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  1. Pretending

From the recording The Covidemos

Richard Neal: all vocals and instruments

Lyrics

Pretending
copyright 2020 Richard F. Neal

{v1}
She stands across the room
Each one of us in our own cocoon
Her eyes ignore my stare
She makes believe that I’m not there

Why is my love for her forbidden
We have to meet behind a cloak
So I have to keep our friendship hidden never shown
Pretending
I don’t love her
But I do

{v2}
My smile is but a mask
To take it off is all I ask

Our love no longer kept a secret
Allowed to see the light of day
Like a bird released to take wing from its cage not
Pretending
I don’t love her
When I do

{br}
I want to hold her hand, stroke her hair, kiss her cheek
In a display of affection
I would proclaim call out her name
From the peak of the highest mountain

{v3}
Instead my voice is mute
My tongue is tied tied by the truth

Will it ever cease this yearning
Will it ever be fulfilled
Is the restless burning churning ever stilled, never ending
Pretending
Pretending
I don’t love her
Pretending
I don’t love her
When I do
I do
I do