The Great Pretender (The Platters)


Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender (woo-oo-oo)
Pretending that I’m doing well (woo-oo-oo)
My need is such I pretend too much
I’m lonely but no one can tell
Oh-oh, yes I’m the great pretender (woo-oo-oo)
Adrift in a world of my own (woo-oo-oo)
I played the game but to my real shame
You’ve left me to dream all alone.
Too real is this feeling of make-believe (woo-oo-oo)
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Yes, I’m the great pretender (woo-oo-oo)
Just laughin’ and gay like a clown (woo-oo-oo)
I seem to be but I’m not you see
I’m wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you’re still around
(woo-oo-oo)
Too real is this feeling of make-believe
(woo-oo-oo)
Too real when I feel what my heart can’t conceal
Yes, I’m the great pretender (woo-oo-oo)
Just laughin’ and gay like a clown (woo-oo-oo)
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)