Pretending Lyrics

Eric Clapton


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerry Lynn Williams
album: Track 1 in album Journeyman
release date: 1989-10-23
popularity : 26 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Classic Rock
length: 4:44
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Greg Phillinganes
vocal: Jerry Lynn Williams and Eric Clapton
mixer: Rob Eaton
engineer: Dave O'Donnell, Steve "Barney" Chase, Dave Wittman and Jack Joseph-Puig
bass: Nathan East
background vocals: Chaka Khan and Nathan East
guitar: Jerry Lynn Williams and Eric Clapton
synthesizer: Jeff Bova
congas: Carol Steele
drums programming: Jimmy Bralower
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
synthesizer & Hammond organ: Alan Clark
assistant recorded by: Ben Fowler
composer: Jerry Lynn Williams
lyricist: Jerry Lynn Williams

Cover Art

Eric Clapton Journeyman cover art
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How many times must we tell the tale?
How many times must we fall?
Living in lost memory
You just recalled

Working on the sound of the band
Trying to get the music right
Two go out working
Three stay home at night

[Chorus:]
That's when she said she was pretending
Like she knew the plan
That's when I knew she was pretending
Pretending to understand

Pretending, pretending
Pretending, pretending

Satisfied but lost in love
Situations change
You're never who you used to think you are
How strange

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
I get lost in alibis
Sadness can't prevail
Everybody knows strong love
Can't fail

Don't be pretending about how you feel
Don't be pretending that your love is real
Don't be pretending about how you feel
Don't be pretending that your love is real

[Bridge]


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pretending
  • 2 Anything for Your Love
  • 3 Bad Love
  • 4 Running on Faith
  • 5 Hard Times
  • 6 Hound Dog
  • 7 No Alibis
  • 8 Run So Far
  • 9 Old Love
  • 10 Breaking Point
  • 11 Lead Me On
  • 12 Before You Accuse Me