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The Pretender

Lyrics

I'm going to rent myself a house
In the shade of the freeway
Gonna pack my lunch in the morning
And go to work each day
full lyrics
I'm going to rent myself a house
In the shade of the freeway
Gonna pack my lunch in the morning
And go to work each day
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
thru composed melodic style
a clear focus on recording studio production
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
string section beds
melodic songwriting
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a dynamic male vocalist
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Comments

One of the greatest songs ever!!!
@deeidub0. Ain't that the f**kin truth?!?! Amen. Get up and do it again, Amen. Get it up again. LOL. @the.rohrs9. I too can feel the disappointme n t in our efforts to continue and complete the movement's goals in these songs, the regret, resignation and remorse. The thing that touches my heart is that he takes it all on himself as well. The Pretender, struggling with the ? are we pretending now or were we pretending then.
We all wake up doit again
My favorite JB song!
michaeljbott e g o
my song .. just the one
From late for the sky thru running on empty the man hit on all cylinders. After that he got a little too political, but from 1973 thru 1977 he was terrific
I think most people have to pretend from time to time.
Still sounded great in concert this week in Wichita.
tugboattomp
prophetic for me as it has been, a young boy swallowed up by this and other musics of that time for I now pack my lunch in the morning and go to work each day then I go home lay my body down.
Some great concert memories with JB. Under a rising moon in Santa Fe. Or later with Bonnie Rait. I would probqbly be more in sync at his show than about anyone I could think of.
no ads for that stuff back then, right? Think he was just comfortably numb(the Pretender)
still his words are way too true...
his absolute best.never seems dated.saw him in person & he closed with it,w/ just piano.
"And we'll fill in the missing colors in each other's paint-by-num b e r dreams..." The man can turn a phrase like nobody's business.
the.rohrs9
Funny, alongside this song is an ad for Cymbalta, an antidepressa n t . What a perfect match. LOL!!!
the.rohrs9
The story of the average American Baby Boomer. He says it all here. He speaks so well for his (and my) generation in his songs. Late for the Sky has so many songs that speak to me.
Say a prayer for the pretender!
Best he ever did!
joani51
I know I will do it again!
Great Song!!!
Love the lyrics.
JB at his best!!!!!!
My favorite song from J.B . Reminds me of my carefree high school days.
this song is deep w/o sacrificing quality delivery, great song.
cathyeg
My very favorite song by him also. Love this album.
This song cuts deep to the bone.
My favorite song by him.

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