Let's Pretend

from by Mark Lenover

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We could settle and retreat
into meaningless pleasantries
exchanging platitudes, reflexive and inane
We'd pretend to have some fun
until we convinced everyone
that we were meant to be
and then we could pretend to come apart
I'd take you down another peg
You'd laugh and pull the other leg
I could never let you down
I could never let you down

I could take you in my arms
it wouldn't do us any harm
to play the part of the romantics for a while
I could sweep you off your feet
making promises I can't keep
telling our friends that you will always have a place inside my heart
We'll exude social grace and tact
with fingers crossed behind our backs
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
'till we pretend to break each other's hearts

It's not love, it's
so bloodless
posing and pretending with you
A scant meal, it's
not real, it's
tiresome to tell you the truth

I'll spoil your fairy tales for kicks
You'll spin me 'round until I'm sick
telling tall tales about misanthropy and filth
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
'till we pretend to tear ourselves apart

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from We're In Motion Pictures, released July 23, 2014

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Mark Lenover Hamilton, Ontario

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire.
Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.
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