Verse 1

You pull me up just to push me down.

"Blame", it's such a beautiful noun!

You put it on me first, then you take it.

You are amusing when you fake it.


Chorus

Don't pretend that you care.

When I need someone, don't be there.

Don't pretend to stand by my side.

Go away from me, I'm trying to hide.

Let's not start it, it's going to end.

Don't play this game, don't pretend.


Verse 2

You hurt me first, and then you say sorry.

You make me anxious, then you say don't worry.

You break down the walls around me,

But you break me down after setting me free.


Chorus

Don't pretend that you care.

When I need someone, don't be there.

Don't pretend to stand by my side.

Go away from me, I'm trying to hide.

Let's not start it, it's going to end.

Don't play this game, don't pretend.


Bridge

Well I'm not gonna take it anymore.

I've been hurt so many times, I've lost score.

My feelings for you are fleeting,

Now that I can barely feel my heart beating…


Chorus

Don't pretend that you care-

(Oh no, don't you dare!)

When I need someone, don't be there.

(After how you hurt me, it's only fair!)

Don't pretend to stand by my side.

(I won't go for this ride!)

Go away from me, I'm trying to hide.

(I won't go again for this ride!)

Let's not start it, it's going to end.

Don't play this game, don't pretend.

(Don't pretend, don't pretend, don't pretend!)

Don't start it, I'm calling it an end.

Don't play this game, don't pretend.

Don't you pretend!