I can pretend I don’t love you if you’re unready for it today,
I guess some words are hard to hear and hard to say.
I suppose it would be hard to be your lover
when you’re married to another
and pretending you’re better off that way.
I can pretend that I don’t hold you in my heart
and never ache for you whenever we part.
Pretend so hard I almost believe it’s real.
I’ll still say I’m fine just as we are
a line that misses the truth by far.
I guess friendship is an okay opening deal.
I can pretend my lips have never longed to kiss you,
and that when you’re away I never miss you.
I’m getting good at this pretending game.
However, just because I never reveal it,
it doesn’t mean that I don’t feel it.
I have hope that deep down you feel the same.
I guess I can pretend that this is purely fiction
for I would hate to cause any friction.
It’s a part I’m prepared to play.
So long as you’re still with him,
I guess my chances are slim
but I’ll keep hoping anyway.
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