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Let's pretend, oh let's pretend
Let's close our eyes, and think nice thoughts, and let's pretend

Let's pretend the shame of Cuba really isn't there
Castro is a nice guy who only wants to share
In the peace and the prosperity that flourishes today
He doesn't mean us any harm
So if we pretend long enough, our fear will go away

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So let's pretend, oh let's pretend
Let's close our eyes, and think nice thoughts, and let's pretend

Let's pretend the wars in Asia are not as they appear
All countries have some problems, why should we interfere
The boys who've died in Vietnam don't matter anyway
Just a few hundred soldiers
And if we pretend long enough, their memory won't stay

So let's pretend, yes let's pretend
Let's close our eyes, and think nice thoughts, and let's pretend

The benevolent American, he's loved by everyone
He gives to all his dollars his airplanes and his guns
For this we have the trust and the respect of everyone
The riots and flag burnings
If we pretend long enough, we'll see it's all in fun

So let's pretend, oh let's pretend
Let's close our eyes, and think nice thoughts, and let's pretend

The communist conspiracy really isn't there
The reds are only nice guys just wanting to be fair
Why should they want to conquer us when they truly are our friends
Don't look at Hungary or East Berlin
For if we pretend long enough, all tyranny will end

So let's pretend, oh let's pretend
Let's close our eyes, and think nice thoughts, and let's pretend

The man who stands for freedom is an idealistic fool
For who would risk his life for outmoded thought from school
He's just some kind of crazy nut who would rather die than live on
In a world of chains and slavery
And if we pretend long enough, his kind will all be gone

So let's pretend, oh let's pretend
Let's close our eyes, and think nice thoughts, and let's pretend

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