The Great Pretender Lyrics

Freddie Mercury


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Buck Ram
album: Track 1 in album The Great Pretender
release date: 1987
popularity : 22 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Synth-pop/Vocal
length: 3:25
drums: Roger Taylor
background vocals: Roger Taylor and Peter Straker
lyricist: Buck Ram
composer: Buck Ram

Cover Art

Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender cover art
sponsored links

Oh yes I'm the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Pretending I'm doing well (ooh ooh)
My need is such I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell

Oh yes I'm the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Adrift in a world of my own (ooh ooh)
I play the game but to my real shame
You've left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

Ooh ooh yes I'm the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Just laughing and gay like a clown (ooh ooh)
I seem to be what I'm not (you see)
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around

Yeah ooh hoo
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

Oh yes I'm the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown (ooh ooh)
I seem to be what I'm not you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're
Pretending that you're still around


Track Listing


7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Great Pretender
  • 2 Excercises in Free Love