Pete Higginson

Pete Higginson

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Folk - Rock | Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 33   
Member Since: 2020
   Last Login: 9/20/2020
   Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler

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Song Description

The protagonist turns out to be the subject in the end in a final twist.

Story Behind the Song

Protagonist analyses a rockstar and his ways.

Broadjam Member Reviews

This may be meant for a different era--forty or fifty years ago, this may have been a hit.

    - Sam Cooper
Lyrics

Pretenderman, he's the kind of man,


G C D G D Am7 D

Won't leave the bar without paying for your beer.


G (add 5) D Am7 D G (add 5) D Am7 D

Pretenderman is a gentleman,


G C D G

Likes to let you through to feel your fear.


Em D+9

Has no need to dig a ditch for money,


Em D+9

He makes every floor a dance-floor, honey,


C D Am7 Em D+9 C

Makes you feel he might just be sincere,

C D (+11)

Now here he comes walking,


G Em (+7, +11)

Here he comes talking,

C D (F# bass, +9) G D Am7 D

Here he comes crying those Pretender tears.



2.

Pretenderman thinks he's Robert Zimmerman,

Sells you a line 'bout being a joker and a thief.

Pretenderman wears a talisman given to him by some tribal Indian chief.


Em

Got the blues from when he lived in Vegas

Likes to think that he's a gifted Magus,

Drives a car you can't get over here,


An' here he comes walking,

Here he comes talking,

Here he comes crying those Pretender tears.


Em ...

I saw him out once in a rainstorm cryin'

Seemed to me he wasn't far from dyin'

Seemed to me he might just disappear,


But here he comes walking,

Here he comes talking,

Here he comes crying those Pretender tears.



3.

G ...

Pretenderman comes from that caravan, that's parked up outside of town

'bout half a mile,

Pretenderman, he's the kind of man

Can fix you to the wall with his silver smile.


I saw him out once in a rainstorm cryin'

Seemed to me he wasn't far from dyin',

Seemed to me he might just disappear,




But here he comes walking,

Here he comes talking,

Here he comes crying those pretender tears;


Pretenderman, I been watching you all these years,

Every day when I look in my

Every way when I look in my

Every day when I look in my ... mirror.



Pretenderman, I been watching you all these years

Every day when I look in my

Every way when I look in my

Every day when I look in my mirror.




Song Length
4:04
Genres
Rock - General, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Sociable

Subject Matter
Masculinity
Similar Artist
Dire Straits
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Pete Higginson
Music Credits Pete Higginson
Producer Credits Mark Stuart, M2.
Publisher Credits Earth and Astra