The Pretender is a song written by Foo Fighters and included in their album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

Lyrics

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in again
They need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are ever ready
Are you ready?

I’m finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense

Spinning infinity
Boy, the wheel is spinning me
It’s never ending, never ending
Same old story

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I will never surrender?

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I’ll never surrender?

In time or so I’m told
I’m just another soul for sale, oh well
The page is out of print, we are not permanent
We’re temporary, temporary
Same old story

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I’ll never surrender?

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

I’m the voice inside your head you refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face, mirrorin’ your stare
I’m what’s left, I’m what’s right, I’m the enemy
I’m the hand that’ll take you down, bring you to your knees
So who are you? Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you? Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark, you know they all pretend

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I’ll never surrender?

What if I say you’re not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all pretend)
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

What if I say I’m not like the others?
(Keep you in the dark)
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
(You know they all pretend)
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

So who are you? Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

The Pretender – Foo fighters – Meaning

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 Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began 

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 Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in again
They need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are ever ready
Are you ready? 

I’ll write the meaning of this words later.

If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

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Thank you.

 I’m finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense 

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If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 Spinning infinity
Boy, the wheel is spinning me
It’s never ending, never ending
Same old story 

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I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say that I will never surrender? 

I’ll write the meaning of this words later.

If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 In time or so I’m told
I’m just another soul for sale, oh well 

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If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 The page is out of print, we are not permanent
We’re temporary, temporary
Same old story 

I’ll write the meaning of this words later.

If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 I’m the voice inside your head you refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face, mirrorin’ your stare 

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I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 I’m what’s left, I’m what’s right, I’m the enemy
I’m the hand that’ll take you down, bring you to your knees 

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If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

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Thank you.

 So who are you? Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you? Yeah, who are you? 

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If you want to leave your interpretation, write your thoughts in the comment below.

I’ll insert them here with your name.

Thank you.

 

Conclusion

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