The Great Pretender
The Platters Lyrics


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 the 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 (still around)

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Written by: Buck Ram

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Peter Firsoff

The Platters
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 yes I'm the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game but to my real shame
You've 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
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
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
(Still around)



All comments from YouTube:

Helen Williams

First song I ever took notice of. I was 11 years old. Still a favourite. I am now 75. Great.

RUSSELL VITALE

Same here. Heard it on a jukebox and loved it every since. We are the same age.

kabelo Maikano Mpe

You have lived...

Dennis Lawless

@regal johnston very emotional

Dennis Lawless

@manoel mendes happy 70th 🎉 🎂 🥳

:D

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Morte Parla

I had no idea that Freddie Mercury's cover of this song was exactly that - a cover

Dino

@living green no one can sing like Freddy

도미닉배틀크루즈

I agree

YouTube is trash

I had no idea Freddie mercury sang this and I only knew about this original version. Thanks for relaying this over in my universe.

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