MGMT - Time To Pretend Lyrics




I'm feeling rough I'm feeling raw I'm in the prime of my life
Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars

This is our decision to live fast and die young
We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?

Forget about our mothers and our friends
We were fated to pretend, to pretend
We were fated to pretend, to pretend

I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone

But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew
The models will have children, we'll get a divorce
We'll find some more models, everything must run its course

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

Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah





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MGMT Time To Pretend Comments
  1. chrisjwatson

    First heard this on end of Season 2 of Skins - great track

  2. Shaswat Manu

    I'm feelin' rough I'm feelin' raw I'm in the prime of my life
    Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives
    I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
    You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars

    This is our decision to live fast and die young
    We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
    Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
    Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?

    Forget about our mothers and our friends
    We were fated to pretend

    I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
    I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
    I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
    Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone

    But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
    Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew
    The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,
    We'll find some more models, everything must run its course

    We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    I said yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah

    Pragya Prakash

    Hi Shaswat Manu

    Shaswat Manu

    @Pragya Prakash nein

  3. Edmundo Castillo

    Hi there, here's the lyrics guy:

    I'm feelin' rough I'm feelin' raw I'm in the prime of my life
    Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives
    I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
    You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars

    This is our decision to live fast and die young
    We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
    Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
    Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?

    Forget about our mothers and our friends
    We were fated to pretend

    I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
    I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
    I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
    Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone

    But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
    Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew
    The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,
    We'll find some more models, everything must run its course

    We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    I said yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah

  4. Trosky Leon

    2020 we still here ❤️

  5. FynalZ0ne

    The lyrics FeelsBadMan

  6. Ryan Murray

    This video reminds me of what I was experiencing in my mind when I smoked Colorado river toad venom in Mexico for the 1st time. Mind blowing incredible experience.

  7. dz deter

    Anti illuminati clip

  8. Brian M

    MGMT meet MAGA in 2020. Let's not pretend anymore. Peace from Seattle Washington USA

  9. John Smitherson

    Milllennial acid kids. Please put on a shirt.

  10. The Fonz

    Spoiler Alert: This is not what acid feels like

    Andres Villafuerte

    Must be nice to watch while on acid tho

  11. Professional Hater

    I want everyone at my funeral to take ecstasy and listen to this shif on repeat... sober up go to work the next day and quit... then hike the Appalachian trail or something else worth doing

    Jxrdn

    Then everyone at your funeral is gonna be horny from the molly

  12. chimneychaunga

    Welcome to 2020, where MGMT paved the way for the norms of today’s music and are about to make a new album

  13. DOLLARTREEPUZZLE X

    I beat up my mother and my friends.....0_=

  14. Josue Mtz Hope

    Alguien tiene esta música en español?

  15. Carlos watchmearn

    Just enjoy the song guys, put any meaning you want. As long as you know who you are.

  16. Tome4kkkk

    Sex Drive (2008) OST!

  17. Joanne Bermani

    I love the whole album 😁

  18. Fernando Hernandez

    Cada vez que veo este vídeo me llegan memorias de la primera y única vez que estuve en Madrid y conocí en sala But a David Fernández un joven vasco si estás leyendo esto no he podido sacarte de mí mente y esos momentos fueron definitivamente como lo indica esta canción "the Time of my Lite "

  19. Ricky Reynolds

    Engineering raised the volume a little too high. But still a great song and better if remastered.

  20. World Magic

    cancion de cinepolis :v

  21. filipa miranda

    Imagine Spider Man listening to this

  22. Eric Martinez

    Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew. STRONGEST FREAKING WORDS THAT CAUSE A LUMP IN THE THROAT!!!

  23. KFC Official•

    Insurgent 🤘🇮🇩

  24. XxAJWgamerxX

    Nostalgia

  25. Kel Soares

    Mano essa turma usa umas drogas de leve
    Uns rivotril é cada clipe que sei não

  26. D Brown

    I love this song. So fun. I give them great credit for combining genuine lyrics, creative beats and novel visuals. It’s a stand out amongst the melange of mediocrity that is today’s music.

  27. daisy uwu

    thins song makes me wanna kill myself in a good way

    zachie

    nah just vibe

  28. Bee Duprey

    1:26 is when you get a hair in your mouth

  29. kris kemp

    Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
    #Bushwick
    #Brooklyn
    #NewYork

  30. fntime

    the irony and joke of life is that youth is never appreciated by the young.
    There is nothing to say. Nothing changes from generation to generation
    it's always the same. When you appreciate its wonder you'll be past it.
    But, don't despair, for everything that is lost new things are acquired if
    you don't experience life from the caboose always viewing where you've
    been.
    But, this video is bittersweet it brings back images of a distant past
    But, for me, 'I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now' :)

  31. True Hopes

    When ur parents get you a green screen for christmas

  32. waste

    I''m feelin' rough I'm feelin' raw I'm in the prime of my life
    Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives
    I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
    You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars
    This is our decision to live fast and die young
    We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
    Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
    Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
    Forget about our mothers and our friends
    We were fated to pretend
    I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
    I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
    I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
    Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone
    But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
    Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew
    The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,
    We'll find some more models, everything must run its course
    We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    I said yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah

  33. brianna gomez

    Christmas day! 2019 still dropping this at the party

  34. Anonymous Rainbow

    being HS seniors and thinking were cool. Smoking pot and doing shit.

  35. Levi Acarias

    Não use dogras! 😂

  36. JK Dallas

    This song is about growing up its really good if your going through some sh**

  37. No1 Cares

    Why the hell do I Love this song so much, it's beyond all reason

  38. Eloh

    this song reminds me of my brother he was the one jammi shyt….
    ng to it n then I said to myself dammm this song is the

  39. Daniel Gibbons

    Fuck I miss travelling

  40. Mahshad

    Like if it’s 2025 and you’re still listening to this.





    Where’s my acid?

    Dustin Robinson

    Huh, only 3 of you. Meanwhile, I'm in 2026

  41. Luc¡dPerspect¡ve

    They knew what they were doin

  42. jason valecruz

    my acid trip

  43. siso minux

    "I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone"... beautiful and sad words

  44. A Real Jerk

    "shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars" is the best lyrics ever.

  45. Nameless Dread

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

  46. Gregg Caballero

    Now 2020 (LIT) most of the songs are made to be listen while being drugged because we are all a drug addict generation tho, how time has passed...

  47. Léna Vinouze

    I'm feelin' rough I'm feelin' raw I'm in the prime of my life
    Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives
    I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
    You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars
    This is our decision to live fast and die young
    We've got the vision, now let's have some fun
    Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
    Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
    Forget about our mothers and our friends
    We were fated to pretend
    I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms
    I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world
    I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
    Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone
    But there is really nothing, nothing we can do
    Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew
    The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,
    We'll find some more models, everything must run its course
    We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    We were fated to pretend
    To pretend
    I said yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Yeah yeah yeah

  48. Zainab B.

    2020 anyone?

  49. The805biker

    Who Else Came From the Movie Sex Drive haha

  50. Dim Sum

    One of the coolest songs ever

  51. Rachael Nunn

    :47 through :55 was so freaking adorable

  52. Generic And Unfunny

    Who else is listening on their 1944 Volksempfänger?

  53. teenie beenie

    im here cause that one guy is HOT

  54. Dave Jay

    Here from “‘Hit Me With Your Genie’s Bottle’ Instrumental (Sort Of)” as it sounds like they sampled the instruments from this song. Took FOREVER to find out what the name of this thing was.

  55. Bagel lord

    god damn everytime i hear him say "were fated to pretend" it hits me hard because my parents divorced, i'm living in poverty and i suspect
    my dad might even be doing drugs again. hes homeless and my mom is lucky to have found a boyfriend nice enough to let us live in his home after my mom
    got evicted. shit hits the fan real quick in life. but keep my chin up, because i know other people have it way worse than me. remember, everythings gonna be alright people.
    i love you all.

    fntime

    The chance factor affects everyone and there is nothing you can
    do about it. So as they say into every life a little rain must fall.
    But as you navigate your personal 'ship' and it always runs
    aground, the Universe is saying get new 'navigational charts'
    the ones you are following are flawed.
    Stay with your optimism it will maintain you while you wait
    for the miracle. Good luck! :)

    Denis

    Your Story made me tear in my eyes. I am a really emphatic human and have Seen much Bad things. I have had a difficult childhood too and have been through a hard time.. I love your Attitude, i am Sure you will find your way. I Wish you the best for your live mate <3

    Random Entertainment

    Keep going bagel lord. If you ever feel alone just remembering we are all supporting you!

    x x

    What's your cashapp mayne?

    Dhruva Rangarathna

    Bagel lord shit are you okay

  56. Jennifer O Brien

    Mikey ❤️

  57. Paul Max Avalos Aguilar

    I stopped listening to music for 2 months, the first song I listen to after that was this, I began crying and almost suicided before my mother found me with a knife.

  58. Travis Rayome

    Lord of the flies is wack huh

  59. Seymour Beetle

    Who came here because

  60. Bee Duprey

    Watched this drunk and realised I fancy Andrew, or “MGMT man” as I was calling him

    Dave Wyatt

    Phoebe Morton I’m a dude and I agree

  61. Helmut Rosenkohl

    Jemand von Wissenswert hier? ;)

  62. annie

    This song came out the beginning of my senior year in highschool. Set the precidense for the entire year and then some ♥️♥️♥️

  63. Globing

    Can someone tell me the purposes or meaning of this video. I still haven’t done acid :/

  64. sleepy ash

    3:34 hitchhikers guide to the galaxy reference I’m sure

  65. Javier Davila

    Its cool that at the end he defeated the monster with pyrotechnics and the dolphins were released.

  66. Borderline // Jorge

    I'm here for 21 BlackJack

  67. Nosephhh

    Wish they'd continue to change pop music like they did here. Just because their new music is weird and different, doesn't mean it's good

  68. Bra SSJ Terricola

    It is beautiful to see a photo montage of the Chichen Itza pyramid, fantastic MGMT, I love this song.

    Viva Mexico!! ♥

  69. alan rivera

    El principio parece ser la de caballo homoxesual de las montañas

  70. ZapEdge

    This song speaks directly to my crippled soul. I listen to the lyrics and i am moved so damn deeply. im not able to cry anymore but songs like these are connecting directly to my suppressed feelings...even my eyes get a little wet. i hope someday the "thing" im holding onto unconsciously will reveal itself to me so i can let go of it and be happy again.

  71. ふぉんふぉん

    wooow🌺🎶🙈🌈🌞

  72. Teitch 02

    Fuckk! I've been looking for this song for years!!!

  73. Elijah Williamson

    Directors budget for the video:

    Green screen studio
    Trip to the beach
    Rental of two cats



    Oh and don't forget a years supply of LSD

  74. Kathleen Chae

    돌아가고파 ... 십대로

  75. Nicolas Cheradame

    2008...

  76. valomargera22

    I’ve never wanted to do heroin in my life but when I hear this song yeah I kind of want to

    Joe Morgan

    heroin is my vice, its overated

  77. Carlos De Mier

    Empire of the sun del ayer

  78. dmaster365

    "We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end, we were fated to pretend" the way he sings that so hopelessly

  79. ACF

    not about shooting heroine wtf man. I like some on these guys songs but i draw a line.

  80. Rodrigo Veiga

    Bunch of coolest eletric hippies

  81. Natalie Dorvil

    Song sounds better with no vocals

  82. Marc Bertomeu

    Holy Mountain references

  83. Louvin Balonglong

    so this is how it looks like to be fucked with drugs

  84. Allzombifood

    The mind of your average MGMT band member:

  85. Sam Bailor

    nhl 2k10 vibes

  86. oli19

    Still agreat track, and this bit hits me in the face.
    I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home
    Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone

  87. Dr. Skillz

    Who's listening to this banger in January 2020?

    Dr. Skillz

    @Generic And Unfunny Your comment is just as untrue as it is unfunny.

    Generic And Unfunny

    @Dr. Skillz ok

    Ubi Props

    I"m late. 2021, now :_

    Rowan Gray

    Just not jan yet

    Felix Gyomber

    You aren't lmao

  88. Satan666One

    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    🖤

  89. Moe Lester

    Seems like some people get really depressed listening to this. Others feel like they want to live their best life!

    Guess it's a masterpiece. I love the lyrics and especially the line about choking on their vomit.

    José Bernal

    Yeah me too! And that will be the end

  90. Akrumapola Akrusqui

    "Dame las drogas lisa"

  91. Shaheen Shah

    First time iv heard this. Love it

    oli19

    Glad you found it. My brother gave me it on a mix cd he did for me, bless him.

  92. jht htur

    Isn’t this there best song

    oli19

    Yes it is.

  93. Open your eyes

    ah yes, the song that lead me into my first trip

  94. Katharine Ho

    Thanks for making me cry asshole

  95. Sky Puma

    You, your best friends, and that one time. Yeah that was this.

  96. AwfulWatermelon 654

    Virgin anyone?

    Shaheen Shah

    MGMT Virgin

  97. Matthew Woodcock

    Three words: pants and hyenas

  98. Matthew Woodcock

    Three words: pants and hyenas