Chords / Lyrics

Pretend You're Happy

© Jay Foreman 2009
E                                     Am
Bloody hell, bloody hell the world is awful

             E7                                                     Am 
Well there's killing and starvation and injustice and religion everywhere

E                                 Am
Everything, everything is looking dreary

            E7                                                           Am
There's too many puddles on the ground and far too much pollution in the air.




Dm                                      Am
Everything I used to love has turned to shit

                                      E
All the world's gone bankrupt now and it

                                     Am
Doesn't look like things will soon improve

Dm                         Am
I'm noticably older than I was

                         E
definitely fatter just because

                             Am
I no longer feel the need to move.




      E7                                       Am
Well, what do you do when the world around you makes you so depressed?

Dm                         B7           E7
What do you do when you've lost the motivation to get dressed?




   A
Pretend that you are happy

    E
And smile when you're feeling blue

   Bm7                E
If you pretend you're happy

       A
You'll start to believe it's true

                      F#m
It's better to fake a smile

     Bm                  E
Than fill the world with woe

   Bm7                 E
So just pretend you're happy

                A
And nobody will know.



Dm, Am, F, E


E                                     Am
Bloody hell, bloody hell the world is scary

            E                                                   Am
Cos there's nothing but corruption and destruction and reality TV

E                             Am
Every day, every day I slowly realise

      E                                                                Am
Every single thing I used to know and trust is run by people just like me!




Dm                                  Am
One at a time I'm losing touch with my

                                   E
Former friends and lately it seems I

                              Am
Never ring the contacts in my phone

Dm                                        Am
Every time I breathe, it could be my last breath

                             E
And I'm getting closer to my death

                             Am
For which I will probably be alone




      E                                         Am
Well, what do you do when you've lost all the ambitions you once had

Dm                      B7             E7
What do you do when the slightest inconvenience makes you sad?




   A
Pretend that you are happy

    E
And smile when you're feeling down

   Bm                        E
If your friends think you're happy

        A
They'll still want you around.

                    F#m
You'll realise it's important

      Bm                    E
To be glad with what you've got

   Bm7                 E
So just pretend you're happy

                         A
And keep quiet if you're not!



   A
Pretend that you are happy

    E
And smile when you're feeling blue

   Bm7                E
If you pretend you're happy

       A
You'll start to believe it's true

                      F#m
It's better to fake a smile

     Bm                  E
Than fill the world with woe...

   Bm7                 E
So just pretend you're happy

                A
And nobody will know.



Dm, E7, A, A6