Stock Music track: Remedy - Pretender

A steady-driving, indie-pop-rock song with male vocals, warm harmonies, a quirky funky beat, a persistent, intense guitar refrain and a powerful catchy chorus. Available as a Vocal version and an Instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 25163
Genres: Vocal Rock music - Royalty free vocal rock music -- Rock: General Rock / Guitar music
Moods/Emotions: Strong / Confident / Tough -- Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Cool / Funky / Strutting
Suggested Production Types: Men / Motors / Guys stuff -- Road Trip / Fun Adventures -- TV Commercial - Macho / Rough
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: Cool, Moody, Retro, Rhythmic, Swagger, Upbeat, Male Vocals, Discovery, Friendship, Life, Connection, Identity, Struggle, Dramatic, Driving, Emotive, Epic, Fun, Gritty, Happy, Intense, Percussive, Positive, Playful, Quirky, Indie, Rock
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 100
Artist: Steve Harley Projects
Composer: Steve Harley (SOCAN - IPI#: 273044385)
Publisher: Steve Harley Publishing (SOCAN - IPI#: 01114324312)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Steve Harley
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: HD / 24-Bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: Pretender

I see a picture mash-up of our faces plastered on the screen
And on the cover of a fabricated glossy magazine
Happy face exaggerated and everything you say
Coming across insincerely and as disingenuous

And now it feels like you're pretending
Everything I hear you say
And though your hand might be extending
I see your eyes divert away

Looking up you wave to me and then you introduce your friends
whom I've never seen before and likely never will again
Suddenly it's hard to breath and my eyes roll up into my head
and I'm woken by your text as you can't be bothered to come down

And now it feels like you're pretending
To care about the things you say
Like a trend that's never ending
Or a hand that's overplayed

Buyin' another paper map inside a joint called the "Rusty Rig"
I order up a ginger-bear and I take a messy swig
And as I'm taking out my phone I give it one last final stare
And I toss it in the bin and walk away without looking back

And now it feels like you're pretending
Scripting everything you say
But in my alternative ending
You'll see me spin and peel away
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Steve Harley Projects Steve Harley Projects

Steve Harley is an award-winning music producer, who has produced 9 full-length albums, 4 EPs and several singles in 5 genres.  His indie-rock band, Remedy, had 2 commercial-radio singles with airplay coast to coast (Canada), and several internet releases with over 670,500 streams and 2 songs that reached #1 globally (!   Remedy recently ranked #2 in Canada (, and Harley's solo project ("Doctor Harley") just hit #1 for August in Tunedge's monthly top 5. Doctor Harley's just released an ambient EP (Sept 2023) that is now being featured on 3 Spotify playlists.