Who Sang The Great Pretender? Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison Crying cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Buck Ram
release date: 1962
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Classic Rock
length: 3:02
producer: Fred Foster
lyricist: Buck Ram
composer: Buck Ram
named after: Pretenders
Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender
Pretending that I'm doing well
My need is such I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell

Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I've played the game but to my real shame
You've left me to grieve all alone

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

Yes I'm the great pretender
Just laughin' and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I'm not, you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around

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

Yes I'm the great pretender
Just laughin' and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I'm not, you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Crying
  • 2 The Great Pretender
  • 3 Love Hurts
  • 4 She Wears My Ring
  • 5 Wedding Day
  • 6 Summersong
  • 7 Dance
  • 8 Lana
  • 9 Loneliness
  • 10 Let’s Make a Memory
  • 11 Nite Life
  • 12 Running Scared