Don't Pretend
Travie Mccoy feat. Colin Munroe Lyrics


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Don't pretend, don't pretend (pretend pretend) don't pretend that you will ever love again.
(don't pretend that you will ever love again)

Little miss teary eyes, you have no reason to lie to me
Put your coat down, why you waving goodbye to me ?
I've been reassessing the situation sitting silently
And finally realizing how you can't look eye to eye with me
And I knew about him the whole time, the hotels, phone calls shit the whole nine
But I guess that's what friends are for, and I've come to a conclusion that you're nothing but a very selfish person

Open up my chest and you'll see a hole cavity where my heart use to be
Makings amends is out of the question, when you look into his pupils and I'm the reflection. ha ha

Don't pretend, (oh no) never going to give you up (oh no)
Never going to let you down, turn around, don't pretend that he is just a friend
Don't pretend, never going to give you up
Never going to let you down, turn around, don't pretend that you will ever love again

OK let me calm down, here have a seat baby, maybe we can talk now
Guess I only have one question for you, was I just another step in a progression for you?
And if so, why ain't you tell me that? I wouldn't of sprung forward, I'd of fell back
But I guess that's what friends are for, the only word that comes to mind is that you're nothing but a little brat

Open up my chest and you'll see a hole cavity where my heart use to be
Makings amends is out of the question, when you look into his pupils and I'm the reflection. ha ha

Don't pretend, (oh no) never going to give you up (oh no)
Never going to let you down, turn around, don't pretend that he is just a friend
Don't pretend, never going to give you up
Never going to let you down, turn around, don't pretend that you will ever love again,
Don't pretend that you will ever love again, don't pretend that you will ever love again

We know it's nothing but the best right?
But at night I pray to God he won't rest right
You probably think I'm still bitter, you guessed right
How in the hell do we find ourselves in this mess right?





I will bid farewell boobie, seven times and I'ma keep it moving

Overall Meaning

Travie McCoy's "Don't Pretend" is a song that talks about a relationship that has come to an end because of the girl's selfishness and dishonesty. The girl is portrayed as someone who pretends to love the guy, but in reality, she is just using him as a stepping stone. The lyrics talk about how the guy has realized that the girl has been cheating on him behind his back, and how he feels betrayed by her actions.


The lyrics start by addressing the girl directly, telling her not to pretend that she will ever love again. This conveys a sense of finality to the relationship and hints that the guy has accepted that it is over. The next few lines accuse the girl of lying about her feelings and leaving him without giving him a proper explanation. The guy has been silently assessing the situation and has come to the realization that the girl is selfish and incapable of looking him in the eye.


The middle section of the song has the guy confronting the girl and asking her why she led him on, knowing fully well that she had no intention of being with him long-term. He confronts her about her lies and how he feels like he was just a pawn in her game. The lyrics are angry and accusatory, indicating that the guy is hurt and feels betrayed by the girl's actions.


The final section of the song is a mix of anger and resignation. The guy acknowledges that he feels bitter and hurt by the girl's actions, but also realizes that he needs to move on from the relationship. He bids farewell to the girl but hints that he will keep his distance from her in the future.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't pretend, don't pretend (pretend pretend) don't pretend that you will ever love again.
The singer urges their former lover to stop pretending that they will be able to love someone else in the future.


Little miss teary eyes, you have no reason to lie to me
The singer addresses their former lover, insisting that there is no need to deceive them.


Put your coat down, why you waving goodbye to me ?
The singer asks their former lover why they are leaving in a hurry.


I've been reassessing the situation sitting silently
The singer admits to taking a moment to contemplate their situation without speaking to anyone.


And finally realizing how you can't look eye to eye with me
The singer acknowledges that their former lover cannot maintain direct eye contact with them.


And I knew about him the whole time, the hotels, phone calls shit the whole nine
The singer reveals that they were aware of their former lover's infidelity, including staying in hotels and making phone calls.


But I guess that's what friends are for, and I've come to a conclusion that you're nothing but a very selfish person
The singer sarcastically suggests that their former lover's betrayal is simply what friends do, and calls them out as being selfish.


Open up my chest and you'll see a hole cavity where my heart use to be
The singer expresses emotional pain caused by the situation, comparing their heart to a cavity.


Makings amends is out of the question, when you look into his pupils and I'm the reflection. ha ha
The singer declares that repairing the relationship is impossible, since their former lover seems to see the singer in the eyes of the person they cheated on them with.


OK let me calm down, here have a seat baby, maybe we can talk now
The singer tries to manage their emotions and invites their former lover to sit and talk.


Guess I only have one question for you, was I just another step in a progression for you?
The singer confronts their former lover about their motives, asking if they were just a stepping stone.


And if so, why ain't you tell me that? I wouldn't of sprung forward, I'd of fell back
The singer questions why their former lover didn't communicate with them about their true intentions, admitting that they would have acted differently if they had known.


But I guess that's what friends are for, the only word that comes to mind is that you're nothing but a little brat
The singer again sarcastically suggests that their former lover's behavior is simply what friends do, and accuses them of being immature.


We know it's nothing but the best right?
The singer asks a rhetorical question about the quality of their former relationship.


But at night I pray to God he won't rest right
The singer reveals a personal struggle to move on from the past and hopes that their former lover is experiencing the same challenges.


You probably think I'm still bitter, you guessed right
The singer acknowledges feeling bitter towards their former lover.


How in the hell do we find ourselves in this mess right?
The singer expresses frustration and confusion about how they ended up in such a difficult situation.


I will bid farewell boobie, seven times and I'ma keep it moving
The singer announces their intention to move on from the relationship, saying goodbye multiple times before leaving.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, CHAD BURNETTE D/B/A CHAD B. PUBLISHING
Written by: TRAVIS MCCOY, COLIN MUNROE, CHAD BEATS

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