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Conway Twitty It’s Only Make Believe

Conway Twitty It's Only Make Believe

Country Pop

At some point in our lives, we’ve had unrequited love. They may eventually return the feeling, but for now, “it’s only make believe.” The song was written by Conway Twitty and Jack Nance.  In 1958, the song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the U.K. Singles Chart, and the Canadian Singles Chart. There have been numerous covers and versions, including a duet by Twitty with Loretta Lynn, The Hollies, Bill Fury, Glen Campbell, Ronnie McDowell, Child, Carroll Baker, Misfits, Brian May, Clay Aiken, and Fiona Apple.

Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point in Coahoma County, Mississippi. He had great success  in many genres, including rock n roll, rockabilly, and, of course, country.

Here are the lyrics to “It’s Only Make Believe” by Conway Twitty:

“People see us everywhere
They think you really care,
But myself, I can’t deceive,
I know it’s only make believe

My one and only prayer, is that some day you’ll care
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you
No one will ever know, how much I love you so
My only prayer will be, some day you’ll care for me,
But it’s only make believe

My hopes, my dreams come true
My life, I’d give for you
My heart, a wedding ring, my all, my everything
My heart I can’t control, you rule my very soul
My only prayer will be, some day you’ll care for me
But it’s only make believe

My one and only prayer, is that some day you’ll care
My hopes, my dreams come true, my one and only you
No one will ever know, how much I love you so
My prayers, my hopes and my schemes, you are my every dream,
But it’s only make believe”

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1 Comment

  1. bob says:

    I remember this song well. Then he disappeared into country which I didn’t begin listening to til the mid 70’s.

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