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Pretend It's OK is a song by Little Mix which appears as the sixth track on their debut album, DNA

Background

Little Mix - Track By Track - Pretend It's OK01:42

Little Mix - Track By Track - Pretend It's OK


Critical Reception

Popdust writer Andrew Unterberger stated: "'Pretend It’s OK' makes four mid-tempo ballads in the first six tracks of Little Mix’s DNA, though at least this one stays a little more interesting with its lyrics. At first glance, the song appears to be a typical breakup ballad, with the group attempting to deny the reality of the breakup. But at a closer look, with the lyrical references to "living on borrowed time," "the light that I’m chasing" and "One breath, one step, one life, one heart," it seems like the love the group lost might be because of a death rather than a breakup.

At the very least, that’s the kind of stakes Little Mix seem to be playing with here, with the song’s portentous pace and heavy-handed strings amping up the drama accordingly. It’s a little too vague to be particularly moving, and it stops just short of pure melodrama, but it’s enough to set it apart from the album’s previous ballads." [1]

Lyrics

Jade:
What would you do? What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Perrie:
I remember the day when
We were out all night

Jade:
I wish that I could get the day back
And tell you it's alright

Leigh-Anne:
Cause we all do the same thing,
We just don't realize

Jade:
That we're living on borrowed time

Jade with Little Mix:
What would you do? What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK

Jade and Perrie with Little Mix:
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Leigh-Anne:
I see the light that I'm chasing

Perrie:
A memory, but it's fading

Jade:
And when it's gone I'll be waiting

Jesy (Little Mix):
Knowing it's too late (Knowing it's too late)

Leigh-Anne:
You chose the road that I'm walking

Perrie:
Now it's your soul that I'm caught in

Leigh-Anne (with Little Mix):
And you're not hearing when I'm calling
(Calling your name)

Perrie:
One breath, one step, one life, one heart
Two words, two eyes, new beginning, new start

Perrie with Little Mix:
Too deep, too narrow, too short, too wide,
I'm better with you, here by my side

Jade with Little Mix:
What would you do? What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK

Jade and Perrie with Little Mix:
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Jesy (with Little Mix):
Nothing here, no one talking, knowing it's too late
But sometimes it can get so hard pretending it's OK
(Nothing here, no one talking, nothing's gonna change
But sometimes it can get so hard)

Perrie:
Pretending it's OK!

Jade with Little Mix (Leigh-Anne):
What would you do? (What would you do?)
What would you say? (What would you say?)
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK

Jade and Perrie with Little Mix:
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK

Little Mix:
What would you do?
What would you do?

Jade:
What would you say?
How does it feel? Pretend it's OK
My eyes deceive me, but it's still the same
Pretend it's OK (Perrie: Oooh, yeah!)

Little Mix:
What would you do? What would you say?

Perrie:
(Jesy: Aah..)
Pretending it's OK

Little Mix:
What would you do? What would you say?


Audio

Click here to listen to it on Deezer



References

  1. popdust.com - Pretend It's OK review



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