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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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HahaLesbians

This song will always be relevant because no matter who you are, this song instantly transports you to a specific time and place in your life when you felt most alive. Truly inspiring. Thanks MGMT.

Christine Egan

No it doesn't because I've never surfboarded on imaginary rainbows.

Nicole K

You must be my age. Because this was my coming of age song. God, the good, the bad, the absolute ugly... I've made so many mistakes and life never turned out as I thought, but, damn it's so good to remember those days. Good times.

2Stripez

I miss time

Tyler Minich

Yes the times when my friends and I would cruise listening to this song smoking some bud haha miss those days!

Awesome James Milner

Spot on!

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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.

Bryton Scott

Yes MGMT are just amazing good times

Brad Dawson

It's so sad and happy at the same time

b i t c h 💋

Been listening since I was 14 ❤️ 14 years

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