Dolly Parton

The Great Pretender

  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Buck Ram
Oh-oh, yes Iím the great pretender
Pretending that Iím doing well
My need is such I pretend too much
Iím lonely but no one can tell

Oh-oh, yes Iím the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
Iíve played the game but to my real shame
Youíve left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart canít conceal

Oh yes Iím the great pretender
Just laughiní and gay like a clown
I seem to be what Iím not, you see
Iím wearin' my heart like a crown
Pretending that youíre still around

Too real is the feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart canít conceal

Oh yes Iím the great pretender
Just laughiní and gay like a clown
I seem to be what Iím not, you see
Iím wearin' this old heart like a crown
Pretending that youíre still around

But I know what I am
I am the great pretender