Pretend

by Sleepover

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lyrics

I can't stand a scream in songs,
unless it's arresting women,
vulnerable and strong.
I will listen as hard as I can,
'cause I'm the opposite:
a weak and guarded man.

And I am bopping my head
and I'm referencing
things I've never read
'cause I'm agreeing but I'm not listening.

I don't know how to talk when you get like this:
so casual, you don't exist.
I'm learning silence as a crutch
'cause otherwise I don't add much.
Can't you see it kills me when you condescend?
'Cause I don't even like that band—
I just wanna feel like their friend
and I wanna feel how you pretend.

Pretend—I wanna feel how you pretend.
Pretend—I wanna feel how you pretend.

For an hour I'll still feel
that it's good and easy acting so unreal,
but I don't have to be so cruel
to move with such attention like the movies do.

But I'm still bopping my head
and I'm referencing
things that I've never read
'cause I'm agreeing but I'm not listening.

I don't know how to talk when you get like this:
so casual, you don't exist.
I'm learning silence as a crutch
'cause otherwise I don't add much.
Can't you see it kills me when you condescend?
'Cause you don't even like that band—
you just wanna feel like their friend
and I wanna feel how you pretend.

Pretend—I wanna feel how you pretend
Pretend—I wanna feel how you pretend
Pretend

credits

released November 4, 2017
Written and performed by Sleepover

Cotter Koopman - vocals, bass, words
Jordan Petersen - guitar
Kendra Kamp - drums


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Johnson Cochran
Art by Kendra Kamp

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Sleepover Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pals making bedroom pop rock about the stuff that feels weird to say out loud. Earnest storytelling, unspoken affection, and Taco Bell.

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