hand