You said goodbye and you simply walked away,
Never saw my tears, your back was turned my way.
And now, here you are, looking into my eyes;
My heart’s beating again I believe,
As my thoughts go astray –
Oh, can’t we just pretend that you never really left
And it wasn’t goodbye after all?
Can’t we just pretend that my tears were all you really felt
Falling like the leaves in every fall?
As you stand before me now,
I see an apology written in your eyes,
But I think if I should go back,
Would it be wise,
I keep wondering –
Oh, can’t we just pretend that I never really ended
Between us on that September night?
Can’t we just pretend that we’re still so in love
And we never got into a fight?
Oh, can’t we?
You come closer and I want to run away somewhere
But my heart doesn’t want to be anywhere but here.
It was you, it was you,
It was you all along.
Now that you’ve given me a second chance
I just want to sing this song –
Oh, can’t I just pretend to be happy again
With you right here with me?
And can’t we just pretend to be best friends
And lovers all over again?
You take my face in your hands again
And I’m just asking in my mind –
Can’t we just pretend that the raindrops
Are falling stars and if we catch one
We can just wish the past away?
I feel your lips on mine again,
But here I’m just wondering –
Oh, can’t we just pretend that this kiss is our first ever
And promise this time that we’ll last forever?
Can’t we just pretend that this isn’t just another dream,
Another way to escape reality?
Oh, can’t we just pretend…?