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Time to Pretend



Chord Guide


D:    xx0232

      3    4

G:    3x0003


A:    x02220


F#m:  244222


Strum Guide

Main Strum:


1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Pre-Chorus G chord Strum:

D d D d D d D d

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

1st Line of Chorus Strum:


1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +




Intro: / D - - - / x8


D                             G                              D (2)

I'm feelin rough  I'm feelin raw I'm in the prime of my life.

D                               G                               D (2)

Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives.

D                               G                             D (2)

I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars.

D                           G                          D (2)

You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.



G (4)

This is our decision to live fast and die young.

                                             D (4)

We've got the vision, now let's have some fun

G (4)

Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?

                                                    D (4)

Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?



A (2)                              F#m            G

Forget about our mothers and our friends.  We’re fated to pretend.

D     G         D          G

        to pretend. We’re fated to pretend.

D     G         D     G

         to pretend.


D                                 G                           D (2)

I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms.

D                           G                                 D (2)

I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world.

D                            G                               D (2)

I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home.

D                                  G                                D (2)

Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.


Pre-Chorus 2:

      G (4)                           

But there is really nothing, nothing we can do.

                                                      D (4)

Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew.

     G (4)                             

The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,

                                                            D (4)

we'll find some more models, Everything must run its course.


Chorus 2:

        A (2)                             F#m            G

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

D     G         D          G

        to pretend. We’re fated to pretend.

D     G         D    G

         to pretend.


/ D - - - / G - - - / x4


End on D


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.