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Don’t Pretend

Words and music by Robbie Smith

Don’t you keep those tears bottled up inside you
(Bottled up inside you)
Shake away those fears – I’m standing right beside you
(Oh, I’m standing right beside you…)

So, don’t pretend you’ve never had a taste of sorrow,
Don’t pretend that you can hide it all inside –
I’m your friend and what are good friends for?
So, don’t pretend you’ve never cried.

Instrumental break

Try to find some love – just enough to tide you over…
(Enough to tide you over)
Try a little trust – just lean upon my shoulder…
(Oh, just lean upon my shoulder…)

And don’t pretend you’ve never had a taste of sorrow,
Don’t pretend that you can hide it all inside –
I’m your friend and I’ve seen it all before
So, don’t pretend you’ve never cried.

You know I wish that I could take this heavy sadness from you –
Take it all away –
Turn back the hands of time – back before “that day”…
You know that sorrow looks more natural on me
Than it ever looked on you,
And when I see you like this
I wish there was more that I could do…

When the early frost steals across your window…
(Steals across your window…)
When the summer’s lost and winter finds you feeling low…
(It finds you feeling low, now…)

Don’t pretend you’ve never had a taste of sorrow,
Don’t pretend that you can hide it all inside –
I’m your friend and what are good friends for?
So, don’t pretend you’ve never cried.
Don’t pretend – don’t pretend you’ve never cried.