From the recording Running on Smoke

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Matt wrote this for a female voice, and Danielle took it from there.

Lyrics

THE PRETENDER’S WALTZ
Clouds hang low on the mountains
A storm brews in my coffee cup
Thunder rolls heavy and slow
No sign the tears will let up

Fiddle plays out a love song
My heartstrings are pulled out of tune
Melody sweet as your smile
Your eyes mesmerize like the moon
It’s certain I haven’t a clue
How it ended before we were through

But I love you… I want you…
Can’t get you out of my thoughts
I need to… forget you…
Can’t keep a love once it’s lost
The end of romancing is nobody’s fault
Pick up my heart and go dancing
the Pretender’s Waltz

I hoped you were the one
The song with the perfect refrain
Somewhere tonight in my dreams
We’ll step 1-2-3 again

Its certain I was mistaken
To lay down my heart to be taken
But I love you, I want you
Can’t get you out of my thoughts
I need to… forget you…
Can’t keep a love once it’s lost
The end of romancing is nobody’s fault
Pick up my heart and go dancing
the Pretender’s Waltz