Eric Clapton - Pretending Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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 : 191 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
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075992607414
    script: Latin