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‘Let’s Pretend’

Carol:         Let’s pretend we’re being grown up.
                  Let’s pretend we’re mum and dad.
                  I would try on mummy’s make up,
                  Mummy’s shoes and mummy’s bag.
                  “Let’s pretend” is very easy.
                  Let’s pretend I’m them not me.
                  I look better bright breezy,
                  I’ll be what they want to see.

Andy:         Carol, I love you
                  Why won’t the real you do?
                  If I can love you
                  Others will love you too.

Carol:        Sometimes you know I wonder whether
                  If I can hold it all together.
                  If my presentation’s good they will never see
                  All the parts that can’t be loved in me.
                  They see a woman calm, collected.
                  If they saw me, I’d be rejected.
                  If I ever let the mask of perfection drop
                  I’d be as naked and my heart would stop.

Carol:         Let’s pretend we’ve got it sorted.
                  Let’s pretend a perfect life.
                  Misery and trouble thwarted,
                  Happy, loving, man and wife.
                  “Let’s pretend” is so much better.
                  Let’s pretend we shine and glow.
                  Model couple, matching sweater,
                  Letting nothing ugly show.

Andy:         Carol, it’s wearing,
                  Driving my head round the bend.
                  My heart’s despairing
                  Of making this show for our friends.

Carol:        Sometimes you know I wonder whether
                  If we can hold it all together.
                  If we smile and we laugh they will never know.
                  If you try as hard as me the cracks won’t show.
                  They all think we have the perfect marriage,
                  So in love we’re going at it like rabbits.
                  Couldn’t handle the shame if they ever knew.
                  It’s such a relief that they haven’t a clue.

Composer: Martin Day/Rich Milner
Lyricist: Martin Day
© M Day 13-Feb-2013


Written as part of the ‘Sharp To The Flat‘ musical (work in progress) Carol is obsessed by appearances and insists that Andy helps her by keeping up appearances. Andy, who is tiring of the pretence tries to argue against her.


Lyric: Complete
Music: Complete

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