Foo Fighters Perform The Pretender

The Pretender, the first single from the Foo Fighters 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, is featured in a music video released on August 20. The music video shows the band performing in a large warehouse, with a white floor and strip lights on the ceiling. Behind the band is a large thick red screen. The room is divided in two by a black line, behind which stands a riot police officer with the number 21 on his bullet-proof vest. As the song progresses, he is joined by more riot police officers, each with their own numbers. The riot officers finally charge towards the band, only to be swamped by red fluid erupting from the screen behind the band.

Foo Fighters Drummer Red in The Pretender music video


Click on the image below to play the Pretender music video in YouTube (HD)

Credits

Dave Grohl, once the drummer for Nirvana, fronts the band with guitar and vocals. The rest of the band are Taylor Hawkins (drums, percussion, vocals), Nate Mendel (bass guitar) and Chris Shiflett (guitar, vocals).

Filming for The Pretender was shot by director Sam Brown via Flynn Productions and Collaboration Factory.

The album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, will be in-stores on September 25.

Foo Fighters The Pretender music video

Lyrics for The Pretender

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend
Keep you in the dark
And so it all began

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in… again
The need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are ever ready
Are you ready?
I’m finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense

Spinning infinity, boy
The wheel is spinning me
It’s never-ending, never-ending
Same old story

[Chorus]
What if I say I’m not like the others?
What if I say I’m not just another one of your plays?
You’re the pretender
What if I say I will never surrender?

In time our soul untold
I’m just another soul for sale… hh, well
The page is out of print
We are not permanent
We’re temporary, temporary
Same old story

[Chorus]

I’m the voice inside your head
You refuse to hear
I’m the face that you have to face
Mirrored in your stare
I’m what’s left, I’m what’s right
I’m the enemy
I’m the hand that will take you down
Bring you to your knees

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?

Keep you in the dark
You know they all pretend

[Chorus]

So who are you?
Yeah, who are you?
Yeah, who are you?