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Like A Virgin
"Pretender"
Length 4:30
Writer(s) Madonna
Steve Bray
Producer(s) Nile Rodgers

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"Pretender" is a song off Madonna's second studio album Like a Virgin.

Background

The song talks about seduction and the insecurity felt by a woman who feels that things are moving too quickly for her with her man. It also talks about this man that she’s just met immediately has a hold over her. From the moment he touched her, she knew that she wanted a relationship with him; something more than just sex. He had the magic touch.

Composition

The song starts with the chorus and then moves to the verse.

Lyrics

He's a pretender
He knows just what to say
He's a pretender
Yeah you meet him every day
He's a pretender
Like the fish that got away
He's a pretender
Why'd I fall in love

It was so strange the way he held my hand
I wanted more than just a one night stand
He had a way of making me believe
That he was mine and that he'd never leave

I know that I should take my friend's advice
'Cause if it happened once you know it happens twice
If there's a chance then I know I've got to try
I'll make him dance with me
I'll make him tell me why

He's a pretender
He's a pretender

I'm not afraid to fall a hundred times
And I'll believe in all your silly lies
I'd like to think that I could change your mind
Don't say that I am blind
I know all about your kind

He's a pretender
You meet him every day
He's a pretender
Like the fish that got away
He's a pretender
Why'd I fall in love

I like the way he moved across the floor
And when he danced with me I know he wanted more
But in the dark things happen much too fast
I should've stopped him then I knew it wouldn't last

I know that I should take my friend's advice
'Cause if it happened once you know it happens twice
If there's a chance then I know I've got to try
I'll make him dance with me
I'll make him tell me why

I'm not afraid to fall a hundred times
And I'll believe in all your silly lies
I'd like to think that I could change your mind
Don't say that I am blind
You lied, you lied, you lied, you lied
You lied, you lied, you lied, you lied
You lied, you lied, you lied, you lied
You lied, you lied
I know all about your kind

He's a pretender
He's a pretender
He's a pretender
Why'd I fall in love

(He's a pretender)
Yeah he knows just what to say
(He's a pretender)
Yeah you meet him every day
(He's a pretender)
Like the fish that got away
(He's a pretender)
Don't know how he got that way

He's a pretender
He's a pretender
He's a pretender
Like the fish that got away
He's a pretender
Why'd I fall in love


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