I can pretend I'm not affected

Whenever you I hear you speak

I can pretend I do not hear you

And that my knees do not go weak

I can pretend I do not need you

Though you're always on my mind

I can pretend to just ignore you

It will seem like I am blind

I can pretend your touch is not appealing

To every sense of mine

I can pretend to just feel nothing

Despite the tingles in my spine

I can pretend to hate you

At any given time

I can pretend to despise you

Though I feel it is a crime

I can pretend I do not care

That you're in love with her

I can pretend to be happy for you

No matter how much it may hurt