I Can't Pretend

Story Behind The Song

Initially it was moving on from life by ending one's own. That nobody cared and things weren't going anywhere, but we couldn't do that so we made it about leaving a relationship. It is very dark, deep and personal.

Song Description

Staying in a relationship longer than they should have and pretending everything is OK when it isn't and now coming to terms that they must move on.

Song Length 3:30 Genre Pop - General, R & B - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Depressing, Heartbreaking Similar Artists Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige
Language English Era 2000 and later


Verse 1
I've been thinking for a long time
It's been weighing on my mind
I realize that maybe now it's time for me to move on
Gotta leave it all behind
Cause we both know that we let it go we let it slip away and
The curtain closed and I am tired of this role I'm playing
So long to
Holdin' on to
Wanting you to be someone you never could have been
I don't want to
Hold on to
Wanting this to be so real but now I can't pretend
Verse 2
Midnight on a cold night I remember
The way we used to be
You let your lonely heart forget how to love me
Cause you never thought I'd leave
Gotta let it go even though
It's gonna break my heart to say goodbye
Gotta let it go
Chorus (Repeat 2x)

Lyrics Lori Martini, Renee Sandstrom Music Anthony Mazza, Lori Martini
Producer Anthony Mazza Performance Renee Sandstrom

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