Tired of Pretending
This was originally an instrumental composition by Olivier (2016) that set a speech by Charlie Chaplin to music. It was gradually transformed to its final form. The choruses were found quickly, while the verses took longer to take shape.
A darkly atmospheric piece with spoken verses, sung choruses (inspired by Massive attack), and a post-rock instrumental finale inspired by Radiohead and the Beatles’ I Want You (She’s So Heavy).
(C#m7 E/B F#add9/A# Amaj7) See I’m like the character of your book Stuck in the same old situation Day after day And I’m trying and trying And trying But I’m always falling back to the same place What should I say Say When I look into your eyes (C#m7 C#m7/B F#add9/A# Amaj7) I’m sorry it’s not worth talking Stop it - I’ll tell you one thing All this is not worth to me And I’m tired of pretending And the river is flowing And the trees are blooming But the sun doesn’t shine As you would like it to What Have I done What have I done to you I’m afraid I pray I’m sorry it’s not worth talking Stop it - I’ll tell you one thing All this is not worth to me And I’m tired of pretending I’m sorry it’s not worth talking Stop it - I’ll tell you one thing All this is not worth to me (G#7 Eadd9) Burning flame Burning star Don’t be eager, I’ll be your guide I’ll be by your side (A A/G# F#m C#m7) And I’ll send you my light sparkles (C#m7 E x2) From my soul to yours (C#m7 E7 A Am6) From my soul to yours