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Time to Pretend
MGMT Lyrics


I'm feelin' rough, I'm feelin' raw
I'm in the prime of my life
Let's make some music, make some money
Find some models for wives
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars

This is our decision to live fast and die young
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
Yeah, it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?

Forget about our mothers and our friends
We're fated to pretend
To pretend
We're fated to pretend
To pretend

I'll miss the playgrounds
And the animals and digging up worms
I'll miss the comfort of my mother
And the weight of the world
I'll miss my sister, miss my father
Miss my dog and my home
Yeah, I'll miss the boredom
And the freedom and the time spent alone

But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew
The models will have children, we'll get a divorce
We'll find some more models, everything must run its course

We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
We were fated to pretend
To pretend
We're fated to pretend
To pretend

I said yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Andrew Vanwyngarden, Ben Goldwasser

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I'm feelin' rough, I'm feelin' raw
I'm in the prime of my life
Let's make some music, make some money
Find some models for wives
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars
This is our decision to live fast and die young
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
Yeah, it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
Forget about our mothers and our friends
We're fated to pretend
To pretend
We're fated to pretend
To pretend
I'll miss the playgrounds
And the animals and digging up worms
I'll miss the comfort of my mother
And the weight of the world
I'll miss my sister, miss my father,
Miss my dog and my home
Yeah, I'll miss the boredom
And the freedom and the time spent alone
But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew
The models will have children, we'll get a divorce
We'll find some more models, everything must run its course
We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
We were fated to pretend
To pretend
We're fated to pretend
To pretend
I said yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah



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Ryan Kirby

“I’ll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home”
This line always cuts a little too deep for me everytime I hear it

David A. Quinn, Sr.

Cause, he cares

iAMaVOIDtripper GutterSlush666

✔️💯🏆🤘

Vince Rizz

I'm a grown ass man and this shit could make my cry. Very powerful

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David Dalrymple

I don’t think a lot of people realise just how good MGMT are and especially this song. At the tender age of 51 I love it. It’s simply about youth and your dreams. It truly is a masterclass of a song.

Ede Moi

I'm 55. This where the 90.☀️

jadedandbitter

@civil surfer no, it's not; and it's not. I imagine everything seems pretentious when you don't understand it.

civil surfer

@jadedandbitter yeah....the end of youth is still about youth lmao. This is such a pretentious comment.

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justin clifford

14 year old me: "I like this song"
24 year old me: "I understand this song"

Paolo Gaeta

This is so accurate

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