Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Buck Ram
    album: Track 1 in album The Great Pretender
    release date: 1987
    popularity : 254 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
    Album Information
    label: Parlophone
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 7" Vinyl
    script: Latin