Making Believe Lyrics - Social Distortion

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Making believe,
That you still love me.
It's leaving me
Alone and so blue.
I'll always dream, but I'll never own you.
Making believe,
is all I can do.

Making believe,
That you still love me.
It's leaving me
Alone and so blue.
I'll always dream, but I'll never own you.
Making believe,
is all I can do.

I can't hold you close,
Darling when you're not near me,
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You're somebody's love.
You'll never be mine.

Making believe,
I'll spend my lifetime
Loving you.
And making believe.

I can't hold you close,
Darling when you're not near me,
You're somebody's love.
You'll never be mine.

Making believe,
I'll spend my lifetime
Loving you.
And making believe.

Making believe,
That you still love me.
It's leaving me
Alone and so blue.
I'll always dream, but I'll never own you.
Making believe,
is all I can do.

I can't hold you close,
Darling when you're not near me,
You're somebody's love.
You'll never be mine.

Making believe,
I'll spend my lifetime
Loving you.
And making believe.

Just loving you.
And making believe.
Just loving you.
And making believe.






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To: Micha | Reviewer: Shirley | 3/14/13

Micha wrote: >>Boo hoo woe is me. Get over it. I doubt you wrote it but if you even did then you should be happy that he sang it and rocked it. That is the purpose of the music. To touch peoples heart s and souls. Its about the music. Get a life maybe reflect and see the beauty of the world. Life is too short for self pity amnd pettiness.<<

First, it is very clear that my comments were directed to the poster, Hugh Jass, not the singer.

You speak confidently of something you know nothing about, and shell out advice about something you have never endured and could, therefore, have no empathy to my situation. I can only conclude from your callous remarks that you perceive song piracy to be “an OK thing to do.“

The advent of the internet has brought a wealth of knowledge to one’s fingertips, as well as a great tool for people to clarify and inform. My objective is not to toot my horn or seek pity! After almost sixty years of seeing others bask in the glory as being the composers of my songs (there were five), as well as reap the monetary benefits, it gives me great pleasure to be able to speak the truth.

As for “getting over it” I never will.

Making Believe | Reviewer: Shirley | 3/14/13

@ Micha. In no way did I insinuate that Mike pirated "Making Believe" and I have no idea how you perceived that from my post. Actually, Jimmy Work didn't steal the song either. The publisher was the culprit.

piracy | Reviewer: Micha | 1/16/13

@ Shirley, your post is written as if it were insinuating that Mike Ness pirated this song. That is defamation of character. He in no way claimed to have written this song that was written before he was even conceived.Point being no one cares what you have to say on this matter. Esp Mike Ness fans. Boo hoo woe is me. Get over it. I doubt you wrote it but if you even did then you should be happy that he sang it and rocked it. That is the purpose of the music. To touch peoples heart s and souls. Its about the music.Get a life maybe reflect and see the beauty of the world. Life is too short for self pity amnd pettiness.

The Real Story | Reviewer: Shirley | 10/26/11

First of all, I like Social Distortion's version very much. The lyrics are switched around from the way I originally composed it, and a few extra words have been added, but all in all, it is a good recording.

Making Believe was stolen from me, verbatim in lyrics and music. I was sixteen years old when I composed this song. None of the three people who have been credited for it had anything to do with writing the song. Only my mother was present when I composed it. There were several songs involved in this piracy.

There are a couple of newspaper articles which mention this on my Facebook under Old Pictures, which is open to the public. Also, an album face by the Calhoun Twins which gives me credit for Making Believe.

Making Believe | Reviewer: Shirley | 10/25/11

Hugh Jass wrote: >>Jimmy Work isn't credited as the song writer because Sony owns the rights to the song and Social D's Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell album was released by Sony.<<

What does that have to do with it.

Anyway, Jimmy Work did not write the song. I did, when I was a young girl. There is some mention of this on Facebook page, Shirley Malcolm Sheppard, under Old Pictures. A couple of newspaper items, and an album cover giving me credit for the song. It was stolen verbatim, words and music.


I love Social D's version of this song but.... | Reviewer: Hugh Jass | 2/12/09

Making Believe is a great song and Social Distortion does a killer cover of the song, but Mike Ness didn't write this song.

Jimmy Work wrote this song in the 1950's and it has been performed by many people including Kitty Wells, Wanda Jackson and Ray Charles.

Jimmy Work isn't credited as the song writer because Sony owns the rights to the song and Social D's Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell album was released by Sony.

How damn true... | Reviewer: Anna | 2/3/08

Making Believe and Dear Lover are 2 Social D songs that hit home with me. I'm not sure what sort of place Mike was in when he wrote the latter but we have all been there...

Making Believe is a cover of a country song, I think and right now it describes my situation perfectly- he isn't here, can't be mine... making believe is indeed all I can do for the moment.

Its True | Reviewer: Biggie | 11/24/07

This song is so true. I guess Mike and I feel the same way about a girl that we love but we can't be with her. Making believe is all we really can do.



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