Who Sang The Great Pretender? The Band

The Band Moondog Matinee cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973-10-15
Genre: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Rhythm & Blues/Country Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:11
Some other versions of "The Great Pretender"

Lyrics
Pretending that I'm doing well
My need is such, I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game, but to my real shame
You 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

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Just laughing 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

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Just laughing 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 Ain’t Got No Home
  • 2 Holy Cow
  • 3 Share Your Love
  • 4 Mystery Train
  • 5 Third Man Theme
  • 6 Promised Land
  • 7 The Great Pretender
  • 8 I’m Ready
  • 9 Saved
  • 10 A Change Is Gonna Come

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin