Clarkson, Kelly - Don't You Pretend Lyrics




Don't you pretend that you don't
Need a little more from me
You're actin' like it's nothin'
We both know it's somethin'
Even in the dark anyone can see

So don't you pretend that you're not
Wishin' I was next to you
Hot and cold as ever
Want me but you never
Let your guard down and I need some proof

You make me want you but you don't know where this ends
Baby, I wanna love you but I can't take the suspense

I said

Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend, oh yeah

Try to deny and be cool
As you walk away from me
Steady as you go
But tremblin' in your voice shows
There's a part of you slowly dyin'

I'm not gonna wait and just play
Victim to your vanities
I don't have the time babe
Tell me that you're mine babe
Why you keepin' your feelings from me?

You make me want you but you don't know where this ends
Baby, I wanna love you but I can't take the suspense

I said

Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend, oh yeah

Don't you run and hide
Let's find out tonight
I got a feelin' that you wanna fall
Tell me yes or no
I can't take no more
I want the real thing or nothin' at all

I just wanna see
Who you tryin' to be, yeah

I said

Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)

Oh, yeah no, no

Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend
(I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
Don't you pretend, oh





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Clarkson, Kelly Don't You Pretend Comments
  1. stay calm

    I love you Kelly 🌼🌼🌼

  2. Sir Henry

    Don't you pretend, I just wanna see who's in front of me. Who you trying to be? 🔥 🔥 🔥

  3. Aleatha Coleman

    I like the RB and Soul songs on this album.

  4. Pauline Duke

    Kelly Clarkson: you have reached musical perfection with this album. Fantastic music with this one, woman!

  5. DAVE Brown

    Greatest album you have put out

  6. Elvick

    I didn't even know this album came out, I'm so upset. It's so good. Heard it thanks to Spotify recommending the songs from it randomly and went out and bought the cd, luckily our store had it even though it's going on 2 years old now. This song is just something else. Easily my favorite.

  7. L.A. Smittie

    Because "don't you pretend" isn't in the tour setlist, I ain't going! Too many old songs on the "Meaning of Life" tour! I've been too enough Kelly concerts and I'm over half the "new" setlist! Make it a bit more fresh! I would've loved to hear: don't you pretend, cruel, slow dance and where in the hell is I don't think about you?

  8. Kevin Patrick

    I love this song ! The entire
    " Meaning of Life " Album is so good ...

  9. Dead Channel

    Not a fan of slower songs like this, but I can definitely appreciate her gorgeous soulful voice in this! ❤ Personally, I actually find this song very relaxing. It reminds me of just sitting down after a long day at work and just settling in for the night.

  10. Rumbidzai Nyakutambwa

    what's wrong with people ...They don't appreciate good music no more ...This album is so 🔥🔥
    I wish I could make everyone listen to it

  11. Orsolya Sas

    wow.....goosebumps

  12. matheus brandão

    2:22 is a pop perfection

  13. Michael Gonzales

    I am obsessed with this song

  14. Patricia Cordeiro Gomes

    Don't you pretend that you don't need a little more from me
    You're actin' like it's nothin'
    We both know it's somethin'
    Even in the dark anyone can see

    So don't you pretend that you're not wishin' I was next to you
    Hot and cold as ever, want me but you never
    Let your guard down and I need some proof

    You make me want you but you don't know where this ends, baby
    I wanna love you but I can't take the suspense

    I said don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)

    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend, oh yea

    Try to deny and be cool as you walk away from me
    Steady as you go but tremblin' in your voice shows
    There's a part of you slowly dyin'
    I'm not gonna wait and just play victim to your vanities
    I don't have the time babe, tell me that you're mine babe
    Why you keepin' your feelings from me?

    You make me want you but you don't know where this ends, baby
    I wanna love you but I can't take the suspense

    I said don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend, oh yea

    Don't you run and hide
    Let's find out tonight
    I got a feelin' that you wanna fall
    Tell me yes or no
    I can't take no more
    I want the real thing or nothin' at all

    I just wanna see
    Who you tryin' to be, yeah

    I said don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)

    Oh yeah, no, no, no
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I just wanna see)
    (Who's in front of me)
    (Who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend, oh

  15. Brenda G

    Love the lyrics

  16. Ayrton Carranza

    favorite song on the album ...and one of my favorite kelly clarkson tracks ever!

  17. Josshers

    Listen at .75 speed

  18. Stephanie Graham

    Yaaaasssssssssssssssssssss!

  19. Julie LeBlanc

    This is the best album you made. What I was waiting for 😙

  20. Cagatay Coban

    bring on those vocals

  21. Magnificent 26

    Sounds like "Love on the brain" by Rihanna...Anyone else hear it?

  22. wanderson pinheiro

    O que falar dessa música?!

  23. Emme Partyka

    Reminds me of love on the brain

  24. Cory Joseph

    This album needs at least 4 singles

  25. Eduardo Costa

    - Uma das minhas favoritas do Meaning of Life. ❤

    Vanessa Barbosa

    Eduardo Costa, com certeza ! Mas também amo "Move you".

  26. cindvideo

    my fave from the new album ! :)

  27. Kelly Hansen

    Holy hell , this is an awesome album !!!! Always loved Kelly, but this is album is AMAZING!!!!!

  28. 16 Janeiro 1993 RocketMan

    Heat a better version of cockiness i love it by Rihanna
    Dont you pretend a better version of love on the brain by Rihanna
    Kelly clarkson way better Singer than Rihanna
    Dont argue with me about that

  29. Stephanie Cabrera

    Kelly Clarkson Don’t You Pretend

  30. Jisel Campos

    Wish Folks would like this Album more It Really Is Great

  31. Sara McCormickVEVO

    SLAY QUEEN!!!!!

  32. yamila Alvarado

    😍😍😍

  33. Erin Smith

    SPEECHLESS!! #toomuchtalent #queen #damngirl

  34. Sophia Oliveira

    I Love Kelly and the fact that she's a Lamb makes me so happy!! I can feel the Mariah influence in this album and I Love it!

  35. Marco Filangieri

    I got a feeling that you wanna *faaaall* 2:15 best harmony of the whole album.. so much soul!

  36. Mr Greening

    Another Kelly song that has ties in life...literally going through this with a dude and this seems to be the anthem of our relationship. At least if we get hitched I can play this song...of course first he would have to come out. I'm so over dudes in the closet man. But loving this Kelly! Thanks for making a shit sitch better!

    Larry Rodriquez

    At least? Wow don't you pretend

  37. Fernanda N Oliveira

    one of my faves songs from the album! :)

  38. Phil-Jay Whyte

    definitely coming back to this album

  39. Natasha De Palma

    A beautiful song

  40. Gabriel Lopez

    Etta James influence

  41. Misterrr Fanboii

    'Don't you pretend' that this whole album isn't a banger.

  42. Danny Ybarra

    I can't wait for the live session of this song!! The entire album is my favorite! Great Job Kelly!

  43. Denise's Details

    this is you Kelly!

  44. willy nin sosa

    LETRAS
    Don't you pretend that you don't need a little more from me
    You're actin' like it's nothin'
    We both know it's somethin'
    Even in the dark everyone can see
    So don't you pretend that you're not wishin' I was next to you
    Hot and cold as ever, want me but you never
    Let your guard down and I need some proof
    You make me want, you
    But you don't know where this ends
    Baby I wanna love you
    But I can't take the suspense
    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend, ooh yeah
    Try to deny and be cool as you walk away from me
    Steady as you go, but tremblin' in your voice
    Shows there's a part of you slowly dyin'
    I'm not gonna wait and just play victim to your vanities
    I don't have the time babe, tell me that you're mine babe
    Why you keepin' your feelings from em
    You make me want, you
    But you don't know where this ends
    Baby I wanna love you
    But I can't take the suspense
    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend, ooh yeah
    Don't you run and hide
    Let's find out tonight
    I got a feelin' that you wanna fall
    Tell me yes or no
    I can't take no more
    I want the real thing or nothin' at all
    I just wanna see (I just wanna see)
    Who you tryin' to be!
    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Oh yeah, no no
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend (I said don't you pretend oh)
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend, oh

    Cristian Aristizabal

    willy nin sosa thank youuuuuu

    willy nin sosa

    You're so welcome. I love this song

  45. Jonathan Ouellette

    To me, the bridge and last chorus is the best on the whole album. That fucking voice.

  46. willy nin sosa

    Don't you pretend don't like this

  47. Duc Luong Do

    Don't you pretend that you don't need a little more from me
    You're actin' like it's nothin'
    We both know it's somethin'
    Even in the dark everyone can see

    So don't you pretend that you're not wishin' I was next to you
    Hot and cold as ever, want me but you never 
    Let your guard down and I need some proof

    You make me want, you 
    But you don't know where this ends
    Baby I wanna love you
    But I can't take the suspense

    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend, ooh yeah

    Try to deny and be cool as you walk away from me
    Steady as you go, but tremblin' in your voice
    Shows there's a part of you slowly dyin'
    I'm not gonna wait and just play victim to your vanities
    I don't have the time babe, tell me that you're mine babe
    Why you keepin' your feelings from em

    You make me want, you 
    But you don't know where this ends
    Baby I wanna love you
    But I can't take the suspense

    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend, ooh yeah

    Don't you run and hide
    Let's find out tonight
    I got a feelin' that you wanna fall
    Tell me yes or no
    I can't take no more
    I want the real thing or nothin' at all

    I just wanna see (I just wanna see) 
    Who you tryin' to be!

    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) (don't you pretend)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Oh yeah, no no

    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)
    Don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be) 
    Don't you pretend (I said don't you pretend oh)
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me, who you tryin' to be)

  48. Nanndo Paul

    Es excelente de inicio a fin... Este tema tiene que ser corte de difusión, y ya la veo cantando este tema en los gramy como beca use of you con un vestido y explotando como los fans siempre quisimos verla dejando a todos atónitos con esa voz hermosa que tiene, haciéndonos suspirar!!!

  49. LO VE

    Oh my! Oh, now yas hunny! SANG on Ms. Clarkson! YAAS!

  50. Sean Jenkins

    The Adele notes continue. This sounds alot like Don't You Remember

  51. José Augusto dos Santos

    LINDA MÚSICA !!

  52. Joy TASSONI

    sounds like love on the Brain. Ill bet Kelly would really rock that song too! C'mon Kelly sing it!

    Noé Andrés Reyes

    she has

  53. Troy Baghdady

    I fall down when this morning i was listen to this song oh my my Mmmmmm so so lovely

  54. Joseph

    2:34 and 3:01 EXTREMELY HIGH NOTES!!!😍😍😍😍

  55. rac2873

    I love this old school R&B vibe from Kelly. I missed the Kelly from Idol and she is back kicking everyone ass.

  56. Oskar

    so meaningful 😭

  57. Joelis Tovar

    Kelly with this song you had me at "Don't"... I love it...

  58. BEBA Pagán

    I Need Some Proof, 🤔😊🤔🤣🤔💞❤

  59. LeeLee Love

    yesssss! 💥🎵🔥

  60. Umesh Vaghjiani

    so good

  61. Eric Ryan

    Wig be gone!

  62. CrystalMurphyMusic

    Love this song!! Great album!! 
    Crystal

  63. nicole connor

    Absolutely love this 😍😍 reminds me of someone 🙃😞zxx

  64. chandrey f kleinhans - jacobs

    Tx (repeater)

  65. BABIE G.A.T

    Love this

  66. Marc Serrano

    I can’t take the suspense!

  67. Marc Serrano

    This is how you sing Love On the Brain #noshade

    wiill

    Marc Serrano dead

    João Anunciação

    Love on the brain is way better and rawl tho. And Kelly just wish this song got the success love on the brain got lol

  68. Blc ME

    Love this song.. Great
    ...

  69. Arthur Mezacasa

    I see a lot of people comparing this to "Love on the Brain" (and I can see why), but this reminds me a lot of "All Night" from Beyoncé. No criticism, I love both songs. It's just something I noticed.

    Oskar

    Arhtur Mezacasa agree, it's like a mixture of LOTB and All Night tbh

    Denise Kamerer

    "Love On The Brain" and "Don't You Pretend" are both waltzes. Kelly's song is faster...so it's a Viennese waltz. That "1-2-3, 1-2-3" waltz rhythm is the common factor in both songs, and  even non-dancers pick up on that.

    Tyler Shay

    Slow Dance by KC is more similar to Beyonce's All Night imo.

  70. chicagofan76

    great song

  71. Judy Smith

    loooove this!!!!! Keep em coming Kelly. We love you!

  72. Beverley Mitchell

    Wow wow wow

  73. Lov!ingL!fe

    Queen 👸🏼

  74. Jeffy Fanty

    hinoooooooooooooooo

  75. Lightningshock12

    The chord function was different this time, and that's evident by the tonal production of the note. Rather than using HV to access it like she did with her other 6th Octave notes, she used the whistle register to execute the D6. It's been YEARS since she's utilized that register. This woman's voice is just incomprehensibly great.

    Jessica

    Lightningshock12 I don't know what any of those technical terms actually mean but somehow I can hear what you mean. And I love that she's finally using those chops again. It was scary to think they could've been gone forever.

    Lightningshock12

    I was never worried. EVERYTHING that Kelly could do in the past she's still able to do. The thing with Kelly is knowing WHEN to use it for the creative impact. And that's just a reminder of how musically intelligent she is, 'cause she knows when and when not to do certain feats so that the music can reach its full potential. Since she's singing material that calls for greater vocal creativity and diversity, she's using these techniques again. And it makes sense, 'cause in her earlier career, she did a lot of Soulful/Bluesy/R&B songs.

    Bill Kueser

    Lightningshock12

    Aica Gocs

    Lightningshock12 na

    Katrina Rose

    Yas! Talk dirty!

  76. Jaesen Blaze Hernandez

    Best voice in the industry xoxo!

  77. Steve C

    Heat, Would You Call That Love, Don't You Pretend, in that order.  Love.

  78. Rahul Vaswani

    Love on the brain?

  79. Carla Holland

    Kelly's whole cd is off the chain good...... Love it....

  80. Nicole 1996

    This is perf!!

  81. محمد ال ثابت

    Love on the brain 😐

    Jordan Goudemand

    Please, Kelly is waaaaaay better ! I would like to see Rihanna reaching those notes at the end ! It would be hilarious ! 😂

    Meowing Pug

    Jordan Goudemand true 👌

    Sara McCormickVEVO

    Love on the brain doesn't reach this songs heel. It can't even stand on the same ground as Don't You Pretend.

    Magnificent 26

    Yes I'm not the only one who heard it!

    Josu Larrea

    I also heard it!

  82. Luciano Chavez

    This song is incredible! Loving the 50's/ late 60's doo wop chord progression. I'm tired of people who hear a similar beat and automatically say Love On The Brain. Like c'mon people musicians have been using this sound for almost 70 years. Long before Rihanna (No hate towards RiRi that's my jam). Yes they share a similar sound but they couldn't be more different in my opinion.

    Luciano Chavez

    That's true lol.

    Denise Kamerer

    Both songs are waltzes. That's what people are hearing...they just don't realize it. They're both three-quarter waltz rhythm songs.

    T. Jackson

    Luciano Chavez well it's a common thing for tweens and young people to say someone stole a sound bc they havent been exposed to other decades yet. Lol thinking thirty favorite invented everything. I live riri but that song borrowed heavily from several songs in that doo-wop era.

    Tobias Nicola

    Denise Kamerer gfj

  83. Bad habit

    Christmas came early bitches.

    Oskar

    Sasuke Uchiha yaaas 😭😭😭

    AmyPink131

    yah 😱😱😭😭

  84. El omar Aguilar

    This style kill me !

  85. Duc Luong Do

    Sound a little bit like Love On the brain but only better

    Daniel Ng

    I think she sampled love on the brain

    sherwin76502

    Nope. Love On The Brain itself was a song inspired by 60s soul and r&b music. This sounded quite similar because this entire album's inspired by the same genre and era of music.

    Tigusant elementary

    Love on the brain way better

    Londres de Jesús Cadenas Prieto

    I thought the same but Kelly's voice makes everything better.

    p.m. p.

    She did a cover of love on the brain didn't she? 🤔 Now I gotta go look for it 😊

  86. kaydrelia

    Saaaaang girl

  87. Abad Oficial

    I Like this one, there's soul.
    Congratulations girl. Great album. Master piece

  88. TinaKii LuEll

    All love

  89. Jessica Rose

    ❤️LYRICS❤️
    Don't you pretend that you don't need a little more from me
    You're actin' like it's nothin'
    We both know it's somethin'
    Even in the dark everyone can see

    So don't you pretend that you're not wishin' I was next to you
    Hot and cold as ever
    Want me but you never let your guard down
    And I need some proof

    You make me want you but you don't know where this ends baby
    I wanna love you, but I can't take the suspense

    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me
    Who you tryin' to be)

    Try to deny and be cool as you walk away from me
    Steady as you go, but tremblin' in your voice
    Shows there's a part of you slowly dyin'
    I'm not gonna wait and just play victim to you vanities
    I don't have the time babe, tell me that you're mine babe
    Why you keepin' your feelings from em

    You make me want you but you don't know where this ends baby
    I wanna love you, but I can't take the suspense

    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me
    Who you tryin' to be)

    Don't you run and hide
    Let's find out tonight
    I got a feelin' that you wanna fall
    Tell me yes or no
    I can't take no more
    I want the real thing or nothin' at all

    I said don't you pretend
    (I just wanna see who's in front of me
    Who you tryin' to be)

  90. Brandon_4th Ave

    My favorite song.

  91. nonamegoogle

    Love love love!!!

  92. khenneth balceta

    😙😙😙😙😙

  93. Macey Davis

    “Don’t you pretend” that this isn’t absolutely amazing y’all

    Sara McCormickVEVO

    love the comment

    Jisel Campos

    Macey Davis i know this Generation Now dont Know Great " RAW" material . Wow and they'd swear she was going to Fade Away ? Not Even Close

    Quagsire Clearaszerg

    Bur ya don haf de lircs...

    Devin D'Amico

    Love ya his song

  94. Kleidson Lds

    Parece Love on the brain

    Gael Soeiro

    Kleidson Lds achei que só eu tinha achado.
    que foooda

    Jeremias Gomes de Oliveira

    Love On The Brain vibes... ❤

    Denise Kamerer

    Yes, they are both waltzes.

  95. Omarie Constant

    Best song ommgg❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  96. Jonathan Ramnarine

    Wohoooooo 😍😉😍😄😍😄😍😉😍

  97. Silvio Néstor Gutiérrez

    The best vocals of the entire album!

    Beto Fenty

    Silvio Néstor Gutiérrez best guy on the comments! 😅

    Silvio Néstor Gutiérrez

    Haha, why?

    Beto Fenty

    Silvio Néstor Gutiérrez cause you fine :#

    Silvio Néstor Gutiérrez

    Beto Fenty thanks ❤

    Demetria Lovato

    Meaning of life