Time to Pretend (4:22)

Cover of Oracular Spectacular

From Oracular Spectacular and 28 other releases

The debut single is released as a 7” and CD featuring the b-sides Weekend Wars and Metanoia, respectively.

It was the iTunes Single of the Week for the second week of January, 2008. It was made available as a free download on iTunes during that time. MGMT performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on January 8, 2008. The song subsequently hit #38 on the Mediabase Alternative chart.

The track was originally recorded for the Time To Pretend EP (2005). It was re-mastered for the Oracular Spectacular album.

It was featured in the the 2008 film 21, the Season 1 finale of Gossip Girl, and the series premiere of 90210. It was also the final song played on the second season of popular UK teen drama Skins, after the song reached a new peak in the UK charts.


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I'm feeling rough, I'm feeling raw, I'm in the prime of my life.
Let's make some music, make some money, find some models for wives.
I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin, and fuck with the stars.
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.

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