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Time to Pretend - MGMT

Time to Pretend

Oracular Spectacular
indie electronic alternative indietronica electronica


The debut single is released as a 7" and CD featuring the b-sides Weekend Wars and Metanoia, respectively. It was the iTunes Single of the Week for the second week of January, 2008. It was made available as a free download on iTunes during that time. MGMT performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on January 8, 2008. The song subsequently hit #38 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. The track was originally recorded for the Time To Pretend EP (2005). It was re-mastered for the Oracular Spectacular album. It was featured in the the 2008 film 21, the Season 1 finale of Gossip Girl, and the series premiere of 90210. It was also the final song played on the second season of popular UK teen drama Skins, after the song reached a new peak in the UK charts.


MGMT are an electropop band which formed in 2002 in Middletown, Connecticut, United States. The band consists of Andrew VanWyngarden (lead vocals, multiple instruments) and Ben Goldwasser (multiple instruments, vocals). The duo was signed to Columbia Records in 2006 and have since released four albums: "Oracular Spectacular" (2007), "Congratulations" (2010), "MGMT" (2013) and "Little Dark Age" (2018). They are best known for their 2008 singles "Time to Pretend", "Electric Feel" and "Kids", all of which were worldwide hits. Show more ...

Time to Pretend - MGMT

I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life.
Let's make some music, make some money, find some models for wives.
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.

This is our decision, to live fast and die young.
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun.
Yeah, it's overwhelming, but what else can we do.
Get jobs in offices, and wake up for the morning commute
.

Forget about our mothers and our friends
We're fated to pretend
To pretend
We're fated to pretend
To pretend

I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
Yeah, I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.

There's really nothing, nothing we can do
Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew.
The models will have children, we'll get a divorce
We'll find some more models, everything must run it's course
.

We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
We were fated to pretend
To pretend
We're fated to pretend
To pretend

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah



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