The Great Pretender Lyrics

Freddie Mercury


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Buck Ram
album: Track 12 in album The Great Pretender
release date: 1987
popularity : 1102 users have visited this page.
length: 3:27
producer: Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran, David Richards
background vocals: Peter Straker, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury
lead vocals: Freddie Mercury
lyricist: Buck Ram
composer: Buck Ram

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Words and music by buck ram

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

  • 1 The Great Pretender
  • 2 Excercises in Free Love