As Lingy89 alluded to in his initial post, before going off a ridiculous tangent concerning his most beloved keith richards, 'Time to Pretend' could be viewed as a 'tongue in cheek' description of the stereotypical pretentious lifestyle rock stars and celebrities tend to lead once famous. Stars such as Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix and even Elvis led the lives described by mgmt. It is almost their vision of the lives they could lead once famous, a dream. But they also believe, despite choosing this vision, they inevitably had they no other choice. They were "fated to Pretend". One of my mates the other day naively said it was a song about "overdosing". It is much more than that. "We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end" depicts the stereotypical demise of this pretentious behaviour and in fact the end of the lives of these rock stars. It is merely a facetious prediction of how their lives could become and ultimately end, choking on their own vomit. Whether or not mgmt will lead lives like this remains to be seen. Bring on the cocaine and heroin I say!